Bestselling Author, Entrepreneur
and Global Keynote Speaker
BEAT THE HELL OUT OF COMPLACENCY
While organizations talk a lot about how to achieve success, they talk way too little about the consequences of success. About the complacency, arrogance and resistance to change, which often follow as a shadow of success. In his new book “Hunger in Paradise” Rasmus describes how successful companies can stay successful and eliminate complacency.
From a competition perspective, the iPhone is nothing but a niche product” The famous words belong to Nokia’s CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, barely a year after the iPhone’s release. His answer came to stand as a monument to the arrogance that sent Nokia into a free fall: in six years Nokia’s smartphone market share dropped from 50% to 3%. The same people who made Nokia so successful also turned it into a gigantic failure.
In his new book “Hunger in Paradise” Rasmus Ankersen explains why succes produces complacency and he gives us the recipe for how to deal with it. Based on impressive and authentic case stories about LEGO, Coca Cola, Blockbuster, SAP, Restaurant NOMA and Nokia, he presents five lessons on how to to stay hungry in paradise and avoid becoming another victim of complacency.
CRACK THE SECRETS OF HIGH PERFORMANCE
For six intense months Rasmus Ankersen travelled the world and literally trained and lived with the world’s best athletes and their coaches. In The Gold Mine Effect Ankersen presents his surprising conclusions on what it takes to build a gold mine of world class performers
In many organizations success comes down to the ability to identify talent and to make it flourish. But how? For six intense months Rasmus Ankersen traveled the world and literally trained and lived with the world’s best athletes and their coaches to answer questions like: How did one athletic club Jamaica, succeed to produce most of the world’s best sprinters? What is the secret behind Brazil’s mass production of soccer super stars? Why do the world’s best middel distance runners come from the same village in Ethiopia? In The Gold Mine Effect Rasmus Ankersen presents his surprising conclusions in seven lessons on how anyone – or any business, organization or team – can defy the many misconceptions of high performance and learn to build their own gold mine of real talent.