Peter Sims
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  • "Peter has a natural ability to connect with his audience through his experience and passion. He was great to work with, and we had standing room only at our speaking event!"
    -Eli Lilly

  • "We were thrilled to have Peter speak. He is passionate about the topic and a gifted, thoughtful and engaging presenter. Peter connects with his audience and conveys his points through vivid examples and stories that employees at all levels can relate to. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive!"

  • "Highly engaging...Will help you challenge the status quo and discover extraordinary new possibilities in whatever endeavor."
    -Howard Schultz, Chairman and CEO, Starbucks

Peter Sims

Peter Sims is an award winning, best-selling author and entrepreneur who specializes in disruptive innovation and creativity. His latest book, Little Bets: How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge from Small Discoveries, was recognized by The Wall Street Journal among The Best Advice Around, and by American Express Open Forum as one of the Best Business Books of 2011. He was the coauthor with Bill George of True North: Discover Your Authentic Leadership, Wall Street Journal and Business Week best-seller.

Peter has had a long collaboration with faculty at Stanford's Institute of Design (the, a hub of creative thinking and doing, and received an M.B.A. from Stanford Business School where he established a popular class. Previously, he worked in venture capital with Summit Partners, where he had the opportunity to work with some of the world's most innovative entrepreneurs, including as part of the team that established Summit's European Office in London. He is a member of G.E.'s Innovation Advisory Panel, and is a Co-Founder and Director of Fuse Corps, an innovative social venture that will enable entrepreneurial leaders to work on year-long grassroots projects to tackle some of America's most pressing problems, such as within education, reporting directly to mayors, governors, and their senior staffs.

His articles have appeared in the New York Times, the Financial Times, Harvard Business Review, Mashable, strategy+business, TechCrunch, and as an expert blogger for Fast Company. He frequently speaks or advises at corporations, associations, and universities, including Google, Pixar, Gap Inc., Cisco, Amazon, and Stanford University.

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