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Charlene Li

Expert on Social Media & Marketing; Author of Bestselling Books "Groundswell" & "Open Leadership"

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 Charlene Li Biography

Charlene Li is founder of Altimeter Group and the author of The New York Times best seller, "Open Leadership." She is also the co-author of the critically acclaimed, best-selling book "Groundswell," which was named one of the best business books in 2008.

She is one of the foremost experts on social media and technologies and a consultant and independent thought leader on leadership, strategy, social technologies, interactive media and marketing. Formerly Li was vice president and principal analyst at Forrester Research and a consultant with Monitor Group. She was named one of the 100 most creative people in business by Fast Company in 2010 and one of the most influential women in technology 2009.

Li is frequently quoted by leading media channels such as The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA Today, Reuters and The Associated Press. She has appeared on "60 Minutes," "The McNeil NewsHour," ABC News, CNN and CNBC. She is a much-sought after public speaker and has keynoted top conferences such as the World Business Forum, World Economic Forum, American Society of Association Executives, SXSW and Web 2.0.

Li is a graduate of Harvard Business School and received a magna cum laude degree from Harvard College. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Harvard University Alumni Association and is on the Board of Advisors for the Poynter Institute.

Li is the mother of two kids and the wife of Come Lague, a venture capitalist with Nueva Ventures. She is also an avid fan of reality TV shows, science fiction and puzzles. She lives in the Bay Area with her family.

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The Seven Success Factors of Social Business Strategy

The Seven Success Factors of Social Business Strategy

Groundswell, Expanded and Revised Edition: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies

Groundswell, Expanded and Revised Edition: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies

Open Leadership: How Social Technology Can Transform the Way You Lead

Open Leadership: How Social Technology Can Transform the Way You Lead

Marketing in the Groundswell

Marketing in the Groundswell

Speaking Topics
  • Open Leadership: Transform the Way You Lead with Social Technologies

    Talk with your customers. Listen to your employees. These are long-time, well tested truisms of business. But ask organizations to engage with people on Facebook or Twitter and a look of sheer terror crosses their faces. The long held concept of command-and-control leadership is being tested as organizations are experiencing the largest technological and sociological shift of our generation. In this presentation, Charlene helps audiences to feel in command in a world where theyre no longer in control. For example, how open, how transparent, how authentic and how real do you need to be? More importantly, how do you leverage and measure the impact of using social technologies in your organization? Charlene lays out a new approach that todays leaders must adopt for competitive advantage. In her presentation, you will learn:
    • Why being open and in control is possible
    • The characteristics, skills, and behaviors of todays open leaders
    • Best practices in creating a coherent and effective social media strategy
    • How to implement an open strategy

  • Groundswell: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies

    Right now, your customers are writing about your products on blogs and recutting your commercials on YouTube. Theyre defining you on Wikipedia and ganging up on you in social networking sites like Facebook. These are all elements of a social phenomenonthe groundswellthat has created a permanent, long-lasting shift in the way the world works. Most companies see it as a threat. In this presentation, Charlene Li discusses how to turn the force of customers connecting to your own advantage. Based on hard consumer data and experience with dozens of companies from Procter & Gamble to Ernst & Young to a tiny but wildly successful winery in South Africa, Charlene discusses how to take advantage of communities, blogs, wikis, Facebook and YouTube and turn this potential threat into opportunity.

  • Social Business Strategy

    Business is all about relationships. Technology comes and goes, but what remains – what drives people’s decisions – are the relationships a company has with its consumers. Social media is here to stay, and in presentations, Li helps audiences learn how to align social media strategies with business objectives in order to deliver real results and ROI. She shares the six phases of social business maturity and the seven distinct traits that advanced social businesses share. Through her research, Li has learned that social media strategists face great challenges as they work to make their company truly social. The numbers are stacked against organizations – Only 34% of businesses feel that their social strategy is connected to business outcomes, and just 28% of companies feel that they have a holistic approach to social media. Li works with audience members to understand their goals and core strategy in order to create an effective strategy, and she outlines the seven steps to get her audience members there, sharing with them research-based case studies and pragmatic advice along the way.

  • Open Leadership

    Regarding social media, Li is often asked, “How authentic do you need to be?” “Be Open, Be Transparent, Be Authentic” are the current leadership mantras – but companies often push back. Traditionally, business is based on the concept of control, and yet with social media, the new world order demands openness. In her presentation, Li shows leaders how to tap into the power of the social technology and use it to be “open” while maintaining the right balance of control. Openness requires more – not less – rigor and effort. Through illustrative case studies and examples from a wide-range of industries and countries, Li shows how to bring this new openness to both inside and outside an organization. She helps audiences determine an open strategy, weigh the benefits against the risks, and have a clear understanding of the implications of being open. She also discusses best practices for managing openness and ensuring that business objectives are first and foremost. With social media, companies can no longer be in complete control, but Li shows that by being open you can actually use social technologies to your best advantage.

  • Future Trends in Business

    Li addresses the future trends that will affect business and technology in the years to come – notably the intersection of technology, customers, and companies. The drive towards being social and sharing is only becoming more ingrained in business practices, and it will soon be commonplace to benefit from personalized experiences at companies in exchange for personal data. The new world order will be divided between digital haves and digital haves nots. New business models will also be based on how power shifts toward the consumer due to the democratization of information. Li helps organizations navigate these shifts and create a strategy that prepares them for the social age.

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  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Charlene Li?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Charlene Li for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Charlene Li for your next private or corporate function.
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Charlene Li

Expert on Social Media & Marketing; Author of Bestselling Books "Groundswell" & "Open Leadership"

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Charlene Li Biography

Charlene Li is founder of Altimeter Group and the author of The New York Times best seller, "Open Leadership." She is also the co-author of the critically acclaimed, best-selling book "Groundswell," which was named one of the best business books in 2008.

She is one of the foremost experts on social media and technologies and a consultant and independent thought leader on leadership, strategy, social technologies, interactive media and marketing. Formerly Li was vice president and principal analyst at Forrester Research and a consultant with Monitor Group. She was named one of the 100 most creative people in business by Fast Company in 2010 and one of the most influential women in technology 2009.

Li is frequently quoted by leading media channels such as The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA Today, Reuters and The Associated Press. She has appeared on "60 Minutes," "The McNeil NewsHour," ABC News, CNN and CNBC. She is a much-sought after public speaker and has keynoted top conferences such as the World Business Forum, World Economic Forum, American Society of Association Executives, SXSW and Web 2.0.

Li is a graduate of Harvard Business School and received a magna cum laude degree from Harvard College. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Harvard University Alumni Association and is on the Board of Advisors for the Poynter Institute.

Li is the mother of two kids and the wife of Come Lague, a venture capitalist with Nueva Ventures. She is also an avid fan of reality TV shows, science fiction and puzzles. She lives in the Bay Area with her family.

Charlene Li Videos

  • Cloud Talks with Charlene Li: Thriving with Disruption
    Hear from Oracle's Steve Miranda, EVP Applications Development, in conversation with Charlene Li, founder of the Altimeter Group, as they discuss the...
  • Leadership and Transparency: Obama’s Reddit Fail on Pot Legalization
    Give yourself the gift of knowledge — subscribe to Big Think Edge: http://bit.ly/bigthinkedge If you're interested in licensing this or any...
  • A Selfie with the Pope? How Pope Francis is Killing it on Twitter
    Pope Francis is an effective and engaged leader because he exhibits a sense of confidence in himself and his position but also a tremendous sense of...

Charlene Li Books

Speaker Lists Featuring Charlene Li

Charlene Li Speaking Topics

  • Open Leadership: Transform the Way You Lead with Social Technologies

    Talk with your customers. Listen to your employees. These are long-time, well tested truisms of business. But ask organizations to engage with people on Facebook or Twitter and a look of sheer terror crosses their faces. The long held concept of command-and-control leadership is being tested as organizations are experiencing the largest technological and sociological shift of our generation. In this presentation, Charlene helps audiences to feel in command in a world where theyre no longer in control. For example, how open, how transparent, how authentic and how real do you need to be? More importantly, how do you leverage and measure the impact of using social technologies in your organization? Charlene lays out a new approach that todays leaders must adopt for competitive advantage. In her presentation, you will learn:
    • Why being open and in control is possible
    • The characteristics, skills, and behaviors of todays open leaders
    • Best practices in creating a coherent and effective social media strategy
    • How to implement an open strategy

  • Groundswell: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies

    Right now, your customers are writing about your products on blogs and recutting your commercials on YouTube. Theyre defining you on Wikipedia and ganging up on you in social networking sites like Facebook. These are all elements of a social phenomenonthe groundswellthat has created a permanent, long-lasting shift in the way the world works. Most companies see it as a threat. In this presentation, Charlene Li discusses how to turn the force of customers connecting to your own advantage. Based on hard consumer data and experience with dozens of companies from Procter & Gamble to Ernst & Young to a tiny but wildly successful winery in South Africa, Charlene discusses how to take advantage of communities, blogs, wikis, Facebook and YouTube and turn this potential threat into opportunity.

  • Social Business Strategy

    Business is all about relationships. Technology comes and goes, but what remains – what drives people’s decisions – are the relationships a company has with its consumers. Social media is here to stay, and in presentations, Li helps audiences learn how to align social media strategies with business objectives in order to deliver real results and ROI. She shares the six phases of social business maturity and the seven distinct traits that advanced social businesses share. Through her research, Li has learned that social media strategists face great challenges as they work to make their company truly social. The numbers are stacked against organizations – Only 34% of businesses feel that their social strategy is connected to business outcomes, and just 28% of companies feel that they have a holistic approach to social media. Li works with audience members to understand their goals and core strategy in order to create an effective strategy, and she outlines the seven steps to get her audience members there, sharing with them research-based case studies and pragmatic advice along the way.

  • Open Leadership

    Regarding social media, Li is often asked, “How authentic do you need to be?” “Be Open, Be Transparent, Be Authentic” are the current leadership mantras – but companies often push back. Traditionally, business is based on the concept of control, and yet with social media, the new world order demands openness. In her presentation, Li shows leaders how to tap into the power of the social technology and use it to be “open” while maintaining the right balance of control. Openness requires more – not less – rigor and effort. Through illustrative case studies and examples from a wide-range of industries and countries, Li shows how to bring this new openness to both inside and outside an organization. She helps audiences determine an open strategy, weigh the benefits against the risks, and have a clear understanding of the implications of being open. She also discusses best practices for managing openness and ensuring that business objectives are first and foremost. With social media, companies can no longer be in complete control, but Li shows that by being open you can actually use social technologies to your best advantage.

  • Future Trends in Business

    Li addresses the future trends that will affect business and technology in the years to come – notably the intersection of technology, customers, and companies. The drive towards being social and sharing is only becoming more ingrained in business practices, and it will soon be commonplace to benefit from personalized experiences at companies in exchange for personal data. The new world order will be divided between digital haves and digital haves nots. New business models will also be based on how power shifts toward the consumer due to the democratization of information. Li helps organizations navigate these shifts and create a strategy that prepares them for the social age.

FAQs on booking Charlene Li

  • How to book Charlene Li?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Charlene Li for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Charlene Li, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Charlene Li or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Charlene Li?

    Booking fees for Charlene Li, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Charlene Li, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Charlene Li?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Charlene Li for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Charlene Li for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Charlene Li or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Charlene Li or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Charlene Li is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Charlene Li for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Charlene Li generally travels from San Francisco, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Gary Vaynerchuk, Sheryl Sandberg, Guy Kawasaki, Alexis Ohanian and Randi Zuckerberg. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Charlene Li for an upcoming event.

Charlene Li Speaker Videos

  • Cloud Talks with Charlene Li: Thriving with Disruption
    Hear from Oracle's Steve Miranda, EVP Applications Development, in conversation with Charlene Li, founder of the Altimeter Group, as they discuss the cloud mindset and adapting to the speed of change.
    Leadership and Transparency: Obama’s Reddit Fail on Pot Legalization
    Give yourself the gift of knowledge — subscribe to Big Think Edge: http://bit.ly/bigthinkedge If you're interested in licensing this or any other Big Think clip for commercial or private use,...
  • A Selfie with the Pope? How Pope Francis is Killing it on Twitter
    Pope Francis is an effective and engaged leader because he exhibits a sense of confidence in himself and his position but also a tremendous sense of humility, says Charlene Li. It also doesn't hurt...
    Charlene Li - How leaders can create a culture of sharing
    In her talk "Being A Leader in The Digital Age," Altimeter Group CEO and author of "The Engaged Leader" Charlene Li talks about the importance of leaders becoming the facilitators of sharing within...

Charlene Li Speaking Topics

  • Open Leadership: Transform the Way You Lead with Social Technologies

    Talk with your customers. Listen to your employees. These are long-time, well tested truisms of business. But ask organizations to engage with people on Facebook or Twitter and a look of sheer terror crosses their faces. The long held concept of command-and-control leadership is being tested as organizations are experiencing the largest technological and sociological shift of our generation. In this presentation, Charlene helps audiences to feel in command in a world where theyre no longer in control. For example, how open, how transparent, how authentic and how real do you need to be? More importantly, how do you leverage and measure the impact of using social technologies in your organization? Charlene lays out a new approach that todays leaders must adopt for competitive advantage. In her presentation, you will learn:
    • Why being open and in control is possible
    • The characteristics, skills, and behaviors of todays open leaders
    • Best practices in creating a coherent and effective social media strategy
    • How to implement an open strategy

  • Groundswell: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies

    Right now, your customers are writing about your products on blogs and recutting your commercials on YouTube. Theyre defining you on Wikipedia and ganging up on you in social networking sites like Facebook. These are all elements of a social phenomenonthe groundswellthat has created a permanent, long-lasting shift in the way the world works. Most companies see it as a threat. In this presentation, Charlene Li discusses how to turn the force of customers connecting to your own advantage. Based on hard consumer data and experience with dozens of companies from Procter & Gamble to Ernst & Young to a tiny but wildly successful winery in South Africa, Charlene discusses how to take advantage of communities, blogs, wikis, Facebook and YouTube and turn this potential threat into opportunity.

  • Social Business Strategy

    Business is all about relationships. Technology comes and goes, but what remains – what drives people’s decisions – are the relationships a company has with its consumers. Social media is here to stay, and in presentations, Li helps audiences learn how to align social media strategies with business objectives in order to deliver real results and ROI. She shares the six phases of social business maturity and the seven distinct traits that advanced social businesses share. Through her research, Li has learned that social media strategists face great challenges as they work to make their company truly social. The numbers are stacked against organizations – Only 34% of businesses feel that their social strategy is connected to business outcomes, and just 28% of companies feel that they have a holistic approach to social media. Li works with audience members to understand their goals and core strategy in order to create an effective strategy, and she outlines the seven steps to get her audience members there, sharing with them research-based case studies and pragmatic advice along the way.

  • Open Leadership

    Regarding social media, Li is often asked, “How authentic do you need to be?” “Be Open, Be Transparent, Be Authentic” are the current leadership mantras – but companies often push back. Traditionally, business is based on the concept of control, and yet with social media, the new world order demands openness. In her presentation, Li shows leaders how to tap into the power of the social technology and use it to be “open” while maintaining the right balance of control. Openness requires more – not less – rigor and effort. Through illustrative case studies and examples from a wide-range of industries and countries, Li shows how to bring this new openness to both inside and outside an organization. She helps audiences determine an open strategy, weigh the benefits against the risks, and have a clear understanding of the implications of being open. She also discusses best practices for managing openness and ensuring that business objectives are first and foremost. With social media, companies can no longer be in complete control, but Li shows that by being open you can actually use social technologies to your best advantage.

  • Future Trends in Business

    Li addresses the future trends that will affect business and technology in the years to come – notably the intersection of technology, customers, and companies. The drive towards being social and sharing is only becoming more ingrained in business practices, and it will soon be commonplace to benefit from personalized experiences at companies in exchange for personal data. The new world order will be divided between digital haves and digital haves nots. New business models will also be based on how power shifts toward the consumer due to the democratization of information. Li helps organizations navigate these shifts and create a strategy that prepares them for the social age.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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