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Robert Safian

Founder of The Flux Group, Former Editor-in-Chief of Fast Company

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 Robert Safian Biography

Robert Safian is the founder of The Flux Group. From 2007 through 2017, Safian oversaw Fast Company’s print, digital and live-events content, as well as its brand management and business operations. Under his leadership, Fast Company won the coveted National Magazine Award for Magazine of The Year in 2014, beating out competing titles including The New Yorker, Time, Fortune, The Atlantic and The New York Times Magazine. Safian created prestigious annual features like The World’s Most Innovative Companies and The Most Creative People in Business. He personally wrote more than 100 thought-leadership articles.

Safian has appeared numerous times on TV outlets including CBS This Morning, MSNBC’s Morning Joe and CNBC’s Squawk Box. He has shared insights at industry-leading forums all around the world, from SxSW Interactive to the Cannes Lions Advertising Festival, HSM Brazil to The World Congress on Intelligent Transport, The National Retail Federation to the Gartner Symposium ITxpo. He has interviewed numerous CEOs on stage, including the heads of Ford, Starbucks, Nike, Pepsico, Target, AOL, YouTube, Buzzfeed, Casper, LinkedIn, KPMG, UnderArmour, WME-IMG Endeavor, as well as celebrities including Alicia Keys, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Serena Williams, Jared Leto, Kate Hudson, Jordan Spieth, Sarah Jessica Parker, Chelsea Clinton and Saudi Princess Reema Bint Bandar.

Before joining Fast Company, Safian served as an executive editor at Fortune and at Time. He was the youngest-ever chief editor at Time Inc, when at 33 he was named head of Money Magazine, a position he held for six years. An honors graduate of Brown University, Safian is married and has three sons.

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  • How to Thrive Amid Chaos

    The pace of change in culture and business has never been more intense—from healthcare to technology, media to transportation—and it can be paralyzing. However, it also signals dramatic opportunity for those who are able to take advantage. A cohort of leaders is pointing the way, defined not by chronological age but by a mindset. These are the members of Generation Flux, whose perspectives and strategies offer insights and solutions for all of us. Chaos is increasingly the norm, but chaotic change should not slow us down. If we have the right tools and can surf the wave of change, great things are possible. Safian mixes the most effective case studies with his business acumen and natural curiosity to tailor his presentation to the specific needs of your organizations and audience. Both inspiring and educating, he offers the knowledge necessary to successfully navigate the journey of change.

  • Lessons of the World's Most Innovative Companies

    In this informative and enlightening presentation, Fast Company magazine's award-winning editor Robert Safian shares his firsthand experience with the likes of Apple, Facebook, and Twitter, offering insights on today's most innovative companies. He shows how companies can thrive, even in tough times, by embracing the power of innovative ideas and creative execution.

  • The Secrets of Generation Flux

    As the velocity of change in our economy is accelerating, we must learn to accept we are living through a time of flux. How do you navigate through the chaos when there are no precedents for success? Robert Safian, editor of Fast Company, an award-winning business media brand, will share his insights on how to survive and thrive through this disruptive time in business.

  • Is Your Company a "Fast" Company?

    In stressful economic conditions, it can be very hard for business leaders to look toward the future. Robert Safian, editor of the award-winning innovative business magazine Fast Company, provides three distinct guidelines to help companies and businesspeople determine if they are "fast" and how to ensure future success. Audiences walk away with the tools necessary to assess and implement a "fast" approach to business.

  • Tuning Out the Noise

    In a 24/7, nonstop media world, what news and information is really worth paying attention to? And how do you keep up on all the social media across multiple platforms without driving yourself crazy? Robert Safian, editor of award-winning business magazine Fast Company, offers his rules for navigating this daunting yet exciting new reality.

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  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Robert Safian?

    Booking fees for Robert Safian, 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 Robert Safian, 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 Robert Safian?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Robert Safian 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 Robert Safian 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 Robert Safian or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Robert Safian 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.
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Robert Safian

Founder of The Flux Group, Former Editor-in-Chief of Fast Company

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Robert Safian Biography

Robert Safian is the founder of The Flux Group. From 2007 through 2017, Safian oversaw Fast Company’s print, digital and live-events content, as well as its brand management and business operations. Under his leadership, Fast Company won the coveted National Magazine Award for Magazine of The Year in 2014, beating out competing titles including The New Yorker, Time, Fortune, The Atlantic and The New York Times Magazine. Safian created prestigious annual features like The World’s Most Innovative Companies and The Most Creative People in Business. He personally wrote more than 100 thought-leadership articles.

Safian has appeared numerous times on TV outlets including CBS This Morning, MSNBC’s Morning Joe and CNBC’s Squawk Box. He has shared insights at industry-leading forums all around the world, from SxSW Interactive to the Cannes Lions Advertising Festival, HSM Brazil to The World Congress on Intelligent Transport, The National Retail Federation to the Gartner Symposium ITxpo. He has interviewed numerous CEOs on stage, including the heads of Ford, Starbucks, Nike, Pepsico, Target, AOL, YouTube, Buzzfeed, Casper, LinkedIn, KPMG, UnderArmour, WME-IMG Endeavor, as well as celebrities including Alicia Keys, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Serena Williams, Jared Leto, Kate Hudson, Jordan Spieth, Sarah Jessica Parker, Chelsea Clinton and Saudi Princess Reema Bint Bandar.

Before joining Fast Company, Safian served as an executive editor at Fortune and at Time. He was the youngest-ever chief editor at Time Inc, when at 33 he was named head of Money Magazine, a position he held for six years. An honors graduate of Brown University, Safian is married and has three sons.

Robert Safian Videos

  • Robert Safian on The Secrets of Generation Flux
  • How a Sports Giant is Now Tackling Your Health | SXSW Interactive 2016
  • Keen On... Robert Safian: Innovation Uncensored

Robert Safian Speaking Topics

  • How to Thrive Amid Chaos

    The pace of change in culture and business has never been more intense—from healthcare to technology, media to transportation—and it can be paralyzing. However, it also signals dramatic opportunity for those who are able to take advantage. A cohort of leaders is pointing the way, defined not by chronological age but by a mindset. These are the members of Generation Flux, whose perspectives and strategies offer insights and solutions for all of us. Chaos is increasingly the norm, but chaotic change should not slow us down. If we have the right tools and can surf the wave of change, great things are possible. Safian mixes the most effective case studies with his business acumen and natural curiosity to tailor his presentation to the specific needs of your organizations and audience. Both inspiring and educating, he offers the knowledge necessary to successfully navigate the journey of change.

  • Lessons of the World's Most Innovative Companies

    In this informative and enlightening presentation, Fast Company magazine's award-winning editor Robert Safian shares his firsthand experience with the likes of Apple, Facebook, and Twitter, offering insights on today's most innovative companies. He shows how companies can thrive, even in tough times, by embracing the power of innovative ideas and creative execution.

  • The Secrets of Generation Flux

    As the velocity of change in our economy is accelerating, we must learn to accept we are living through a time of flux. How do you navigate through the chaos when there are no precedents for success? Robert Safian, editor of Fast Company, an award-winning business media brand, will share his insights on how to survive and thrive through this disruptive time in business.

  • Is Your Company a "Fast" Company?

    In stressful economic conditions, it can be very hard for business leaders to look toward the future. Robert Safian, editor of the award-winning innovative business magazine Fast Company, provides three distinct guidelines to help companies and businesspeople determine if they are "fast" and how to ensure future success. Audiences walk away with the tools necessary to assess and implement a "fast" approach to business.

  • Tuning Out the Noise

    In a 24/7, nonstop media world, what news and information is really worth paying attention to? And how do you keep up on all the social media across multiple platforms without driving yourself crazy? Robert Safian, editor of award-winning business magazine Fast Company, offers his rules for navigating this daunting yet exciting new reality.

FAQs on booking Robert Safian

  • How to book Robert Safian?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Robert Safian 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 Robert Safian, 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 Robert Safian or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Robert Safian?

    Booking fees for Robert Safian, 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 Robert Safian, 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 Robert Safian?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Robert Safian 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 Robert Safian 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 Robert Safian or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Robert Safian 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.

Robert Safian is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Robert Safian for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Robert Safian generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Tim Sanders, Jeff Taylor, Matthew Kelly, Chris Hughes and Chris Sacca. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Robert Safian for an upcoming event.

Robert Safian Speaker Videos

  • Robert Safian on The Secrets of Generation Flux
    How a Sports Giant is Now Tackling Your Health | SXSW Interactive 2016
  • Keen On... Robert Safian: Innovation Uncensored

Robert Safian Speaking Topics

  • How to Thrive Amid Chaos

    The pace of change in culture and business has never been more intense—from healthcare to technology, media to transportation—and it can be paralyzing. However, it also signals dramatic opportunity for those who are able to take advantage. A cohort of leaders is pointing the way, defined not by chronological age but by a mindset. These are the members of Generation Flux, whose perspectives and strategies offer insights and solutions for all of us. Chaos is increasingly the norm, but chaotic change should not slow us down. If we have the right tools and can surf the wave of change, great things are possible. Safian mixes the most effective case studies with his business acumen and natural curiosity to tailor his presentation to the specific needs of your organizations and audience. Both inspiring and educating, he offers the knowledge necessary to successfully navigate the journey of change.

  • Lessons of the World's Most Innovative Companies

    In this informative and enlightening presentation, Fast Company magazine's award-winning editor Robert Safian shares his firsthand experience with the likes of Apple, Facebook, and Twitter, offering insights on today's most innovative companies. He shows how companies can thrive, even in tough times, by embracing the power of innovative ideas and creative execution.

  • The Secrets of Generation Flux

    As the velocity of change in our economy is accelerating, we must learn to accept we are living through a time of flux. How do you navigate through the chaos when there are no precedents for success? Robert Safian, editor of Fast Company, an award-winning business media brand, will share his insights on how to survive and thrive through this disruptive time in business.

  • Is Your Company a "Fast" Company?

    In stressful economic conditions, it can be very hard for business leaders to look toward the future. Robert Safian, editor of the award-winning innovative business magazine Fast Company, provides three distinct guidelines to help companies and businesspeople determine if they are "fast" and how to ensure future success. Audiences walk away with the tools necessary to assess and implement a "fast" approach to business.

  • Tuning Out the Noise

    In a 24/7, nonstop media world, what news and information is really worth paying attention to? And how do you keep up on all the social media across multiple platforms without driving yourself crazy? Robert Safian, editor of award-winning business magazine Fast Company, offers his rules for navigating this daunting yet exciting new reality.

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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.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

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