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Former Amazon Executive, Author & Expert on Digital Disruption

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John Rossman Biography

John Rossman is the author of "The Amazon Way" book series, a Former Amazon Executive and Managing Partner at Rossman Partners. Rossman is an expert disruption, leadership, and business strategy speaker, as well as an adept technology keynote speaker, leveraging the Amazon leadership principles to help others innovate, compete, and win in the digital era.

One of the leading innovation speakers, Rossman delivers practical techniques and strategies for audiences to apply in their business and digital strategy. Amazon is the most interesting company of the digital era. It’s not just “what” they do, it’s “how” they do it. Rossman has unlocked the essential elements of leadership, strategy, culture and technology As a former Amazon executive, he played a key role in launching the Amazon marketplace business, which Jeff Bezos called “one of his magical businesses,” accounting for over 50% of all Amazon units sold and shipped.

Rossman also served as Director of Enterprise Services at Amazon.com under CEO Jeff Bezos, where he managed worldwide services to enterprise clients such as Target.com, Marks and Spencer, and the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Rossman has delivered digital transformation, leadership, technology and disruption keynotes to all types of businesses, associations, healthcare, and government. As keynote speaker, each of his presentations and workshops is full of thought-provoking principles and tactics that will leave each participant with practical takeaways to put into practice.

Speaking Topics
  • Lessons Learned from Amazon | Nimbleness, Innovation and Leadership in Responding to COVID-19

    “Crises have a way of accelerating the inevitable,” starts a Wall Street Journal article titled “The Future Comes Early for Grocers,” and this insight is applicable across the board. The current public health crisis is exposing which companies and leaders are nimble, flexible and able to adjust in the short term and which will likely grow over the long term as a result. It is also exposing which companies are rigid.

    No company demonstrates nimbleness better than Amazon.

    In short order, Amazon has been able to make decisions and adjustments, flex with the needs of the market, and will likely find new businesses and opportunities from the crisis that outweigh any short-term negative business impacts. And this doesn’t happen by accident. It’s because Amazon is built this way – built for decisiveness; built for nimbleness; built to adjust and scale. The Amazon leadership principles play a key role in building this culture. What can we learn to apply into our own practices?

    How do we as business leaders adapt to the short term and plan for the long term? The answer is to “think like Amazon” and build a culture and operating systems designed for moments like this. Leveraging ideas from his best-selling book Think Like Amazon, John Rossman will discuss several aspects of the field that will likely change and leave audiences with strategies, tools and questions to help create this future.

    Think Like Amazon about — The Future of Your Industry

    What is the future of your industry? It is a question that leaders must ask themselves often. But what are the right questions to ask, what metrics should be used, how is our industry going to be disrupted? All of these questions will be answered by former Amazon Executive John Rossman. John launched and scaled their third-party platform which today accounts for over 50% of Amazon’s business. By leveraging many of the ideas from Think Like Amazon, Rossman will propose several aspects of your industry that will likely change and leave audiences with strategies, tools, and questions to help create this future.

    Working Backwards -• The Amazon Way

    What is working backward and why is it some important at Amazon? The process of working backward colors everything that Amazon does and includes important principles like customer obsession think big, and “learn and be curious”. It has techniques like writing a future press release, narratives, and FAQs. It demonstrates how Amazon is consistently able to successfully scale and operate at a high level. Best Selling Author and Former Amazon Executive will discuss the principles and practices that have made Amazon’s Way of doing business so successful. He will also show how your organization can apply the same thinking to achieve great success and market share as he has modeled at other organizations like the Gates Foundation, T-Mobile, and Nordstrom.

    Leadership and Strategies for Post-Pandemic Business Leaders – The Amazon Way”

    How do we adjust and change our playbook for a post-pandemic era? The future has accelerated – how do leaders and strategies need to change along with it? Leveraging the Amazon leadership principles, hear from former Amazon executive and business strategist John Rossman the tangible principles and techniques behind the principles to compete in the post-pandemic era.

    Think Like Amazon about — Strategy and Corporate Culture

    Amazon is a fierce competitor, a systematic innovator and creating a dramatic change in many industries. How does Amazon think about and create the playbook of strategy, operational excellence, and innovation? What can you learn from them and apply them into your business? In John Rossman’s signature leadership keynote, he will reveal and unpack the secrets of Amazon’s unparalleled growth and how the company’s culture has driven innovation and growth. From Think Like Amazon: 50 ½ Ideas to Become a Digital Leader, audiences are leaning forward, taking notes and inspired with strategies and tools to innovate and lead.

    Think Like Amazon about• Innovation

    Leaders at Amazon expect and require innovation and invention from their teams. They are externally aware and look for new ideas everywhere. Amazon has a thrilling power to innovate that few other companies have matched. But how does Amazon continue to innovate and outperform the competition? Through a systematic approach and a deep understanding of what it means to be digital, Amazon has created a culture and system that continues to outperform everyone else. Former Amazon executive turned digital strategy consultant John Rossman will leverage ideas from his book “Think Like Amazon” to show how all companies and organizations are capable of innovating at the same level as Amazon.

    The Amazon Way™ on IOT

    From John Rossman’s book The Amazon Way™: 10 Lessons Every Leader Should Learn from Amazon’s IoT Strategy, the former Amazon executive unpacks how connected devices will transform industries and businesses, and what leaders should do to take advantage. Rossman will look at how connected devices will revolutionize how business is done and change the marketplace. This speech will give leaders from all types of businesses a blueprint on how to leverage connected devices for the future of their business.

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Think Like Amazon: 50 1/2 Ideas to Become a Digital Leader

Think Like Amazon: 50 1/2 Ideas to Become a Digital Leader

The Amazon Way on IoT: 10 Principles for Every Leader from the World's Leading Internet of Things Strategies (Volume 2)

The Amazon Way on IoT: 10 Principles for Every Leader from the World's Leading Internet of Things Strategies (Volume 2)

The Amazon Way: 14 Leadership Principles Behind the World's Most Disruptive Company

The Amazon Way: 14 Leadership Principles Behind the World's Most Disruptive Company

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    Speaking fees for John Rossman, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book John Rossman are $20,000 - $30,000 for live events and $10,000 - $20,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire John Rossman, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
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    John Rossman is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Authors, Business, Business Leaders, Futurists, Innovation, Science and Technology, Strategic Planning, Technology Speakers, Virtual Speakers.
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    John Rossman generally travels from Seattle, WA, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
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    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like John Rossman for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker 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. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book John Rossman for your next private or corporate function.
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    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host John Rossman or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
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John Rossman

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5 out of 5

Former Amazon Executive, Author & Expert on Digital Disruption

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Seattle, WA, USA
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John Rossman Biography

John Rossman is the author of "The Amazon Way" book series, a Former Amazon Executive and Managing Partner at Rossman Partners. Rossman is an expert disruption, leadership, and business strategy speaker, as well as an adept technology keynote speaker, leveraging the Amazon leadership principles to help others innovate, compete, and win in the digital era.

One of the leading innovation speakers, Rossman delivers practical techniques and strategies for audiences to apply in their business and digital strategy. Amazon is the most interesting company of the digital era. It’s not just “what” they do, it’s “how” they do it. Rossman has unlocked the essential elements of leadership, strategy, culture and technology As a former Amazon executive, he played a key role in launching the Amazon marketplace business, which Jeff Bezos called “one of his magical businesses,” accounting for over 50% of all Amazon units sold and shipped.

Rossman also served as Director of Enterprise Services at Amazon.com under CEO Jeff Bezos, where he managed worldwide services to enterprise clients such as Target.com, Marks and Spencer, and the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Rossman has delivered digital transformation, leadership, technology and disruption keynotes to all types of businesses, associations, healthcare, and government. As keynote speaker, each of his presentations and workshops is full of thought-provoking principles and tactics that will leave each participant with practical takeaways to put into practice.

John Rossman Speaking Topics

  • Lessons Learned from Amazon | Nimbleness, Innovation and Leadership in Responding to COVID-19

    “Crises have a way of accelerating the inevitable,” starts a Wall Street Journal article titled “The Future Comes Early for Grocers,” and this insight is applicable across the board. The current public health crisis is exposing which companies and leaders are nimble, flexible and able to adjust in the short term and which will likely grow over the long term as a result. It is also exposing which companies are rigid.

    No company demonstrates nimbleness better than Amazon.

    In short order, Amazon has been able to make decisions and adjustments, flex with the needs of the market, and will likely find new businesses and opportunities from the crisis that outweigh any short-term negative business impacts. And this doesn’t happen by accident. It’s because Amazon is built this way – built for decisiveness; built for nimbleness; built to adjust and scale. The Amazon leadership principles play a key role in building this culture. What can we learn to apply into our own practices?

    How do we as business leaders adapt to the short term and plan for the long term? The answer is to “think like Amazon” and build a culture and operating systems designed for moments like this. Leveraging ideas from his best-selling book Think Like Amazon, John Rossman will discuss several aspects of the field that will likely change and leave audiences with strategies, tools and questions to help create this future.

    Think Like Amazon about — The Future of Your Industry

    What is the future of your industry? It is a question that leaders must ask themselves often. But what are the right questions to ask, what metrics should be used, how is our industry going to be disrupted? All of these questions will be answered by former Amazon Executive John Rossman. John launched and scaled their third-party platform which today accounts for over 50% of Amazon’s business. By leveraging many of the ideas from Think Like Amazon, Rossman will propose several aspects of your industry that will likely change and leave audiences with strategies, tools, and questions to help create this future.

    Working Backwards -• The Amazon Way

    What is working backward and why is it some important at Amazon? The process of working backward colors everything that Amazon does and includes important principles like customer obsession think big, and “learn and be curious”. It has techniques like writing a future press release, narratives, and FAQs. It demonstrates how Amazon is consistently able to successfully scale and operate at a high level. Best Selling Author and Former Amazon Executive will discuss the principles and practices that have made Amazon’s Way of doing business so successful. He will also show how your organization can apply the same thinking to achieve great success and market share as he has modeled at other organizations like the Gates Foundation, T-Mobile, and Nordstrom.

    Leadership and Strategies for Post-Pandemic Business Leaders – The Amazon Way”

    How do we adjust and change our playbook for a post-pandemic era? The future has accelerated – how do leaders and strategies need to change along with it? Leveraging the Amazon leadership principles, hear from former Amazon executive and business strategist John Rossman the tangible principles and techniques behind the principles to compete in the post-pandemic era.

    Think Like Amazon about — Strategy and Corporate Culture

    Amazon is a fierce competitor, a systematic innovator and creating a dramatic change in many industries. How does Amazon think about and create the playbook of strategy, operational excellence, and innovation? What can you learn from them and apply them into your business? In John Rossman’s signature leadership keynote, he will reveal and unpack the secrets of Amazon’s unparalleled growth and how the company’s culture has driven innovation and growth. From Think Like Amazon: 50 ½ Ideas to Become a Digital Leader, audiences are leaning forward, taking notes and inspired with strategies and tools to innovate and lead.

    Think Like Amazon about• Innovation

    Leaders at Amazon expect and require innovation and invention from their teams. They are externally aware and look for new ideas everywhere. Amazon has a thrilling power to innovate that few other companies have matched. But how does Amazon continue to innovate and outperform the competition? Through a systematic approach and a deep understanding of what it means to be digital, Amazon has created a culture and system that continues to outperform everyone else. Former Amazon executive turned digital strategy consultant John Rossman will leverage ideas from his book “Think Like Amazon” to show how all companies and organizations are capable of innovating at the same level as Amazon.

    The Amazon Way™ on IOT

    From John Rossman’s book The Amazon Way™: 10 Lessons Every Leader Should Learn from Amazon’s IoT Strategy, the former Amazon executive unpacks how connected devices will transform industries and businesses, and what leaders should do to take advantage. Rossman will look at how connected devices will revolutionize how business is done and change the marketplace. This speech will give leaders from all types of businesses a blueprint on how to leverage connected devices for the future of their business.

John Rossman Videos

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  • How do I book John Rossman to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like John Rossman for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for John Rossman, 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 speaking fee information and check availability for John Rossman or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for John Rossman

    Speaking fees for John Rossman, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book John Rossman are $20,000 - $30,000 for live events and $10,000 - $20,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire John Rossman, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does John Rossman speak about?

    John Rossman is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Authors, Business, Business Leaders, Futurists, Innovation, Science and Technology, Strategic Planning, Technology Speakers, Virtual Speakers.
  • Where does John Rossman travel from?

    John Rossman generally travels from Seattle, WA, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is John Rossman’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like John Rossman for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker 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. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book John Rossman for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host John Rossman or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

John Rossman is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as. The estimated speaking fee range to book John Rossman for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. John Rossman generally travels from Seattle, WA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Erik Qualman, Afdhel Aziz, R "Ray" Wang, Josh Linkner and Mitch Lowe. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling John Rossman for an upcoming live or virtual event.

John Rossman Speaking Topics

  • Lessons Learned from Amazon | Nimbleness, Innovation and Leadership in Responding to COVID-19

    “Crises have a way of accelerating the inevitable,” starts a Wall Street Journal article titled “The Future Comes Early for Grocers,” and this insight is applicable across the board. The current public health crisis is exposing which companies and leaders are nimble, flexible and able to adjust in the short term and which will likely grow over the long term as a result. It is also exposing which companies are rigid.

    No company demonstrates nimbleness better than Amazon.

    In short order, Amazon has been able to make decisions and adjustments, flex with the needs of the market, and will likely find new businesses and opportunities from the crisis that outweigh any short-term negative business impacts. And this doesn’t happen by accident. It’s because Amazon is built this way – built for decisiveness; built for nimbleness; built to adjust and scale. The Amazon leadership principles play a key role in building this culture. What can we learn to apply into our own practices?

    How do we as business leaders adapt to the short term and plan for the long term? The answer is to “think like Amazon” and build a culture and operating systems designed for moments like this. Leveraging ideas from his best-selling book Think Like Amazon, John Rossman will discuss several aspects of the field that will likely change and leave audiences with strategies, tools and questions to help create this future.

    Think Like Amazon about — The Future of Your Industry

    What is the future of your industry? It is a question that leaders must ask themselves often. But what are the right questions to ask, what metrics should be used, how is our industry going to be disrupted? All of these questions will be answered by former Amazon Executive John Rossman. John launched and scaled their third-party platform which today accounts for over 50% of Amazon’s business. By leveraging many of the ideas from Think Like Amazon, Rossman will propose several aspects of your industry that will likely change and leave audiences with strategies, tools, and questions to help create this future.

    Working Backwards -• The Amazon Way

    What is working backward and why is it some important at Amazon? The process of working backward colors everything that Amazon does and includes important principles like customer obsession think big, and “learn and be curious”. It has techniques like writing a future press release, narratives, and FAQs. It demonstrates how Amazon is consistently able to successfully scale and operate at a high level. Best Selling Author and Former Amazon Executive will discuss the principles and practices that have made Amazon’s Way of doing business so successful. He will also show how your organization can apply the same thinking to achieve great success and market share as he has modeled at other organizations like the Gates Foundation, T-Mobile, and Nordstrom.

    Leadership and Strategies for Post-Pandemic Business Leaders – The Amazon Way”

    How do we adjust and change our playbook for a post-pandemic era? The future has accelerated – how do leaders and strategies need to change along with it? Leveraging the Amazon leadership principles, hear from former Amazon executive and business strategist John Rossman the tangible principles and techniques behind the principles to compete in the post-pandemic era.

    Think Like Amazon about — Strategy and Corporate Culture

    Amazon is a fierce competitor, a systematic innovator and creating a dramatic change in many industries. How does Amazon think about and create the playbook of strategy, operational excellence, and innovation? What can you learn from them and apply them into your business? In John Rossman’s signature leadership keynote, he will reveal and unpack the secrets of Amazon’s unparalleled growth and how the company’s culture has driven innovation and growth. From Think Like Amazon: 50 ½ Ideas to Become a Digital Leader, audiences are leaning forward, taking notes and inspired with strategies and tools to innovate and lead.

    Think Like Amazon about• Innovation

    Leaders at Amazon expect and require innovation and invention from their teams. They are externally aware and look for new ideas everywhere. Amazon has a thrilling power to innovate that few other companies have matched. But how does Amazon continue to innovate and outperform the competition? Through a systematic approach and a deep understanding of what it means to be digital, Amazon has created a culture and system that continues to outperform everyone else. Former Amazon executive turned digital strategy consultant John Rossman will leverage ideas from his book “Think Like Amazon” to show how all companies and organizations are capable of innovating at the same level as Amazon.

    The Amazon Way™ on IOT

    From John Rossman’s book The Amazon Way™: 10 Lessons Every Leader Should Learn from Amazon’s IoT Strategy, the former Amazon executive unpacks how connected devices will transform industries and businesses, and what leaders should do to take advantage. Rossman will look at how connected devices will revolutionize how business is done and change the marketplace. This speech will give leaders from all types of businesses a blueprint on how to leverage connected devices for the future of their business.

John Rossman Speaker Videos

  • John Rossman | 2021 Speaker Reel
    John Rossman | Innovation Keynote Speaker | 2021 Speaker Reel ...
  • John Rossman | 2021 Short Speaker Reel
    Think Like Amazon - Interview with John Rossman
  • John Rossman | Think Like Amazon | Building a Culture of ...

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