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Bestselling Author of "Smartcuts" & Chief Creative Officer of Contently

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 Shane Snow Biography

“The next Gladwell.” That's what fans and critics from Forbes to The L.A. Times are calling innovation expert and keynote speaker Shane Snow, the bestselling author of SMARTCUTS: How Hackers, Innovators, and Icons Accelerate Success. An award-winning entrepreneur and journalist, Snow has been declared a “Wunderkind" by The New York Times, a “Digital Maverick” by Details Magazine, and his work “Insanely addicting” by GQ.

Snow is the Chief Creative Officer of Contently, a technology company he co-founded in 2010 with the mission of creating a better media world. Contently has helped more than 50,000 freelance journalists build better careers, and provides publishing tools and creative talent for Fortune 500 companies from American Express to GE to Coca-Cola. Snow’s writing has appeared in Wired Magazine, The New Yorker, Fast Company, The Washington Post, Time and many more. He’s been named one of Forbes and Inc.’s "30 Under 30," BusinessInsider’s "Coolest People In Tech," Folio’s "15 Under 30 Magazine Innovators," a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and a recipient of Columbia University’s 2014 Innovator Award “for furthering the cause of journalism."

In his inspiring keynote presentations, Snow shatters common wisdom about success, distillling patterns from years of studying rapidly successful companies and people in a dynamic style that’s been described as “Good to Great meets MacGyver.” Through gripping stories and thought-provoking research, he offers fresh insight related to personal development, organizational growth, innovation, change management and resilience. Takeaways include why some groups are able to achieve incredible things in implausibly short amounts of time while others fall by the wayside, how to beat roadblocks and plateaus in business and life, and how to approach creative problem solving through what psychologists call "lateral thinking."

The BBC says that Snow’s ideas, "could change your life," and Maxim Magazine adds, "Snow is not telling you how to succeed; he's daring you to do it."

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Books
Dream Teams: Working Together Without Falling Apart

Dream Teams: Working Together Without Falling Apart

The Storytelling Edge: How to Transform Your Business, Stop Screaming into the Void, and Make People Love You

The Storytelling Edge: How to Transform Your Business, Stop Screaming into the Void, and Make People Love You

Smartcuts: The Breakthrough Power of Lateral Thinking

Smartcuts: The Breakthrough Power of Lateral Thinking

Smartcuts: How Hackers, Innovators, and Icons Accelerate Success

Smartcuts: How Hackers, Innovators, and Icons Accelerate Success

Speaking Topics
  • Smartcuts: How to Accelerate Success That Matters in Business & Life

    How did Jimmy Fallon get his big break on SNL as an unknown kid from Upstate New York? How did change makers turn Finland’s school system around? How did Youtube tycoon Michelle Phan, the fastest-rising U.S. presidents and the 2nd African American shoe designer in history climb to the top and achieve incredible things faster than expected? In this high-energy session, award-winning journalist and entrepreneur Shane Snow brings research and stories to life, showing attendees a framework for finding smarter paths to big goals and breakthroughs, and how to beat the plateau and generate momentum in work and life.

  • Smartcuts for Spurring & Managing Change

    Change is hard. But opportunity happens in the gaps between the old and the new. How do the world’s most innovative companies manage to not only endure change, but harness it to climb to new heights — both at a macro, business level and in individual teams and projects? How do typewriter makers and children’s hospitals stay alive in the face of market shifts and competitive challenges? What can established businesses learn from revolutionaries, crazy geniuses and comedians to help manage changes big and small? In this dynamic keynote, bestselling author Shane Snow applies his Smartcuts framework to your unique industry challenges, with takeaways for leaders, managers and those on the front lines.

  • Accelerating Innovation in the Age of Disruption

    Years of research have crystallized this fact: Breakthrough innovation happens when we rethink conventional wisdom. But how do you train yourself — and your organization — to think differently? How do you foster an environment where it’s safe to do so, where innovation can thrive without destroying your business? And how do you insulate yourself from disruption from fast-moving competitors? In this dynamic session, bestselling author and innovation expert Shane Snow packages rigorous research and compelling data with engaging stories that will inspire your teams and provide you with a formula for unlocking innovation in any industry.

  • Those Who Tell the Stories Rule the World

    The number one business skill of the next decade is not what you think. Shane Snow, founder of Contently and journalist for Wired and Fast Company, says that storytelling will be the key driver of 21st century business at both macro and micro levels — and he has the research to prove it. Why do twice as many people trust J.K. Rowling as a leader than the Queen? How do some brands steal and maintain massive market share in a few years, and how do even the most introverted employees manage to drive innovation and climb the ladder faster than others who’ve paid dues longer than them? The answer to all of these is the same: through the power of great stories. In his signature blending of dramatic narrative and rigorous science, Snow shows why stories work at a neurological level, how both businesses at large and individuals who work in them can — and must — harness the power of story to build relationships and make people care like never before.

  • The Evolution of Media: How Technology & Content Can Impact a Brand & the Bottom Line

    In a world where “every brand is a publisher,” Shane Snow, founder of Contently, says to win at business, brands need to make content, and make it about their audience. But, as companies start building digital newsrooms, what do they need to succeed? Dynamic and informative, Snow challenges businesses to embrace the evolution of media by suggesting that giving away audience-focused content is cheaper, more inspiring and better for the world than interruptive marketing. Attendees will come away with an understanding of how to use digital media to win customers and advocates at a fraction of the cost per acquisition of traditional advertising.

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  • HOW TO BOOK Shane Snow?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Shane Snow 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 Shane Snow, 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 Shane Snow or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Shane Snow?

    Booking fees for Shane Snow, 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 Shane Snow, 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 Shane Snow?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Shane Snow 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 Shane Snow for your next private or corporate function.
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    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 Shane Snow or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Shane Snow 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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Shane Snow

Bestselling Author of "Smartcuts" & Chief Creative Officer of Contently

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Shane Snow Biography

“The next Gladwell.” That's what fans and critics from Forbes to The L.A. Times are calling innovation expert and keynote speaker Shane Snow, the bestselling author of SMARTCUTS: How Hackers, Innovators, and Icons Accelerate Success. An award-winning entrepreneur and journalist, Snow has been declared a “Wunderkind" by The New York Times, a “Digital Maverick” by Details Magazine, and his work “Insanely addicting” by GQ.

Snow is the Chief Creative Officer of Contently, a technology company he co-founded in 2010 with the mission of creating a better media world. Contently has helped more than 50,000 freelance journalists build better careers, and provides publishing tools and creative talent for Fortune 500 companies from American Express to GE to Coca-Cola. Snow’s writing has appeared in Wired Magazine, The New Yorker, Fast Company, The Washington Post, Time and many more. He’s been named one of Forbes and Inc.’s "30 Under 30," BusinessInsider’s "Coolest People In Tech," Folio’s "15 Under 30 Magazine Innovators," a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and a recipient of Columbia University’s 2014 Innovator Award “for furthering the cause of journalism."

In his inspiring keynote presentations, Snow shatters common wisdom about success, distillling patterns from years of studying rapidly successful companies and people in a dynamic style that’s been described as “Good to Great meets MacGyver.” Through gripping stories and thought-provoking research, he offers fresh insight related to personal development, organizational growth, innovation, change management and resilience. Takeaways include why some groups are able to achieve incredible things in implausibly short amounts of time while others fall by the wayside, how to beat roadblocks and plateaus in business and life, and how to approach creative problem solving through what psychologists call "lateral thinking."

The BBC says that Snow’s ideas, "could change your life," and Maxim Magazine adds, "Snow is not telling you how to succeed; he's daring you to do it."

Shane Snow Videos

  • Highlight Video
  • Creating Content That Makes a Difference

Shane Snow Books

Shane Snow Speaking Topics

  • Smartcuts: How to Accelerate Success That Matters in Business & Life

    How did Jimmy Fallon get his big break on SNL as an unknown kid from Upstate New York? How did change makers turn Finland’s school system around? How did Youtube tycoon Michelle Phan, the fastest-rising U.S. presidents and the 2nd African American shoe designer in history climb to the top and achieve incredible things faster than expected? In this high-energy session, award-winning journalist and entrepreneur Shane Snow brings research and stories to life, showing attendees a framework for finding smarter paths to big goals and breakthroughs, and how to beat the plateau and generate momentum in work and life.

  • Smartcuts for Spurring & Managing Change

    Change is hard. But opportunity happens in the gaps between the old and the new. How do the world’s most innovative companies manage to not only endure change, but harness it to climb to new heights — both at a macro, business level and in individual teams and projects? How do typewriter makers and children’s hospitals stay alive in the face of market shifts and competitive challenges? What can established businesses learn from revolutionaries, crazy geniuses and comedians to help manage changes big and small? In this dynamic keynote, bestselling author Shane Snow applies his Smartcuts framework to your unique industry challenges, with takeaways for leaders, managers and those on the front lines.

  • Accelerating Innovation in the Age of Disruption

    Years of research have crystallized this fact: Breakthrough innovation happens when we rethink conventional wisdom. But how do you train yourself — and your organization — to think differently? How do you foster an environment where it’s safe to do so, where innovation can thrive without destroying your business? And how do you insulate yourself from disruption from fast-moving competitors? In this dynamic session, bestselling author and innovation expert Shane Snow packages rigorous research and compelling data with engaging stories that will inspire your teams and provide you with a formula for unlocking innovation in any industry.

  • Those Who Tell the Stories Rule the World

    The number one business skill of the next decade is not what you think. Shane Snow, founder of Contently and journalist for Wired and Fast Company, says that storytelling will be the key driver of 21st century business at both macro and micro levels — and he has the research to prove it. Why do twice as many people trust J.K. Rowling as a leader than the Queen? How do some brands steal and maintain massive market share in a few years, and how do even the most introverted employees manage to drive innovation and climb the ladder faster than others who’ve paid dues longer than them? The answer to all of these is the same: through the power of great stories. In his signature blending of dramatic narrative and rigorous science, Snow shows why stories work at a neurological level, how both businesses at large and individuals who work in them can — and must — harness the power of story to build relationships and make people care like never before.

  • The Evolution of Media: How Technology & Content Can Impact a Brand & the Bottom Line

    In a world where “every brand is a publisher,” Shane Snow, founder of Contently, says to win at business, brands need to make content, and make it about their audience. But, as companies start building digital newsrooms, what do they need to succeed? Dynamic and informative, Snow challenges businesses to embrace the evolution of media by suggesting that giving away audience-focused content is cheaper, more inspiring and better for the world than interruptive marketing. Attendees will come away with an understanding of how to use digital media to win customers and advocates at a fraction of the cost per acquisition of traditional advertising.

FAQs on booking Shane Snow

  • How to book Shane Snow?

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

    Booking fees for Shane Snow, 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 Shane Snow, 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 Shane Snow?

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

Shane Snow is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Shane Snow for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Shane Snow 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 Jeffrey Kluger, Christopher Elliott, Peter Diamandis, Shawn DuBravac and Ray Kurzweil. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Shane Snow for an upcoming event.

Shane Snow Speaker Videos

  • Highlight Video
    Creating Content That Makes a Difference

Shane Snow Speaking Topics

  • Smartcuts: How to Accelerate Success That Matters in Business & Life

    How did Jimmy Fallon get his big break on SNL as an unknown kid from Upstate New York? How did change makers turn Finland’s school system around? How did Youtube tycoon Michelle Phan, the fastest-rising U.S. presidents and the 2nd African American shoe designer in history climb to the top and achieve incredible things faster than expected? In this high-energy session, award-winning journalist and entrepreneur Shane Snow brings research and stories to life, showing attendees a framework for finding smarter paths to big goals and breakthroughs, and how to beat the plateau and generate momentum in work and life.

  • Smartcuts for Spurring & Managing Change

    Change is hard. But opportunity happens in the gaps between the old and the new. How do the world’s most innovative companies manage to not only endure change, but harness it to climb to new heights — both at a macro, business level and in individual teams and projects? How do typewriter makers and children’s hospitals stay alive in the face of market shifts and competitive challenges? What can established businesses learn from revolutionaries, crazy geniuses and comedians to help manage changes big and small? In this dynamic keynote, bestselling author Shane Snow applies his Smartcuts framework to your unique industry challenges, with takeaways for leaders, managers and those on the front lines.

  • Accelerating Innovation in the Age of Disruption

    Years of research have crystallized this fact: Breakthrough innovation happens when we rethink conventional wisdom. But how do you train yourself — and your organization — to think differently? How do you foster an environment where it’s safe to do so, where innovation can thrive without destroying your business? And how do you insulate yourself from disruption from fast-moving competitors? In this dynamic session, bestselling author and innovation expert Shane Snow packages rigorous research and compelling data with engaging stories that will inspire your teams and provide you with a formula for unlocking innovation in any industry.

  • Those Who Tell the Stories Rule the World

    The number one business skill of the next decade is not what you think. Shane Snow, founder of Contently and journalist for Wired and Fast Company, says that storytelling will be the key driver of 21st century business at both macro and micro levels — and he has the research to prove it. Why do twice as many people trust J.K. Rowling as a leader than the Queen? How do some brands steal and maintain massive market share in a few years, and how do even the most introverted employees manage to drive innovation and climb the ladder faster than others who’ve paid dues longer than them? The answer to all of these is the same: through the power of great stories. In his signature blending of dramatic narrative and rigorous science, Snow shows why stories work at a neurological level, how both businesses at large and individuals who work in them can — and must — harness the power of story to build relationships and make people care like never before.

  • The Evolution of Media: How Technology & Content Can Impact a Brand & the Bottom Line

    In a world where “every brand is a publisher,” Shane Snow, founder of Contently, says to win at business, brands need to make content, and make it about their audience. But, as companies start building digital newsrooms, what do they need to succeed? Dynamic and informative, Snow challenges businesses to embrace the evolution of media by suggesting that giving away audience-focused content is cheaper, more inspiring and better for the world than interruptive marketing. Attendees will come away with an understanding of how to use digital media to win customers and advocates at a fraction of the cost per acquisition of traditional advertising.

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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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