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Journalist & Co-Author of "Becoming Steve Jobs"

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 Brent Schlender Biography

Brent Schlender is a writer, editor, and author, best known for his award-winning magazine profiles of prominent entrepreneurs and business leaders of the Digital Revolution. Starting with "The Wall Street Journal" in the late 1970s, and continuing after 1989 during a 20-year career at "FORTUNE" magazine, Schlender wrote dozens of in-depth feature stories about the exploits of many of Silicon Valley's most famous figures - Apple's Steve Jobs, Intel's Andy Grove and Craig Barrett, Oracle's Larry Ellison, Sun's Scott McNealy and Bill Joy, Google's Eric Schmidt, Lucasfilm's George Lucas, and Pixar's John Lasseter and Ed Catmull, to name just a few.

In 2010, SVForum, the largest and oldest industry organization in Silicon Valley, awarded Brent its Visionary Award for personifying the spirit innovation and entrepreneurship. In March of 2015, Crown Business published "Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader," the culmination of a three-year collaboration between Schlender and writing partner Rick Tetzeli.

Schlender also is considered the journalistic authority on Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates, who he first met in 1985. He also wrote extensively about Sony Corp. over the decades, and worked closely with each of the company's CEOs, starting with founder Akio Morita. And during Peter Drucker's final years, Schlender wrote many articles based on extensive, in-depth interviews with the famous management guru.

Schlender's profiles have been reprinted around the world in many different languages. They are characterized both by his extended and intimate access to his subjects, and by the depth of his background reporting and knowledge of business and technology. But his writing also reflects his broad worldly experience of working and living abroad, primarily in China, Japan, and Latin America.

Schlender and his wife of 31 years, Lorna Jacoby, live in San Francisco, CA. He has many other creative interests as well. For many years he played tenor saxophone in a Bay Area jazz and rhythm and blues ensemble. And in 1999-2000 he worked with film director Robert Altman and cartoonist Garry Trudeau to develop a television series called "Killer App" about drama, intrigue, and skullduggery in Silicon Valley.

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Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader

Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader

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Journalist & Co-Author of "Becoming Steve Jobs"

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Brent Schlender Biography

Brent Schlender is a writer, editor, and author, best known for his award-winning magazine profiles of prominent entrepreneurs and business leaders of the Digital Revolution. Starting with "The Wall Street Journal" in the late 1970s, and continuing after 1989 during a 20-year career at "FORTUNE" magazine, Schlender wrote dozens of in-depth feature stories about the exploits of many of Silicon Valley's most famous figures - Apple's Steve Jobs, Intel's Andy Grove and Craig Barrett, Oracle's Larry Ellison, Sun's Scott McNealy and Bill Joy, Google's Eric Schmidt, Lucasfilm's George Lucas, and Pixar's John Lasseter and Ed Catmull, to name just a few.

In 2010, SVForum, the largest and oldest industry organization in Silicon Valley, awarded Brent its Visionary Award for personifying the spirit innovation and entrepreneurship. In March of 2015, Crown Business published "Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader," the culmination of a three-year collaboration between Schlender and writing partner Rick Tetzeli.

Schlender also is considered the journalistic authority on Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates, who he first met in 1985. He also wrote extensively about Sony Corp. over the decades, and worked closely with each of the company's CEOs, starting with founder Akio Morita. And during Peter Drucker's final years, Schlender wrote many articles based on extensive, in-depth interviews with the famous management guru.

Schlender's profiles have been reprinted around the world in many different languages. They are characterized both by his extended and intimate access to his subjects, and by the depth of his background reporting and knowledge of business and technology. But his writing also reflects his broad worldly experience of working and living abroad, primarily in China, Japan, and Latin America.

Schlender and his wife of 31 years, Lorna Jacoby, live in San Francisco, CA. He has many other creative interests as well. For many years he played tenor saxophone in a Bay Area jazz and rhythm and blues ensemble. And in 1999-2000 he worked with film director Robert Altman and cartoonist Garry Trudeau to develop a television series called "Killer App" about drama, intrigue, and skullduggery in Silicon Valley.

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  • How to book Brent Schlender?

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

    Booking fees for Brent Schlender, 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 Brent Schlender, 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 Brent Schlender?

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

Brent Schlender is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Brent Schlender for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Brent Schlender generally travels from San Francisco Bay Area, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Rick Tetzeli, Jeffrey Kluger, Ben Stein, Rosabeth Moss Kanter and William J. Dobson. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Brent Schlender for an upcoming event.

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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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