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Rik Kirkland

Senior Editor at Large, FORTUNE

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Winning The New Global Game

Yes, it's tough out there. In this rapidly globalizing, post-bubble era, business leaders face an array of challenges that have never been more complex. Growth is harder to come by. Pricing power is non-existent. Technological change and globalization continue to flatten barriers to entry even as leaders struggle to balance two overriding imperatives: restoring trust while delivering superior returns. Get a lively and insightful up-to-the-minute analysis of the four trends roiling every company--and what the best leaders are doing to come out ahead.

The Eagle Versus The Dragon: The Future Of China and The U.S.

No two countries will have a greater impact on shape of the 21st century than China and the U.S. While China is still wrestling with huge problems, its continued rise is certain to present the U.S. and its allies with unprecedented economic and political challenges. Here's a wide-ranging look where China seems to be heading and how the U.S. and the West should respond.

In the 20th century, the US won World Wars I and II and, after a 45 year struggle, the Cold war, putting its stamp across the planet's economy, politics and culture like no society since Rome. In the 21st century, however, America's pre-eminence is being pressured from all sides: by the rise of China and India (and to a lesser extent, an expanded Europe), by the threat of Islamic fundamentalism, and by the fiscal burdens of paying for both an empire and an aging society. A sober, thought-provoking and ultimately optimistic survey of what it will take for the U.S. to stay on top.

 

A Global Guide For Main Street

In today's world, overseas business and political decisions are rapidly reshaping daily life in large and surprising ways. Here's a guide to what globalization means to you, even if you never travel further than Rome, Georgia or Paris, Tennessee.

What's Ahead

A tomorrow's headlines look at the latest events affecting the outlook for the global business, political and economic environment.

About Rik Kirkland

An expert in global economic trends, Rik Kirkland forecasts the world to come as the new global economy gives way to new economic realities, including a reawakened Asia, controversy surrounding the European Union – and the leadership challenges they pose.

The New Global Realities: Competing in the global marketplace requires an understanding of its nuances and complexities. And Rik Kirkland, FORTUNE’s Senior Editor-at-Large, is well versed in them. A gifted journalist who’s been reporting on both European and Asian economic realities for over three decades, Kirkland knows the trends and the tendencies of both economic theaters. What’s more, he can connect his understanding of today’s economic realities to your audience’s needs, giving business leaders the information they need to navigate the economic realities of tomorrow’s global economy.

Expanding Asia: As China’s market becomes more liberal, and India stands to recoup some of the talent it’s been losing during its brain-drain of recent years, Asia stands poised to transform the global economy in unprecedented ways. What are the opportunities that expanding Asian markets provide? Kirkland, an expert in understanding the implications of a new Asia that’s clearly found its economic footing, shows you how to capitalize on the next economic wave.

Building a FORTUNE: As managing editor of FORTUNE, Kirkland oversaw and directed all editorial operations, and, during his tenure, the magazine was nominated three times as a National Magazine Award Finalist for general excellence. Kirkland, who’s served as European Editor in London, also directed the revival and expansion of FORTUNE's international editions and is the author of more than a dozen FORTUNE cover stories on a variety of topics.

Some of the great comments we've received for Rik Kirkland:

"As the Asian markets continue to be a source of opportunity for our businesses and clients, your global perspective was both fascinating and appreciated. Many of our companies are currently operating in Asia, but the market forces you describe will certainly change that current framework to a new dynamic in a short time. I received some very positive feedback following your presentation and discussion." -Diversified Agency Services

"Your unique insights into globalization and the importance that education is going to play in this ever flattening world was very important for our audiences to hear. Everyone enjoyed your delightful sense of humor. I'm happy you're in a role that keeps you closer to the action because we need people like you who understand this new world and can write about it in ways that inform people like me who want to help kids thrive in this new world." -Battelle for Kids

"You were an extraordinary addition to our 2005 Asia-Pacific Council meeting. For Council members and staff alike the SEE dialogue, with your artful moderation, stood out as a highlight. You also provided incredible clarity and insight for a day of complex Bilingual discussions." -The Nature Conservancy

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    Booking fees for Rik Kirkland, 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 Rik Kirkland, 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 Rik Kirkland?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Rik Kirkland 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 Rik Kirkland for your next private or corporate function.
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Senior Editor at Large, FORTUNE

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Rik Kirkland Biography

Winning The New Global Game

Yes, it's tough out there. In this rapidly globalizing, post-bubble era, business leaders face an array of challenges that have never been more complex. Growth is harder to come by. Pricing power is non-existent. Technological change and globalization continue to flatten barriers to entry even as leaders struggle to balance two overriding imperatives: restoring trust while delivering superior returns. Get a lively and insightful up-to-the-minute analysis of the four trends roiling every company--and what the best leaders are doing to come out ahead.

The Eagle Versus The Dragon: The Future Of China and The U.S.

No two countries will have a greater impact on shape of the 21st century than China and the U.S. While China is still wrestling with huge problems, its continued rise is certain to present the U.S. and its allies with unprecedented economic and political challenges. Here's a wide-ranging look where China seems to be heading and how the U.S. and the West should respond.

In the 20th century, the US won World Wars I and II and, after a 45 year struggle, the Cold war, putting its stamp across the planet's economy, politics and culture like no society since Rome. In the 21st century, however, America's pre-eminence is being pressured from all sides: by the rise of China and India (and to a lesser extent, an expanded Europe), by the threat of Islamic fundamentalism, and by the fiscal burdens of paying for both an empire and an aging society. A sober, thought-provoking and ultimately optimistic survey of what it will take for the U.S. to stay on top.

 

A Global Guide For Main Street

In today's world, overseas business and political decisions are rapidly reshaping daily life in large and surprising ways. Here's a guide to what globalization means to you, even if you never travel further than Rome, Georgia or Paris, Tennessee.

What's Ahead

A tomorrow's headlines look at the latest events affecting the outlook for the global business, political and economic environment.

About Rik Kirkland

An expert in global economic trends, Rik Kirkland forecasts the world to come as the new global economy gives way to new economic realities, including a reawakened Asia, controversy surrounding the European Union – and the leadership challenges they pose.

The New Global Realities: Competing in the global marketplace requires an understanding of its nuances and complexities. And Rik Kirkland, FORTUNE’s Senior Editor-at-Large, is well versed in them. A gifted journalist who’s been reporting on both European and Asian economic realities for over three decades, Kirkland knows the trends and the tendencies of both economic theaters. What’s more, he can connect his understanding of today’s economic realities to your audience’s needs, giving business leaders the information they need to navigate the economic realities of tomorrow’s global economy.

Expanding Asia: As China’s market becomes more liberal, and India stands to recoup some of the talent it’s been losing during its brain-drain of recent years, Asia stands poised to transform the global economy in unprecedented ways. What are the opportunities that expanding Asian markets provide? Kirkland, an expert in understanding the implications of a new Asia that’s clearly found its economic footing, shows you how to capitalize on the next economic wave.

Building a FORTUNE: As managing editor of FORTUNE, Kirkland oversaw and directed all editorial operations, and, during his tenure, the magazine was nominated three times as a National Magazine Award Finalist for general excellence. Kirkland, who’s served as European Editor in London, also directed the revival and expansion of FORTUNE's international editions and is the author of more than a dozen FORTUNE cover stories on a variety of topics.

Some of the great comments we've received for Rik Kirkland:

"As the Asian markets continue to be a source of opportunity for our businesses and clients, your global perspective was both fascinating and appreciated. Many of our companies are currently operating in Asia, but the market forces you describe will certainly change that current framework to a new dynamic in a short time. I received some very positive feedback following your presentation and discussion." -Diversified Agency Services

"Your unique insights into globalization and the importance that education is going to play in this ever flattening world was very important for our audiences to hear. Everyone enjoyed your delightful sense of humor. I'm happy you're in a role that keeps you closer to the action because we need people like you who understand this new world and can write about it in ways that inform people like me who want to help kids thrive in this new world." -Battelle for Kids

"You were an extraordinary addition to our 2005 Asia-Pacific Council meeting. For Council members and staff alike the SEE dialogue, with your artful moderation, stood out as a highlight. You also provided incredible clarity and insight for a day of complex Bilingual discussions." -The Nature Conservancy

FAQs on booking Rik Kirkland

  • How to book Rik Kirkland?

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

    Booking fees for Rik Kirkland, 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 Rik Kirkland, 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 Rik Kirkland?

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

Rik Kirkland is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Rik Kirkland for your event is available upon request. Rik Kirkland 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 Andy Serwer, Geoff Colvin, Marc Benioff, Carl Bass and Craig Venter. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Rik Kirkland for an upcoming event.

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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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