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John Butman

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 John Butman Biography

How does a new idea take hold in our society? How do we create meaningful change in a "crazy busy" culture? John Butman has been helping to identify and shape big ideas for individuals, businesses, and nonprofit organizations for 25 years. Now, in an upcoming book, Butman identifies a new kind of influencer that is shaping our society: The Idea Entrepreneurs.

These people – some famous celebrities, others less well known but with many devoted followers – are able to "change the mind of society" through a new and fascinating combination of education, entertainment, and commerce. They live their passions and often have endured significant personal sacrifice to bring their ideas into the world. Butman tells the fascinating stories of a dozen of these bold idea entrepreneurs and their driving concepts, including Greg Mortenson, Martha Stewart, Edward Tufte, and Bryant Terry.

Everyone who wants to bring a new idea into the world dreams of having it broadly understood and taken up. How to do this, though? Butman reveals that idea entrepreneurs achieve their influence in remarkably similar ways. He shows all the vital ingredients for making a "great ball of mush" into something that can – and does – change lives.

Butman himself is a master in the art of shaping ideas. From 1989, as principal of his own company Idea Platforms, Inc., he has developed and produced award-winning communications in a wide range of written and visual media for clients and partners in diverse fields of endeavor throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. Clients include leading universities, major nonprofits and government organizations, successful businesses, and world-class management consultancies.

Butman has collaborated in the creation of more than 20 popular books and the full range of communications expressions (from speeches to tweets) that have brought his partners and clients national and international prominence as thought leaders. Recent bestsellers include Real Boys: Rescuing Our Sons from the Myths of Boyhood, which propelled its author, psychologist Dr. William Pollack, to become an international voice for boys' issues; and Trading Up: Why Consumers Want New Luxury Goods--and How Companies Create Them, which catapulted management consultant Michael J. Silverstein to international prominence in the business world. Soon, he will launch The Emotional Calendar, a collaboration with Harvard psychiatrist John R. Sharp on the effects of natural and cultural seasons on our emotions and behaviors.

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    Booking fees for John Butman, 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 John Butman, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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John Butman Biography

How does a new idea take hold in our society? How do we create meaningful change in a "crazy busy" culture? John Butman has been helping to identify and shape big ideas for individuals, businesses, and nonprofit organizations for 25 years. Now, in an upcoming book, Butman identifies a new kind of influencer that is shaping our society: The Idea Entrepreneurs.

These people – some famous celebrities, others less well known but with many devoted followers – are able to "change the mind of society" through a new and fascinating combination of education, entertainment, and commerce. They live their passions and often have endured significant personal sacrifice to bring their ideas into the world. Butman tells the fascinating stories of a dozen of these bold idea entrepreneurs and their driving concepts, including Greg Mortenson, Martha Stewart, Edward Tufte, and Bryant Terry.

Everyone who wants to bring a new idea into the world dreams of having it broadly understood and taken up. How to do this, though? Butman reveals that idea entrepreneurs achieve their influence in remarkably similar ways. He shows all the vital ingredients for making a "great ball of mush" into something that can – and does – change lives.

Butman himself is a master in the art of shaping ideas. From 1989, as principal of his own company Idea Platforms, Inc., he has developed and produced award-winning communications in a wide range of written and visual media for clients and partners in diverse fields of endeavor throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. Clients include leading universities, major nonprofits and government organizations, successful businesses, and world-class management consultancies.

Butman has collaborated in the creation of more than 20 popular books and the full range of communications expressions (from speeches to tweets) that have brought his partners and clients national and international prominence as thought leaders. Recent bestsellers include Real Boys: Rescuing Our Sons from the Myths of Boyhood, which propelled its author, psychologist Dr. William Pollack, to become an international voice for boys' issues; and Trading Up: Why Consumers Want New Luxury Goods--and How Companies Create Them, which catapulted management consultant Michael J. Silverstein to international prominence in the business world. Soon, he will launch The Emotional Calendar, a collaboration with Harvard psychiatrist John R. Sharp on the effects of natural and cultural seasons on our emotions and behaviors.

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  • How to Succeed as an Idea Entrepreneur, with John Butman | Big Think Mentor
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  • How to book John Butman?

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

    Booking fees for John Butman, 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 John Butman, 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 John Butman?

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

John Butman is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book John Butman for your event is available upon request. John Butman generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Mark Victor Hansen, Farrah Gray, Hugh Evans, Caroline Casey and John Wood. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling John Butman for an upcoming event.

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  • How to Succeed as an Idea Entrepreneur, with John Butman | Big Think Mentor
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