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Cal Fussman

New York Times Bestselling Author, World-Renowned Interviewer, Podcast Host & Corporate Storytelling Consultant

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Cal Fussman Biography

Cal Fussman is an American journalist and author. He is a Writer at Large for Esquire magazine, known for the What I've Learned column, where he interviews leaders in various fields, which have included Mikhail Gorbachev, Jimmy Carter, Ted Kennedy, Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson, Jack Welch, Robert De Niro, Clint Eastwood, Al Pacino, George Clooney, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Bruce Springsteen, Dr. Dre, Quincy Jones, Woody Allen, Barbara Walters, Pelé, Yao Ming, Serena Williams, John Wooden, and Muhammad Ali.

Fussman started his career as a sportswriter for The Miami Herald and The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, then moved to New York, where his work appeared in the magazines Inside Sports and Sports Illustrated. He learned how to interview on trains and buses, when he travelled around the world for 10 years and was constantly in conversation with people from all cultures and walks of life. Fussman's writing during this time and thereafter often revolved around quests.

Fussman began contributing to Esquire when David M. Granger took over as Editor in Chief in 1997. He became the lead interviewer for the magazine's "What I've Learned" column, in which people who have lived extraordinary lives discuss the wisdom they have accrued. Some the "What I've Learned" column, have reissued in two books titled "The Meaning of Life." The Austin Chronicle has described Fussman's work in this format as "peerless" and "prolific". Fussman has a chapter giving advice in Tim Ferriss' book "Tools of Titans."

Fussman's keynotes and interactive workshops are derived from decades of interviewing hundreds of the world’s most extraordinary individuals. He inspires organizations to take a fresh look at their business through storytelling, connection and the fundamental idea that Changing your Questions can Change your Life.

Speaking Topics
  • Change Your Questions Change Your Life; Rediscover Your Childhood Curiosity; Becoming a Better Storyteller; Listening is the Answer; How to Connect with Anybody

Videos
Books
Kingdom Come: Inside The Money, Race And Politics Of Lebron James Rookie Of The Year Season

Kingdom Come: Inside The Money, Race And Politics Of Lebron James Rookie Of The Year Season

After Jackie: Pride, Prejudice, and Baseball's Forgotten Heroes: An Oral History

After Jackie: Pride, Prejudice, and Baseball's Forgotten Heroes: An Oral History

Double or Nothing: How Two Friends Risked It All to Buy One of Las Vegas' Legendary Casinos

Double or Nothing: How Two Friends Risked It All to Buy One of Las Vegas' Legendary Casinos

The Guest Who Threw Tomatoes

The Guest Who Threw Tomatoes

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  • HOW TO BOOK Cal Fussman?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Cal Fussman for both live and virtual events 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 for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Cal Fussman, 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 Cal Fussman or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Cal Fussman?

    Booking fees for Cal Fussman, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking 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 Cal Fussman, 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 Cal Fussman?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Cal Fussman 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 Cal Fussman 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 Cal Fussman or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Cal Fussman 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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New York Times Bestselling Author, World-Renowned Interviewer, Podcast Host & Corporate Storytelling Consultant

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Cal Fussman Biography

Cal Fussman is an American journalist and author. He is a Writer at Large for Esquire magazine, known for the What I've Learned column, where he interviews leaders in various fields, which have included Mikhail Gorbachev, Jimmy Carter, Ted Kennedy, Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson, Jack Welch, Robert De Niro, Clint Eastwood, Al Pacino, George Clooney, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Bruce Springsteen, Dr. Dre, Quincy Jones, Woody Allen, Barbara Walters, Pelé, Yao Ming, Serena Williams, John Wooden, and Muhammad Ali.

Fussman started his career as a sportswriter for The Miami Herald and The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, then moved to New York, where his work appeared in the magazines Inside Sports and Sports Illustrated. He learned how to interview on trains and buses, when he travelled around the world for 10 years and was constantly in conversation with people from all cultures and walks of life. Fussman's writing during this time and thereafter often revolved around quests.

Fussman began contributing to Esquire when David M. Granger took over as Editor in Chief in 1997. He became the lead interviewer for the magazine's "What I've Learned" column, in which people who have lived extraordinary lives discuss the wisdom they have accrued. Some the "What I've Learned" column, have reissued in two books titled "The Meaning of Life." The Austin Chronicle has described Fussman's work in this format as "peerless" and "prolific". Fussman has a chapter giving advice in Tim Ferriss' book "Tools of Titans."

Fussman's keynotes and interactive workshops are derived from decades of interviewing hundreds of the world’s most extraordinary individuals. He inspires organizations to take a fresh look at their business through storytelling, connection and the fundamental idea that Changing your Questions can Change your Life.

Cal Fussman Speaking Topics

  • Change Your Questions Change Your Life; Rediscover Your Childhood Curiosity; Becoming a Better Storyteller; Listening is the Answer; How to Connect with Anybody

Cal Fussman Videos

  • Cal Fussman - Care24 Global Keynote
  • #JOIN2019 Keynote - Cal Fussman
  • Cal Fussman — How to Tell Your Story

Cal Fussman Books

FAQs on booking Cal Fussman

  • How to book Cal Fussman?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Cal Fussman for both live and virtual events for over 20 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 for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Cal Fussman, 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 Cal Fussman or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Cal Fussman?

    Booking fees for Cal Fussman, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking 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 Cal Fussman, 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 Cal Fussman?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Cal Fussman for clients worldwide for more than 20 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 Cal Fussman 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 Cal Fussman or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Cal Fussman 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.

Cal Fussman is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Change Your Questions Change Your Life; Rediscover Your Childhood Curiosity; Becoming a Better Storyteller; Listening is the Answer; How to Connect with Anybody. The estimated speaking fee range to book Cal Fussman for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Cal Fussman generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jeffrey Kluger, Montel Williams, Suze Orman, Joan Lunden and Amanda Knox. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Cal Fussman for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Cal Fussman Speaking Topics

  • Change Your Questions Change Your Life; Rediscover Your Childhood Curiosity; Becoming a Better Storyteller; Listening is the Answer; How to Connect with Anybody

Cal Fussman Speaker Videos

  • Cal Fussman - Care24 Global Keynote
    #JOIN2019 Keynote - Cal Fussman
  • Cal Fussman — How to Tell Your Story

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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.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

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