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 Deborah Perry Piscione Biography

Our most revered business icons of the last few decades are bold risk-takers who succeeded, such as Sir Richard Branson, Elon Musk and Steve Jobs. Yet, in today’s stock market-driven economy, companies are playing it safe, with too many leaders focused on short-term gains, and not enough on value creation. Our political leaders won’t make a move without polling their most important constituents. Corporate leaders will follow the wishes of their biggest stakeholders, favoring safe incremental improvements over bold, game-changing strategies. The result is a static business culture that generates forgettable results – even as the world demands big solutions.

So, how do we get back in the risk-taking game? By breaking a few eggs.

In The Risk Factor: Why Every Company Needs Big Bets, Bold Characters and the Occasional Spectacular Failure, Deborah Perry Piscione takes the most comprehensive look at this crucial, undervalued leadership behavior, and outlines how leaders must pivot to support risk-taking across the organization, rather than mitigating it. Exploring the heroes of risk, and the role risk-taking and failure-tolerance play in their successes, Piscione makes a compelling case for bold idea creation and decision making practices in leadership, corporate culture, talent development, smart work, sales and marketing, innovation and intellectual property, and crisis management. Drawing on case studies from a wide range of now-famous giants (Amazon, Netflix) and successful start-ups (Tesla, salesforce), she distills lessons for both new entrepreneurs and established companies whose longtime risk aversion has cost them more than they realize.

Deborah Perry Piscione is the author of The New York Times best-seller Secrets of Silicon Valley: What Everyone Else Can Learn from the Innovation Capital of the World and the co-author of Unfinished Business: The Ten Most Important Issues Women Face Today. Secrets of Silicon Valley has been called a "must read for anyone who wants to learn from Silicon Valley's success."

Piscione is a seasoned Silicon Valley entrepreneur in digital and traditional media who fell into entrepreneurship after a cross-country move from halls of power in Washington, DC. She built three companies in six years: BettyConfidential, a leader in the content and ecommerce space; Alley to the Valley, a network of the world's most influential women; and Chump Genius, an educational gaming company for kids. Piscione spent 18 years as a policy staffer in the US Congress and the White House and as an on-air commentator.

Deborah Perry Piscione has won numerous awards, including the Silicon Valley Woman Business Owner of the Year in 2009, a Gracie Allen Award and a distinguished award from The White House Project. As an expert on Silicon Valley, its management and creating entrepreneurial ecosystems, Piscione shares Silicon Valley secrets with governments, businesses and organizations around the world, suggesting ways other entities can achieve a similar alchemy.

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The People Equation: Why Innovation Is People, Not Products

The People Equation: Why Innovation Is People, Not Products

Secrets of Silicon Valley: What Everyone Else Can Learn from the Innovation Capital of the World

Secrets of Silicon Valley: What Everyone Else Can Learn from the Innovation Capital of the World

Speaking Topics

  • Bold Leadership

    Leadership is about courage. The courage to chance failing as the price for succeeding big. The courage to ignite the passions of your workforce and being open to great ideas from anyone at any time. It is about doing what is right, and seizing the moment when the iron is hot. So, why is this so hard? Because in all of the books and speeches about leadership, what has been neglected is how to master the art of risk-taking. In this exciting presentation, Deborah Perry Piscione shows how risk can become an incredibly powerful tool in the leader’s tool belt:

  • Building a Culture of How

    Corporate culture is the single greatest competitive differentiator, and is crucial to an organization’s long term success. Company culture is not just about what you do, but how you do it. Yet, every company culture is different, with its own hierarchies, preferred communications methods, sources of inspiration and energy, and unfortunately, its own series of speed bumps and gates that slow down change and hamper risk-taking. Yet, more has been learned than ever before about creating and adapting cultures that are fast, agile, collaborative and highly creative. An expert on corporate culture, Deborah shares her original cultural methodology on how companies should operate to best achieve an innovation culture and the blueprint of A Culture of How.

  • Pressing the HR Re-Set Button

    HR has been seen by a majority of company executives as the part of the organization that limits opportunities for innovation. Why? In her extensive research, Deobrah has identified the reasons for this negative perspective. More importantly, she shares the incredible opportunity for HR to hit the reset button to reinvent and be a partner in strategy, innovation and progress. HR is in the best position to do so, as it is the only part of the organization that touches every other part of the organization. She explores the big ideas that not only keeps HR relevant, but to be a driver for innovation and talent processes that will maximize the success of the entire organization.

  • Two Words That Will Change Innovation

    Not every company will be at the fore front of disruptive innovation. To many, the exercise feels a bit like herding cats. For this reason, Deborah has worked with several of the most innovative companies in the world to develop an original methodology in innovation called, “Improvisational Innovation,” which democratizes the ability for anyone at any level to create and experiment. Improvisational innovation offers a formal process by which anyone can submit ideas, be taken seriously and be protected in the process. It provides an opportunity for new revenue streams as well as processes that advance greater efficiencies. Deborah helps you understand how to help you shift to more effective innovation processes in your organization and teams.

  • Creating Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

    Why do governments around the world continuously send delegations to Silicon Valley to try to discover its secrets? In a time of economic downturn, what can Silicon Valley teach the rest of the world about entrepreneurialism and innovation? The secret is in the synergy that creates an entrepreneurial ecosystem. In this keynote, speaker Deborah Perry Piscione explains how different parts of the ecosystem come together as an interconnected web: the innovative approaches to business and finance, the collaborative ventures between private and public sectors, the interplay between higher education and the business community, the networks, the commercialization know-how, the open attitude toward immigrants, and all the other extras that attract the creative class and boost the quality of life. But then there's also that elusive spark: the quality of entrepreneurialism that is the region's signature asset
    • its sport, religion, and identity. As Piscione explains, there are six characteristics that all Silicon Valley entrepreneurs radiate: passion, authenticity, love of ideas, appetite for risk, trustworthiness, and resilience. With the spirit of entrepreneurialism at the heart of the ecosystem, you create a distinct and extraordinary culture in which business is conducted not as cutthroat competition but as open inquiry and collaboration that nurture ideas, talent, products, and human potential. Piscione's presentation captures the best of Silicon Valley so that others may create similar ecosystems and share in its success.

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Deborah Perry Piscione

Bestselling Innovation Author and Entrepreneur

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Deborah Perry Piscione Biography

Our most revered business icons of the last few decades are bold risk-takers who succeeded, such as Sir Richard Branson, Elon Musk and Steve Jobs. Yet, in today’s stock market-driven economy, companies are playing it safe, with too many leaders focused on short-term gains, and not enough on value creation. Our political leaders won’t make a move without polling their most important constituents. Corporate leaders will follow the wishes of their biggest stakeholders, favoring safe incremental improvements over bold, game-changing strategies. The result is a static business culture that generates forgettable results – even as the world demands big solutions.

So, how do we get back in the risk-taking game? By breaking a few eggs.

In The Risk Factor: Why Every Company Needs Big Bets, Bold Characters and the Occasional Spectacular Failure, Deborah Perry Piscione takes the most comprehensive look at this crucial, undervalued leadership behavior, and outlines how leaders must pivot to support risk-taking across the organization, rather than mitigating it. Exploring the heroes of risk, and the role risk-taking and failure-tolerance play in their successes, Piscione makes a compelling case for bold idea creation and decision making practices in leadership, corporate culture, talent development, smart work, sales and marketing, innovation and intellectual property, and crisis management. Drawing on case studies from a wide range of now-famous giants (Amazon, Netflix) and successful start-ups (Tesla, salesforce), she distills lessons for both new entrepreneurs and established companies whose longtime risk aversion has cost them more than they realize.

Deborah Perry Piscione is the author of The New York Times best-seller Secrets of Silicon Valley: What Everyone Else Can Learn from the Innovation Capital of the World and the co-author of Unfinished Business: The Ten Most Important Issues Women Face Today. Secrets of Silicon Valley has been called a "must read for anyone who wants to learn from Silicon Valley's success."

Piscione is a seasoned Silicon Valley entrepreneur in digital and traditional media who fell into entrepreneurship after a cross-country move from halls of power in Washington, DC. She built three companies in six years: BettyConfidential, a leader in the content and ecommerce space; Alley to the Valley, a network of the world's most influential women; and Chump Genius, an educational gaming company for kids. Piscione spent 18 years as a policy staffer in the US Congress and the White House and as an on-air commentator.

Deborah Perry Piscione has won numerous awards, including the Silicon Valley Woman Business Owner of the Year in 2009, a Gracie Allen Award and a distinguished award from The White House Project. As an expert on Silicon Valley, its management and creating entrepreneurial ecosystems, Piscione shares Silicon Valley secrets with governments, businesses and organizations around the world, suggesting ways other entities can achieve a similar alchemy.

Deborah Perry Piscione Videos

  • Merrick School Speaker Series: Deborah Perry Piscione - YouTube
  • The Risk Factor | Deborah Perry Piscione | TEDxHarkerSchool ...
  • The People Equation: Why Innovation is People Not Products

Deborah Perry Piscione Books

Deborah Perry Piscione Speaking Topics

  • Bold Leadership

    Leadership is about courage. The courage to chance failing as the price for succeeding big. The courage to ignite the passions of your workforce and being open to great ideas from anyone at any time. It is about doing what is right, and seizing the moment when the iron is hot. So, why is this so hard? Because in all of the books and speeches about leadership, what has been neglected is how to master the art of risk-taking. In this exciting presentation, Deborah Perry Piscione shows how risk can become an incredibly powerful tool in the leader’s tool belt:

  • Building a Culture of How

    Corporate culture is the single greatest competitive differentiator, and is crucial to an organization’s long term success. Company culture is not just about what you do, but how you do it. Yet, every company culture is different, with its own hierarchies, preferred communications methods, sources of inspiration and energy, and unfortunately, its own series of speed bumps and gates that slow down change and hamper risk-taking. Yet, more has been learned than ever before about creating and adapting cultures that are fast, agile, collaborative and highly creative. An expert on corporate culture, Deborah shares her original cultural methodology on how companies should operate to best achieve an innovation culture and the blueprint of A Culture of How.

  • Pressing the HR Re-Set Button

    HR has been seen by a majority of company executives as the part of the organization that limits opportunities for innovation. Why? In her extensive research, Deobrah has identified the reasons for this negative perspective. More importantly, she shares the incredible opportunity for HR to hit the reset button to reinvent and be a partner in strategy, innovation and progress. HR is in the best position to do so, as it is the only part of the organization that touches every other part of the organization. She explores the big ideas that not only keeps HR relevant, but to be a driver for innovation and talent processes that will maximize the success of the entire organization.

  • Two Words That Will Change Innovation

    Not every company will be at the fore front of disruptive innovation. To many, the exercise feels a bit like herding cats. For this reason, Deborah has worked with several of the most innovative companies in the world to develop an original methodology in innovation called, “Improvisational Innovation,” which democratizes the ability for anyone at any level to create and experiment. Improvisational innovation offers a formal process by which anyone can submit ideas, be taken seriously and be protected in the process. It provides an opportunity for new revenue streams as well as processes that advance greater efficiencies. Deborah helps you understand how to help you shift to more effective innovation processes in your organization and teams.

  • Creating Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

    Why do governments around the world continuously send delegations to Silicon Valley to try to discover its secrets? In a time of economic downturn, what can Silicon Valley teach the rest of the world about entrepreneurialism and innovation? The secret is in the synergy that creates an entrepreneurial ecosystem. In this keynote, speaker Deborah Perry Piscione explains how different parts of the ecosystem come together as an interconnected web: the innovative approaches to business and finance, the collaborative ventures between private and public sectors, the interplay between higher education and the business community, the networks, the commercialization know-how, the open attitude toward immigrants, and all the other extras that attract the creative class and boost the quality of life. But then there's also that elusive spark: the quality of entrepreneurialism that is the region's signature asset
    • its sport, religion, and identity. As Piscione explains, there are six characteristics that all Silicon Valley entrepreneurs radiate: passion, authenticity, love of ideas, appetite for risk, trustworthiness, and resilience. With the spirit of entrepreneurialism at the heart of the ecosystem, you create a distinct and extraordinary culture in which business is conducted not as cutthroat competition but as open inquiry and collaboration that nurture ideas, talent, products, and human potential. Piscione's presentation captures the best of Silicon Valley so that others may create similar ecosystems and share in its success.

FAQs on booking Deborah Perry Piscione

  • How to book Deborah Perry Piscione?
    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Deborah Perry Piscione 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 Deborah Perry Piscione, 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 Deborah Perry Piscione or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Deborah Perry Piscione?
    Booking fees for Deborah Perry Piscione, 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 Deborah Perry Piscione, 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 Deborah Perry Piscione?
    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Deborah Perry Piscione 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 Deborah Perry Piscione 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 Deborah Perry Piscione or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Deborah Perry Piscione 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.

Deborah Perry Piscione is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Deborah Perry Piscione for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Deborah Perry Piscione generally travels from Washington, DC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Star Jones, Caroline Baron, Malaak Compton-Rock, Hoda Kotb and Janine Turner. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Deborah Perry Piscione for an upcoming event.

Deborah Perry Piscione Speaker Videos

  • Merrick School Speaker Series: Deborah Perry Piscione - YouTube
    The Risk Factor | Deborah Perry Piscione | TEDxHarkerSchool ...
  • The People Equation: Why Innovation is People Not Products
    Unlocking the Secrets of Silicon Valley

Deborah Perry Piscione Speaking Topics

  • Bold Leadership

    Leadership is about courage. The courage to chance failing as the price for succeeding big. The courage to ignite the passions of your workforce and being open to great ideas from anyone at any time. It is about doing what is right, and seizing the moment when the iron is hot. So, why is this so hard? Because in all of the books and speeches about leadership, what has been neglected is how to master the art of risk-taking. In this exciting presentation, Deborah Perry Piscione shows how risk can become an incredibly powerful tool in the leader’s tool belt:

  • Building a Culture of How

    Corporate culture is the single greatest competitive differentiator, and is crucial to an organization’s long term success. Company culture is not just about what you do, but how you do it. Yet, every company culture is different, with its own hierarchies, preferred communications methods, sources of inspiration and energy, and unfortunately, its own series of speed bumps and gates that slow down change and hamper risk-taking. Yet, more has been learned than ever before about creating and adapting cultures that are fast, agile, collaborative and highly creative. An expert on corporate culture, Deborah shares her original cultural methodology on how companies should operate to best achieve an innovation culture and the blueprint of A Culture of How.

  • Pressing the HR Re-Set Button

    HR has been seen by a majority of company executives as the part of the organization that limits opportunities for innovation. Why? In her extensive research, Deobrah has identified the reasons for this negative perspective. More importantly, she shares the incredible opportunity for HR to hit the reset button to reinvent and be a partner in strategy, innovation and progress. HR is in the best position to do so, as it is the only part of the organization that touches every other part of the organization. She explores the big ideas that not only keeps HR relevant, but to be a driver for innovation and talent processes that will maximize the success of the entire organization.

  • Two Words That Will Change Innovation

    Not every company will be at the fore front of disruptive innovation. To many, the exercise feels a bit like herding cats. For this reason, Deborah has worked with several of the most innovative companies in the world to develop an original methodology in innovation called, “Improvisational Innovation,” which democratizes the ability for anyone at any level to create and experiment. Improvisational innovation offers a formal process by which anyone can submit ideas, be taken seriously and be protected in the process. It provides an opportunity for new revenue streams as well as processes that advance greater efficiencies. Deborah helps you understand how to help you shift to more effective innovation processes in your organization and teams.

  • Creating Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

    Why do governments around the world continuously send delegations to Silicon Valley to try to discover its secrets? In a time of economic downturn, what can Silicon Valley teach the rest of the world about entrepreneurialism and innovation? The secret is in the synergy that creates an entrepreneurial ecosystem. In this keynote, speaker Deborah Perry Piscione explains how different parts of the ecosystem come together as an interconnected web: the innovative approaches to business and finance, the collaborative ventures between private and public sectors, the interplay between higher education and the business community, the networks, the commercialization know-how, the open attitude toward immigrants, and all the other extras that attract the creative class and boost the quality of life. But then there's also that elusive spark: the quality of entrepreneurialism that is the region's signature asset
    • its sport, religion, and identity. As Piscione explains, there are six characteristics that all Silicon Valley entrepreneurs radiate: passion, authenticity, love of ideas, appetite for risk, trustworthiness, and resilience. With the spirit of entrepreneurialism at the heart of the ecosystem, you create a distinct and extraordinary culture in which business is conducted not as cutthroat competition but as open inquiry and collaboration that nurture ideas, talent, products, and human potential. Piscione's presentation captures the best of Silicon Valley so that others may create similar ecosystems and share in its success.

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