Entrepreneur | Co-Author of The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age
Ben Casnocha is an award-winning entrepreneur and author from Silicon Valley. BusinessWeek named him”one of America’s top young entrepreneurs,” while PoliticsOnline called him one of the “25 most influential people in the world of internet and politics.” The co-author of both the #1 New York Times bestselling book The Start-Up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career, and the newly released title, The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age, Casnocha speaks about entrepreneurship and the future of work, and empowers all who hear him to take control of their professional trajectory.
Casnocha is a technology entrepreneur who founded Comcate, Inc., a leading e-government software company, when he was just 14 years old. He also incubates and advises internet entrepreneurs at Wasabi Ventures. He recently served as Chief of Staff to the Chairman at LinkedIn.
He has written for Newsweek, the American Enterprise Institute, NPR’s “Marketplace” and the U.S. State Department, and dozens of media outlets have covered his work including CNN, Charlie Rose, and The Economist. Human Resources magazine named him one of the top trendsetters in the talent industry for the year 2015 and BusinessWeek named him “one of America’s top young entrepreneurs.”
Casnocha’s book, The Start-Up of You, is co-authored with Linkedin founder and chairman Reid Hoffman, while The Alliance is co-authored with Hoffman and Chris Yeh, and based on their Harvard Business Review article, “Tours of Duty: The New Employer-Employee Compact.”
An accomplished traveler and speaker, Casnocha has addressed thousands of people around the world.