The High Performance Anthropologist
Rasmus Ankersen has trained with the planet’s best athletes to translate their secrets of high performance into usable strategies for leaders and businesses. Known for his bestselling book The Goldmine Effect: Crack the Secrets of High Performance, he is also the author of Hunger in Paradise: The War Against Complacency, where he explains how to maintain — and surpass — the momentum needed to bring success. Using real-life examples and result-driven insights, Rasmus explains how to find talent you never thought existed; how to strengthen high performance patterns in teams and individuals; how to develop winning cultures; and how to create a sense of urgency to bring about world-class results.
Rasmus wrote his first book, The DNA of a Winner, at the age of 22, and a year later, published his second book, Leader DNA, based on field studies of 25 high-profile leaders, including Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the Secretary of NATO, and Jorgen Vig Knudstorp, the CEO of LEGO Group.
Among Rasmus’ clients are organizations such as Facebook, Boston Consulting Group, IKEA, Rotman Business School, Nasdaq, Ernst&Young, Google, Tui, SAP, and many more.
In the media, he has been featured on Sky News Business, CBC, Global, and Fox Sports, and is also a regular columnist in several business magazines. For his work, he has won a Berlingske business magazine award and been named one of the three biggest business talents in Denmark.
Rasmus is also the Chairman of FC Midtjylland, the current champions of the Danish League, and a Director at Brentford FC. Both are known as some of Europe’s most innovative football clubs, especially recognized for their use of big data to drive decision-making.