Simon Sinek is an unshakable optimist. He believes in a bright future and our ability to build it together. Described as “a visionary thinker with a rare intellect,” Sinek teaches leaders and organizations how to inspire people, with a bold goal to help build a world in which the vast majority of people go home every day feeling inspired, safe, and fulfilled by their work.
A trained ethnographer, Sinek is fascinated by the people and organizations that make the greatest and longest lasting impact in the world. Over the years, he has discovered some remarkable patterns about how they think, act, and communicate, and the environments in which people operate at their natural best. He has devoted his life to sharing his thinking in order to help other leaders and organizations inspire action.
Sinek may be best known for popularizing the concept of “Why” in his first Ted Talk in 2009. It rose to become the second most watched TED Talk of all time, and remains in the top five today with nearly 55 million views. His interview on millennials in the workplace broke the internet in 2016, garnering over 80 million views in a week. It has now been viewed hundreds of millions of times, leading to Sinek being YouTube’s fifth most searched term in 2017.
An acclaimed author, Sinek has written five books, including the global bestseller, Start With Why; and the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers Leaders Eat Last and Together is Better. He is also the author of Find Your Why: A Practical Guide to Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team, and his most recent book, The Infinite Game, also a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller.
Sinek’s unconventional and innovative views on business and leadership have attracted international attention. From the airline industry to the entertainment industry, from finance to fashion, from big business to entrepreneurs and police forces, Sinek has been invited to meet with a broad array of leaders and organizations in nearly every industry. He has also had the honor of sharing his ideas with multiple agencies of the US government as well as senior leaders in the United States Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, Army, and Coast Guard.
In addition, Sinek is an adjunct staff member of the RAND Corporation, one of the most highly regarded think tanks in the world. He is also active in the arts and in the not-for-profit world (though he prefers to call it the for-impact world).