Rank #1: #192 Navy Seal Commander Leadership Lessons - Rorke Denver
Commander Rorke T. Denver has run every phase of training for the U.S. Navy SEALs and led special-forces missions in the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and other international hot spots. He starred in the hit film Act of Valor, which is based on true SEAL adventures. His New York Times bestseller, Damn Few: Making the Modern SEAL Warrior, takes you inside his personal story and the fascinating, demanding SEAL training program. In his second book Worth Dying For: A Navy SEALs Call to a Nation, Rorke tackles the questions that have emerged about America’s past decade at war–from what makes a hero to why we fight and what it does to us. Rorke was most recently seen on FOX’s American Grit. The series followed 16 of the country’s toughest men and women as they faced a variety of military-grade and survival-themed challenges set in the wilderness.
An assistant officer in charge of BRAVO Platoon at SEAL Team THREE, he was deployed to SOUTCOM, the Central and South American Area of Operations. His platoon was the “alert” SEAL team for maritime interdiction, hostage rescue, counter-insurgency, and counter-narcotics. As SEAL officer aboard, Denver led his group’s response to a murderous uprising in the Ivory Coast nation of Liberia, launching advanced-force operations, conducting hydrographic beach reconnaissance, and helping to get U.S. Marines safely ashore.
In 2006, Denver was an officer in charge of BRAVO Platoon of SEAL Team THREE in Iraq’s Al Anbar Province in one of the most combat-heavy deployments of any regular SEAL team since Vietnam. Stationed in Habbaniya, his team conducted over 200 missions including sniper operations, direct assaults, special reconnaissance, and ground patrols. Denver’s team has been widely credited with propelling the “Tribal Awakening” that helped to neutralize Iraq’s insurgency. Denver was awarded the Bronze Star with “V” for valorous action in combat.
After returning to the United States, Denver was appointed flag lieutenant to Admiral Joseph Maguire, commanding officer of Naval Special Warfare, traveling to Afghanistan and briefing Congress on SEAL operations. In 2009, he became First Phase officer of SEAL Basic Training including Hell Week, then rose to Basic Training officer. He went on to run all phases of training including advanced sniper, hand-to-hand fighting, communications, diving, and language.
Denver is the founder of Ever Onward, a fresh, new brand designed to use Navy SEAL principles to call leaders to take action, to suffer, and to be bold so they can perform at their highest levels. He is a highly-sought after speaker to companies and organizations and provides numerous innovative products and services to help teams and individuals live and perform at higher levels.
Denver is an honor graduate of the United States Army Ranger School. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Syracuse University, where he was an All-American lacrosse player and captain of the varsity lacrosse team. He earned a Master’s Degree in Global Business Leadership from the University of San Diego.
Apr 25 2018
Rank #2: #218 Building Huge Success from Work Place Happiness - Scott Johnson
Aug 08 2018
Rank #3: #268 Chief Creative Office, Havas New York - Harry Bernstein
May 08 2019
Rank #4: #42 Investment Banking CEO on selling over 350 businesses & how to get the best valuation when selling your company - Ismael Wrixen
May 31 2016
Rank #5: #289 Founder and Global CEO of APR Consulting - Jillian Gibbs
Jul 24 2019
Rank #6: I&L 003: From trash picker to Director at Warner Brothers, 10 yrs of working on WB's Smallville + improving the world with media - Chris Petry
Apr 12 2016
Rank #7: #138 Investment Genius, Real Estate Mogul, & Founder of The Science of Success Podcast - Matt Bodnar
Mar 22 2017
Rank #8: #258 CEO/Founder High Fitness - Emily Nelson
Apr 03 2019
Rank #9: Speaker, Coach, Consultant and Author - Alan Stein, Jr.
Dec 26 2019
Rank #10: I&L 005: Curating the best of leaders, entrepreneurs, and women to teach them the indispensable value of relationships - Baya Voce
Apr 12 2016
Rank #11: #244 Executive Vice President Marketing and Communications - Rob Brough
Rob Brough is the executive vice president of Marketing and Communications for Zions Bank. A native of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Rob joined Zions Bank in February of 1997 as a public relations representative. In his current position, he is responsible for overseeing the communications, public relations, advertising and community relations activities for the Bank, its 135 branches throughout Utah and Idaho and its various subsidiaries.
Prior to joining Zions Bank, Brough spent two years with Salt Lake City-based Bremer Public Relations. He received a bachelor's degree in public relations from Brigham Young University and an MBA from the University of Utah.
In addition to his responsibilities at Zions Bank, Brough is also active in community affairs. He currently serves as chair of the Hale Centre Theatre Board of Trustees. He also serves as a member of the Road Home Board of Trustees, the Utah Junior Golf Association Board of Trustees, the BYU Athletics Advisory Council, the United Way of Salt Lake Young Leaders Steering Committee, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Utah Board of Directors, and the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area Board of Trustees.
Jan 23 2019
Rank #12: Chairman of JetBlue Airways, Professor at Stanford's Graduate School of Business, Founder of Peterson Partners. - Joel Peterson
Oct 09 2019
Rank #13: #181 CEO/Co-Founder of Skillshare - Michael Karnjanaprakorn
He is the founder of Skillshare, which is an online learning community. Over 3.5M members can explore thousands of classes, network with peers and potential employers, and showcase their talents to the world. Thier mission is to provide universal access to learning and opportunities.
He is also the founder of Turing Capital, which invests and incubates in blockchain companies.
Previously, he led the product team at Hot Potato (acquired by Facebook) and was an early employee at Behance (acquired by Adobe). He also a TED Fellow and listed as one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business.
He currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Feb 14 2018
Rank #14: #126 Innovation at Google - Moline Dastrup
Dec 14 2016
Rank #15: #85 $20 Million Dollar Exit and Humility You Wouldn’t Expect - Colt Henrie
Jul 29 2016
Rank #16: #242 Author of the Book Leap - Howard Yu
Jan 09 2019
Rank #17: #165 Viral Video Advertising and Getting Products in 20,000 Stores - Reed Quinn
Oct 18 2017
Rank #18: #177 Venture Capitalist and Best-Selling Author of THE FUZZY AND THE TECHIE - Scott Hartley
Scott Hartley is a venture capitalist and best-selling author of THE FUZZY AND THE TECHIE (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017), a Financial Times business book of the month, and finalist for the Financial Times and McKinsey & Company's Bracken Bower Prize for an author under 35. He is a Fortune 100 keynote speaker on the Liberal Arts in the age of the Algorithm. He has served as a Presidential Innovation Fellow at the White House, a Partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures (MDV), and a Venture Partner at Metamorphic Ventures. Prior to venture capital, Scott worked at Google, Facebook, and Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society. He has been a contributing author at MIT Press, and has written for publications such as Quartz, The Financial Times, and Foreign Policy, and been featured in USA Today, Harvard Business Review and The Wall Street Journal. He holds three degrees from Stanford and Columbia, has finished six marathon and Ironman 70.3 triathlons. He is a Term Member at the Council on Foreign Relations, and has visited over 70 countries.
Jan 17 2018
Rank #19: #153 Former Navy SEAL & NY Times Bestselling Author Chris Fussell on his new book "One Mission" Pt 1
Jul 19 2017
Rank #20: Chief Marketing Officer of Little Giant Ladder Systems - Matt Frisbie
Dec 18 2019