Yes, our brain is masochist | Antonio Nieto Rodriguez | TEDxULB
Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez is a Thought Leader, Author, Practitioner, and Professor. He is the creator of concepts such as the Hierarchy of Purpose, featured by Harvard Business Review, and The Project Manifesto; which argue that projects are the lingua franca of the business and personal worlds from the C-suite to managing your career or relationships.
His research and global impact in modern management been recognized by Thinkers50 with the prestigious award "Ideas into Practice" and by the Global Gurus as #8 Educator in the world.
Antonio is the author of “The Project Revolution” (LID) - just released - and “The Focused Organization” (Taylor & Francis), and contributor to other five management books.
A much-in-demand speaker at events worldwide, over the past 15 years, he has presented at more than 160 conferences around the world: European Business Summit, Gartner, TEDx.
Antonio has held leadership positions in PricewaterhouseCoopers, BNP Paribas Fortis, and GlaxoSmithKline. He is a visiting Professor of Duke Corporate Education and IE Business School and 2016 Chairman of the Project Management Institute
Born in Madrid, Spain, and educated in Germany, Mexico, Italy, and the United States, Antonio is an Economist with an MBA from London Business School and Insead's International Director Program. He is fluent in five languages.
Director - Head of Project Management Office - 2015 - Present
Visiting Professor - Duke Corporate Education - 2014 - Present
Visiting Professor - IE Business School - 2014 - Present
The Project Revolution: How to Succeed in a Project Driven world - May 7, 2019. Imagine a world in which most projects - personal, social, corporate, organisational and governmental are successfully accomplished.
Keynote Topics: Navigating Disruption - Innovation Find inspiration from the world’s most astonishing disruptions, like Ryanair, Uber, Philips, Tesla…, ; and the crucial role leadership plays in today’s turbulent times.
Execution Culture - Leadership Learn how leading organizations, such as Apple, Lego, Huawei, Singapore Airlines… create a culture that thrives for strategy execution through extreme prioritization.
Successful M&As - Growth Hear what can be learned from the failure of the largest acquisition in the Financial Sector history, the takeover of ABN AMBRO; and GE’s key ingredients for successful M&A.
Enhance Focus - Leadership Dalai Lama, Steve Jobs, Warren Buffet, and other great leaders have one common skill: their ability to Focus. Learn how to increase Focus and rise Productivity, Happiness and personal Satisfaction
The Project Manifesto - Growth Learn the next generation of Project Management, PMOs and Portfolio Management; how to become a project driven organization to accelerate successful implementation.
Industry Forecast - Innovation Banking, Pharma, Oil, Gas, Telecom, Retail, Professional Services…, whatever the industry, the future will be different, find out the latest trends, and how they will impact your organization.
Corp. Governance 2.0 - Growth InBev, Facebook, Inditex…, world class Board of Directors shifted their focus from value preservation – monitoring – to value creation – leading. Understand how.
Policy Implementation - Leadership Successful governments craft a long-term vision for their countries and regions; and focus on policy implementation. UAE, Singapore,.. started decades ago, hear how.
Testimonials: “Antonio was a keynote speaker at our top 300 managers conference, and attendees unanimously acclaimed his intellectual sharpness, oratorical dexterity and interpersonal skills. Antonio has a knack for breaking complex topics down into easy-to-grasp subjects. In addition, participants also appreciated his ability to apply management and strategy topics to real-life challenges, shedding light on quick yet effective ways to efficiently solve everyday problems. In short: Antonio is a brilliant, savvy presenter whom I would like to hear again and again and again”. IBM Strategy Senior VP