David Nour is a growth strategist and the thought leader on Relationship Economics® - the quantifiable value of business relationships. In a global economy that is becoming increasingly disconnected, The Nour Group, Inc. has attracted consulting clients such as KPMG, Siemens, Disney, Gen Re Insurance, Amerinet, and over 100 marquee organizations in driving unprecedented growth through unique return on their strategic relationships. David has pioneered the phenomenon that relationships are the greatest off balance sheet asset any organization possesses, large and small, public and private.
He annually delivers 50 global keynotes at leading industry association conferences, corporate meetings, and academic forums. He is often a guest lecturer at the Goizueta Business School at Emory University and Georgia Tech’s College of Management.
David’s unique perspective and independent insights on Relationship Economics® have been featured in a variety of prominent blogs and publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Fast Company, Knowledge@Wharton, Associations Now, Huffington Post Business, Entrepreneur and Success magazine. He is the author of several books including the best selling Relationship Economics (Wiley), ConnectAbility (McGraw-Hill), The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Raising Capital (Praeger) and Return on Impact – Leadership Strategies for the Age of Connected Relationships (ASAE, 2012).
An Eagle Scout himself, David is passionate about youth with his foundation’s support of the Centennial Scouting movement, Junior Achievement, One Voice – aiming to create peace in the Middle East, and the High Tech Ministries.
A native of Iran, David came to the U.S. with a suitcase, $100, limited family ties and no fluency in English! He earned an Executive MBA from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University and a BA degree in Management from Georgia State University.
Relationship Economics® - The Art and Science of Business Relationships
2007 cornerstone keynote delivered to more than 100 client sessions; focused on the quantifiable value of business relationships and a systematic process to identify, build, nurture and leverage personal, functional and strategic relationships.
If you always do what you always did, you'll always get what you always got. True innovation requires invention plus implementation. Learn how to think beyond classical methodologies towards new approaches to fostering innovation and generating quantifiable results.
7Ms of Intrapreneurial Success - How to Thrive Amidst Mediocrity
Many of the "Must Have" characteristics and success factors we admire about entrepreneurs are applicable within large, complex organizations as well. Learn the actionable steps required to take any idea to a world-class product or service. Particularly relevant to organizations that have acquired smaller, more agile companies. Learn how to keep them thriving!
The Immigrant Success DNA - What You Can Learn from Their Drive to Succeed
First generation immigrants are four times more likely to become millionaires in this country than those of us who were born here. Why? This compelling presentation uses a series of immigrant success stories to convey their inherent drive, commitment, work ethic, and dedication to personal and professional development.
Flight Risk™ - Why Most High Potentials Leave!
All of those A-players you've spent time, effort, and resources recruiting are walking out the door. Maybe not physically, but certainly mentally. Learn why they leave and how to keep four generations of diverse worksfoce wanting to stay.
Introspective Leadership™ - The Challenges and Opportunities Facing the Next Generation of Leaders
Learn what today's successful executives consider their most valuable lessons learned along the way. How do they define resilience? What are the biggest leadership challenges and opportunities of their generation? Who were their mentors and what did they teach them?
“I found David to be incredibly knowledgeable, creative and forthright. I would gladly work with David again if given the opportunity.”
“With David's enthusiasm , you can't be in the same state and not be motivated! Beyond the motivation factor, his teachings are right on. They can be applied to anyone in any industry. I highly recommend each organization & individuals alike listen to David!”
5 Technology Trends Every Association Executive Should Follow
Thursday, May 5, 2016
I have been consulting, speaking and publishing on the art and science of relationships for almost two decades now. I’m always amazed at how much I learn after one of my books comes out. The publication opens up new opportunities to talk about my ideas, and that leads to meetings with people who are deep in the trenches doing what I have written about.
Right now I’m writing a new book and working on revisions to several others. I try for 40-50 percent new content with each change. My research process includes new interviews and circling back to people I respect and trust for conversations about the latest developments in their work.
For updates on my book Return on Impact, I am specifically interested in what’s happening in the association space, which has unique attributes.
- Even though the biggest associations are technically SMBs from the standpoint of revenue and employee count, they have an enormous impact on their industries.
- They are often the governing body and—if their leaders are smart and non-partisan—they have influence along their industry’s entire supply chain.
- They are the original social network, connecting a broad base of constituents.
- Because of their nonprofit orientation, many don’t pay for exceptional talent and as a result, they are not benefitting from sufficient intellectual horsepower.
- Unfortunately, because associations haven’t had to compete the way other business models do, they are prone to complacency.
I’m painting with a broad brush, but if you are familiar with the association landscape, you recognize the truth in these generalizations.
Recently I met an exception, and I'd like to share some of his exceptional thinking with you. Reggie Henry, CIO at the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). I have found most I.T. people are buried in their “speeds and feeds” and “bits and bytes.” Reggie is the opposite. He focuses on the business applications of that technology, not its features and functions. In our recent meeting, Reggie shared five key trends that are dramatically impacting the association world.
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52 Questions for Insane Conversations:
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
52 Questions for Insane Conversations: How have you overcome a recent failure?
Let’s face it, as Americans we don't like to fail! It's not in our nature to understand it, accept it, put up with it, like it, or ever get used to it. We see it as a sign of weakness, incompetence, or lack of willpower to overcome obstacles. I don't know about you, but ever since I was a kid, it was driven into me that failure is bad. Obviously, most of us fail professionally at some point; many of us fail at something on a daily basis!
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