Jason Jennings

  • Authority on Leadership, Growth and Innovation
  • Named one of the top 6 Most Inspirational Speakers by Global Gurus
  • Researcher and Expert Sales Strategist

Jason Jennings is a researcher and one of the most successful and prolific business and leadership authors in the world and his greatest thrill is helping lead individuals and companies to their full economic potential.

He began his career as a radio and television reporter and was the youngest radio station group owner in the nation. Later, he founded Jennings-McGlothlin & Company, a consulting firm that became the world's largest media consultancy and his legendary programming and sales strategies are credited with revolutionizing many parts of the broadcasting industry.

He traveled the globe in search of the world's fastest companies for his landmark book, It's Not the Big That Eat the Small - It's the Fast That Eat the Slow. Within weeks of its release it hit the Wall Street Journal, USA Today and New York Times Bestsellers Lists. Now published in 32 languages, USA TODAY named it one of the top 25 books of the year!

Next, he and his research teams identified the world's ten most productive companies for his bestseller Less Is More. That was followed by his next book, Think BIG - Act Small, which profiled the only ten companies in the world to have organically grown both revenues and profits by double digits every year for ten consecutive years. Like all his previous books it debuted on all the bestseller charts. His latest book, Hit the Ground Running - A Manual for Leaders reveals the tactics and strategies of the ten CEO's who created the greatest amount of economic value between 2000 and 2009.

His next book for his publisher Penguin Putnam, The Reinventors - How Extraordinary Companies Pursue Radical Continuous Change, released May 12, 2012 reveals the secrets of those leaders and organizations that have successfully reinvented and transformed themselves. In total, Jennings and his teams have screened and studied more than 120,000 companies.

Along the way he found time to join forces with well known cardiologist Dr. John Kennedy and coauthor the 2010 Health, Mind and Body bestseller, The 15 Minute Heart Cure –The Natural Way to Release Stress and Heal Your Heart in Fifteen minutes a Day.

Critics call his books, "extraordinarily well researched, insightful, crisply written, accessible, intriguing and a vital resource for everyone in business," and USA TODAY calls Jennings one of the three most in-demand business speakers on the planet along with the authors of Good to Great and In Search of Excellence.

When not traveling the world on research, in search of adventure, and doing eighty keynote speeches each year, Jennings and his family split their time between the San Francisco bayside community of Tiburon, California and their lodge, Timber Rock Shore on a small lake in Michigan’s northern peninsula where they share the environment with native moose, bear, deer, wolves and soaring eagles.

Jason Jennings is a highly sought after leadership speaker conducting keynotes, seminars and workshops around the world.      

To book Jason Jenning call Executive Speakers Bureau at 901-754-9404.


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    Business Trends, Customer Relations Mgmt, Customer Service, Leadership, Management, Motivation, Peak Performance, Sales

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    California

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Jason Jennings - Hit the Ground Running

Jason Jennings is a researcher and one of the most successful and prolific business and leadership authors in the world and his greatest thrill is helping lead individuals and companies to their full economic potential.

He began his career as a radio and television reporter and was the youngest radio station group owner in the nation. Later, he founded Jennings-McGlothlin & Company, a consulting firm that became the world's largest media consultancy and his legendary programming and sales strategies are credited with revolutionizing many parts of the broadcasting industry.

He traveled the globe in search of the world's fastest companies for his landmark book, It's Not the Big That Eat the Small - It's the Fast That Eat the Slow. Within weeks of its release it hit the Wall Street Journal, USA Today and New York Times Bestsellers Lists. Now published in 32 languages, USA TODAY named it one of the top 25 books of the year!

Next, he and his research teams identified the world's ten most productive companies for his bestseller Less Is More. That was followed by his next book, Think BIG - Act Small, which profiled the only ten companies in the world to have organically grown both revenues and profits by double digits every year for ten consecutive years. Like all his previous books it debuted on all the bestseller charts. His latest book, Hit the Ground Running - A Manual for Leaders reveals the tactics and strategies of the ten CEO's who created the greatest amount of economic value between 2000 and 2009.

His next book for his publisher Penguin Putnam, The Reinventors - How Extraordinary Companies Pursue Radical Continuous Change, released May 12, 2012 reveals the secrets of those leaders and organizations that have successfully reinvented and transformed themselves. In total, Jennings and his teams have screened and studied more than 120,000 companies.

Along the way he found time to join forces with well known cardiologist Dr. John Kennedy and coauthor the 2010 Health, Mind and Body bestseller, The 15 Minute Heart Cure –The Natural Way to Release Stress and Heal Your Heart in Fifteen minutes a Day.

Critics call his books, "extraordinarily well researched, insightful, crisply written, accessible, intriguing and a vital resource for everyone in business," and USA TODAY calls Jennings one of the three most in-demand business speakers on the planet along with the authors of Good to Great and In Search of Excellence.

When not traveling the world on research, in search of adventure, and doing eighty keynote speeches each year, Jennings and his family split their time between the San Francisco bayside community of Tiburon, California and their lodge, Timber Rock Shore on a small lake in Michigan’s northern peninsula where they share the environment with native moose, bear, deer, wolves and soaring eagles.

Jason Jennings is a highly sought after leadership speaker conducting keynotes, seminars and workshops around the world.      

To book Jason Jenning call Executive Speakers Bureau at 901-754-9404.


Reinvention – The Six Secrets of Change

This keynote is based on Jennings' highly anticipated new book released in May, 2012, The Reinventors –How Extraordinary Companies Pursue Radical Continual Change, which identifies more than 100 companies that have made constant change an integral part of their DNA. By examining innovative businesses such as Apple, Capital One, Starbucks, Arrow Electronics, Nucor Steel, Smithfield Foods and many more, Jennings identifies six points, tailored to your organization's needs that will help you crack the code on change. Key findings include the fact that successful reinventors are committed to double digit annual growth, letting go of yesterday’s breadwinners, conventional wisdom and ego, making lots of small bets and getting and keeping everyone on the same page.

(This speech can be presented as a 60 or 90 minute keynote (with or without Q&A) and can also be delivered as a half-day or full day program).

The Five Secrets of the World’s Best Performing Companies and Leaders

This is the crowd pleaser that’s received standing ovations from hundreds of thousands of people in scores of countries around the world. Jennings’ research has revealed five vital leadership traits that are shared by the most enduring and best performing businesses and organizations in the world. This information packed and dynamic speech not only provides the roadmap for achieving long lasting business success but leaves people believing they’re all on the same team and capable of carrying out the mission ahead of them.

(This speech can be presented as a 60 or 90 minute keynote (with or without Q&A) and can also be delivered as a highly interactive half-day or full day program).

The Need for Speed – How to Get Everything Done Faster

If your audience is being asked to move faster and get more done with less, this keynote speech will deliver results! It’s based on content from the NY Times bestseller, It’s Not The Big That Eat The Small –It’s The Fast That Eat The Slow, and USA TODAY named it one of the 25 most important books of the year. It’s brutally honest; fast paced and provides a roadmap for getting things done.

(This speech can be presented as a 60 or 90 minute keynote (with or without Q&A) and can also be delivered as a highly interactive half-day or full day program).

Commercial Transformation and Customer Excellence Director AbbVie Japan, Asia and Pacific Region – JPAC

"Thank you for everything you did during your working trip to Singapore. Everyone, and I really mean everyone, was inspired by the two keynotes speeches you did for us. Comments just keep coming back and everyone wants your slides and books! My former team said to me that they saw everything you talked about in the way I led New Zealand which I am so proud of! You taught me well! Thanks again, it was stupendous!"

Belmont University

I wanted to take a moment to thank you for the outstanding workshop and lunch presentation you provided for our Executive Leadership Experience program. The participant feedback was outstanding. More than that, the time you took to get to know the participants and answer their questions during the meals and breaks was an example of the generosity of spirit that sets you apart from the typical “speaker.” You became a part of our class, and by building those relationships you were far more influential. The messages you provided and the way you brought your points to life with warmth, honesty, and candor, created a truly transformative session that I know these participants will not soon forget. I hope that you will be able to come back to Belmont soon.

Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference

"The most touching moments came when partners approached us and told us how much they appreciated having Jason there and saying that Jason's speech made their trip worthwhile! I have not seen anything other than scores of 5.0 across all categories!"

Microsoft’s Asia OEM Conference

According to Microsoft research, "Jennings was the highest rated speaker at the conference achieving a 4.83 ranking out of a possible 5 for the Asian Summit." Again, the highest score ever achieved by an outside speaker in Microsoft’s history.

Cisco’s Worldwide Partner conference

"The scores are in and Jason’s speech received a rousing 4.77 evaluation score on a scale of 1-5 the highest ever received by a keynote speaker." This is the highest score achieved in Cisco’s history.

USA TODAY

"Jennings is one of the three most in-demand business speakers in the world."

The High-Speed Company
Tuesday, December 15, 2015

The only way to ensure your company’s success is to change faster on the inside than the world is changing on the outside

No one knows the ins and outs of successful companies better than bestselling author Jason Jennings. Back in 2001, with It’s Not the Big That Eat the Small, It’s the Fast That Eat the Slow, Jennings proved that speed was the ultimate competitive advantage. But in 2015, companies of all sizes still struggle to adapt quickly. They know it’s crucial to their future but need help to get everyone implementing speed and urgency at all levels.

Jennings and his researchers have spent years up close and personal with thousands of organizations around the world—figuring out what makes them successful in both the short and long term. He understands the real challenges that keep more than eleven thousand CEOs, business owners, and executives up at night. And he knows how the best of the best combine speed and growth to deliver five times the average returns to shareholders.

The High-Speed Company reveals the unique practices of businesses that have proven records of urgency and growth. The key distinction is that they’ve created extraordinary cultures with a strong purpose, more trust, and relentless follow-through. These companies burn less energy, beat the competition, and have a lot of fun along the way.

Jennings shows how you can implement the same strategies that have made companies such as CoBank, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Grainger, Henry Schein, Google, and Johnson & Johnson great, including:


   •  Encouraging employees to make the right moves without hesitation. J.M. Smucker has done this well by creating five guiding principles that employees at every level can apply to faster individual decision making.
   •  Doing more to constantly innovate and bring in new customers. Besides spending more than $2 billion on research and development, Procter & Gamble sends its senior executives to the homes of families who use their products in one hundred different countries, to learn their stories and connect with them, gaining fresh insights for new products.
   •  Being transparent about management decisions. Sonic Corp. knows this is the best way to drive trust and engagement with both employees and customers.


Breathe easier. Handle any hurdle. Get things done faster. That’s the way of the high-speed company . . . and Jennings shows you how to build and sustain your own.

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