Founder and CEO, Mandalay Entertainment
The founder and CEO of Mandalay Entertainment, a visionary multimedia venture spanning film, television, sports, and new media, Peter Guber is one of today’s most successful executives and entrepreneurs. From Rain Man to The Color Purple and Flashdance, the iconic films of Mandalay Entertainment have earned over three billion dollars worldwide and garnered more than 50 Academy Award nominations. Prior to his work at Mandalay, Guber led several prominent entertainment industry brands, including Sony Pictures as chairman and CEO, Columbia Pictures as president, and Polygram as chairman and CEO.
One of today’s most respected business leaders, Peter Guber works as a passionate, humorous, and tireless motivator, and is dedicated to empowering current and future leaders to propel their businesses forward. A full professor at the UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television for nearly four decades, he emphasizes the power of oral narrative and storytelling to create an emotional connection to business, and in 2007, he published the landmark Harvard Business Review cover article, “The Four Truths of the Storyteller.”
An in-demand contributor to the Today Show, CNBC’s Power Lunch, 20/20, and FOX News’ Your World with Neil Cavuto, business leader Peter Guber is a dynamic speaker, whose real-life examples of the power of storytelling will help your organization understand and implement ideas to inspire emotional commitment among employees and customers.
His first book, Tell to Win: Connect, Persuade, and Triumph with the Hidden Power of Story, will be released in spring 2011.