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Dan Heath

2020 Speaker

DAN HEATH co-wrote four of the most-loved business books of the past decade, including Made to Stick, Switch, Decisive, and The Power of Moments, which were all New York Times bestsellers. His latest title, released March of this year, is called Upstream: The Quest to Solve Problems Before They Happen. Heath is a senior fellow at Duke University’s CASE center, which supports entrepreneurs who fight for social good. He is also an entrepreneur himself, having founded Thinkwell, an innovative education company that will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2017. A former case writer for Harvard Business School, he was named in 2013 to the Thinkers 50, a ranking of the world’s 50 most influential management thinkers, and also to Fast Company magazine’s list of the Most Creative People in Business. Heath has delivered keynotes or workshops for teachers, police chiefs, U.S. senators, interior designers, Navy admirals, health care leaders, marketers, ministers, and countless executive teams, across 26 countries on six continents. (He’s still waiting for that invitation from Antarctica.) Heath earned an MBA from the Harvard Business School, and a BA from the Plan II Honors Program at the University of Texas at Austin. He lives in Durham, North Carolina.