COO at Intrinsic, The Credentials Cloud for the On-demand Economy
In planning our 2015 product organization kickoff, we looked for a speaker who could both inspire and offer practical insights on execution. We were lucky to have John Rossman present to the team. John introduced us to the key leadership principles he observed during his time at Amazon, which are also described in his excellent (and accessible) book, The Amazon Way.
John worked with us to take the principles from his book and make them relevant to our company. His presentation included first-hand accounts on everything from obsessive customer focus to how to organize and measure our teams. His presentation left me re-committed to building a high-performance culture, and left my team with valuable tools to get us there. I highly recommend John for speaking opportunities at your company!
at AAA Washington
We needed an expert to speak at our corporate leadership event—someone who was able to speak at length on adopting different corporate cultures and looking at business from a different perspective than our own. While people may not think of Amazon and AAA Washington as having much in common, finding ways to make a business more efficient and keeping the customer in focus is a basis for all organizations. His personal history at Amazon gave us a unique view of an incredibly successful company and what it takes to innovate, lead, and sometimes disrupt the status quo.
President and CEO at TAG –
Technology Association of Georgia
It was a privilege to have John Rossman speak at our March 25th, 2015, Georgia Technology Summit.
Our Summit is one of the largest tech events in the SE, with over 1,300 attendees participating. This year’s Summit theme was “Disruptive Innovation – The Power to Inspire”. John’s remarks were right on target. Combining key points in his Book, the Amazon Way, with his broader knowledge base, made for a quality presentation. One participant sent me an unsolicited note comparing John’s presentation to a high-level Ted Talk. I would recommend John for speaking opportunities for an event of any size when the topic revolves around innovation and/or disruption. He was also a pleasure to work with, which is a sometimes overlooked aspect when it comes to speaker selection, yet of critical importance.
Founder at Baker Advisors
John Rossman is man on a mission to help companies across industry sectors surmount the on-coming tsumani of digital disruption that is fundamentally changing or threatening business models in today’s world. One conversation with John is all it takes to have a “light bulp” moment and be inspired to take action. His book lays out clearly the key lessons he learned from his time at Amazon in succinctly stated leadership principles that have become is signature and foundation for in advising world class clients.