Rasmus Ankersen

Author,  Performance Development Speaker


“Rasmus Ankerson was a huge hit on the day and made the event memorable for everyone who was lucky enough to hear him speak.  Overall his keynote had a massively positive impact, and the guys at EA were genuinely excited, inspired and provoked as a result.  Plus there was a lot of discussion the following day which had been sparked by Rasmus’ stories his generosity and energy, it was truly valuable.
EA Core Summit - Stockholm.
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Regardless of where you are in your business cycle the timing of his lecture is always right, the findings of his studies are always relevant and the way it will change your view on how to act to safe guard your businesses is very simple and mindblowing!

Rasmus Ankersen is a bestselling author, a speaker on performance development and a trusted advisor to businesses and athletes around the world.

Rasmus Ankersen lives in London and is teaching organizations how to build their own gold mines of talent. Among his clients are organizations such as LEGO, Facebook, Boston Consulting Group, IKEA, Rotman Business School, Nasdaq, Ernst&Young and many more. As an author and expert on talent and performance development, Rasmus has been featured on Sky News Business, CBC, The Morning Show and Fox Sports. He is also a regular columnist in several business magazines, among them the Chinese CEIBS.

He wrote his first book The DNA of a Winner at the age of 22. A year later he published his second, Leader DNA, based on field studies of 25 high-profile leaders, including the Secretary of NATO, Anders Fogh Rasmussen and the CEO of the LEGO Group, Jorgen Vig Knudstorp. With more than 40.000 sold copies, Leader DNA has been the bestselling leadership book in Denmark over the last 10 years.

With his third book The Gold Mine Effect Rasmus took another step into the secrets of high performance, becoming the only expert on the subject who has literally lived and trained with the best athletes on the planet. The Gold Mine Effect is now published in more than 40 countries.

In 2016 Rasmus published Hunger in Paradise: a book about how successful organisations can remain successful by eliminating complacency.

For five years, Rasmus Ankersen  studied how successful companies can stay successful, and in his speech he will share his answers to questions like: How do you stay humble when the company cashes in record profits? How do you provide people with the feeling that they are standing on a burning platform when there are no flames in sight? Or put it in another way: How do you create hunger in paradise?

Rasmus is also the chairman of FC Midtjylland, his childhood football club in Denmark, and a director of the English club Brentford FC. Both are known as some of the world’s most innovative football clubs, especially recognised for their use of big data to drive decision making.

Key topics include :

Hunger in Paradise
The Gold Mine Effect
Talent and Personal Development
Winning Culture