David Goldsmith

The Thought Leader’s Thought Leader, Businessperson, Consultant, Adviser, Coach, Speaker, Author, Patent Holder

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David Goldsmith is President and Co-founder of the Goldsmith Organization (New York and Hong Kong), a consulting firm servicing executive clients worldwide in commerce, nonprofits, governments, militaries, and education; Co-founder of Buzd, LLC (San Francisco), a firm in which he is a patent holder for technological applications and products related to artificial intelligence, cell phone applications, battery technologies, and consumer products; Co-founder of ecosystem.AI (San Francisco), a predictive analytics and visualization company that finds hidden value in market and organizational complexity relation-ships through identified patterns and spatial trends to reveal how business and organizational ecosystems change over time; Co-founder and Partner with Jay Abraham of Intellectual Capital Investors (Los Angeles), an equity-alliance based exponential growth business stimulator that drives rapid, notable organizational growth and profitability; Co-founder and CEO of TymSync, Inc. (San Diego), a patented-cellphone technology company; Chief Officer of Strategy for N2 (New York), a company specializing in SuperGrid and IOT technology for use in advanced smart city development for the future; Founder of the Project Moon Hut Foundation and Project Leader of the global social movement, Project Moon Hut/The Age of Infinite, a four-year effort with NASA (Silicon Valley) to improve life on Earth through the accelerated development of an earth-and-space based ecosystem; and an adviser and stakeholder in several cutting-edge startups from around the world.

David is the recipient of the Hollywood Producers’ first-ever Global Visionary Disruptor Award for his work with the Project Moon Hut Foundation. In addition, Hollywood Producers also awarded David and Lorrie Goldsmith for their book, Paid to THINK: A Leader’s Toolkit for Redefining Your Future, a work for which David has earned comparisons to Peter Drucker, the father of modern-day management. Considered by some to be the “Thought Leaders’ Thought Leader”, he is known for replacing common leadership thinking with bold, proven, and sometimes counter-intuitive approaches to address challenges and opportunities for leaders in their professional, public, and personal roles.

David has received awards and accolades for his entrepreneurial achievements in a range of different industries. During his twelve years of professorate at New York University, he received the university’s Excellence in Teaching Award. He was also named by Meetings Magazine as one of its 26 Hottest Speakers for his ability to deliver transformational and engaging “Consulting from the Stage” programs and spoke for the Wharton School of Business an unprecedented five consecutive years. His content is drawn from the depth and diversity of 30 years of business and organizational experience as a practicing businessperson, consultant, and adviser to a global client base. His teachings produce “I’ve-never-thought-of-it-that-way” perspectives from leaders across multiple platforms, industries, and environments.

Though David travels over 300,000 miles annually to work with CEOs, presidents, and CXOs of organizations such as Maersk, Dole, Infosys, Wipro, Aetna, Accenture, Lufthansa, and more, David does not subscribe to an all-work and no-play lifestyle. Whether he’s furthering his skills as a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, improving as a student pilot, experiencing a new culture with “locals” as a world traveler, designing and building his own furniture, skiing, drawing, painting, and sculpting, spending time with family, or helping new friends and old, those closest to David attest that he embodies the promise on the cover of Paid to THINK to Achieve More, Earn More, and Live More.

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Consulting From The Stage™

Paid to Think™: The 12 Game-Changing Secrets to Great Leadership

The Age of Infinite: Using Paradigmn Shifting and Today's Space Expansion to Transform How You Lead, Work, and Live

Creating Unbeatable Wins Through Forecasting: How to Look Deeper into the Future

Rethinking Leadership "Truths": The 8 Mind-Quaking Realities that Trigger Avalanches of Opportunities

The 4 D's Of Innovation: Disrupt, Differentiate, Dominate and Deliver

REDEFINING: Asking Better Questions to Always Get Better Answers

From Thoughts to Reality: What Others Won't or Can't Tell You About Advanced Planning

What Every Leader Should Know About Opportunities In Our New Digital World: An Introduction to the Next New Frontier of Ecosystems, Networks, Algorithms, Big Data, AI, and Machine Learning

Building a Deep Bench of Powerhouse Leaders: Putting Your Organization in the Ready Position


David Goldsmith Speaking Demo Video
David Goldsmith - Paid to Think - Stand Out from the Crowd in a World of Vanilla


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"We recently invited David Goldsmith to speak to our senior leadership group (top 50 managers) on the topics of strategy and improved execution. David gave an absolutely outstanding presentation to our group.  In his preparation, David interviewed several of our executives in advance of the conference and developed original material which was tailored to our company, our culture and our operating style.

David is a high energy, brilliant combination of entrepreneur, consultant, academic and author.  From his initial comments, he captivated our group and provided meaningful suggestions and working tools for our teams to use to improve our business performance.  I received very positive feedback from many of our attendees afterward, who felt David's remarks were excellent, his delivery style was entertaining and his book was invaluable…I highly recommend David for your next management meeting or strategic challenge."

Philip A. Goodrich
Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, Kaman Corporation

"David Goldsmith is not your typical professional speaker. He'll shock your brain with his nontraditional, outside- inside-all-around-the-box, fruit-basket turnover insight. His perspectives will cause you to stop, think and re- imagine your future. You can't leave his sessions without being provoked to think differently and question the status quo."

Jeff Hurt
CEO, Velvet Chainsaw Consulting, Promotional Products Association International Meetings Architect and Industry 2.0 Unguru, National Association of Dental Plans

“We had learned so much in your research. You spoke the language of insurance, and even more impressive, the language of our company - almost as if you were part of it. During your presentation, people were glued to their chairs listening to your every word; the interaction with the group was great and note after note was taken. There are very few in the world that can do what you do. It's been over two months and we're still hearing conversations around your messages. To create this type of impact in such a short period of time is beyond belief."

Cathy Bradshaw
Director, HR Employee and Leadership Development, Colonial Life

"One of the things that makes you so different from any of the other speakers or consultants we've hired or that I've worked with at the local, state and national levels is you've have helped us to see things that make a huge impact in an incredibly short period of time. I've never seen anyone else in my 35 years of association management, having led associations at all levels including international, do what you can do. We see ourselves differently after having worked with you.”

Teresa Kinney
President, Florida Society of Association Executives

“Extraordinary…keynote speaker…insights and instincts were brilliant… exceeded all expectations…many senior members thought [David’s] presentation was the most informative they had ever heard at any conference… particularly impressive as each of these senior members have been in the industry 30 years or more and collectively attended hundreds of conferences."

Frank Peretore, Esq.
Peretore & Peretore, PC, National Equipment Finance Association

"I pulled two items out of your presentation that we will roll out globally through Johnson and Johnson. You've got me thinking about everything."

Zack Lemelle
Vice President and CIO, Johnson and Johnson