With eight bestselling books, in 34 languages to his credit, Jason Jennings is one of the most successful and prolific business authors in the world.
Research and Books
Jennings traveled the globe in search of the world’s fastest companies for his 2001 landmark debut book, It’s Not The Big That Eat The Small – It’s The Fast That Eat The Slow, and, within days of its release, it hit the Wall Street Journal, USA Today and New York Times Bestsellers Lists, and USA TODAY named it one of the top 25 books of the year.
Next, he and his research teams identified the world’s ten most productive companies for the bestseller, Less Is More. That was followed by, Think BIG – Act Small, which profiled the only ten companies in the US to have organically grown both revenues and profits by double-digits every year for ten consecutive years. His next book, Hit the Ground Running – A Manual for Leaders, reveals the tactics and strategies of the ten new CEO’s who created the greatest amount of value during their first five years on the job. His New York Time’s bestseller, The Reinventors – How Extraordinary Companies Pursue Radical Continuous Change, reveals the secrets of those leaders and organizations that have successfully reinvented and transformed themselves. His latest book for his publisher Penguin Random House is, The High-Speed Company – Creating Urgency and Growth in a Nanosecond Culture.
Along the way, Jason joined forces with well-known cardiologist Dr. John Kennedy and coauthored the health, mind and body bestseller, The 15 Minute Heart Cure –The Natural Way to Release Stress and Heal Your Heart in Fifteen minutes a Day.
His books are consistently described by critics as, “extraordinarily well researched, insightful, crisply written, accessible, intriguing and a vital resource for everyone in business.”
Speaking and Teaching
USA TODAY has called Jason one of the three most in-demand business speakers in the world and, since the release of his first book, he’s delivered more than 1,200 motivating and inspirational keynote speeches and seminars in more than 100 countries, and has consistently and positively influenced, impacted and changed lives, careers and companies.
In the speaking and teaching world, Jennings is well-known for the exhaustive research that goes into customizing every speech or workshop – small or large – that he delivers. Before taking the stage, he’s poured over every bit of information available about the company, will have spent time interviewing the CEO or business owner and conducted another dozen telephone interviews with other leaders within the firm.
Jason grew up in Michigan, where at age thirteen, he landed his first job as a radio disc-jockey and eventually a television reporter while attending high school and college. At age 21 he became the youngest radio station group-owner in the nation. Later, he founded Jennings-McGlothlin & Company, a consulting firm that became the world’s largest media consultancy whose legendary programming and sales strategies are credited with revolutionizing many parts of the broadcasting industry. As a consultant, Jennings traveled the world working with and teaching the leadership teams of companies in New Zealand, Australia, China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Europe, the US and Canada while flying more than 10 million miles.
In May of 2017, in front of an audience of more than 10,000 people, Jason delivered the commencement address at his alma mater, Northern Michigan University, and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Business degree.
Jason’s a fitness fanatic, is always studying a new language (English, French, German and Spanish) an avid adventure traveler with the stamps of more than 100 countries in his passport and he’s as comfortable working in Australasia, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and South and Central America as he is in the U.S. He plays his Viola whenever there’s a spare moment and, when not traveling, you’ll find he and his family enjoying life in the quaint San Francisco bayside village of Tiburon, California.
In 2017, Fritz Erickson, the president of NMU, was introducing Jason at a reception the night before his commencement address, and said, “I’ve told you about Jason’s accomplishments, but I want to add one more thing,” concluding, “I’ve spoken to many people about Jason and the one word that’s always used to describe him is that he’s a nice man.”