Author & Keynote Speaker
Rasmus is an international bestselling author, an entrepreneur, a speaker on
performance development and a
trusted advisor to businesses and
athletes around the world.
Our best motivational speaker ever.
Rasmus really nailed it.
Time with Rasmus is time well spent if you're serious about challenging assumptions, facing taboos and having a different dialogue.
HR Director TUI UK & Ireland TUI
From Rasmus you don't just get theories, you get concrete tools working in the real world
Global Sponsorship Director of Manchester United
For six intense months Rasmus Ankersen travelled the world and literally trained and lived with the world’s best athletes and their coaches. In The Gold Mine Effect Ankersen presents his surprising conclusions on what it takes to build a gold mine of world class performers.
Why have the world’s best middle distance runners grown up in the same Ethiopian village? Why are 137 of the world’s 500 best female golfers from South Korea? How did one athletic club in Kingston, Jamaica, succeed to produce most of the world’s best sprinters? What is the secret behind Brazil’s mass production of soccer super stars?
To answer these questions, Rasmus Ankersen travelled the world for six months and literally trained and lived with the world’s best athletes and their coaches.
In The Gold Mine Effecthe presents his surprising conclusions in seven lessons on how anyone – or any business, organization or team – can defy the many misconceptions of high performance and learn to build their own gold mine of real talent.
“Captivating, provocative and persuasive”
While we talk a lot about how to achieve success, we talk way too little about the consequences of success. About the complacency and arrogance, which often follow as a shadow of success.
In this presentation Rasmus Ankersen explains how successful organizations can create hunger in paradise.
When companies become successful, they don’t just fight their competitors: they also fight themselves. Success can trigger a series of psychological problems that are often not recognised until it is too late. But how do you defeat them?
Over the past five years Rasmus Ankersen has met CEOs of top companies and studied the latest research of world-leading psychologists to find the answer. In Hunger in Paradise he shares his findings on how leaders and managers of successful organisations can stay ahead in a fast-changing world.
Based on authentic, first-hand case studies he answers some of the toughest but most relevant management questions of today:how do you keep complacency out of the building when you are cashing in record profits? How do you act with urgency when there seems to be no obvious burning platform in sight? In other words, how do you create hunger in paradise?
“This is an absolute MUST READ for anyone in business. Entertainingly written, it not only acts as a wake up call but also gives you the tools to fight the complacency that hurts so many companies. Rasmus is one of the great story tellers and in bringing insight from Nokia to Newcastle United, Brentford to Blockbusters, Lego to … you get the picture, he provides a brilliant account of what it takes to drive forward rather than fall back. Whilst terrifying, the book has been read by all of our leadership team and will form a key part of our strategy moving forward. Rasmus, you have nailed it once again.Great job, I loved it!”
Tony Babb – Amazon Review.