Anssi Rantanen is an entrepreneur, ex-Google employee and strategist, that won the 2019 Nordic Business Forum speaker competition.
With his win, Anssi Rantanen became the first finnish speaker on the Nordic Business Forum stage in five years.
In October 2019 Anssi spoke in front of 7600+ people and received the 4th highest score from all the 13 Nordic Business Forum speakers. Anssi was also the highest ranking male at the event.
Anssi Rantanen talks about how the fastest growing companies in the world systematise their growth. Continuous learning and experimentation in both innovation and scaling products and services are at the heart of this new way of driving growth. Anssi’s examples come from large companies such as Google, Amazon and Skyscanner and small companies as well.
Anssi has a unique combination of technology-optimisim and human-centric thinking: his 3-year stint at Google gave him a frontrow seat to the technology revolution and into how the technology giant creates a culture of intrapreneurialism and continuous experimentation.
Today Anssi Rantanen is the Finland CEO of the education company Growth Tribe Academy. Growth Tribe Academy is the first and largest growth academy in Europe.
“Best presentation ever: @anssialeksi building a live business experiment w/ a 4:00 min countdown in front of 7,655 people! Wow, spectacular! Now on to change the company culture to give these experiments more clout in your organization. #NBForum2019” – Alex Osterwalder
Popular topics expanded:
The Future of Growth: how do the fastest-growing companies in the world systematise their growth?
- Technology and humans: how do technology companies combine the hard with the soft?
- Psychological safety, celebrating failures, and other best-practice rituals from Silicon valley
- The mindset, process, skills and tools of systematising growth
Breakthrough success through experimentation — best practices from Silicon Valley
- Why do the leading Silicon Valley firms run thousands of failed experiments annually?
- Experimentation in innovation and in sales & marketing
- What elements are stopping your company from successfully running experiments: psychological safety, fear of failure and others
The Mindset of Top Future Leaders
- What skill-sets do leading Silicon Valley firms look for when recruiting?
- Why Adaptability Quotient (AQ) and the ability to learn are growing in importance
- Psychological safety, celebrating failures and other best-practice teamwork principles
What can we learn from how Silicon Valley firms are innovating?
- The innovation pipeline of leading Silicon Valley companies: Amazon, Google and Microsoft
- The Innovator’s mindset and skill mix
- Why the top innovators in Silicon Valley kill 70% of their projects in the first 6 months