Rasmus Ankersen is a bestselling author, entrepreneur, speaker on performance development and a trusted advisor to businesses and athletes around the world.
In 2012 Rasmus published The Gold Mine Effect, in which he explores how some countries and cities develop a disproportionate amount of top talent.In 2016 Rasmus published Hunger in Paradise: a book about how successful organisations can remain successful by eliminating complacency.
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.
Over the past few years, Rasmus has been hired to share his research on high performance cultures by global brands like LEGO, Google, Boston Consulting Group, IKEA, Google, Facebook, Hitachi, Roche, Ernst & Young and many more.
THE GOLD MINE EFFECT
Why are 137 of the worlds 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 reason that the world’s best marathon runners grew up in the same village in Ethiopia? What is the secret behind
Brazils mass production of soccer super stars? How has one village with 500 inhabitants in Sweden managed to produce the best skiers in history?
Rasmus Ankersen, a performance specialist, quit his job, spent his last pennies booking flight tickets and for six intense months travelled the world and literally trained and lived with the world’s best athletes and their coaches in these six gold mines of talent. In this speak Rasmus presents his surprising conclusions on how any business, organization or team can learn to dramatically improve their ability to identify, grow and motivate talent by understanding the secrets of the gold mines.
You will learn:
- How to spot the talent that the competition overlook
- The difference between “talent that shouts” and talent that whispers”
- Why breakthroughs often come from outsiders, not from insiders
- How practice and persistence beat IQ and raw talent
- Why a performance environment should never be too comfortable
On behalf of MEA Team, I would like to thank you very much for your motivational talk today. The talk not only met its objective, but also was really inspiring and impactful. Everybody enjoyed the discussion and this was clear from the team interaction during the session. Thanks.
— Marketing Lead | Middle East & Africa - Bristol Myers Squibb
You could tell that a professional was at work here. Humour and charisma also came through digitally. We would recommend Rasmus to other companies.
— E.ON Business Solutions GmbH
“Rasmus was the perfect speaker. Great content, powerful stories, credible and engaging. He really helped us get our message across in a way that resonated with the audience. He was also a pleasure to work with – very flexible and understanding, and making the production side a lot easier for us. Thank you, Rasmus!”