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is a renowned business leader, author, speaker, and mentor who has influenced the lives of numerous men and women at all stages of their careers and at all levels and roles. Shaped by his experiences working in his parents Seattle market, schooled in operations and management in consumer-oriented retail business, and part of the leadership triumvirate that built the Starbucks brand, Behar is the ultimate “servant leader” who is known for such memorable lessons as The Person Who Sweeps the Floor Should Choose the Broom and Only the Truth Sounds Like the Truth.For 21 years Behar led Starbuck’s domestic business as President of North America, and he became the founding President of Starbucks International opening the very first store outside of North America in Japan. During his tenure, he participated in the growth of the company from only 28 stores to over 15,000 stores spanning five continents. He served on the Starbucks Board of Directors for twelve years before retiring.Howard now serves on the boards of several for-profit and non-profit organizations, including Education Element, iD Tech, The School of Leadership Studies at Gonzaga University. He is on the advisory boards of Anthos Capital, University of Washington Foundation, and a Trustee for The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation.Howard is committed to the development and education of our future leaders and has been a longtime advocate of the Servant Leadership Model. After the successful publication of his first book, It’s Not About the Coffee: Lessons on Leadership from a Life at Starbucks (Portfolio, 2008), Howard now travels the world speaking to leaders, corporations, and students. His motivational message inspires everyone to be servant leaders and to lead with their values first.Behar lives in Seattle, Washington, with his wife Lynn, and enjoys spending time with his children and five grandchildren. Boating is his favorite hobby, exploring the waterways from Seattle to Alaska.Throughout a lifetime of filling his cup, Howard has sustained a work ethic and level of integrity which has had a profound impact on his own life the hundreds and even thousands of people who have been touched by his example. 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He defended his title five times, including a legendary series of matches against arch-rival Anatoly Karpov. Kasparov broke Bobby Fischer’s rating record in 1990 and his own peak rating record remained unbroken until 2013. His famous matches against the IBM super-computer Deep Blue in 1996-97 were key to bringing artificial intelligence, and chess, into the mainstream.Kasparov’s was one of the first prominent Soviets to call for democratic and market reforms and was an early supporter of Boris Yeltsin’s push to break up the Soviet Union. In 1990, he and his family escaped ethnic violence in his native Baku as the USSR collapsed. In 2005, Kasparov, in his 20th year as the world’s top-rated player, retired from professional chess to join the vanguard of the Russian pro-democracy movement. In 2012, Kasparov was named chairman of the New York-based Human Rights Foundation, succeeding Vaclav Havel. HRF promotes individual liberty worldwide and organizes the Oslo Freedom Forum. Facing imminent arrest during Putin’s crackdown, Garry Kasparov moved from Moscow to New York City in 2013.The US-based Kasparov Chess Foundation non-profit promotes the teaching of chess in education systems around the world. Its program already in use in schools across the United States, KCF also has centers in Brussels, Johannesburg, Singapore, and Mexico City. Garry and his wife Daria travel frequently to promote the proven benefits of chess in education and have toured Africa extensively.Kasparov has been a contributing editor to The Wall Street Journal since 1991 and is a regular commentator on politics and human rights. He speaks frequently to business and political audiences around the world on technology, strategy, politics, and achieving peak mental performance. He is a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Oxford-Martin School with a focus on human-machine collaboration. He’s a member of the executive advisory board of the Foundation for Responsible Robotics and a Security Ambassador for Avast Software, where he discusses cyber security and the digital future. Kasparov’s book How Life Imitates Chess on strategy and decision-making is available in over 20 languages. He is the author of two acclaimed series of chess books, My Great Predecessors and Modern Chess. Kasparov’s 2015 book, Winter Is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped is a blend of history, memoire, and current events analysis.Garry Kasparov’s last book is Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins. (May 2017) It details his matches against Deep Blue, his years of research and lectures on human and machine competition and collaboration, and his cooperation with the Future of Humanity Institute at the University of Oxford. He says,“AI will transform everything we do and we must press forward ambitiously in the one area robots cannot compete with humans: in dreaming big dreams. Our machines will help us achieve them. Instead of worrying about what machines can do, we should worry more about what they still cannot do.” [post_title] => GARRY KASPAROV [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => garry-kasparov [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-08-03 14:58:23 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-08-03 12:58:23 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://aurumbureau.com/?post_type=team-member&p=12698 [menu_order] => 120 [post_type] => team-member [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw )[2] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 12756 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-12-03 11:15:30 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-12-03 11:15:30 [post_content] => Jessica Alba is founder and chief creative officer of The Honest Company, which she launched in 2012 with a mission to inspire and empower people to live a healthy life. She is also an actress, activist, and New York Times best-selling author.The Honest Company sells products that are effective, safe, beautiful, accessible, and responsible. It is a trusted resource committed to providing education and support across its community of members. Its growing portfolio of more than 100 products addresses the evergrowing category needs of baby, personal care, home care, vitamins & supplements, and gear & more. The Honest Company now has a presence across the U.S. and Canada at Honest.com and in over 3,500 leading retail locations.Since its inception, the mission-driven Company has donated nearly 600,000 products and over 2,700 employee volunteer hours to help more than 58,000 families. Honest has been honored with a wide range of recognitions and awards, including the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year – Los Angeles Region, ACG Award for Social Responsibility, PC Magazine’s Seal of Consumer Approval in Tech, an Allure Best of Beauty Award, as well as the Pioneer in Sustainability Award by the Sustainable Business Council of Los Angeles.Jessica was among the top twenty of Fast Company’s “100 Most Creative People in Business,” one of CNBC’s “Next List of Rebels, Leaders and Innovators,” and one of Fortune’s “10 Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs.” She has been named to Vanity Fair’s Next Establishment List, Entrepreneur of the Year at the UK Glamour Women of the Year Awards, and Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year. She has received the Entertainment Media Association’s Green Parent Award and the Mount Sinai Children’s Environmental Health Center Champion for Children Award.In 2013 Jessica authored the New York Times best-selling book, The Honest Life, a practical guide for parents to create a safe and healthy life for their families. 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To date, A-Grade has invested in multiple tech companies including Airnbnb, Spotify, Uber, Flipboard, SoundCloud, Foursquare and Shazam.Currently Kutcher starred in the CBS comedy series Two and a Half Men. The show was ranked the second most-watched comedy on all of network television. Kutcher first gained recognition as Michael Kelso on the Fox series That 70’s Show, which aired for eight seasons. Kutcher went on to star in a variety of box office hits on the big screen – including What Happens In Vegas with Cameron Diaz, The Guardian with Kevin Costner, No Strings Attached with Natalie Portman and the cult hit Dude, Where’s My Car.What is more, Kutcher has served as co-creator and producer of MTV’s hit series, Punk’d, and The CW’s reality series Beauty and the Geek and True Beauty. He has also produced films such as No Strings Attached, Killers and The Butterfly Effect.In 2010, Kutcher was named one of TIME magazine’s “100 Most Influential People.” In that same year, his production company, Katalyst, was named one of the year’s “Top 50 Most Inspiring Innovators” by Ad Age and one of Fast Company Magazine’s “Top 10 Most Innovative Companies.”In 2009, Kutcher co-created Thorn: Digital Defenders of Children. Thorn drives technology innovation to fight the sexual exploitation of children. 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Inició sus estudios de piano a los siete y de chelo a los trece. Estudió composición en el Centro de Investigación y Estudios Musicales (CIEM) de México. Su esfuerzo y dedicación le permitieron ingresar como becaria a la Manhattan School of Music de Nueva York para obtener la Licenciatura en Piano bajo la tutela de Jeffrey Cohen y posteriormente la Maestría en Dirección Orquestal, esta vez bajo la tutela de Kenneth Kiesler, obteniendo ambos grados con honores.En el 2003, funda en la ciudad de Nueva York la Orquesta Filarmónica de las Américas con la misión de promover y difundir las obras de jóvenes compositores y solistas del continente, con la que emprende también un importante programa educativo para niños de escuelas públicas del Bronx en Nueva York, Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl y Tlahuitoltepec, Oaxaca.“Mi Alma Mexicana”, título de su álbum debut internacional con Sony Music, rompió récords de ventas sin precedentes en México, colocándose como No. 2 en la lista general de Amprofón y No. 1 en música clásica, lo que le valió obtener el reconocimiento de Disco de Platino. La crítica especializada del periódico Reforma afirma sobre Alondra: “En el ámbito de la música clásica, México no tiene otro artista que, como Alondra de la Parra, fusione carisma y excelencia”.Trabaja con frecuencia con las orquestas más prestigiosas del mundo, incluyendo a la Orchestre de Paris, la Orquesta Filarmónica de Londres, la Tonhalle-Orchester de Zurich, la Orquesta de la Radio Sueca, la Orquesta Sinfónica de São Paulo, la Orquesta Sinfónica de la Radio de Berlín y la Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia.En 2017 fue designada Directora Musical de la Orquesta Sinfónica de Queensland, convirtiéndola en la primera mujer a cargo de una orquesta australiana. También fue la primera mujer mexicana en dirigir en Nueva York y es Embajadora Cultural Oficial de México. En el mismo año, Alondra de la Parra fue nombrada embajadora internacional de Mercedes-Benz.En la temporada de 2017/2018 vuelve a dirigir la Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, la Orquesta Sinfónica de San Francisco, la Tonhalle Orchester de Zurich y una production de “The Winter’s Tale” en la Royal Opera House de Londres así como una gira con la Orquesta Sinfónica de la Radio de Berlín. 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Over the last 20 years, Daymond John (The Shark) has evolved from one of the most successful fashion icons of his generation to a highly sought-after branding expert, author, consultant, and as a speaker in business and motivational genres.Daymond John’s creative vision and strong knowledge of the marketplace created one of the most iconic fashion brands in recent years. FUBU, standing for “For Us by Us,” represented a lifestyle that was neglected by other clothing companies. Realizing this need in the marketplace, John helped to create the untapped urban apparel space and laid the groundwork for other companies to compete in this newly established market. John grew up in the community of Hollis, Queens, which was an incubator for stars of a new genre of music called Hip-Hop. With acts like RUN DMC, Salt-N- Peppa and LL Cool J rapidly making names for themselves, John was surrounded by people who gave him the inspiration to create a clothing line, which would ultimately change the fashion world.Based on the early success of selling affordable tie-top hats, John recruited some of his neighborhood friends: Keith Perrin, J. Martin and Carl Brown, and FUBU was born. They created a distinctive FUBU logo and began sewing it on T-shirts, sweatshirts and hats. The brand hit a tipping point when John convinced Hollis native and Hip- Hop superstar, LL Cool J, to wear FUBU for a promotional campaign. This was the catalyst behind the Hip-Hop community supporting the new brand and instantly giving it credibility.FUBU quickly became an international success and, in 2001, it grew almost 75 freestanding stores in countries such as Mexico, Korea, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, China and Japan. Acquiring and operating so many diverse products slowly made Daymond John an expert in marketing and branding. The media and large corporations alike quickly took notice and sought out John for interviews, consulting and speaking engagements.In 2009, John joined the cast of the ABC entrepreneurial business show, Shark Tank, produced by acclaimed TV producer Mark Burnett. As one of the “Sharks,” John and four other prominent executives listen to business pitches from everyday people hoping to launch their company or product to new heights. Investing his own money in every project, John becomes partners with the entrepreneurs, helping turn their dreams into a reality. Millions of viewers tune into the show as he demonstrates his marketing prowess and entrepreneurial insights, which have earned him his nickname as “The Shark.”Since his humble upbringing in Hollis Queens, John has never forgotten the importance of giving back, which is why the FUBU foundation has given away millions to various organizations. In addition, as John grew to be a sought after speaker, his dedication to his company would not permit him the time to share his knowledge with as many people as he would of liked. Therefore, in 2005, John entered the literary world with his first book Display of Power: How FUBU Changed A World of Fashion, Branding, And Lifestyle, which tells the story of his awe inspiring journey and provides a roadmap for those who aspire to succeed in business and in life. John followed up with his second book, The Brand Within: How We Brand Ourselves, From Birth To The Boardroom, which examines the loyal relationships companies seek to establish with the public by attaching celebrities to their brands and the instantaneous impulses consumers exhibit when purchasing a product.In recognition of his contributions to fashion and the face of American business, John has been celebrated with some of the most prestigious awards including: keys to over a dozen cities, Brandweek Marketer of the Year, the Advertising Age Marketing 1000 Award for Outstanding Ad Campaign, the first ever Essence Award given to a company, Crain’s New York Business Forty Under Forty Award, Ernst & Young’s New York Entrepreneur of the Year Award, the Brandeis University International Business School’s Asper Award for Excellence in Global Entrepreneurship, the NAACP Entrepreneurs of the Year Award and the Congressional Achievement Award for Entrepreneurship, just to name a few.Called “a driven, visionary leader” (Russell Simmons) who knows that “building your brand never stops” (Kim Kardashian), John acts as a seasoned guide to organizations striving to create an enduring brand. Arguing that branding relationships have seeped into every aspect of daily life, John’s message draws on both his own experiences as an entrepreneur as well as his hard- won insights as a consultant to the world’s most cutting-edge trendsetters and tastemakers. [post_title] => DAYMOND JOHN [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => daymond-john [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-03-21 11:13:25 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-03-21 11:13:25 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://aurumbureau.com/?post_type=team-member&p=12823 [menu_order] => 200 [post_type] => team-member [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw )[6] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 12566 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-11-28 10:03:44 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-11-28 10:03:44 [post_content] => Carles Puyol has been one of the most important players in the history of F.C. Barcelona. A legendary defender who has lead and played for 19 years the same colors; an athlete whose values ​​of leadership, fair play, strength, ability to excel and honesty go beyond the playing field.Born on April 13, 1978, Carles Puyol grew up in La Pobla de Segur (Lleida), a small village in Spain, until he was 17 years old. On June 22, 1995, at the age of 17, he signed his first contract with F.C. Barcelona and La Masia (F.C. Barcelona's world-class youth academy) became his home. During the following 4 years he played in the lower divisions until coach Luis van Gaal called him to the first squad to cover Reiziger's absence, and thus beginning his career in elite football at only 21 years old.Puyol began playing regularly for the first team and quickly became a reference as a right-back, but thanks to his perseverance and desire to excel he ended up consolidating as a central defender. His first reward came in the 2004/05 season, already as Captain of F.C. Barcelona, ​​when he won his first title, La Liga. A year later, his dream of winning the Champions League came true. In the 2008/09 season, he became the only captain in history of football to lift all possible titles in the same year (La Liga, Copa del Rey, Champions League, Spanish Super Cup, UEFA Super Cup, and the FIFA Club World Cup).Beyond his almost 600 games with the F.C. Barcelona, ​​100 matches with the Spanish National Team and the numerous titles won, his football career is characterized by symbolic gestures, such as his kiss to the captain's bracelet in the historic 2-6 at the Santiago Bernabéu against arch-rival Real Madrid, or when he gave the honor of raising the trophy of the Champions League to his then teammate Eric Abidal, who had recently recovered from liver cancer. Pep Guardiola, F.C. Barcelona's coach at the time of winning the trophy, said "Carles Puyol's gesture to let Eric Abidal lift the Champions League trophy was a great one and it will make us stronger. Carles showed his humanity in making this gesture".In 2014, due to a repeated knee injury, the captain could no longer give 100% of himself and decided to retire for the good of the team. He retired having won over 20 trophies for F.C. Barcelona, as well as the Euro 2008 and the 2010 World Cup for Spain. Nowadays, Carles is an ambassador for both LaLiga and UEFA. 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From playing the young version of Bette Midler’s character in Beaches to guest spots on series such as Webster, Murphy Brown, and Curb Your Enthusiasm, in addition to her turn as ‘Blossom Russo’ in the iconic 90’s sitcom Blossom, Bialik has appeared in numerous beloved roles throughout her dynamic acting career.An acclaimed author, Bialik has written #1 New York Times bestseller Girling Up: How to be Strong, Smart, and Spectacular, as well as Beyond the Sling, Mayim's Vegan Table and the recently released, Boying Up: How to Be Brave, Bold and Brilliant. Bialik has recently dedicated her skills as a writer, actress, neuroscientist and mother to driving GrokNation.com, the website she started in 2015.Following the end of Blossom, Bialik left acting for a time and earned her BS in Neuroscience from UCLA in 2000, with a minor in Hebrew & Jewish Studies. She went on to complete her PhD in Neuroscience, also at UCLA, and then completed her doctorate in the fall of 2007, which examined the role of oxytocin and vasopressin in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in adolescents with Prader-Willi syndrome. While at UCLA, Bialik was a dedicated student leader in UCLA Hillel, leading and starting a Women’s Rosh Chodesh group, chanting and blowing shofar for the High Holiday services, and conducting and writing music for UCLA’s Jewish acapella group.In addition to acting and raising her two boys, Miles and Fred, Bialik serves as a spokeswoman for a multitude of brands and organizations including Texas Instruments, DeVry University, Capitol One, Fisher Price, City of Hope, Gillette, (among others) and speaks at events around the world. 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Virgin Records went on to sign household names from the Sex Pistols to The Rolling Stones, becoming the biggest independent label in the world.Since Branson founded Virgin Atlantic in 1984, it has established itself as a leading global airline after overcoming BA’s Dirty Tricks campaign. Virgin Australia, Virgin America, Virgin Holidays, Virgin Limited Edition, Virgin Trains, Virgin Hotels and Virgin Galactic have followed in travel, while expansion elsewhere has seen Branson become the only person to build eight billion dollar companies in eight different sectors.Branson has challenged himself with many record breaking adventures, including the fastest ever Atlantic Ocean crossing, a series of hot air balloon adventures and kitesurfing across the English Channel. He has described Virgin Galactic, the world’s first commercial spaceline, as being “the greatest adventure of all”. Space travel has been a dream for Branson since he watched the moon landings on TV, and he registered the Virgin Galactic name in 1999. Testing for commercial service is underway, with Branson planning to join his family on the first space flight.He is also a record breaker online, voted the UK’s number one Twitter user, the world’s most social CEO and the world’s most followed person on LinkedIn. Branson maintains a daily blog on http://virgin.com discussing everything from entrepreneurship, conservation and sustainability to travel, music and humour. He has more than 11.5 million followers across five social networks. He has also written six books, including autobiography Losing My Virginity.Since starting youth culture magazine Student aged, Branson has found entrepreneurial ways to provoke positive change in the world. He started a Student Advisory Centre aged 17 to help young people overcome issues ranging from abortion to sexuality. He set up the Virgin Earth Challenge in 2007 – a $25 million prize for scalable and sustainable ways of removing greenhouse gases from the air.In 2004 he established non-profit foundation Virgin Unite to tackle tough social and environmental problems and strives to make business a force for good. Most of his time is now spent working with Virgin Unite and organisations it has incubated, such as The Elders, Carbon War Room, B Team and Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship. He also serves on the Global Commission on Drug Policy and supports ocean conservation with the Ocean Elders and Ocean Unite.Branson was awarded a knighthood in 1999 for services to entrepreneurship. He lives on Necker Island with his wife Joan, and has two children, Holly and Sam. 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Best known for his role as FBI Agent Fox Mulder on the long-running TV series The X-Files, he is also recognized for his brilliant portrayal of Hank Moody in the TV series Californication, which earned him a Golden Globe in 2003.Duchovny received his BA in English Literature from Princeton University and his Masters in English Literature from Yale University. He began his career by acting in commercials soon crossing over into films and television, and was eventually offered the role of DEA Dennis Bryson on the TV series Twin Peaks. In 1993, Duchovny got the lead role in the independent film Kalifornia, along side Brad Pitt. This film became a cult favorite among fans. In 2015, Duchovny released his first musical album Hell or Highwater which was considered soulful and down to earth by his fans. He also plays a police sergeant investigating petty criminal and rising cult leader Charles Manson in the NBC TV series, Aquarius.David Duchovny has appeared in over 30 films, 18 television shows or series, and has been nominated for countless awards. [post_title] => David Duchovny [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => david-duchovny [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-03-27 11:06:17 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-03-27 11:06:17 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.aurumbureau.com/?post_type=team-member&p=13389 [menu_order] => 200 [post_type] => team-member [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw )[10] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 12585 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-11-28 11:11:18 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-11-28 11:11:18 [post_content] => Joan Laporta, was the architect behind one of the best football teams of all times, FC Barcelona. During his mandate the club won two UEFA Champions Leagues; four Spanish Ligas; one FIFA Club World Cup; one UEFA Super Cup; one Spanish King’s Cup and three Spanish Supercups.Laporta is also a prestigious lawyer (graduating from the University of Barcelona) with his own firm, Laporta & Arbós, a combined practice of lawyers and economists, made up of professionals with a background in the business world and the civil service, whose mission is to provide enterprises with a truly integrated service. Joan Laporta is also a well-known politician and has been elected as member of the Catalan regional parliament and is also city counselor for Barcelona’s city council.“We managed to achieve excellence in our field but everything is a process and the ones who deserve all the recognition are the players. We had the best ones” – Joan LaportaHis first season as President of FC Barcelona would prove to be a watershed for the club. The club situation was one of bitter unhappiness and disappointment amongst both fans and players after the club failed to meet their own standards, having not won trophies since 1999. With Laporta’s arrival, as well as new manager Frank Rijkaard among others, the club was forced to embark on a new phase, having elected a new, young and largely untested managerial board along with him.The 2006-2007 season started with the signing of the agreement with UNICEF, in which the Club committed itself to collaborate economically and in addition wear the UNICEF logo on the shirts of the football team. This was an unprecedented move designed to strengthen the strategy of converting Barcelona into “more than a club” throughout the world.In 2008, Josep Guardiola was appointed first team manager. The year before he had taken over the reserve side, Barcelona B, when they were on the verge of promotion to Second Division B. After this appointment the most brilliant season in the history of the club began. The football first team achieved success in every competition in which they took part. The team won the Kings Cup, then the league and finally the Champions League against Manchester United in Rome, the third European Cup in the Club’s history. At the beginning of the next season, this list of titles was extended to include the Spanish Super Cup, the European Super Cup and the World Club Cup, making this Barca the team of the Six Cups. The World Club Cup won in Abu Dhabi against Estudiantes de la Plata (2-1) was the only competition never won before by the Club. President Laporta was then able to round off his mandate with another league title in the 2009-10 season.In Joan’s seven years as President, Barcelona won the World Club Cup, two European Cups, the European Super Cup, four League Titles, the Kings Cup, three Spanish Super Cups and three Copes Catalunya. In the economic and social areas the annual budget increased from E170 million to E445 million whilst membership rose from 106,135 to 173,701. 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Everything revolves around the vision (born out of a dream), state of mind, motivation (key in a team and what influences it) and talent management (to get the best performance out of a group we must discover the talents each member has).He played with the Argentina national team that won the World Cup in Mexico in 1986. When he played with Real Madrid the team won two Spanish Leagues and another with him as coach, along with two UEFA cups.“A team is a state of mind”He also served as General Manager of Real Madrid on two occasions, from 2000 to 2004 and from 2009 to 2011, during which times Florentino Pérez was the club’s President. While heading up this club, Jorge put in place a new organization and management system.In 1999, together with Andoni Zubizarreta and Juan Antonio Corbalán he started the consultancy firm Makeateam, which specializes in transferring the values of sport to corporate organizations. He left management in 2013 in order to devote his full attention to giving talks.Jorge has also served as General Manager of the Escuela de Estudios Universitarios (School of University Studies) that specializes in higher education, created by an agreement between Real Madrid and the Universidad Europea de Madrid (European University of Madrid).In addition he works with various media such as Cadena SER (Spain’s premier radio network), La Sexta, (national television’s channel 6), the newspaper El País, online sports daily Marca, Telemadrid (public television station) and TV network Televisión Azteca, making frequent appearances. 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Shaped by his experiences working in his parents Seattle market, schooled in operations and management in consumer-oriented retail business, and part of the leadership triumvirate that built the Starbucks brand, Behar is the ultimate “servant leader” who is known for such memorable lessons as The Person Who Sweeps the Floor Should Choose the Broom and Only the Truth Sounds Like the Truth.For 21 years Behar led Starbuck’s domestic business as President of North America, and he became the founding President of Starbucks International opening the very first store outside of North America in Japan. During his tenure, he participated in the growth of the company from only 28 stores to over 15,000 stores spanning five continents. He served on the Starbucks Board of Directors for twelve years before retiring.Howard now serves on the boards of several for-profit and non-profit organizations, including Education Element, iD Tech, The School of Leadership Studies at Gonzaga University. He is on the advisory boards of Anthos Capital, University of Washington Foundation, and a Trustee for The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation.Howard is committed to the development and education of our future leaders and has been a longtime advocate of the Servant Leadership Model. After the successful publication of his first book, It’s Not About the Coffee: Lessons on Leadership from a Life at Starbucks (Portfolio, 2008), Howard now travels the world speaking to leaders, corporations, and students. His motivational message inspires everyone to be servant leaders and to lead with their values first.Behar lives in Seattle, Washington, with his wife Lynn, and enjoys spending time with his children and five grandchildren. 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HOWARD BEHAR

Retired President, Starbucks International

GARRY KASPAROV

World Chess Champion, Author, Master of Strategy

JESSICA ALBA

Actress & Entrepreneur

Ashton Kutcher

Actor, Producer & Entrepreneur

ALONDRA DE LA PARRA

La Directora de Orquesta

DAYMOND JOHN

Founder and CEO of FUBU; Star of ABC’s Shark Tank CEO of Shark Branding

CARLES PUYOL

Football Legend. The most succesful Captain in the history of F.C. Barcelona

Mayim Bialik

Star, The Big Bang Theory & Neuroscientist

Richard Branson

Entrepreneur, Founder and President, Virgin Group, Philanthropist, Adventurer

David Duchovny

Actor, The X-Files, Californication

JOAN LAPORTA

President of F.C. Barcelona (2003-2010) Lawyer. MP at the Parliament of Catalonia

Jorge Valdano

General Manager of Real Madrid CF (2000-2004 & 2009-2011); Elite coach and football player

Football is the most universal metaphor for success. We can all see the highs and lows of our lives reflected on the pitch, and we can all be swept up in the excitement of a brilliant play. In life as in football, we step out onto the field, do our best, and dream of scoring a goal. And when we inevitably fail, we don’t just give up—quite the opposite. We get ready for another game, practice harder, and try again.

This is more than just a metaphor. The lessons that can be gained from experience in the world of sports are of real value in everyday life and in the world of business. Sport is a deployment of tactics, teachings, and values; it relies on training and commitment, and success is always a question of individual performance meshed with flawless teamwork.

At Aurum Speakers Bureau, we believe there is nothing like personal experience as a source of good advice. This philosophy has led us to open our portfolio to sports figures the likes of Carles Puyol, a football legend and the most awarded captain in the history of F.C. Barcelona. His story will convince you that, more than mountains, motivation moves people just like you.

And just as sports experts can inspire you, so can celebrities. Mayim Bialik, star of The Big Bang Theory, can tell your audience about her incredible success story in Hollywood as a lesson about the importance of education and the value of learning. Off the stage, she has a doctorate in neuroscience, and it was indispensable for her role in the show.

So, browse our portfolio. Take your time. Decide which of our speakers, athletes, coaches, and celebrities you want to hire in order to offer your audience the event they deserve.

In football and in cinema, excitement is assured. Make sure your event is just as thrilling.