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Ben Casnocha




Wednesday, January 23, 2013

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Halls F&G

The Start-Up of YOU: Take Intelligent Risks

Ben CasnochaRisk tends to get a bad rap. We associate risk-taking with things like losing money in the stock market or riding a motorcycle without a helmet. But risk isn’t the enemy, it’s a permanent part of life. In fact, being proactively intelligent about risk is a prerequisite for seizing breakout opportunities. You manage risk not by anticipating every possible contingency but by building up resilience to the unpredictable.

In this keynote based on his #1 New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, Ben Casnocha presents a blueprint for how to thrive in the new, risk-infused economic landscape. The key: learn to think and act like an entrepreneur. In other words, move up that jammed escalator by running your career like it's a start-up business—a living, breathing, growing start-up of YOU..

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About Ben Casnocha

An award-winning entrepreneur and author from Silicon Valley, Ben founded Comcate, Inc., a leading e-government software company, at age 14. PoliticsOnline named him one of the "25 most influential people in the world of internet and politics." BusinessWeek named him “one of America's top young entrepreneurs.” Now 23 years old, he offers a unique perspective on entrepreneurship, careers and education.