Economics/Business Speakers

In today's competitive environment, understanding your industry at a micro level can help avoid macro level disappointment. Ovations’ Economics and Business Speakers lead the globe's competition, out-innovating the rest. From Noble Prize winners in economics to superannuation strategists, their expertise and acumen help businesses avoid learning things the hard way. Find your expert here.

John Smith

Dr John Smith: Best-selling author, columnist and commentator. Keynote speaker, Anthropologist, Bikie, Preacher, Businessman, Author, Advocate - these are all Dr. John Smith. His messages on the challenges and contradictions of our times are as powerful as his Harley Davidson at full throttle. A personal friend of Bono from U2 (who dedicated a song to John on their recent Australian tour) and a m ...

Jonas Ridderstrale

Dr. Jonas Ridderstrale is one of the world's most influential and respected business thinkers and speakers. Since bursting onto the international scene with the bestseller Funky Business in 2000, Jonas has remained at the forefront of the new generation of management gurus. The 2009 Thinkers 50, the biennial ranking of management thinkers, ranked him at number 23 globally and put him on the top-fi ...

Jonathan Tasini

Jonathan Tasini has been writing, lecturing and offering media analysis of the American political and economic landscape for more than 25 years. He has worked in electoral and legislative campaigns across the nation. In addition to deep knowledge about the details of the electoral process—polling, fundraising, media, strategy—and the experience as a prognosticator and analyst, Tasini uni ...

Jonathon Lyons

In their book, Marketing Without Money, John Lyons and Edward de Bono have captured the real world experience and learnings of twenty of Australia's top entrepreneurs. This is vital practical knowledge for people who want to create their own future, not be driven to it by others. With twenty in-depth interviews revealing the successful thinking behind Australia's most talented self-made men and wo ...

Jordan Belfort

In the 1990s, Jordan Belfort built one of the most dynamic and successful sales-organisations in Wall Street history. To this day, his proprietary sales-training techniques and daily motivational speeches are the 'stuff of legend' - his testimonials confirm he is a 'motivator without peer', who can take virtually any individual, regardless of age, race, sex, educational background or social status ...

Julia Palmer

Julia Palmer is a respected Networking Strategist best known for leading the face to face revolution! She has dedicated her career to cleaning up the negative connotation of the word 'networking' by helping to educate business people on the importance of developing strategies to create and manage viable internal and external business relationships. She has forged her own approach to this critica ...

Julia Ross

Julia Ross is the founding Managing Director of Australia's largest independent recruitment company. The company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange in September 2000 and at that time was the largest ever female-owned company to float on the ASX. She remains the majority controlling shareholder. Julia opened her first office in Sydney in 1988, with a staff of one. Today Julia Ross Recruitment ...

Kate Carruthers

Kate Carruthers has extensive experience in delivery of corporate IT, web and e-commerce solutions for organisations such as AMP, GE and Westfield. She is deeply involved with social media and web 2.0 on both business and personal levels. Over the past few years Kate has worked with marketing teams to deliver integrated digital marketing strategies. Her focus is online collaboration, social media, ...

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