Relationships trump transactions.
IN BUSINESS, AIM FOR THE HEART
– that is where the hits are born.”
– Peter Guber
“If You Don’t Improve Your Product All the Time,
the Market Will Move Away From You.”
– Peter Guber
Peter Guber’s career has been fueled by curiosity and personal reinvention. A successful executive and entrepreneur in various industries, Peter has deep strategic and operational experience with universal application.
Peter Guber is Chairman and CEO of the multimedia Mandalay Entertainment Group. Prior to Mandalay, Guber was Chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment, Chairman and CEO of Polygram Entertainment, Co-Founder of Casablanca Record & Filmworks and President of Columbia Pictures.
He produced or executive produced (personally or through his companies) films that garnered five Best Picture Academy Award nominations (winning for Rain Man) and box office hits that include The Color Purple, Midnight Express, Batman, Flashdance, The Kids Are All Right, and Soul Surfer.
Peter is Co-Owner and Co-Executive Chairman of the 2015 NBA Champions, the Golden State Warriors, an Owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, and an Owner and Executive Chairman of Major League Soccer’s Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC). He is an Owner of Dick Clark Productions, a leading independent producer of television programming including such perennial hits as the American Music Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and So You Think You Can Dance. He is Chairman of Mandalay Sports Media and a full professor at UCLA.
He serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Mandalay Baseball Properties, a subsidiary of Mandalay Sports Entertainment which includes professional baseball franchises, sports marketing and venue management. Among the professional sports franchises that are owned and/or operated by Mandalay Baseball Properties are the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees, a Triple-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, a Triple-A affiliate of the Houston Astros, the Frisco RoughRiders, a Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers and the Dayton Dragons, a Single-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds.
Peter Guber is a weekly entertainment and media analyst for Fox Business News and a full professor at UCLA. He serves on the board of directors of Demand Media and is Co-Founder of Geek Chic Daily, which merged with Nerdist Industries to become a multi-platform creator of genre and popular-culture content.
Peter Guber is a noted author with works including Inside The Deep and Shootout: Surviving Fame and (Mis)Fortune in Hollywood, which became a 7 year television series on AMC which he hosted. Guber wrote the cover article for the Harvard Business Review titled,” The Four Truths of the Storyteller” and has also authored op-ed pieces for theNew York Times and the San Francisco Chronicle. His most recent business book, Tell To Win, became an instant #1 New York Times bestseller.
In 2016, Peter was named Business Person of the Year by the Los Angeles Business Journal. He believes the keys to his successful and sustaining career have been authenticity, attitude, and aptitude and always believing “no” means “on.”
Motivated By Passion
With over 40 years of experience that has propelled him to success as an executive, entrepreneur, TV personality, professional sports team owner, and bestselling author, Peter Guber has honed the all important skills of motivating employees, building winning teams, magnifying creativity, and enhancing communication.
As one of the most sought after speakers in business, Peter Guber regularly shares his insight, experience, and guidance with some of today’s most forward thinking organizations.
“I wanted to thank you for contributing to the success of our Senior Leadership meeting here at Cisco last week. I am pleased to say that your score placed you in the top 3 of all presenters (over 30 presenters) at the event. Great job.”– Greg Thomas, Sr. Director, Cisco
In his keynote presentations, Peter draws from his vast experience, sharing first person stories that provide strategies and tactics to help audience members change their Monday morning.
As an author he has created tools that demonstrate his commitment to this process to inform and ignite the newest leaders in the business community.
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