About

“I am an expert only in curiosity.”

TED2015 - Truth and Dare, Vancouver Convention Center, Vancouver, Canada. Photo: Ryan Lash/TED

TED2015 – Truth and Dare, Vancouver Convention Center, Vancouver, Canada. Photo: Ryan Lash/TED

Brian Smith is a strategist, consultant, and writer who creates insight and opportunity from the fringes of business, culture, and the human experience. He has a record of producing 100% increases in key performance indicators and has collaborated with corporations, NGOs, universities, and governments to create strategies that improve outcomes.

Smith connects people to movements. It’s vital for organizations to anticipate shifts in the marketplace and develop resilient strategies. He leads teams in understanding why certain out-of-fields trends matter and how to assess fringe market opportunities before they grow out of control. Smith has experience with change initiatives in banking and finance, healthcare, manufacturing and retail, higher education, professional services, hospitality, and other industries. He designs programs to align employee behavior and marketing strategies.

As an active member of the global TED community, Smith curates TEDx events, mentors new TEDx licensees, and spoke at TEDActive 2014. He serves on the Board of Trustees for the Business Ethics Alliance.


For consulting, interviews, or personal appearances, please use the contact form. To contact Brian for a leadership role, visit #HireBrian.

Brian Smith has collaborated with or spoken to:
United Nations World Urban Campaign
The Nature Conservancy
Association of Information Technology Professionals [AITP]
NCAA Division I university athletics
Broadway Across America
TEDActive
Substance Abuse Training Initiative
Association of Fundraising Professionals
Independent Kidney Foundations
Greater Omaha Chamber
Slow Food Nebraska
Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society