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Gordon
Dryden

Co-author of the best-selling book, The Learning Revolution.

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The world's top-selling non-fiction author, Gordon Dryden makes the ideal conference keynoter for any organisation gearing itself to rethinking its role in the 21st Century.

Author
Dryden is co-author of 'The Learning Revolution', and producer-presenter of 22 international television programmes on learning for the 21st century. He has spent many years researching, writing, presenting and producing television programmes on The Learning Revolution.

That book, co-authored with American doctor of education Jeannette Vos, has become a best-seller in countries as diverse as Singapore and New Zealand. It has now been published in Chinese, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, Portuguese and Arabic. In China alone almost 10 million copies have been sold, making Gordon one of the world’s biggest selling authors.

Awards

In 1990 he secured a grant of $2 million from New Zealand's biggest charitable trust to tour the globe with a television crew to videotape the world's best learning breakthroughs - and to use the subsequent television programmes to open up a national debate on learning in the 21st century. As part of that debate he has been a keynote speaker at many educational conferences in New Zealand.

Current work

During the past six years Gordon has also presented regularly at conferences ranging from 3000 people in both Spain and Texas to business seminars in Taiwan and London, to educational seminars in the United Arab Emirates and Singapore. He has co-presented internationally with some of the world's best-known business speakers, including Stephen Covey, Edward de Bono and Tony Buzan.

A former television and radio talkshow host, specialising in interactive, audience-participation, he combines those audiovisual skills with a unique ability to simplify how the world is changing and how those changes can transform any organisation.

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You don't bring someone 12,000 miles to open your senior executive conference unless you know he's going to deliver the goods at the highest level. Gordon Dryden excels at crystalising the future in a way that graphically captures the imagination. And his model for innovative thinking is simply the best I've come across. The Burton Group Plc, London
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