Michael Luckman - College/University Speaker and Author of Overpowering Fear-Defeating the #1 Challenge in Sales and Life
Michael Luckman has over forty-five years in business starting as a salesperson, then marketing innovator and serial entrepreneur, Michael is today a successful and dynamic speaker, trainer and mentor. In his live talks and bestselling book, “Overpowering Fear,” he opens up his life and the lessons learned to help his listeners uncover their own fear and then overpower them. As Michael describes in his book, “My greatest regret in life was that I never had a mentor. Someone who would have taken an interest in me, given me honest feedback and guided me along life’s path of challenges and triumphs.” Michael is now that mentor to millions of college students under the guise of “Papa Mike,” that wise grandfather figure many of us wish we had.
Dr. Howard Kunreuther – Risk Avoidance Expert
Howard C. Kunreuther is the James G. Dinan Professor and a Professor of Decision Sciences and Business and Public Policy at the Wharton School. He co-directs the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center. He has a long-standing interest in ways that society can better manage low-probability, high-consequence events related to technological and natural hazards. Professor Kunreuther is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a Distinguished Fellow of the Society for Risk Analysis, receiving the Society’s Distinguished Achievement Award in 2001. He recently served on the National Academy of Science / National Research Council’s panel on Increasing National Resilience to Hazards and Disasters, and on the New York City Panel on Climate Change as part of the Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency report released by the New York City Mayor’s Office in June 2013. He is a Coordinating Lead Author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s 5th Assessment Report and served as a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Insurance and Asset Management for 2011-2012. His recent books include At War with the Weather (with Erwann Michel-Kerjan), winner of the Kulp-Wright Book Award from the American Risk and Insurance Association in 2011; Learning from Catastrophes: Strategies for Reaction and Response (with Michael Useem); Insurance and Behavioral Economics: Improving Decisions in the Most Misunderstood Industry (with Mark Pauly and Stacey McMorrow); and Leadership Dispatches: Chile’s Extraordinary Comeback from Disaster (wth Michael Useem and Erwann Michel-Kerjan).