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Peter Guber

Executive, Entrepreneur & CEO of Mandalay Entertainment

Peter Guber is a master at reinvention and staying ahead of the curve. His diverse career encompasses 40 years of experience that has propelled him to success as an executive, entrepreneur, TV personality, professional sports team owner, and bestselling author. Behind all of his recognizable entertainment and media, Peter was honing the all important skills of motivating employees, building winning teams, magnifying creativity, and enhancing communication.

Los Angeles, California, USA


Tell To Win For Your Success
If you can’t tell it, you can’t sell it! Great story telling is more than just entertainment. It is a highly powerful and vastly underutilized professional business tool. It is indeed the secret sauce that can propel your success – whether you are an executive, entrepreneur, sales manager, marketing & communications expert, artist, consultant, inventor or HR professional. In this entertaining, enlightening and informative presentation, executive and entrepreneur Peter Guber shares his methodology of how to activate the power of story.

Leading and Succeeding in Uncertain Times Surrender is not an option.
When times are tough, the tough must get going. But where do they go to find the resources and resourcefulness to achieve success in today’s high-consequence, highly uncertain, ferociously competitive and rapidly-changing world? In this highly topical and relevant speech, Guber reveals the attitude and navigational stakes for any leader in any industry to survive and thrive in turbulent times.

Divining and Designing the Culture of Innovation – Innovation isn’t someone else’s business.
It’s YOUR business. Without it, you have no business. Why? Because today everyone faces a universal problem…We are living in an age of disruption. Our world is non-linear. It’s 3 dimensional and ever changing. The rate of change is changing. In this real-time connected world where threats from competition can come from anywhere, innovation is the only way to out-perform and lead the pack. Originality has become the litmus test of strategy. Rich in stories based on personal experiences, Guber decodes his own successes and failures and those of highly accomplished individuals that Guber’s partnered with, employed, observed and competed against. He reveals both a methodology and the keys to engage the power of innovation in yourself and in others.


George Arents Pioneer Award

  • 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.

    - Sr. Director, Cisco

Summary Profile

Guber led Sony Pictures as Chairman & CEO, Columbia Pictures as President, Polygram as Chairman & CEO and Casablanca Record & Filmworks as Co-Owner and Co-Chairman. While at Sony, the company achieved an industry-best domestic box office market share of 17%, and led all competitors with the highest four-year total of Academy Award nominations ever for a single company.

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. A passionate, humorous, and tireless motivator and speaker, Guber has dedicated himself to coaching current and future leaders about the importance of telling purposeful stories to propel their business success.

Guber is the sponsor of e2e: A Day of Generosity, an annual conclave in which top business story telling experts and leaders share story telling best practices, brainstorm, and collaborate on bringing the MAGIC of telling purposeful stories to the people of enterprises everywhere.

Guber has been a full professor at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television for nearly four decades. Among the many courses Guber launched is “Navigating a Narrative World,” bringing in experts such as Deepak Chopra, Pat Riley, Chris Anderson, Bran Ferran and dozens of other high profile guests to converse with him in front of the graduate students from the schools of business, theatre, film and television, law, and public policy about the importance of telling purposeful stories in their disciplines. He is a member of the UCLA Foundation Board of Trustees, as well as the winner of UCLA’s prestigious Service Award for his accomplishments in association with the school. Guber is the Chair of the Founding Board of Advisors for the Center for Managing Enterprises in Media, Entertainment & Sports (MEMES) at the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

Guber turned this legacy and experience in front of the camera where he was seen every Sunday morning for six years on American Movie Classics (AMC) cable network, as co-host of the critically acclaimed national TV show, Shootout. AMC moved Guber’s talents to prime time with a series of one hour specials in 2009 called StoryMakers.

Guber is also a co-owner of three professional sports teams: the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA) the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball and the Los Angeles Football Club of Major League Soccer.

A noted author, Guber co-wrote the best seller, Shootout, published by Penguin Putnam, which was released in hardcover and paperback. In December 2007, Guber wrote the cover article for the Harvard Business Review titled, “The Four Truths of the Storyteller.” He also authored op-ed pieces for the New York Times and the San Francisco Chronicle. Guber’s third book, Tell To Win – Connect, Persuade, and Triumph with the Hidden Power of Story, became the #1 best seller in the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal.

Peter Guber was recruited by Columbia Pictures out of NYU’s Graduate School of Business where he was pursuing an MBA. He holds a BA, Master of Law and Juris Doctorate degrees. Guber is a member of the UCLA Foundation Board of Trustees, as well as the winner of UCLA’s prestigious Service Award for his accomplishments and association with the university.