Bryan Kramer

CEO, TED Speaker, Best Selling Author

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Bryan Kramer is one of the world’s foremost leaders in the art and science of sharing, and has been credited with instigating the #H2H human business movement in marketing and social. With over 300K social fans and followers, and an intimate understanding of the intricacies and interworking of both social technologies and social behaviors, Bryan is both a practitioner and authority on the subject.

In January 2014, Bryan’s first book “There is No B2B or B2C: It’s Human to Human #H2H” [link to purchase] rose to the #1 top selling spot in Business Books on Amazon in its first week. In January 2015, #H2H was named as the number 1 buzzword for 2015 by The Writer. His second title, “Shareology: How Sharing is Powering the Human Economy”, published by Morgan James Publishing will be released in July 2015.

Bryan is also a renowned global speaker, consultant and trainer. In a unique sharing experiment conducted in his recent TED Talk @ IBM titled “Why Sharing is Reimagining Our Future”, Bryan witnessed the true power of sharing when inspiration combined itself with reach and technology. The results were stunning – 21 million impressions in just 4 hours, spanning the globe to over 10 countries.  For a complete list of speaking engagements, or to book Bryan at your next event, click here.

No stranger to lists, Bryan has appeared on many including Social/Content/Digital CEO and Global Marketing leader. Here are a few of note:

        • Top 50 Social CEOs on Twitter Globally – Huffington Post
        • Top 25 Influencer to Follow – Forbes
        • The 100 Most Influential Tech People On Twitter – Business Insider
        • #13 Top Social Selling Individual (PureMatter #44 Top Social Selling Brand) – Onalytica
        • Featured contributor on SocialMediaToday.com, Business2Community and IBM Social Business.
        • Hosts “From the Author’s Point of View” author podcast series
        • Weekly Mondays at 12pm PST #H2HChat Live
        • Host of the PureMatter #Substance Luminary Video and Webcast Series.

How do you stay on top of all the latest industry trends?

Flipboard, the app. I flip every night and learn/read hundreds of articles to see what’s important and new. 

What will the future of customer engagement and commerce look like?

The future is our kids, the Millennials, who have a very different way of working than we do. They will have a big impact on business in the future.

As we evolve and change and lines continue to blur between the physical and digital world, communities will become even more important. As automation continues to replace humans for delivering information and utility, we have to ask ourselves some questions.

What will humans be responsible for? Are we headed into another renaissance of ideas, art, thinking, philosophy—the things humans have always done best? Do we trust ourselves as humans to be smarter thinkers? Technology enables us to be lazy. Will our class system continue to divide us between thinkers and non-thinkers?

The future is sharing, but we’ve become unused to it. We’re always running for the goal as individuals, even as we’ve been trying to get our teams to collaborate more. The future will be all about opening up and sharing because the more we can get people to share, the faster we can grow as a society.

Our increased access to instant information will continue to make it faster and easier for us to solve the world’s problems. When everyone can access information and share anything at any time, we truly will be a connected society. We’ll be able to do anything, from mending a hole in a pair of pants to getting clean, fresh water to every human being on the planet. We’ll know exactly who to go to get it done immediately, because all of the technology will be in place, and we’ll be accustomed to the ease of sharing with anyone in our global tribe. Right now we’re seeing threads of this fabric being woven into the human economy, but we’re rapidly moving into a culture where sharing becomes whole cloth.

We need to understand and study sharing to power human business. As individuals it’s up to us to have a higher consciousness about how, why, what, and where we’re sharing. In the pages of this book we’ve laid out scenarios so you can see the impact of sharing on the things that matter to you: your family, your communities, your region, and the planet. However, it’s up to us to continue to practice the study of sharing on a daily basis. Being mindful of the things you choose to share and the ripple effect it will have will naturally grow your personal brand, and the same is true for business. Stories, experiences, and ideas were all meant to be shared, so to truly bring about a sharing culture, it’s every individual’s responsibility to share in the very best way that we can. As I wrote in H2H, businesses don’t have emotion, humans do, and humans are what power business.

Technology allows us all to be broadcasters, journalists, authors, inventors, and philosophers—to share ideas without limits. The future is not me sharing my ideas with you; the future is all of us channeling our inner scientists and philosophers to share with our networks, and from those networks to more networks, sharing ideas that will make a difference. 

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