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Bill Jensen

CEO at The Jensen Group

Morristown, United States

15710 Followers

WHAT I DO: As Mr. Simplicity, I make it EASIER for you and your teams to do great work — doubling your productivity. As a global thought leader on the future of work, I make it EASIER for you to leap into tomorrow.

WHO I WORK WITH: American Express, Bank of America, BBC, Chevron, GE, Genentech, Gulfstream, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, L’Oreal, Merck, Pfizer, Philips Lighting, Proctor & Gamble, Ralston-Purina, Royal Bank of Canada, SAP, Shell, Swedish Post Office, US Navy SEALS, Ultimate Software, Vodafone Spain, Walt Disney World, World Bank.

WHAT THEY SAY:
“Bill's session was the BEST WE'VE EVER HAD! Simple, clear, actionable content.
Fabulous! Smooth, knowledgeable, fun. Bill is a treasure!”
~ Patricia Lin • Proctor & Gamble

“Bill Jensen skillfully explained how simplicity can help us achieve better results, and how it creates and transfers value throughout our organization. Now, we all realize that we have in our hands a new competitive advantage: Simplicity!”
~ Jamie Bustillo • CTO, Vodafone, Spain

“Using what you taught us, I’ve saved at least 10 hours just this week. My boss estimates your tools will save us over 10,000 hours!”
~ Sian Davies • Toyota UK

SPEAKING TOPICS: • AI, Analytics, IoT • Change • Culture • Communication • Digital Transformation • Disruption • Future of Work • Innovation • Leadership • Simplicity • Transformation

WHAT MAKES ME DIFFERENT: I’ve spend the past 30 years studying how work gets done. Over 1,000,000 interviewed and surveyed. I have my ears to the ground, listening to hum of daily To Dos, and my eyes to the future, watching for what comes next. I’m an IBM Futurist, and have conducted high-impact future of work research for multiple technology giants.

BEST-SELLING, DEEPLY RESEARCHED, AWESOME CONTENT: Eight best-selling books.

READY TO TALK? email me at bill@simplerwork.com, or visit my site at http://www.simplerwork.com.

SPEAKING BIO: http://bit.ly/2gMURKm (download)

Available For: Authoring, Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: Morristown, NJ
Speaking Topics: Future of Work, Transformation, Simplicity

Bill JensenPoints
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Author415
Influencer157
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Entrepreneur0
Total572

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Portfolio Mix

Company Information

Company Type: Company
Theatre: North America
Media Experience: 30 years

Areas of Expertise

Agile
AI
Analytics
Big Data
Change Management 100
Culture 48.95
Customer Experience
Design Thinking
Digital Disruption 41.69
Digital Transformation 46.33
Edtech
Emerging Technology
Fintech
Future of Work 53.53
Healthtech
HR 30.10
Innovation
IoT
Leadership 62.70
Management 38.60
Marketing
Open Innovation
Social

Industry Experience

Aerospace & Defense
Agriculture & Mining
Automotive
Building Materials, Clay & Glass
Consumer Products
Federal & Public Sector
Financial Services & Banking
Forest Products & Paper
Healthcare
High Tech & Electronics
Higher Education & Research
Hospitality
Industrial Machinery & Components
Insurance
Manufacturing
Media
Oil & Gas
Other
Pharmaceuticals
Professional Services
Retail
Telecommunications
Textiles Production
Travel & Transportation
Utilities
Wholesale Distribution

Publications

15 Article/Blogs
2019 Simplified: Your Ultimate Path to Working Smarter
linkedin
January 02, 2019
Annual tradition in posting… Yearly coaching for clients… How to work smarter, not harder this year. In three simple steps.

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Tags: Management, Leadership

In 2019: Change the Conversation About What Really Matters
linkedin
January 02, 2019
This post is one of a series of powerful, eye-opening future of work results from a newly released study by Ultimate Software/Jensen Group: Reimagining HR for the Augmented Era. (Link: Download full study)

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Tags: Future of Work

Future of Work: How We Doin’?
linkedin
January 02, 2019
This post is one of a series of powerful, eye-opening future of work results from a newly released study by Ultimate Software/Jensen Group: Reimagining HR for the Augmented Era. (Link: Download full study)

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Tags: Future of Work

2019: What We Can Learn from Our Hopes and Fears
linkedin
January 02, 2019
This post is one of a series of powerful, eye-opening future of work results from a newly released study by Ultimate Software/Jensen Group: Reimagining HR for the Augmented Era. (Link: Download full study)

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Tags: Future of Work

Skills Shifting: Required for a Successful 2019
linkedin
January 02, 2019
Until now, most of us have been able to coast, and ignore many futuristic shifts. For most of us, most work has been done the same way as it has for the past decade or two, with a few new shiny objects bolted on around the edges.

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Tags: Future of Work

We, the workforce, deserve a better return on our investment
Import from medium.com
July 30, 2017
15years ago this fall, I published my second book, Work 2.0. Based on my earliest research into the future of work, that book contained The New Work Contract (below).My team and I revisited it five years ago, and found that, even though the digital and work revolutions unfolded in ways no one could

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Tags: HR

This Is Why Curiosity Will Rule the Future
Import from medium.com
July 25, 2017
Part 2 of my wide-ranging conversation with Marcus Weldon, CTO at Nokia and President of Bell Labs. In Part 1, we discussed a new Bell Labs research paper that predicts exactly when long-promised New Era of Productivity will begin.What makes you, personally, future strong?Weldon: “I have this de

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Tags: Leadership

Will Today’s Digital Transformations Finally Create a New Era of Productivity?
Import from medium.com
July 19, 2017
I recently had a fantastic and wide-ranging conversation with one of the leaders of today’s tech revolution, Marcus Weldon, Nokia CTO and President of Bell Labs.We discussed the future of work, the difficulties of taking AI to the next level, and the leadership challenges we all face in the comin

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Tags: Leadership

Is this Monk Creating the Future of Work?
Import from medium.com
April 23, 2017
While we debate the upsides and pitfalls of moving away from 20th century hierarchies, into wirearchies, and self-managed systems like holacracies and more… There’s a monk in Newark, New Jersey who created 21st century organizational strategies and structures back in the 1970s. We can learn a lo

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Tags: Leadership

Tracking Your Leap Into the Future
Import from medium.com
April 23, 2017
Future Strong: Five Driving BehaviorsFive things your data told me about your future.After more than five years of research and development, and hundreds of thousands of data points across the globe in all markets, my teammates at Global Learning and I just released our Future Strong Assessment too

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Working Smarter: The Ultimate Approach
Import from medium.com
February 26, 2017
Just two tips cover EVERYTHING!There’s an amazing community of Work Smarter authors and How To experts across the globe. But we’re usually never in the same place at the same time. David Burkus, author of Under New Management, just did something no company or conference has ever achieved.He just

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Tags: Leadership

Your Two Toughest Challenges in 2017
Import from medium.com
January 15, 2017
The most difficult work you’ll face this year may not be what you think it is.And… It’s easier than you think… Once you embrace it.That hard work is making a couple really tough choices. Not DarthVader/ Luke-like choices, where there are clear and distinct good and bad sides. Those are rel

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The AI Conversation We Must Have
Import from medium.com
January 10, 2017
Before it is thrust upon us by workplace tsunamisAs an IBM futurist and influencer, I was honored to be part of the World of Watson event (#ibmwow) two months ago in Vegas. Since then, one presentation has been rambling around my soul and my brain.Shannon Vallor, is Chair of the Department of Philo

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How CES Wonders Arrive at the Workplace
Import from medium.com
January 10, 2017
Seven ways the 2017 Consumer Electronics Gadget-Palooza will change how you workHere’s the ‘secret’ that so few leaders and change/leadership/management consultancies get: 100% of all consumers also work.Which means, if you know what to look for: Most every consumer trend and behavior today

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2017’s Most CrazyCrucial Trends, Simplified
Import from medium.com
January 09, 2017
Your Year, in Four StoriesFor more than three decades, I have worked on just one thing: Simplifying the craziness that comes at us and that we create.I’ve always focused that effort on the changing nature of work and the future of work?—?narrowing that focus even further by studying the hu

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8 Books
Simplicity
Perseus
February 02, 2019
FIRST OF 8 BESTSELLERS. SEE http://www.simplerwork.com/books/ FOR ALL 8 BOOKS. Making the complex clear and simple, making work simpler. Number 5 Leadership/ Management book on Amazon in 2000. While sitting among the best-seller list was nice, the acclaim that made him most proud was being called a knowledge worker’s Studs Terkel. “I focus on how real people get read work done,” he says.

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Tags: Change Management, Culture, Leadership

Work 2.0
Perseus
February 02, 2019
SECOND OF 8 BESTSELLERS. SEE http://www.simplerwork.com/books/ FOR ALL 8 BOOKS. Bill Jensen foresaw the current workplace changes long before they occurred. Many of today’s biggest organizational and work shifts were predicted in Work 2.0.

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Tags: Change Management, Culture, Leadership

Simplicity Survival Handbook
Perseus
February 02, 2019
THIRD OF 8 BESTSELLERS. SEE http://www.simplerwork.com/books/ FOR ALL 8 BOOKS. Detailed How To follow-up to Simplicity. These How Tos are still among Bill’s most valuable tips when speaking and conducting workshops with corporate audiences.

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Tags: Change Management, Culture, Leadership

What Is Your Life's Work?
Harper Collins
February 02, 2019
FOURTH OF 8 BESTSELLERS. SEE http://www.simplerwork.com/books/ FOR ALL 8 BOOKS. Among Bill’s most deeply personal books. In it he captures the intimate exchanges between mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, and caring teammates, all talking about what matters at work and in life. Thousands of participants wrote what became known as legacy letters — one- to three-page letters to loved ones about the love- and value-based legacy they wished to leave behind.

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Tags: Change Management, Leadership, Management

Hacking Work
Portfolio/Penguin
February 02, 2019
FIFTH OF 8 BESTSELLERS. SEE http://www.simplerwork.com/books/ FOR ALL 8 BOOKS. Named by Harvard Business Review as one of the top breakthrough books of that year. It revealed how the workforce was becoming an army of benevolent hackers, working around corporate bureaucracies that simply were not changing fast enough to meet marketplace demands.

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Tags: Change Management, Digital Transformation, Future of Work

The Courage Within Us
NetMinds
February 02, 2019
SIXTH OF 8 BESTSELLERS. SEE http://www.simplerwork.com/books/ FOR ALL 8 BOOKS. Revealed the secrets of 100 great disruptive heroes on how to thrive and take advantage of continuous disruptions, disorder, disarray, and change.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Future of Work, Leadership

Disrupt! Think Epic, Be Epic
NetMinds
February 02, 2019
SEVENTH OF 8 BESTSELLERS. SEE http://www.simplerwork.com/books/ FOR ALL 8 BOOKS. Revealed the secrets of 100 great disruptive heroes on how to thrive and take advantage of continuous disruptions, disorder, disarray, and change.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Future of Work, Leadership

Future Strong
Motivational Press
February 02, 2019
EIGHTH OF 8 BESTSELLERS. SEE http://www.simplerwork.com/books/ FOR ALL 8 BOOKS. Maps the five toughest choices each of us must make to create our best futures. It is based upon Bill’s breakthrough research, studying the future of work through the lens of deeply personal individual choices.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Future of Work

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Future of Work

Location: Global    Date Available: February 02nd, 2019    Fees: Call 973.539.5070

Submission Date: February 02nd, 2019    Service Type: Service Offered

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