Monday, August 30, 2010

What makes Chennai special on 10.10.2010?

Rasmus Ankersen

Rasmus Ankersen published his first book “DNA of a Winner” at 22 years old. The book became a bestseller and led Rasmus to follow up the success with “Leader DNA” and “Raising a Winner”.

At age 25 he wrote three bestsellers. His desire to understand the code that unlocks World Class performance led him to be head coach of the first soccer academy in Scandinavia, which has produced several international top players. Also he was a mental coach for the Danish youth national soccer teams and has also and still is working as personal coach for several World Class athletes. The last six months Rasmus has been traveling around the world visiting the world’s most successful performance hotbeds. The result is his first international book “Shocking Truths – How to grow a super-athlete” which will be published World Wide this year.

Also in the business field Rasmus’ work has had a huge impact. He is speaking about “The Gold Mine Effect” for organizations and companies all over the world. Last year he spoke at the famous TED University in Oxford. Also Rasmus is advising executives how to create an environment, which fires up human potential. In his home country Denmark he has been awarded as one of the three biggest business talents and recently the prime minister invited him to contribute with a chapter to his upcoming book, which is going to define “The Danish Dream”.

Today Rasmus lives in London from where he controls all his projects. Based on his findings in The Gold Mines around the world he is just about to build one the most visionary soccer academies ever seen. Late 2010 he will launch the first part of it in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Another vision is to build a running academy in Ethiopia with the ambition to take running to a whole new level. Together with his researchers Rasmus is also working on another book release in 2011, “Hunger in Paradise”, about how the rules for motivation and leadership will change dramatically in the future.

Our king blogger Kiruba has been the brain behind the great event called TEDxChennai. Both these men had got the opportunity to meet at Oxford. Kribs had invited Rasmus to Chennai for giving a Ted talk which he has obliged. 
So, Rasmus would be making this years TEDxChennai a wonderful one.
I hear you asking, why you jump off without selecting speakers from Namma Chennai.
Yes, we answer your Big Q here with the whole list of speakers who gonna make this TEDxChennai a more spicy one.

The earlier event of TEDxChennai happened on 29Nov'09, and I am sure you like some of my pics of the 2009 edition here

Stay tuned  for the upcoming TEDxChennai event on 10.10.10. More details here