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Andrew McConnell

Author of Get Out of My Head (Matt Holt Books)

Andrew McConnell is the CEO of Rented Inc., the world’s first and largest marketplace that connects property owners with professional managers, helping people get the most value by renting their homes on sites like Airbnb and Vrbo.

Previously, McConnel worked with some of the world’s largest public and private entities as a Management Consultant at McKinsey & Company, and as Director of Solutions Design at Axiom Global, Inc. He also spent time as an attorney with Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP and worked at Merrill Lynch.

McConnell is a contributor to Forbes, Inc. and Huffington Post, among other outlets. A former member of the US National Team in Open Water Swimming, McConnell received his A.B. in History from Harvard University, his J.D. from Harvard Law School, and his LL.M. from the University Cambridge, Trinity Hall.

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Keynote Lecture Topics

  • Mind Tenancy and Ownership

    The one thing we own in this life is how and where we spend our mind. Yet far too many of us find ourselves as mere tenants, effectively paying rent for a small piece of our birthright. Andrew unpacks this near-universal problem, and what all of us can do starting today to evict others and take back ownership of what is rightfully ours.

  • Leadership

    Leadership is not a title, it is a decision, or series of decisions, made again and again. Counterintuitively, these decisions are not those you make, but rather the decisions of others: your followers. There is no such thing as leadership without followership. Andrew delves into the common misperceptions of leadership, and into what it takes to inspire and maintain dedicated followership in the 21st Century.

  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation

    The idea of being an entrepreneur appeals to many, but the years and even decades of dedicated work it entails is embraced by far fewer. Andrew shares the truth about what successful entrepreneurship and innovation take, and the surprising upside of it being a marathon rather than a sprint.

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