David Goldsmith

Management Strategist and Keynote Speaker


Consulting, Services


Business Growth, Future, Innovation, Leadership, Strategic Planning, Technology

Full Bio

David Goldsmith is an award-winning businessman and serial entrepreneur, consultant, executive adviser, author, and patent holder. He is the Co-founder and President of the Goldsmith Organization (New York and Hong Kong), a consulting firm servicing mid- and top-level decision makers in commerce, nonprofits, governments, militaries, and education worldwide; Co-founder of ecosystem.AI (San Francisco and London), a predictive analytics and visualization company that finds hidden value in market and organizational complexity relationships; Co-founder of Buzd, LLC (San Francisco), a firm in which he is a patent holder for technological applications and products related to artificial intelligence, cell phone applications, battery technologies, and consumer products; Co-founder and CEO of TymSync, Inc. (San Diego), a forward-oriented firm that develops innovative technologies; Project Leader of NASA's Project Moon Hut (Silicon Valley); and adviser and stakeholder in several cutting-edge startups globally.

During his twelve years of adjunct professorate at New York University, David was awarded NYU's Excellence in Teaching Award. He was named by Meetings Magazine as one of its 26 Hottest Speakers for his ability to deliver transformational and engaging programs. His content is drawn from the depth and diversity of 30 years of experience, enabling him to cross-pollinate ideas from one industry or sector to another and informing his understanding of the macro, micro, and nuanced challenges facing leaders and managers on a daily basis. His presentations deliver "I've-never-thought-of-it-that-way" solutions across multiple platforms, industries, and environments.

His book, Paid to THINK: A Leader's Toolkit for Redefining Your Future, replaces common leadership thinking with eye-opening perspectives and practical "tools" designed for decision makers to put to immediate use and to easily transfer to others, thus multiplying beneficial outcomes organization wide. Readers have described Paid to THINK as "an MBA in a book" due to their newfound abilities to rapidly convert ideas to results, produce substantial financial returns, and take charge of their professional and personal lives. Experts have acclaimed the work as the forefront approach to modern-day leadership and management.

David works from his experience and insight that leadership challenges are universal, separated only by industry-specific vocabulary and trappings. Therefore, when leaders have the tools and skills to think better, they do better, regardless of their management level, degree of experience, industry, geography, culture, or function. After working with thousands of leaders, David identified gaps between how leaders learn and how they actually lead. Over time, he developed proven tools and methodologies that leaders around the world have been using to break silos, remove barriers, identify opportunities, create solutions, and convert ideas to realities faster and more efficiently than considered possible. Whether consulting, advising, writing or speaking, he educates on leadership and the multitude of factors affecting it, including but not limited to forecasting, innovation, and strategy.

Despite his tireless contributions to leaders and the people they impact, David does not subscribe to an all-work-and-no-play lifestyle. Rather, clients glean additional value from his strong emphasis on experiencing a high quality of life in simultaneous pursuit of professional excellence: a practice by which he lives daily. Those who know David equally attest that he approaches every endeavor with an authentic zest to fulfill the promise written on the cover of Paid to THINK—Achieve More, Earn More, and Live More.

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