What Makes Them Great?

50 Ways to Become the Leading Name

Douglas Kruger takes us on a tour of a plethora of worlds and industries, unpacking the answer to a single question: what makes some people iconic?

Is it their disproportionate level of knowledge? Their charisma? Their marketing abilities? Is it the way they portray their own identities as ideals to be emulated by tribes of believers, or is it the way they have moved a body of knowledge forward?

Most importantly, is it possible for us to emulate their success?

You can become a leading name by design!

Find out what it would take for you to become so formidable within your own industry that your competitors perpetually struggle to keep up.

When you are the industry icon, the thought-leader, the undisputed expert, the entire dynamic changes. The media and the deals come to you. Your level of earning is exponentially higher. You enjoy privileged access and extraordinary leeway. You arrive to find the door already open.

Could you be the Branson of Business, the Clarkson of Cars, the Oprah of talk-show television? Elevate your position within your industry with these fifty (50) practical suggestions. Find out how you can become the leading name.

Douglas Kruger is a global keynote speaker and author of six business books with Penguin. He is the only person ever to have won the Southern African Championships for Public Speaking a record five times. In 2016, in honour of excellence in his craft, the Professional Speakers Association inducted him into their 'Speakers' Hall of Fame,' and in 2018, he was awarded the coveted 'CSP' (Certified Speaking Professional) designation by the National Speakers Association of America.

Douglas is the author of noted titles like, 'Own Your Industry, How to Position Yourself as an Expert,' and 'They're Your Rules, Break Them! 50 Ways to Smash Silos, Bust Bureaucracy and Create a High-Performance Culture.' He is regularly featured in media outlets like Entrepreneur magazine and on a range of national talk-radio stations.

Douglas is a member of Toastmasters International, the Global Speakers Federation, and Mensa. 

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