Lon Safko

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Lon Safko

World Renowned Keynote Speaker & Trainer

Innovative Thinking

Lon Safko is a bestselling author, speaker, trainer, consultant, and is the creator of the "First Computer To Save A Human Life" as coined by Steve Jobs, Apple, Inc. That computer, along with 18 other inventions and more than 30,000 of Lon's papers, are in the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. This alone is a testimony to Lon's creativity.

Lon is the host of the world's first PBS Television Special "Social Media & You... Communicating In A Digital World". 
Lon has gone on to create numerous hardware and software solutions for the physically challenged, developed the first CAD software for civil engineers, designed the archetypes for the Apple Newton & Microsoft's Bob Operating Systems, and is also responsible for those handy little Tool-Tips help-balloon popups!

Lon has founded over 14 successful companies, including Paper Models, Inc., which developed Three-Dimensional Internet Advertising and Virtual-Electronic Retailing "V-E-Tailing" for business, promotions and education for, which Lon holds three United States Patents.

Lon's bestselling book published by John Wiley & Sons "The Social Media Bible", unlocks the mysteries of the hottest new Internet wave, Social Media, such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, for business. This book is transforming corporate, government, and non-profit marketing strategies and how they use these new media to reach their desired audiences with powerful messages and efficiency. His book hit #1 on Amazon in both Business & Marketing categories, is in it's Third Edition and five languages. Lon is also a professional blogger for Fast Company, appointed the first Ambassador to SCORE, and is an USA Today CEO adviser.

Lon privately coaches companies on harnessing innovative thinking and social media strategies to create higher productivity and profits. Lon's presentations are personalized to help corporate, government, higher-ed, and non-profit executives improve their operations and performance by capturing their innovative potential. As Lon says, "When you see your world with a different perspective, you see new ways to do everything!"