Speaker & Podcast Guest - Ram Iyer

  1. Do you have an internal meeting or a sales meeting that requires a business thinker who can authoritatively speak about business success (and failure) from personal experience, survey data and insights from speaking to hundreds of CEOs and executives across the world?

  2. Whether it's at a convention center or your senior leadership retreat, send us a note at [email protected] and arrange for Ram Iyer, President of the Business Thinking Institute to speak at your event.  

  3. Do you have a business radio show or podcast that needs insights from extensive experience, conversations and surveys - what listeners can use right away?


You will not hear regurgitated and worn ‘wisdom’ that has failed to reduce the 70% plus failure rate in decades. Get practical insights from an MIT graduate with engineering and business degrees who has started 4 companies, worked at Boeing and Lucent, been a VC in Silicon Valley, and interviewed billionaires, millionaires and CEO's across the US, Canada, Europe and Asia. He lost over a million dollars of personal money on a ‘guaranteed to succeed’ business. From his personal successes and failures, Ram Iyer has identified the five pillars for business success (some not addressed with a business school education) and the 'silent killers of business success'. Most entrepreneurs believe the myths and platitudes and "follow the herd" to the 70% failure rate.


Ram has validated his insights by surveying 350 business people including 100 millionaires and others not-as-successful (Cronbach alpha of 0.9 for the statistically inclined). His findings are immediately practical and uncommon common sense. He is a passionate speaker who presents unvarnished insights without handing trophies and medals to every person. He will educate, entertain and prod people to act to achieve greater success.


Practical, insightful and passionate. 


  1. Win in Business by Eliminating the Silent Killers of Success - Findings from experience, interviews and a survey of 100 millionaires and 250 other business people - scroll down to see photos of talks at MIT, MIT Sloan Club of Boston and New Technology Meetup Boston.
  2. What They Do Not Teach you in Business School (but need) to Succeed in Business - key elements for business success that everybody hopes to learn after many years of failure but you can learn from one talk
  3. Business Thinking, the Key to Business Success - Insights from the most successful business communities from around the world - values, beliefs, behaviors and mental models that achieve business success - CONSISTENTLY.


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  1. A Dozen Insights from Dozens of Midsize Company CEOsSuccess factors, impediments and best practices from personally interviewing dozens of CEOs of world-class US & German midmarket companies on Midmarket Radio


Speaker & Podcast Guest - Ram Iyer



"This was one of the best entrepreneur talks I have been to in a while..." - Jeff D., President, AIMC

"Ram is a passionate speaker who speaks from his heart. His talk was intriguing and his insights were enlightening - not obvious to most entrepreneurs I know until they hear him."

- Chris Requena, Organizer, Boston New Technology Meetup


"I really enjoyed your motivational and data-driven talk. It was refreshing and an honest reset for everyone."

- Diego Concha, G-Tek Labs, Boston


"It was very energizing talk and you have already helped me to get my head back in the game."

Attorney Christine Kuta, J.D.


"The MIT-trained brain and the Princeton water are doing wonders for him."


“Ram is an excellent story teller. He has the unique ability to communicate concepts with personal stories and hypothetical examples.”

“Ram is energetic, entertaining and thought-provoking.
He connects dots brilliantly, providing unique perspectives few others do.”




"Success in business is as much about eliminating the wrong ingredients as it is about having the right ingredients.  Make sure you are not foundationally handicapped."


"‘Common sense’ and 'obvious' are neither common nor obvious to many people. "


"Many people would rather fail than let somebody else find out they need help."



Speaker & Podcast Guest - Ram IyerSpeaker & Podcast Guest - Ram IyerSpeaker & Podcast Guest - Ram Iyer
Speaker & Podcast Guest - Ram Iyer