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Eric Schurenberg

CEO of Mansueto Ventures

Eric Schurenberg is the CEO of Mansueto Ventures, publisher of Fast Company and Inc. Prior to his current role, he was president and editor-in-chief of Inc., during which the title’s revenues grew by 23 percent and operating profits tripled. The publication won numerous journalism awards with Eric as editor-in-chief, including a National Magazine Award for general excellence. Before joining Inc., Eric was the founding editor of CBS and editor-in-chief of; the sites together won more than a dozen awards during his tenure. Before CBS, Eric was managing editor of Money Magazine, which won the Luce award for service journalism in each of the four years it was eligible. As a writer, he is a winner of a Loeb Award and a National Magazine Award. He has been a talking head on CNBC, MSNBC, CNN, Public Radio International, CBS This Morning, The Today Show and Good Morning America@EricSchurenberg


Curt Steinhorst

Bestselling author of Can I Have Your Attention?

Curt Steinhorst is on a mission to rescue us from our distracted selves. Having spent years studying the impact of tech on human behavior, Curt founded Focuswise, a consultancy that equips organizations to overcome the distinct challenges of the constantly-connected workplace. As a millennial who was diagnosed with ADD as a child, Curt knows intimately the challenges companies face in keeping the attention of today’s distracted workforce and customer. He is a leading voice on strategic communication, speaking to everyone from global leadership associations and nonprofits to Fortune 100 companies. He has coached executives, TV personalities, and well-known professional athletes on how to effectively communicate and create focus when they speak to audiences, lead their employees, and engage their customers. Curt is the author of the Amazon bestselling book Can I Have Your Attention? Inspiring Better Work Habits, Focusing Your Team, and Getting Stuff Done in the Constantly Connected Workplace, published October 2017 (John Wiley & Sons).