Peter Guber

Founder and CEO of Mandalay Entertainment, the visionary multimedia venture spanning movies, TV, sports, and new media, Peter Guber is among the most successful executives and entrepreneurs in the entertainment and communications industries. Films he personally produced or executive produced, including Rain Man, Batman, The Color Purple, Midnight Express, Gorillas in the Mist, The Witches of Eastwick, Missing and Flashdance, have resonated with audiences all over the world, earning over three billion dollars worldwide and garnering more than fifty Academy Award nominations.

Guber led Sony Pictures as Chairman & CEO, Columbia Pictures as President, Polygram as Chairman & CEO and Casablanca Record & Filmworks as Co-Owner and Co-Chairman.

A passionate, humorous, and tireless motivator and speaker, Guber has dedicated himself to coaching current and future leaders about the importance of telling purposeful stories to propel their business success. Guber is the sponsor of e2e: A Day of Generosity, an annual conclave in which top business story telling experts and leaders share story telling best practices, brainstorm, and collaborate on bringing the MAGIC of telling purposeful stories to the people of enterprises everywhere.

Guber has been a full professor at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television for nearly four decades. Among the many courses Guber launched is “Navigating a Narrative World,” bringing in experts such as Deepak Chopra, Pat Riley, Chris Anderson, Bran Ferran and dozens of other high profile guests to converse with him in front of the graduate students from the schools of business, theater, film and television, law, and public policy about the importance of telling purposeful stories in their disciplines.

Guber turned this legacy and experience in front of the camera where he was seen every Sunday morning for six years on American Movie Classics (AMC) cable network, as co-host of the critically acclaimed national TV show, Shootout. AMC moved Guber’s talents to prime time with a series of one hour specials in 2009 called StoryMakers. Guber can currently be seen as co-host of In the House, a weekly, national half-hour news and interview show on Encore and KNBC. The show focuses on industry trends in pop culture, providing a platform for major stars, key filmmakers and other creative and business leaders to comment on their industry. He can also be seen weekly as an entertainment and media analyst on Fox Business News’s America’s Nightly Scoreboard with David Asman.

A noted author, Guber co-wrote the best seller, "Shootout. "Guber wrote the cover article for the Harvard Business Review titled, “The Four Truths of the Storyteller.” He also authored op-ed pieces for the New York Times and the San Francisco Chronicle. Guber released his third book, "Tell To Win - Connect, Persuade, and Triumph with the Hidden Power of Story", which became a #1 best seller in the New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal and on

  • Marketing - There's No Business Without Show Business
  • Tell to Win – The Power of the Purposeful Story
  • Thriving in a Culture of Risk 
  • Leading and Succeeding In Uncertain Times – Gaining and Sustaining Competitive Advantage
  • Entrepreneurship – Trekking Between Treasures and Time Bombs
  • Gaining and Sustaining Competitive Advantage
  • Exponential Growth and Business Success
  • Inciting Creativity as an Organizational Imperative
  • Sales – Aim at Their Heart Not Their Wallet
  • Communication – Connection Must Trump Transaction // Company Culture – It’s the Gift That Keeps on Giving

Leadership, Global Business, Employee Retention, Business, Management, Celebrity, Entrepreneur, Motivation, Attitude, Sales, Goal-setting, Sports, Media, Entertainment, Communication, Coaching, Creati
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“Anyone seeking to become stronger leaders will benefit from Peter Guber’s unique expertise in the art, craft and magic of story.” - Distinguished Professor, University of Southern California & author of “On Becoming A Leader”

“Absolutely fantastic! Anyone at any level will learn how to raise their game through Peter’s MAGIC methodology.” - former CEO and Chairman of Yahoo! & Chairman & CEO of Warner Bros.

“Peter Guber was amazing – a wonderful way to begin our conference on Tuesday! Everyone enjoyed him tremendously, and we’ve received a lot of positive feedback about his presentation and his humor!” - Wharton Center for Human Resources 2009 Annual Wharton Leadership Conference

“You are either captain or captive of the story you continually tell yourself. In business the power of your narrative can imprison or propel you to great success. Peter Guber’s genius provides you with the insights to fuel that journey.” - Motivational Speaker, Author, Peak Performance Expert

“You will leave his keynote a better story teller and a stronger, more effective business person.” - Hasbro

"Your words today hit the mark. Journalists are a challenging group to entertain, yet you found a way to inspire them by weaving in empowering stories and life experiences that moved their hearts and minds.” - Former CEO Six Flags

“Totally entertaining and entirely relevant.” - Activision

“A home run – Guber’s speech is as compelling and entertaining as it is informative and memorable!” - Boston Red Sox, Co-Founder, Carsey-Warner Company (The Cosby Show, Roseanne, 3rd Rock From The Sun, That 70’s Show)

"Peter’s energy, passion and enthusiasm are infectious and his business wisdom is unparalleled!” - Producer (Survivor, The Apprentice, The Restaurant, Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? and the MTV Movie Awards)

“Peter Guber is a master story teller. Allow Peter’s mastery as The Story Man to inspire you to a new, meaningful, purposeful passion. As you drink in his wisdom, you manifest your ful-thrillment, fulfillment & full access to your total potentials. And then share this book with those you care about and want to fulfill their potentials, too.” - #1 New York Times best selling series Chicken Soup for the Soul ® Co-author, Cracking the Millionaire Code and The One Minute Millionaire

“Peter Guber has put the craft of story telling into a construct that is as relevant and important to screenwriters as it is to branding experts. His Four Truths bring a dose of discipline to an art, all in the interest of stories that create an emotional connection that stands the test of time.” - JWT (J. Walter Thompson) Specialized Communications

“The JP Morgan clients have not stopped talking about you! They just loved their evening at Paramount with your riveting talk. We used many of your points the next day during our presentations. Thank you for your time, your energy and your wisdom – we were blessed with all three.” - JP Morgan Chase

“The reviews are in! You were the hit of the conference – we just got the evaluation results back, and you were the highest rated speaker. It was delightful to be with you – really MAGIC!” - ToyCon

“After hearing Peter’s speech, I changed how I communicate to clients. I won a new piece of business my very next pitch by using his MAGIC methodology to create a winning story. Thank you, Peter!” - JWT (J. Walter Thompson) Inside

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