Having made a habit of lecturing dressed in haute couture shorts and an impressive fin de siècle beard, scribbling his notes on huge whiteboards rather than parading just another predictable power-point presentation, the larger-than-life Alexander Bard's simultaneously entertaining and earth-shattering lectures have consistently topped the ratings at major business and management conferences around the world. And as any good speaker does, Bard takes pride in practicing the message he preaches.

Alexander Bard, born in 1961, is a philosopher, writer, artist, record producer and a highly sought-after lecturer.