Alex Banayan
Author, THE THIRD DOOR (Crown/Random House)

Named to Forbes’ “30 Under 30” list, Alex Banayan is the author of The Third Door, the highly anticipated business book being released by Crown/Random House. The book chronicles Banayan's five-year quest to track down Bill Gates, Lady Gaga, Warren Buffett, Steven Spielberg, Mark Zuckerberg, Maya Angelou and a dozen more of the world’s most successful people to uncover how they launched their careers. Banayan is the youngest business author ever signed to Crown/Random House in its eighty-year history. As a keynote speaker, Banayan has presented to corporate leadership teams and conferences around the world, garnering standing ovations from Apple, Nike, IBM, Dell, Harvard, and countless others. Microsoft.com wrote that Banayan “cracked the code for success.” Banayan has contributed to FastCompany, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, VentureBeat, Entrepreneur, and TechCrunch. He has been featured in major media including Businessweek, Forbes, Fortune, Mashable, Bloomberg TV, Fox News, and CBS News.