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About Douglas Kruger

International Speaker and Business Author

When you insist on the best...

When you insist on 'owning' your industry, there is no alternative: International speaker and business author Douglas Kruger helps you to build your brand, to out-pace your competitors through innovation, and to position yourself as an industry leader.

Douglas is the author of 6 business books, including the highly acclaimed 'Own Your Industry - How to Position Yourself as an Expert,' with Penguin Random House. A multiple award-winning speaker, his clients include senior management at companies like MultiChoice, BMW, Liberty and HP. In 2015, Liberty and MultiChoice booked him for their multi-city roadshows. Douglas’s results were so exceptional that in 2016, both organisations insisted on using him again.

What does he do differently? Douglas dismantles the self-imposed rules that can hamstring aspiring companies and shows you how to develop talent. He guides you away from the cultural norms that can kill innovation, and he is a committed crusader against victimhood-mentality.

Douglas’s thought-leadership ideas have been featured repeatedly on CNBC Africa and he has been published in Forbes and Entrepreneur magazines. His newest book, ‘They’re Your Rules - Break Them!’ looks at how behemoth organisations can become more agile.

When you need industry-leading ideas, backed by research and packaged with humour and charm, call on leading professional speaker Douglas Kruger. His aim is to bring life to your event and prosperity to your brand.

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Douglas is a published business author with Penguin Random House. His books include: 'Own Your Industry - How to Position Yourself as an Expert', 'Relentlessly Relevant - 50 Ways to Innovate', 'How to Make Your Point Without PowerPoint', and 'Is Your Thinking Keeping You Poor? 50 Ways the Rich Think Differently'. Douglas's latest book is titled 'They're Your Rules, Break Them! 50 Ways to Smash Silos, Bust Bureaucracy and Create a High-Performance Culture'.

Douglas’s books are available globally in audio format too, read by the author. And for more valuable ideas, scroll to the media tab and read his free articles, or sign up for his free motivational newsletter, ‘From Amateur to Expert,’ below.

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what clients say

Douglas Kruger, professional speaker, author and trainer, has spoken at many organisations, managing minds and growing their potential. This is what some of those clients had to say.

deon nel

Provincial Head, Standard Bank Financial Consultancy

“Douglas held the audience riveted! Not only was his presentation highly entertaining, but the business message was sound. I would highly recommend him to any company interested in growing their sales”

Colin Browne

Editor: Sales Guru magazine

“My sources at Pam Golding tell me you were on fire the other day during your presentation!”

clem sunter

Chairman, Anglo American Chairman’s Fund

“Douglas has got all the qualities of a superb speaker: credibility, integrity, and obviously a very good presentation.”

Frans Hattingh

Divisional Manager, PPS

“Thank you for the enthusiasm and professionalism in which you facilitated the session with our Managers. This was a great experience for all of them and I continue to receive very positive feedback.”

Robynne Adams

General Manager, Clarins South Africa

"Once again thank you for your input with my speech. For me that was somewhat of a defining moment and like the foreword in one of your books, I am grateful for the time that you (the famous one here) so readily invested in me! Take care Doug."

reyaan uys

Chairman, Mensa pretoria

"Douglas taught Mensa a thing or two. Thanks once again for the talk, we are getting very positive feedback from our members on both the talk and your books!"

mosima nkosi

head of debt collection, SARS

“You were an absolute godsend! Your talk on Talent was exactly what we needed to start the day. I couldn’t have asked for better!”


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