Rishon Blumberg

• Author of 'Game Changer: How to be 10x in the Talent Economy'

Using the tech industry as an example, Game Changer shows companies how to attract and manage 10x talent by ditching traditional business structures, for a more agile approach where 10xers can be plugged in where they will make the most impact--and where they themselves will find the most fulfillment.

Rishon Blumberg is, first and foremost, an entrepreneur. It’s what he studied — graduating from the Wharton School of Business with a degree in entrepreneurial management in 1994.

It’s what he’s lived and it’s what he loves. For more than 20 years, he’s harnessed that spirit to create and lead successful organizations based in tech, entertainment, and the nonprofit sphere — finding new solutions to long-standing and emerging challenges. His keen business sense drives him to find the best talent and make a lasting impact.

From working in the live music industry to founding Brick Wall Management and 10x Management with his close childhood friend, Michael Solomon, Rishon has imbued his passions with purpose. He has founded three companies and most recently, Rishon completed his first book, Game Changer: How To Be 10x in the Talent Economy (HarperCollins; September 2020), which reveals the strategies companies and individuals can take to become 10x.

Brick Wall started as a music management company that managed, marketed, and shaped the careers of musicians like John Mayer, Citizen Cope, and Vanessa Carlton. It racked up multiple Grammy Awards and nominations and more than 10 million albums sold. It now includes a consulting business that touches nearly every angle of the arts — from Emmy-award-winning and chart-topping songwriters, to producers, directors, and companies.

10x brought Rishon’s decades of experience managing creatives to the technology sphere, carving out a place as a premiere resource for companies seeking coveted freelance tech geniuses. In 2019, 10x Ascend grew out of the 10x Management practice with the sole focus of helping senior level tech talent negotiate the most favorable employment terms possible. Rishon is a trusted voice in the discussions about the future of work and the freelance economy, having presented at TEDx and published in the Harvard Business Review on the topics. He also frequently appears on TV (Bloomberg Television, BBC) and in print (The New Yorker and Bloomberg Business).

Rishon thrives on doing good and improving people’s lives. He helps administer The Kristen Ann Carr Fund for cancer research, and serves on Musicians On Call’s advisory board.

He spent many years coaching his kids’ sports teams to victory (or otherwise) — arguably his greatest achievements to date.

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Game Changer: How to Be 10x in the Talent Economy

Whether you’re an employer, employee, freelancer, or part of a management team, you must understand how highly skilled “10x” talent is radically shifting the dynamics of the employment marketplace. Learn how to identify, attract, vet, employ, and retain--or become--the game-changing talent that will make a difference in the work world of tomorrow.

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