Ms. Rottenberg is the CEO and co-founder of Endeavor, the first organization focusing on the “scale-up” not “start-up” phase of entrepreneurship, which people are now recognizing is the key to job creation. Headquartered in New York with 20 affiliates around the world, Endeavor selects, mentors, and co-invests in business innovators demonstrating the greatest potential to go big. Since 1997, Endeavor has screened 40,000 candidates and handpicked 1,000 entrepreneurs who’ve created 400,000 jobs and generate over $7 billion annually.
A graduate of Harvard University and Yale Law School, Rottenberg is a member of YPO, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the World Economic Forum. She also serves on the board of Zayo Group, a global provider of bandwidth infrastructure. Rottenberg has been profiled in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, USA Today, The Economist, Strategy + Business, People, MORE, Glamour, and the Financial Times, and has appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, NPR, CNBC, CNN, Fox Business News, Fox News, and Bloomberg. In 2011, Business Insider dubbed her “Ms. Davos.”
A native of Newton, MA, Rottenberg lives in Brooklyn with her husband, bestselling author and New York Times columnist Bruce Feiler, and their identical twin daughters, Tybee and Eden.
LINDA ROTTENBERG has spent her career helping innovators think big. “If people aren’t calling you crazy, you aren’t thinking big enough,” she says. These days taking chances isn’t just for college dropouts in hoodies. Whether you work at a Fortune 500 company, a nonprofit, or a mom-and-pop, you need to think and act like a changemaker to claim your path to success.
How to do that is Rottenberg’s expertise. As the cofounder and CEO of Endeavor, the world’s leading organization devoted to identifying, mentoring, and investing in fast-growing businesses, she’s helped thousands of entrepreneurs take the risk out of risk-taking. Now Rottenberg draws on her unique experience to show how we can all take manageable steps to achieve our dreams. Crazy is a Compliment offers a blend of inspiring stories and practical tools for getting started, going big, and integrating work and family.
Written with wisdom, humor and passion, Crazy is a Compliment is a rallying cry for a new approach to business and a blueprint for personal change.