Bruce Daisley is one of the UK's most influential voices on the evolving world of work. Previously serving as Twitter's most senior person outside the US, today he is an author with two Sunday Times Bestselling books to his name. His latest book, Fortitude, was described by the Financial Times as the 'best business book of the year' at the end of 2022.
About Bruce Daisley
Bruce Daisley is a leading authority on workplace culture, having recently been appointed as a Visiting Honorary Professor at Bayes Business School at City University in London with a focus on organisational culture and their MBA programme. Previously he spent over a decade running Twitter and YouTube (the latter at Google) for Europe, leaving Twitter as its most senior leader outside of the US. Bruce runs the Apple number 1 Business Chart topping podcast Eat Sleep Work Repeat on work culture.
Bruce Daisley is a best selling author and technology leader from the UK. He has become regarded as one the most respected thought leaders on the subject of workplace culture and the future of work. His prior business career saw him spend 12 years running Twitter in Europe and previously YouTube in the UK. He left Twitter as its most senior leader outside of the US.
In 2022 his second book, Fortitude, became a smash top 5 bestseller in the Sunday Times charts. It follows the remarkable success of his debut title, The Joy of Work, which was a Sunday Times number one business bestseller in spring 2019. The Financial Times made it Book of the Month and it was shortlisted for CMI Management Book of the Year. His Audible Original, No Office Required was a top 10 audiobook on its release in January 2021.
His writing to promote the US release on the book (titled Eat Sleep Work Repeat) was featured in Wall Street Journal (full page extract), Washington Post and Harvard Business Review. The book was chosen as book of the quarter for Michael Hyatt’s esteemed Leader Books CEO subscription service.
In his business career Bruce Daisley was awarded ‘Greatest Individual Contribution to New Media’ by New Media Age.
He has been rated as the top leader in the UK tech sector by Campaign Magazine. In a prestigious survey of CEOs and MDs, in 2020 Bruce was again named the “Fantasy Hire” that most leaders would like to make – his fourth time of winning the accolade (other names placed included Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and Martin Sorrell). He regularly ranks as the top-rated speaker at conferences in the US and the UK.
Bruce Daisley grew up on a council estate in Birmingham. He started his working career in fast food restaurants to help him pay his way to become the first member of his family to go to university. After dozens of rejections, Bruce landed his first career role by taking a risk and drawing a cartoon CV of his life and mailed it to 50 employers.
- Rediscovering the joy of work – how can organisations get their workforce happy, motivated and productive in the modern world of work?
- Mastering resilience – resilience is one of the most desired qualities for us all, parents, partners and colleagues all want to build resilience in those around us. Why is it so elusive? How should we be thinking about resilience to achieve it?
- Workplace culture for winners – the best leaders know one thing very clearly. The best success is driven by the best cultures. So how would we build these cultures? Bruce Daisley gives clear practical advice.
"Best speaker of the day"
"Top rated speaker at CBI annual conference. (other speakers included the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition)"
"Bruce Daisley – he was just blooming fascinating. His take on resilience resonated so much with what’s going on at the moment for us and the positivity hit just the right note. His examples and evidence are genuinely fascinating."
"Bruce was so engaging, his ability to cover off so many topics that we wanted to cover in 30 minutes was fantastic and the engagement and questions we had from the audience around this will surely stimulate conversation for the year to come. hoping this will build the culture of the teams. Bruce was so fantastic at dealing with our requests and talking to us twice, and engaging with our CEO too."
Talk for a major UK bank
"Wow! That was exceptional – there’s so much positive feedback in the chat"