Robert Safian is one of the most sought-after experts in modern business. From leadership positions at Fast Company, Time, and Fortune to incisive analysis across TV networks, podcasts and digital platforms, Safian has been lauded as a source of deep insight on the future of global enterprise. When the coronavirus pandemic struck, Safian was tapped by numerous organizations for advice and asked to host the podcast Masters of Scale: Rapid Response, which was named by The New York Times as one of its “Podcasts for the Pandemic Era.”
Robert Safian has been propelled by a reputation for near-clairvoyant prediction. As founder of The Flux Group, an advisory firm driving awareness of new business practices, Safian counsels both Fortune 100 firms and startups across tech, media, enterprise and more. Safian was the first editor to put Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg on a magazine cover and covered Airbnb, Netflix and Uber long before they were household names.
For 11 years, he led the influential, award-winning business magazine Fast Company, turning it into the world’s leading progressive business media brand; previously, he was executive editor at Time and Fortune and headed Money as its chief editor. In chronicling thousands of odds-defying organizations and leaders, he has provided hope to millions of talented professionals and entrepreneurs that meaningful change is possible.
Safian’s Rapid Response podcast has featured CEOs from Airbnb to Delta, General Motors to Target, Marriott to Verizon. His live appearances have included dialogues with the CEOs of Starbucks, Nike, Ford, Pepsico, Pixar, Chobani, Under Armor, Soulcycle, Casper, Pinterest, and more, plus celebrities including Kate Hudson, Serena Williams, Chelsea Clinton, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jordan Spieth, Jared Leto, Alicia Keys. Robert Safian has been a keynote presenter at events ranging from SxSW to the United Nation’s Global Accelerators Council.
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