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Noah benShea
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Noah benShea is one of North America’s most respected and beloved public philosophers. Born in Toronto, Ontario, he is a poet, scholar, long-range thinker, executive advisor, lecturer and international best selling author. A public speaker for 35 years, he has spoken at literally hundreds of universities, as well as given countless keynote addresses, including to the Library of Congress.

Noah is the author of 20 books translated into 18 languages. With global sales of over two million copies, his books continue a tradition begun with the famed Jacob the Baker books, which have been embraced around the world as timeless fables in countries as diverse as China, Mexico, Spain, Italy, Brazil, Norway and Israel.

His “inspirational thoughts,” which are licensed by some of North America’s biggest companies, have dramatically impacted the workplace and appear in hospitals and banks, on apparel and on over 30 million Starbucks coffee cups. His weekly columns on life have been published for five years by the New York Times Regional Syndicate and nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.

In 1999, Noah was nominated for the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order. He is the National Laureate for the ALS Association. “Noah benShea is ‘the Compass’ because he has—with wisdom, and compassion, and humor—helped so many of us to find our way.”—Larry King, CN