Garry Kasparov

Highest-rated Chess Player in the World

Garry Kasparov, a legend in the international sports arena for his 20-year reign as the world’s #1 chess player, Kasparov was also a pioneer thanks to his famous matches against the IBM super computer Deep Blue. In 2005, Kasparov retired from professional chess to lead the pro-democracy opposition against the dictatorial regime of Vladimir Putin, including a run for the presidency of Russia in 2008. Kasparov is a popular speaker to business groups around the world on topics of strategy, innovation and leadership. His 2007 book on decision-making How Life Imitates Chess, has been published in over a dozen languages. He has been a contributing editor to the Wall Street Journal since 1991.

Strategy for decoding the Complexity of Life
How the Computer Changed the Game of Chess Forever
Leaders vs. Managers
Strategy - the Big Picture
Achieving Your Potential


How Life Imitates Chess