Karl Shaikh


Awards & Accolades

USA Today and Wall Street Journal Best-selling Author

Karl Shaikh has a never-ending thirst for learning. He is curious, challenges perspectives, and enjoys identifying new hypotheses to test. At the heart of his curiosity is the question: How can we be more successful in a world of uncertainties to unleash the potential each person has? He has held strategic roles in many large corporations. He has started and grown businesses. He has taught at graduate schools. He has advised many entrepreneurs and assisted the boards of many nonprofit organizations for free. He is currently writing a series of books on the topic of being strategic, for both individuals and for organizations. The most recent is titled: Stop, Change, Grow. If you lead people, whether your family, your community, a non-profit organization or a business, and you’re interested in the topic of persistence and unleashing latent potential, he welcomes you to get in touch. www.1unknown.com

Published Books

Quitless: The Power of Persistence in Business and Life

USA Today and Wall Street Journal best-seller!

Now a USA Today and Wall Street Journal best-seller! HELICOPTER CRASHES, CORPORATE LAYOFFS, AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN: UNDERSTANDING THE MINDSET OF THE UNSHAKEABLE! Every single day there is an entrepreneur that comes to life for the first time – and every single day there is another, who is giving up on their dreams. Eleven letters. That’s all that separates them. Why are some catapulted to great professional heights, where others fail? Persistence.

Success Mindsets

USA Today and Wall Street Journal best-seller!

The road to sustainable, long-term success is not one of domination and defeat; it’s a path walked by a quiet warrior whose weapons are kindness and compassion. The recent global pandemic has changed our world forever. As the pieces are slowly put back together, the call for empathy and communicative awareness has never been more readily sought after, especially in the business. In his latest publication, Succeed the Right Way, Paul L Gunn Jr. demonstrates how the new landscape of business leadership will be defined not by rigid stoicism, but through emotional intelligence. Drawing on myriad real-life examples, Succeed the Right Way is the de facto guide to living a successful life grounded in kindness and compassion.

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