Joel Block CPA, CSP

 

Former Las Vegas blackjack pro & card counter turned Hedge Fund Manager shares Wall Street insights on predicting businesses’ future moves, giving audiences an unparalleled competitive advantage.

Topics:

  • Future
  • Economy
  • Innovation
  • Leadership
  • Business Growth
  • Sales

Experience In:

  • Real Estate
  • Finance
  • Media
  • Gaming

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About Aaron Tippin

Joel Block helps leaders see what others aren’t seeing, take actions others aren’t taking, and think in ways others aren’t thinking.

An Advantage Player (and former expert blackjack player), Joel successfully translated these same skills, attitudes, and philosophies to the world of business, outmaneuvering some of the most formidable opponents in the high-stakes world of venture capital and hedge funds where he has examined over 1,000 companies and participated in over $1 billion dollars’ worth of deals. He shares his wisdom and experience, changing how audiences think about the future of their companies and delivering practical strategies for monetizing new trends, negotiating better deals, and growing companies in an era of uncertainty and change.

Joel turns your leaders into Advantage Players by delivering the most disruptive business trends, fueled by his arsenal of strategies to tackle them. His systems find “the wave” before most people notice the water is swelling. Joel weighs trends, sees shifts in momentum, and estimates the odds—before betting on outcomes. Your audience will learn to do the same.

As an Advantage Player, Joel isn’t welcome in Las Vegas casinos. But your audience can master his strategies for Advantage Play—the art of knowing what comes next—when you invite him to your next event. While few apply Advantage Play, it’s learnable by all.

Help your audience perform at the highest level in all they do, every time, as Advantage Players where winning is inevitable.

Advantage Play™: The Art of Knowing What’s Coming Next

Format: 45 to 75 minute keynote

This program is perfect for:

  • Senior and middle management in medium and larger organizations.
  • Entrepreneurs in any size company

The audience will leave with:

  • Disruptive business trends they must understand;
  • A methodology professional investors use for predicting the future in business instead of gambling on it.

The Las Vegas casinos refer to people who can beat their unbeatable games, as Advantage Players™. A blackjack expert and card counter, Joel shares lessons from his journey as an Advantage Player™ to venture capitalist & hedge fund manager, revealing Advantage strategies that gave him the edge as a professional investor – combining prediction, trend assessment, strategy, and decision-making so audience members readily can pick winners and losers. Learn Joel’s formula for predicting future so your bets win bigger and more often.

This powerful program is for leaders charged with making critical decisions. We do not train managers to be leaders; rather, we turn leaders into Advantage Players™ by arming them with powerful insights, strategies, and situational awareness enhancing their edge in sales, negotiation, and leadership situations.

After Joel’s program, you will understand why we say that for Advantage Players™, winning is inevitable. We’ll give your audiences and teams the Advantage to win bigger deals, more often, and more predictably.

Joel may even share an advanced blackjack (21) move or two to help your audience “beat the dealer.”

Unlocking Your Business Potential: Propel Your Future Success with the Power of Generative AI like ChatGPT

Format: 45 to 60 Minute Keynote]

This program is perfect for:

  • Middle Management and Senior Executives

Attendees will leave with newfound knowledge and practical insights, including:

  • A crystal-clear understanding of generative AI: Distinguish between the facts and fiction surrounding generative AI, and learn how to identify its limitations and best applications to optimize your business operations.
  • Industry-specific impact: Discover the transformative potential of tools like ChatGPT on your industry, and learn how to stay ahead of the competition by embracing these innovations.
  • Seamless integration strategies: Uncover actionable tactics for integrating ChatGPT into your existing systems, amplifying your results and streamlining your processes for maximum efficiency.
  • Ethical best practices: Equip yourself with the knowledge of ethical considerations and best practices to responsibly leverage ChatGPT in your business applications, ensuring a positive and sustainable impact on your company and society.

Are you ready to make game-changing predictions for your future? Joel will show you how to leverage the power of AI so you can propel your business forward like a jet engine. We’ll cut through the jargon and serve you simple, actionable insights that will empower you to harness this technological revolution to your advantage. Joel will demystify the world of AI, showing you how to navigate the future with confidence and clarity, like a captain in the open seas. This is your opportunity to stay ahead of the curve and explore the untapped potential of generative AI in business forecasting. Dive into the world of data-driven decision-making and take control of your destiny. Don’t let your competitors leave you in the dust. The Hedge Funds do this every day. Shouldn’t your business use the same advanced tools? Be the master of your fate with the unstoppable force of ChatGPT on your side!

Harnessing Private Equity: Handling The Money Masters Who Want to Buy Your Business

Format: 45-60 Keynote

This program is perfect for:

  • Senior Executives
  • Entrepreneurs; and
  • Business Owners

Your Attendees will Gain Actionable Insights:

  • Master the Art of Negotiation: Equip yourself with the knowledge to understand the private equity game and its players, enabling you to negotiate the best possible deal for your company’s future. Discover the importance of selling your business as the perfect fit, rather than just a great company.
  • Challenge Your Assumptions: Prepare to have your preconceived notions about the money business turned upside down.
  • Insider Knowledge and Practical Strategies: Benefit from Joel’s firsthand experience of selling his own business to a Fortune 500 company. Gain access to valuable insider information and effective strategies that will empower you to navigate the complex world of private equity with confidence.
  • Demystifying Complex Financial Concepts: Embrace a new level of understanding as Joel translates intricate financial jargon into relatable metaphors and easy-to-grasp language.

Gain the keys to mastering this high-stakes game. Understand the game these savvy investors play so you can negotiate the best deal for your company’s future. Most businesspeople only get to do this one in their lifetime, which is why the Private Equity firms have such a decisive edge in these transactions. While most business owners focus on selling “how great their company is”, the real strategy is to understand why they want to buy so you can sell “what a great FIT your company is”.

Many concepts in the money business are exactly backwards of what you think, and this program will turn much of what you think you know on its head. Joel spent 30+ years in the private equity business spread between venture capital and hedge funds. He sold his own business to a Fortune 500, so he knows a few things and has been around the block a few times.. Arm yourself with powerful and engaging insider knowledge, practical strategies, and the confidence to make smart decisions when it comes to private equity buyouts. Your audience will walk away with a treasure trove of actionable insights, as our expert speaker demystifies complex financial concepts with relatable metaphors and easy-to-understand language. Join us on this thrilling journey and give your attendees the edge they need to outsmart the money masters!

Advantage Play™: The Ultimate Weapon in the War for an Unfair, Competitive Advantage

Format: 45 to 75 minute keynote

This program is perfect for:

  • Senior and middle management in medium and larger organizations.
  • Entrepreneurs in any size company

The audience will leave with:

  • Business Strategies used by the financial elite on Wall Street
  • Tools for evaluating and predicting the future so leaders can make better predictions

The Las Vegas casinos refer to people who can beat their unbeatable games, as Advantage Players™. A blackjack expert and card counter, Joel shares lessons from his journey as an Advantage Player™ to venture capitalist & hedge fund manager, revealing Advantage strategies that gave him the edge as a professional investor – combining prediction, trend assessment, strategy, and decision-making so audience members readily can pick winners and losers. Learn Joel’s formula for predicting future so your bets win bigger and more often.

This powerful program is for leaders charged with making critical decisions. Our little know and extremely powerful strategies will arm them with powerful insights, strategies, and situational awareness enhancing their edge in sales, negotiation, and leadership situations.

After Joel’s program, you will understand why we say that for Advantage Players™, winning is inevitable. We’ll give your audiences and teams the Advantage to win bigger deals, more often, and more predictably.

Joel may even share an advanced blackjack move or two to help your audience “beat the dealer.”