Steve Anderson is a technology and risk expert, and one of the original thought leaders/influencers for LinkedIn. He is a globally sought after speaker, bestselling author, and business consultant.
Anderson spent his career helping the insurance industry understand, integrate, and leverage current and emerging technologies. From business management systems to social media, Anderson analyzes what is happening and explains its implications for the future.
Anderson’s most recent research was the basis for his book, The Bezos Letters: 14 Principles to Grow Your Business Like Amazon. In this very readable and practical book, Anderson takes a unique perspective on business growth by analyzing and demystifying how Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has grown Amazon, arguably one of the most successful companies in the world. Anderson asked a simple but profound question: Was there something about how Bezos’ approach to risk taking that made Amazon the fastest company ever to reach $100 billion in sales?
Anderson discovered the answer as he deconstructed two decades of Shareholder letters written by Jeff Bezos himself. He uncovered when, why, and how Bezos takes the risks that he does. Revealing how risk taking has created both disastrous failures and massive success at Amazon– Anderson uncovers the secret behind knowing how to both limit and accelerate risk to its ultimate advantage. Anderson’s 14 Growth Principles unlock the lessons, mindset, and strategies Bezos has used to make Amazon the success it is today -- and shows how using these principles can help almost any business grow like Amazon.
Now, a Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and international best-selling author, Steve Anderson shares his vast knowledge with business owners, CEOs, employees, managers, and leaders in multiple industries all over the world. He helps businesses look at risk… and see how they can use risk to their competitive advantage.
Co-Founder & President, Agency VA
Wess is the co-founder and President of a fast-growing company that serves insurance companies to attain their goal by providing them with well-trained Virtual Agents. Agency VA was founded in 2018 and from then it has reached thousands of audiences and has hundreds of agents from 5 countries. His innate nature and character of affection to people led him to work in industries that were technologically incapacitated and he soon became a licensed real estate agent, did a mentorship with life insurance, and learned about property and casualty insurance. In the past 12 years, Wess instituted two Insurance Agencies, both of which have been successfully run by outsourcing or Virtual Assistants and strong technological principles. He is one of the most influential folks in the IA channel. He runs a successful all-digital agency and one of the largest virtual assistant companies focused on the IA space. He has relationships with hundreds of agencies, carriers, and network groups that all utilize his services and he speaks all over the country. He also happens to be in the process of launching a podcast with another extremely influential agency owner focused on the IA audience. His proficiency in technology had led his company and his people to the extra mile in the business industry.
Wess is a father of 4 children and an exceptional husband. What led him to be the person that he is now is his father that linked him with technology and had worked with him for more than 25 years. Later after working with his dad, his in-depth love for technology led him to help as many people as possible and share his passion and love. Also, he values his time with his 4 children whether he is skiing the slopes on his Utah home, or surfing the beaches at his home in Puerto Rico.