Shane Parrish Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

  • Founder, Farnam Street
  • Former Canadian Intelligence Official
  • Named "Wall Street's biggest influencer," Business Insider


Farnam Street: Mental Models
Farnam Street: Mental Models


Shane Parrish Speaker Profile:

Shane Parrish is the founder of Farnam Street; an online intellectual hub dedicated to helping you get smarter, and COO/CTO of; a family of companies investing in family-owned companies throughout North America.

Farnam Street, urges visitors to “Upgrade Yourself.” In saying as much, Mr. Parrish is promoting strategies of rigorous self-betterment as opposed to classic self-help fare — which appeals to his overachieving audience in elite finance, Silicon Valley and professional sports. The site consists of book lists, essays, podcasts and a vibrant social network — all of which are anchored by Mr. Parrish’s self-improvement musings. In a world full of noise, Farnam Street is a place where you can step back and think about time-tested ideas while asking yourself questions that lead to meaningful understanding. The site covers ideas from science and the humanities that will not only expand your intellectual horizons but also help you connect ideas, think in multidisciplinary ways, and explore meaning.

Parrish joined the Communications Security Establishment, a division of Canada’s Defense Department, straight out of college in 2001, He was soon promoted in the tumult that followed the Sept. 11 attacks. Suddenly, he was managing a large staff at the age of 24.  During his career, he was promoted multiple times and won several awards.

Parrish holds an MBA from Royal Roads and a Bachelor of Computer Science from Dalhousie University. A trusted advisor, Shane’s work has helped Governments, investors, Fortune 100 CEOs, Championship NFL teams, and military leaders improve their strategies, decisions, and performance. He’s been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Financial Times.

For availability and speaker fees, please contact Shane Parrish’s speaking agent at Chartwell here, or call +1 972 385 1021 for U.S. inquiries or +44 207 293 0864 for international inquiries.

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