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The Outdoors was Our Internet: Bryan Kramer – Act 1

Born and raised in San Jose, California, Bryan Kramer grew up playing in the fields and orchards of the land that would become Silicon Valley.  He reflects on his early days of saying goodbye to his parents in the morning, knowing that, because “the outdoors was our internet,” he and his friends wouldn’t be home until dark.

 Bryan tells of the gentle, firm push his parents gave him to pursue extracurricular activities for the sake of developing a broader appreciation for what life has to offer.

He shares his experiences of the natural world as a place to rest, renew, “unbind” and reconnect with creativity, encouraging listeners to “feel the earth… and feel what it’s like to actually be a part of the earth…”

Brian wraps Act 1 with his pivot from the dream of being an FBI agent in favor of business, Japanese, and the fine art of pizza delivery.  (No spoilers.  The true pizza reveal comes in Act 2!)


Bryan Kramer is a renowned business strategist, global keynote speaker, executive trainer and coach, two-time bestselling author and Forbes contributor. As former President and Co-Owner of PureMatter, a Silicon Valley global marketing agency since 2001, he sparked the Human-to-Human H2H movement that set out to humanize business through simpler communication, empathy, and celebrating our imperfections. His TED Talk on the subject in 2014 featured a TED “first – allowing mobile devices during the event to share the experience to illustrate his belief.

Noted as the “Zen master to Digital Marketers” by Forbes, named a “Top 3 Thought Leadership Speakers You Don’t Want to Miss” in Forbes and in “The Top 100 Most Influential People on Twitter” by Business Insider, Bryan teaches speakers, executives and audiences how to up-level their storytelling and how to be more compelling and clear. With more than 350,000 social fans and followers, Bryan believes that being human is our competitive advantage because of our ability to leverage our emotional intelligence alongside technology to scale, in order to share stories in a human way – not corporate speak.

Bryan’s first book There Is No B2B or B2C: It’s Human to Human H2H rose to the #1 spot in Business Books on Amazon in its first week. His second book, Shareology: How Sharing is Powering the Human Economypublished by Morgan James, made USA Today’s Top 150 Book List the week of its release, as well as #1 on Amazon in Business books.

Learn more about Bryan at, LinkedIn and the other socials by searching: @bryankramer!