The Team


Who is Aaron Bare?

“No problem can stand the assault of sustained thinking.”
- Voltaire

Aaron Bare is a Change Agent and the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and #1 Amazon Bestselling Author of Exponential Theory (X-Theory). Beyond traveling to over 90 countries and all 50 States, he’s a World-Class Strategic Facilitator working with the leadership of companies such as Google, Daimler, Coca-Cola, and Belfius Bank. He has facilitated innovation and strategy at over 500 companies. Aaron has appeared on 20 of the top 250 podcasts and is also highlighted as 10 Leaders to Watch in 2022, listed on 50 under 50 Leaders, 40 under 40 Leaders, 35 under 35 Entrepreneurs, and one of his companies has been awarded “Most Innovative Company in the U.S.

Aaron was the former Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University (Ranked #1 in Innovation, 7 years in a row) and Singularity University at NASA Ames campus in Mountainview, California. Aaron has been exposed to some of the most repeatable, predictable, scalable, and sustainable business models. He often facilitates business model development for exponential venture backed startups and even works with the Boards of Global 100 Companies. Aaron Bare holds an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and an MA from Indiana University. He lives in Arizona. Aaron has been trained and mentored by leading Exponential and Flow Thought Leaders like Peter Diamandis (Singularity), Ray Kurzweil (Google), Steven Kotler (Flow Research Collective), Alex Osterwalder (Business Model Canvas), Ash Maurya (Lean Canvas), and Salim Ismael (OpenExO, Exponential Organizations).

Aaron studied and interviewed Exponential Leaders like Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Eric Schmidt, Steve Jobs, Tim Cook, and more about their Mindset, Beliefs, and Attitudes in the 15-year research project leading to Exponential Theory; the Power of Thinking Big. This material is part of the facilitated experience that leads our clients to exponential gains.


Who is N Forbes Shannon?

N. Forbes Shannon is a musician, stand-up comedian, and author. He graduated from Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University with a non-profit management degree as both a writing fellow and entrepreneurship and innovation fellow. An avid investor in his community, Forbes strives to help his networks solve problems with high energy and optimism. Forbes is a member of the leadership team that puts on the largest annual entrepreneurship convention in Arizona, Phoenix Startup Week. He lives in Phoenix, Arizona.