• David S. Kidder

David S. Kidder


Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer

The Startup Playbook

Creator, Author,

The Intellectual Devotional

Creator, Co-Author
Two Time New York Times Best Selling Series

David S. Kidder is an entrepreneur with a wide range of web-based application expertise focused on social, mobile, digital advertising. David is the co-founder and CEO of Bionic, an enterprise social innovation platform. Prior to Bionic, David served as the co-founder and CEO of Clickable, an online advertising software as a service (acquired by Syncapse). Prior to Clickable, Kidder co-founded SmartRay Network, a mobile advertising pioneer (acquired by LifeMinders), and Net-X, a web-authoring platform (acquired by Target Vision). Kidder is a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology, and received ID Magazine’s International Design Award and Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2008. David is an active angel investor through his fund, Alt Option Return, is a founding member of the The Acumen Fund One Percent Fund, and serves on the National Board of the Smithsonian. He is the creator and co-author of the two-time New York Times bestselling five book series, The Intellectual Devotional, published by Rodale. His latest book The Startup Playbook, will be released in January 2013, published by Chronicle Books. He lives outside Manhattan with his wife and three sons.

David’s Projects

Topics that David Speaks About:
The Playbooks Take a journey through the raw experiences of some of the world’s top entrepreneurs. Understand the “Plays” behind their extraordinary success, and all successful leaders and companies – small and large – have in common. This inspiring talk will ‘lift the veil’ to reveal the secret beliefs that guide the lives and decisions of some of the most successful entrepreneurs of our time. It’s profound learning.
Creating Your Startup Culture Every great startup begins with a Purpose, Mission and set of beliefs that creates a prism through which every decision and action is refracted. Reimagine your company’s culture by learning about the traits of the most successful startups. Gain a better understanding of what works and what doesn’t, and learn how to incorporate new ideas, beliefs and incentives that will make your company move faster, innovate, and take on grand market challenges.
Building Your Company’s Playbook Review the “best of” the plays and learn how to create a new playbook for your company. Understand and balance your company’s explicit and implicit playbook – the invisible walls and behaviors that drive success of create friction. Define and embed the missing playbook behaviors that will have the most profound impact on your organization.
Leveraging the “Best of” the Plays The Startup Playbook has a trove of practical wisdom across every dimension of business – Vision, Product Development, Marketing, Sales, Operations, Human Resources, Strategic Development, Partnerships and more. Experience a custom review of the agile ideas that shaped and formed these companies to great scale.