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Nour’s catalog of resources will not only inform but challenge you to be a better leader who’s ready to embrace the future.

Read, download, and listen to Nour Group’s insights on how the future of business is dependent on changing our mindset, skillset, and actions.

Curve Benders

How Strategic Relationships Can Power Your Non-linear Growth in the Future of Work (Wiley, 2021)

In the future of how we’ll work, live, play, and give, 15 forces will create dramatic headwind, tailwind, or turbulence in our lives and careers. Learning their relevance is no longer optional; it’s a necessity.


For most people learning is linear – they learn then they apply. We believe when it comes to relationships, a different lens is needed. Time and again, people enter our lives that dramatically alter both the direction and destination of our lives. 

I call enablers of this adaptive and accelerated non-linear growth, Curve Benders.


So, who are your Curve Benders and how do you find them? More importantly, how do you become one in the lives of others? And how can the Curve Bending mindset unlock the next level of enterprise value creation and profitable growth?

Relationship Economics

Forthcoming 3rd Edition (Wiley, 2021)

Networking has been around as long as humans have been social animals. Yet, one could argue that it is also as useless and as unproductive as ever.


Networking is one letter away from not-working! Nour’s seminal work, Relationship Economics, highlights that an intentional, strategic, and quantifiable view of one’s relationships can dramatically accelerate their execution, performance, and results. 

Once teams internalize this mindset, they shift from a culture reliant on brute force, to one that achieves more with less resources, time, and ultimately greater relational value. 


Beyond your educational foundation and your professional pedigree, your biggest asset is your portfolio of relationships. If you think of them as secondary “soft skill” or “nice to have”, you won’t develop the mindset, the skillset, and the roadmap to turn everyday contacts into strategic relationships. Pivotal ideas such as Relationship Currency®, Reputation Capital®, and Professional Net-Worth® will evolve your transactional contacts into transformational relationships.


(St. Martin’s Press, 2017)

In our dynamic world, no one has all the answers. What if two or more of your most valuable and strategic relationships came together to create something far beyond what anyone thought imaginable? 


What a long-term vested interest in its success, could this initiative, campaign, product, service, or unique outcome deliver profitable, net-new growth opportunities? 


More importantly, could it transform the relationship to something more profound, more meaningful, and dramatically more impactful, often impenetrable by competitors? In Co-Create, Nour makes more than a compelling case to innovate through your strategic relationships; he provides a proven roadmap to do so.

Return on Impact

(Jossey-Bass, 2013)

Access to information is instantaneous. Social tools put professional networks within arm’s reach.

What leadership strategies will allow your organization to create and support differentiating value and nurture ongoing relationships with your members?

In Return on Impact: Leadership Strategies for the Age of Connected Relationships, Nour charts the implications of a socially enabled world and the reinvention—in structure and governance, talent acquisition, listening practices, and business and revenue models—that leaders of organizations must undertake to fuel growth in the next decade.

ConnectAbility book


(McGraw-Hill, 2010)

Drawing from the powerful lessons of emotional awareness and relationship dynamics, this book promotes a sophisticated yet simple method for developing superior partnerships, guaranteed to consistently create quality results. 


Even the best-intentioned team players too often focus more on communicating their ideas than hearing and understanding what others have to say. ConnectAbility changes all this using eight steps to foster optimum communications.

Entrepreneurs Guide to Raising Capital book

The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Raising Capital 

(Praeger, 2009)

Written to help entrepreneurs navigate the capital-raising maze, this book shows how to attract financing to fund the startup and growth phases any business moves through.


Nour provides real-life, pragmatic advice from entrepreneurs who have successfully raised capital from friends, family, angel investors, banks, and institutional investors such as venture capital and private equity firms.


David Nour is often a guest on a number of popular podcasts. 

Nour also leads podcasts that provide insights into today’s strategic leaders, using his passionate and no-nonsense approach to engaging audiences. Nour provides invaluable lessons on leadership, growth, career, and impact based on his interactions with global business leaders.  

the curve benders podcast


From everyday insights to strategic innovation, Nour is a prolific and passionate writer who shares his unique opinion on how business can transform for a better future. You’ll identify with his daily experiences that range from global leaders to family events and how we can all emerge as better thinkers, better people, and change agents. 


How do you remain relevant for the future? You start by assessing where you are today and what steps you need to take to become a better leader and agent of change.  Get started now by clicking on Nour’s free quizzes below.


How do you remain relevant for the future? You start by assessing where you are today and what steps you need to take to become a better leader and agent of change.  Get started now by clicking on Nour’s free quizzes below.


How do you remain relevant for the future? You start by assessing where you are today and what steps you need to take to become a better leader and agent of change.  Get started now by clicking on Nour’s free quizzes below.


Nour appears regularly in his popular Forbes and Inc. columns, where he shares his unique POVs and insights from global leaders. Learn more about how firms are adapting to the changing business landscape with innovation and new skillsets. 

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