Rasmus Ankersen, author of A Winner’s DNA, The Gold Mine Effect and Hunger in Paradise, has recently released his new film: The Hockey Miracle.
Hear what he said:
For the last decade, I have been researching the secrets behind some of the world’s most productive talent hotbeds, but a couple of years ago, I realised that the most impressive talent hotbed of them all were right on my doorstep in the small Danish town where I grew up.
My home town is called Herning, and is based in the middle of nowhere in Western Denmark. Over a period of 9 years, Herning sensationally produced five NHL players. To put this achievement into perspective, in the same time period, Chicago with 2.8 million people produced three NHL players, and Detroit, the official hockey town of America, produced four.
This realisation led me to return to Herning to research and document this extraordinary story. Today, I am releasing my film “The Hockey Miracle in the Middle of Nowhere” which seeks to explain how and why my hometown, against all logic, produced five players to the world’s biggest hockey scene.
Watch the film trailer below:
Rasmus Ankersen published his first book “DNA of a Winner” at the age of 22. The book became a bestseller, encouraging Rasmus to follow up his success with “Leader DNA” and “Raising a Winner”. By the age of 25 he had written three bestsellers. His desire to understand the code that unlocks World Class performance led him to be head coach of the first soccer academy in Scandinavia, which has produced several top international players, among them Simon Kjaer (Wolfsburg and Denmark National Team), Winston Reid (West Ham), Sekou Oliseh (top scorer in CSKA Moscow) and many more. He was also a mental coach for the Danish national youth soccer teams and has worked as personal coach for several World Class athletes. In 2010 Rasmus spent six months traveling around the world to live and train with the best athletes and coaches on the globe. The result is his first international book “The Gold Mine Effect – unlocking the essence of world class performance” which is currently on submissions to publishers worldwide.
Also in the business field Rasmus’ work has had a huge impact. He is speaking about “The Gold Mine Effect” for organizations and companies all over the world, Microsoft, LEGO, Carlsberg etc. Rasmus is advising executives how to create an environment, which fires up human potential. In his home country Denmark he has been awarded as one of the three biggest business talents and recently the prime minister invited him to contribute with a chapter to his upcoming book, which is going to define “The Danish Dream”. Today Rasmus lives in London from where he controls all his projects.
Examples of Rasmus’ keynotes are:
- The Gold Mine Effect
- Hunger In Paradise
- A Winner’s DNA