Parliament curates a community of authentic executives, black sheep (entrepreneurs & artists), and best-selling authors that push one another to evolve and find ways to conspire.
Parliament is a platform that removes the bureaucracy, public scrutiny, and financial risk from experimentation at the cutting edge. We help our Members write books, launch initiatives across our community, and drive experiments around new technology. We are a trusted space that allows big thinkers to make little bets.
Rules of Order
The Parliament community lives by and bases decisions on four key values.
Everything we do is guided by a fundamental desire to make the world a better place. Members of Parliament are hand-picked to ensure that our community is united by this shared mission.
We’re serious about our goals, but not about ourselves. Parliament serves as a sandbox in which Members can play with the most cutting-edge technology and ideas, together.
Make Little Bets.
We don’t believe in less talk (keep the conversation going!) but we definitely believe in more action. We celebrate curiosity by catalyzing experiments and workshops around our Members’ interests and imperatives.
We focus on outcomes, not titles. Parliament is about authentic collaboration and fast iteration, which means we don’t have time for egos.
CEO + Founder + Chief Whip
Peter’s latest book “Little Bets,” came out of his work at Stanford’s Institute of Design, as well as his previous work in venture capital.
He also coauthored “True North: Discover Your Authentic Leadership” with Bill George. Peter is a member of GE’s Innovation Advisory Panel, an Innosight Fellow, and is the co-founder of FUSE corps, a social venture that places entrepreneurial leaders on year-long grassroots project.
The Right Honourable Speaker of the House
Simon Mulcahy is the CMO at Salesforce.
Prior to Salesforce he spent 5 years leading the World Economic Forum’s engagement with CEOs, ministers and other high profile thought leaders from the technology sector globally. His first career was in the military where he served up to the rank of captain in the British Army.
Minister of Work
Chris is a General Partner at Wasabi Ventures, a global venture fund where he leads the firm’s investment committee.
He is a senior fellow at the Presidio Institute. He is also an advisor to several entrepreneurs.
Co-Founder of Silicon Guild Publishing
Tom Rath is the #1 best-selling business author of this era. He studies the role of human behavior in business, health, and well-being.
He has been described by business leaders and the media as one of the greatest thinkers and nonfiction writers of his generation. Tom’s most recent work includes the bestselling book Are You Fully Charged? and the documentary Fully Charged, which explores the key elements of energizing one’s work and life and features the world’s leading social scientists. Tom’s second children’s book, The Rechargeables: Eat Move Sleep was also released in mid-2015.
Co-Founder of Silicon Guild Publishing
Dr. Piotr Juszkiewicz is the publisher and co-founder of Silicon Guild Books and Missionday, which published New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers Eat Move Sleep and Are You Fully Charged?
He previously served as a research director and an associate publisher with Gallup, where he worked on several business bestsellers.
Lenny is a director emeritus (retired senior partner) from the Washington D.C. and San Francisco offices of McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm.
He earned two degrees from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School and is the co-author, along with Reid Hoffman, of the New York Times bestseller, “The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age.”
Minister of Innovation
Ellen serves as Managing Director of Silicon Valley Connect, which creates programs, services and initiatives meant to build bridges between Silicon Valley and the rest of the world.
She is also an active investor in and advisor to several dozen startup companies. She was previously the Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at LinkedIn and started her career at Apple, pre-Steve Jobs’s return. She has also held roles at search engine WhoWhere, Stanford University, the Clinton Global Initiative, and countless advisory boards.
Prior to joining Parliament, Liz worked as Executive Editor at Genius, the world’s biggest collection of song lyrics and crowdsourced musical knowledge, and at Leo Burnett, a global ad agency.
Her work has been featured on or by the Economist, Quartz, LifeHacker, the Freakonomics blog, and NPR. Liz studied math and economics at Pomona.