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Rasmus Ankersen

Rasmus Ankersen

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Rasmus Ankersen is a “high performance anthropologist” who lives and trains with some of the world’s best sportspeople.


Rasmus Ankersen is a writer, acclaimed leadership and performance expert and ‘high performance anthropologist’. He has worked and trained with some of the world’s best athletes to understand and contribute to how they work.


Rasmus Ankersen is a bestselling author, a speaker on performance development and a trusted advisor to businesses and athletes around the world. He is from Denmark originally, but today lives in London. Among his clients are brands and organisations such as LEGO, Facebook, Boston Consulting Group, IKEA, Rotman Business School, Nasdaq, Ernst&Young and many more.

With his most recent book The Gold Mine Effect Rasmus has taken a spectacular step into the secrets of high performance, becoming the only expert on the subject who has literally lived and trained with the best athletes on the planet. The Gold Mine Effect is now published in more than 40 countries and has been featured on Sky News Business, CBC, The Morning Show and Fox Sports.

Rasmus is also the Chairman of FC Midtjylland, the current champions of the Danish Football League, and holds the position of Co-Director of Football at the English club Brentford FC. Both are known as some of Europe’s most innovative football clubs, especially recognized for their use of big data to drive decision making.

Rasmus is also the co-founder of 21st Club, a London based company specialising in interpreting big data in top football.


  • The Gold Mine Effect - Crack the Secrets of High Performance (2012)
  • Hunger in Paradise - How to Save Success from Failure (2016)

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