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Jay Papasan

Author, The ONE Thing
Jay Papasan is a bestselling author that serves as vice president and executive editor at Keller Williams Realty International, the worlds largest real estate company. He is also vice president ofKellerINK, co-owner ofKeller Capital, and co-owner, alongside his wife Wendy, ofPapasan Properties Groupwith Keller Williams Realty in Austin, Texas. 
He was born and raised in Memphis, TN. After attending the University of Memphis he spent several years working abroad in Paris before attending New York University’s graduate writing program. Upon graduating he found work at HarperCollins Publishers, where he helped piece together such bestselling books asBody-for-Lifeby Bill Phillips andGo for the Goalby Mia Hamm. 
After moving to Austin, Jay joined Keller Williams Realty International, and in 2003 he co-authoredThe Millionaire Real Estate Agentalongside Gary Keller and Dave Jenks. The resounding success of the book, which focused on the systems, models and tactics used by the nation’s top real estate sales agents, brought him his first experience as an acclaimed author when the book became a national bestseller in 2004. Having landed on a formula for providing insight and easy to follow strategies for success, the group maintained their momentum and strung together a series of books that found their way on to numerous bestselling lists, including those found onThe Wall Street Journal,USA Today,andThe New York Times.    
The books he’s helped craft have collectively sold over 8 million copies. His most recent work with Gary Keller onThe ONE Thinghas sold over a million copies worldwide and garnered more than 400 appearances on national bestseller lists, including #1 onTheWall Street Journal’s hardcover business list and has been translated into 30 different languages. 
In a recent article posted on the Huffington Post, he was named as one of The Top 5 Entrepreneurs to Watch in 2017.