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Russell Sarder - 12 posts
Author, Investor and CEO of Learning Russell Sarder is an award-winning author, investor, and CEO of NetCom Learning and Sarder TV. Sarder is the author of 'Building and Innovative Learning Organization', and 'Learning: Steps to Becoming a Passionate Lifelong Learner and Effective Learning Methods'. Sarder is also a business practitioner and mentor for MBA students and alumni at Columbia University, named Executive of the Year 2012 by the American Business Awards, as well as one of the Top 10 Asian American Businessmen. He is the Chairman and CEO of Sarder Inc., a holding company that includes NetCom Learning, Sarder TV, Learning CMS, and other smaller companies.
Betty Liu - 10 posts
Author, CEO & Anchor on Bloomberg Television Betty Liu is an anchor on Bloomberg Television and founder of Radiate, Inc, a media technology platform that unlocks knowledge from the world's most successful people. An award-winning business journalist, Liu regularly interviews influential business, political and media leaders including Warren Buffett, Carlos Slim, Elon Musk, Steve Schwarzman and many others. Betty is also author of Work Smarts: What CEOs Say You Need to Know to Get Ahead.
Peter Senge - 10 posts
Author & Professor, MIT Peter Senge is a Senior Lecturer in Leadership and Sustainabilityat the MIT Sloan School of Management and author of The Fifth Discipline. The Journal of Business Strategy named Senge one of the 24 people who has had the greatest influence on business strategy over the last 100 years. The Financial Times named him one of the world’s top management gurus, and BusinessWeek rated Senge one of the top 10 management gurus. Senge has lectured extensively throughout the world, translating the abstract ideas of systems theory into tools for better understanding of economic and organizational change.
David Allen - 10 posts
Founder - David Allen Company David Allen the author of the international bestseller, Getting Things Done. David is also a consultant, international lecturer, and Founder of the David Allen Company. He is widely recognized as the world’s leading authority on personal and organizational productivity. His thirty years of pioneering research, coaching and education of some of the world’s highest-performing professionals, corporations and institutions, has earned him Forbes’ recognition as one of the top five executive coaches in the United States, and as one of the “Top 100 thought leaders” by Leadership magazine.
Linda Hill - 10 posts
Author & Professor, Harvard Business School Linda A. Hill is the Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School. She is the faculty chair of the Leadership Initiative and has chaired numerous HBS Executive Education programs, including the Young Presidents’ Organization Presidents’ Seminar and the High Potentials Leadership Program. She is co-author of a book entitled Collective Genius: The Art and Practice of Leading Innovation. It features thick descriptions of exceptional leaders of innovation in a wide range of industries—from information technology to law to design—and geographies—from the US and Europe to the Middle East and Asia. Business Insider named Collective Geniusone of “The 20 Best Business Books” in 2014 and the book also the Gold Medal for Leadership, Axiom Business Book Award.
Maciej Kranz - 10 posts
Author & VP Corporate Strategic Innovation, Cisco Maciej Kranz is a technology and business leader, he has earned a reputation for exceeding expected results through relentless execution. Maciej builds and leads exceptional teams to identify solutions that address complex global challenges while enabling Cisco to achieve a market leading position. Maciej is also the author of Building the Internet of Things (John Wiley & Sons, 2016).
Vijay Govindarajan - 11 posts
Best Selling Author & Professor, Dartmouth Vijay Govindarajan is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal Best Selling Author, and is also Coxe Distinguished Professor at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. The recipient of numerous awards for excellence in research, Govindarajan was inducted into the Academy of Management Journals’ Hall of Fame, and ranked by Management International Review as one of the Top 20 North American Superstars for research in strategy and organization. Vijay works with CEOs and top management teams in Global Fortune 500 firms to discuss, challenge, and escalate their thinking about strategy. He is a regular keynote speaker in CEO Forums and major conferences.
Scott Schwefel - 11 posts
Author of Discover Yourself Scott is the author of Discover Yourself and has personally trained and coached over 1500 CEOs as a Speaker for Vistage International, the world's largest CEO member organization. Today Scott and his team deliver increased sales, profits and productivity in some of the world's best companies, while traveling globally himself training teams, Leaders and Sales People, speaking to thousands, and hopefully reaching millions more via his live webinars and videos.
Baruch Lev - 13 posts
Author & Professor, NYU Stern School of Business Baruch Lev is the Philip Bardes Professor of Accounting and Finance at New York University Stern School of Business. Professor Lev has been with NYU for 17 years. His primary research areas of interest include corporate governance; earnings management; financial accounting; financial statement analysis; intangible assets/intellectual capital; capital markets; and mergers and acquisitions. Professor Lev is the author of six books, including the most recent: The End of Accounting, published in 2016. Professor Lev has received numerous awards and prizes, including two honorary doctorates.
Andrew Yang - 11 posts
Author & CEO, Venture for America Andrew is the Founder and CEO of Venture for America, and has worked in startups and early-stage growth companies as a founder or executive for more than twelve years. He has been selected by the White House as a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship and a Champion of Change for his work with Venture for America. Was named one of Fast Company’s “100 Most Creative People in Business,” and is also the author of “Smart People Should Build Things”, published by Harper.
Ernest Gundling - 11 posts
Author of "Leading Across New Borders" Dr. Gundling acts as a Senior Asia specialist at Aperian Global, assisting clients in developing strategic global approaches to leadership, organization development, and relationships with key business partners. He coaches executives with global responsibilities and works with multicultural management teams to help them formulate business plans based upon strong mutual understanding and a joint commitment to execution. Dr. Gundling holds a Ph.D. and a Master of Arts from the University of Chicago, and a Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University
Rita McGrath - 10 posts
Author & Professor, Columbia Business School Rita Gunther McGrath, a Professor at Columbia Business School, is a globally recognized expert on strategy in uncertain and volatile environments. Her thinking is highly regarded by readers and clients who include Pearson, Covidien, Coca-Cola Enterprises, General Electric, Alliance Boots, and the World Economic Forum. She is a popular instructor, a sought-after speaker, and a consultant to senior leadership teams. She was recognized as one of the top 10 management thinkers by global management award Thinkers50 in 2013, and won the award for outstanding achievement in the strategy category. McGrath is the co-author of three books in addition to her brand new book The End of Competitive Advantage: How to Keep Your Strategy Moving as Fast As Your Business (Harvard Business Review Press).
Dorie Clark - 10 posts
Author, Professor & Marketing Consultant Dorie Clark is a marketing strategy consultant, professional speaker, and frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Entrepreneur, and the World Economic Forum blog. Recognized as a “branding expert” by the Associated Press, Fortune, and Inc. magazine, she is the author of two books: Reinventing You & Stand Out. Clark consults and speaks for a diverse range of clients, and is also an adjunct professor of business administration at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and a Visiting Professor for IE Business School in Madrid, Spain.
Robbie Baxter - 10 posts
Author of "The Membership Economy" Robbie Kellman Baxter is the author of The Membership Economy. She brings over twenty years of strategy consulting and marketing expertise to her book and to Peninsula Strategies, her full-service strategic marketing consulting firm. Robbie's clients have included start-ups and mid-sized venture-backed companies as well as industry leaders such as Netflix, Yahoo!, Oracle and eBay. Over the past ten plus years, Peninsula Strategies has advised nearly one hundred organizations on growth strategy. A sought-after writer and keynote speaker, Robbie has presented to alumni organizations at Stanford, Harvard and Haas, as well as chapters of the Product Development and Management Association, the Business Marketing Round Table and Women in Consulting.
Brian Watson - 10 posts
Co-author & Former Editor in Chief, CIO Insight Brian Watson is an author, speaker and contributor to a wide array of business/technology forums focused on IT leadership and the CIO role. He served as Editor in Chief of CIO Insight and currently is Co-Head, CIO Networks at Metis Strategy, a business and technology strategy consulting firm. Watson is the author of Confessions of a Successful CIO: How the Best CIOs Tackle Their Toughest Business Challenges (Wiley, March 2014), and writes profiles of elite IT leaders for CIO.com.
Gary Beach - 11 posts
Author & Publisher Emeritus, CIO Magazine Gary Beach’s career spans over three decades in the information technology media business. He has held executive posts at McGraw-Hill on Data Communications, the world’s first digital networking magazine, and at International Data Group where he was publisher of Network World, Computerworld and CIO Magazine. Mr.Beach contributed technology commentaries to National Public Radio’s programs and appeared regularly for a decade on CNBC’s programs as well, where he spoke about technology investment and acquisition trends. He is the author of The U.S. Technology Skills Gap, which critics acclaim the “best contextual history of STEM education written”. Gary currently is a guest columnist for The Wall Street Journal where he writes regularly on the topic of technology talent.
Hindol Sengupta - 11 posts
Author & Editor, Fortune India Hindol Sengupta is editor at Large at Fortune India, the Indian edition of the American business and economy magazine, Fortune. He is specialized in writing on public policy and the political economy, entrepreneurship and the business of luxury. Hindol is also journalist, social entrepreneur and author of five books. He has been interviewed by, and contributed to, The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC, Voice of America, AFP, Wall Street Journal, Al Jazeera, The Times of India, Hindustan Times, Indian Express and others, and is a prolific public speaker including for TEDx.
Daniel Leidl - 13 posts
Author and Managing Partner at Meno Consulting Dan Leidl has a PhD in sport psychology from West Virginia University. He also has a MA in Community Counseling from WVU, a MA in Child Development from Tufts University, and a BA in English and Philosophy from Drew University. Dan has coached lacrosse at the international, collegiate and high school levels, and most recently served as the head coach for the Irish National Women’s Team. As a player, he has competed at a variety of levels, including professionally in the National Lacrosse League and internationally as a member of the Irish National Team. Dan is currently an adjunct faculty member within WVU’s Leadership Studies department, and his research interests include motivation, achievement through sport, and leadership. He is working to share his coaching, playing and academic experiences with executives, coaches, and athletes who are seeking performance improvement.
Ira Fuchs - 12 posts
SharePoint Technical Specialist, Microsoft Ira is a SharePoint Technical Specialist, he worked at Microsoft for 9 years assisting large customers deploy and exploit the full set of features and capabilities of the SharePoint platform. Currently he provides independent SharePoint consulting, presents frequently at SharePoint conferences and conducts training workshops. He is the author of two books on SharePoint and in addition he has written numerous white papers for Microsoft on BizTalk Server, Customer Care Framework and InfoPath.
Ted Dinsmore - 10 posts
Business Technologist & Co-author, Partnering with Microsoft Ted Dinsmore is the co-author of “Partnering with Microsoft”. With over 25 years of experience Ted has worked as Technical Architect ay USA Today and has also worked in Business Development at EMC. Ted currently works at SphereGen and LaJust Sports.
Talia Carner - 11 posts
Author of "Hotel Moscow" Before turning to fiction writing, Talia Carner worked for Redbookmagazine and served as the publisher of Savvy Woman magazine. An adjunct professor of marketing at Long Island Universityand a marketing consultant to Fortune 500 companies, she was a volunteer counselor and lecturer for the Small Business Administration and a member of United States Information Agency missions to Russia, teaching women entrepreneurial skills.Talia is the author of Hotel Moscow - a mesmerizing, thought-provoking novel that tells the riveting story of an American woman, daughter of Holocaust survivors.
Rosabeth Kanter - 9 posts
Author & Professor, Harvard Business School Rosabeth Moss Kanter holds the Ernest L. Arbuckle Professorship at Harvard Business School, where she specializes in strategy, innovation, and leadership for change. She is also Chair and Director of the Harvard University Advanced Leadership Initiative, an innovation that helps successful leaders at the top of their professions apply their skills to national and global challenges in their next life stage. Her latest book, MOVE: Putting America’s Infrastructure Back in the Lead, is a sweeping look across industries and technologies shaping the future of mobility and the leadership required for transformation.
Robin Morgan - 11 posts
Author, Poet & Former Child Actor Robin Morgan is an American poet, author, political theorist, and activist, journalist, lecturer, and former child actor. Since the early 1960s she has been a key radical feminist member of the American Women’s Movement and a leader in the international feminist movement. Her 1970 anthology “Sisterhood is Powerful” has been widely credited with helping to start the second wave feminist movement in the US, and was cited by the New York Public Library as “One of the 100 most influential Books of the 20th Century,” along with those of Sigmund Freud and Karl Marx. She has written more than 20 books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, and is also known as the editor of “Ms. Magazine”.
Gilda Carle - 12 posts
TV & Radio Host Dr.Gilda Carle is an internationally-known relationship expert. She holds a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from NYU, with a concentration in psychology, sociology, and social psychology. Her doctoral research explored self-esteem, role expectations, interpersonal communications, and relationships. A partial list of her clients and audiences includes: IBM, Citibank, US Army, US Army Corps of Engineers, New York Power Authority, PSE&G, Niagara Mohawk, Con Edison and more.
Mark Bunting - 10 posts
Author & CEO, Sky TV Mark Bunting’s 20+ year career has made him the most recognized personality in the High Tech world. From his Sky TV In-flight television programs, host of The Computer Man syndicated program, Investor/Board member & his writing & speaking engagements — Mark is the most sought after celebrity at putting technology & people together.
Michael Tull - 12 posts
Author & Adjunct Faculty, New York University Michael is the author of The Triangle Strategy and has over 25 years of national and international experience as a consultant, coach, manager and trainer. His consulting engagements span Fortune 500 companies in a broad range of industries, entrepreneurial businesses, and state & local government agencies. Michael is on the faculty of New York University, The School of Continuing and Professional Studies, Leadership and Human Capital Management Department, where he has developed and teaches two popular courses: Creating a High-Performance Workplace and Introduction to Organization Development.
Robert Reiss - 8 posts
Co-author & Host, The CEO Show During the past 5 seasons Reiss has interviewed in-depth over 250 CEOs on The CEO Show with Robert Reiss. The program is a weekly nationally syndicated radio show. He has recently added its abridged version The CEO Show Minute which airs over 3,000 times a week as a daily show from 85 markets. The program has over 600,000 weekly listeners. A frequent presenter, over the past two decades Reiss has given over 300 speeches. He is the Chairman and emcee of The Conference Board’s Senior Marketing Executive Conference. Reiss also write for Forbes.com as a CEO specialist and is co-author of The Transformative CEO, published in June 2012 by McGraw-Hill.
Jeanne Meister - 10 posts
Author & Partner, Future Workplace Jeanne is Partner at Future Workplace, a consulting firm dedicated to assisting organizations in re-thinking, re-imagining, and re-inventing the workplace. Jeanne is the receipt of the Distinguished Contribution in Workplace Learning Award by the Association For Talent Development (ATD), and is the author of three books, Corporate Quality Universities, Corporate Universities, and Jeanne’s latest book, The 2020 Workplace: How Innovative Companies Attract, Develop & Keep Tomorrow’s Employees Today (Harper Collins), which is in its 13th printing.
Steve Lohr - 13 posts
reporter - The New York Times Steve Lohr is a senior writer and technology reporter for the New York Times. He reports on technology, business and economics and is a leading expert on the corporations that dominate computing today. He has written for magazines including The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly and The Washington Monthly. He is the author of "Data-ism: The Revolution Transforming Decision Making, Consumer Behavior, and Almost Everything Else", where he chronicles the rise of Big Data, addressing cutting-edge business strategies and examining the dark side of a data-driven world.
Ira Neimark - 10 posts
Author & Former CEO, Bergdorf Goodman Ira Neimark is Former CEO of Bergdorf Goodman, Board Member of Hermes of Paris and Director Emeritus of Fashion Institute Foundation. In what could almost be a Hollywood fantasy, Ira Neimark worked his way up from being assistant to the doorman at Bonwit Teller to being CEO at Bergdorf Goodman. Mr. Neimark is also the author of “The Rise of Fashion and Lessons Learned at Bergdorf Goodman,” a valuable resource for any one who aspires to succeed in the business of luxury fashion.
Stephen Wunker - 13 posts
Author & Managing Director, New Markets Advisors Stephen Wunker is a specialist in new markets, he combines world-class strategy consulting and entrepreneurial skills. Wunker is the author of Capturing New Markets: How Smart Companies Create Opportunities Others Don't, named one of the five Best Business Books of 2011, as well as co-author of Jobs to be Done: A Roadmap for Customer Centered Innovation (Amacom, 2016). Stephen has a long track record of creating successful ventures for his own companies and on behalf of clients.
Tom Anderson - 11 posts
Best Selling Author & CEO, Supernova Companies Tom is Founder & CEO of Supernova Companies, and is a New York Times bestselling author and nationally renowned financial planning expert. While traditional wealth management focuses primarily on client assets, Tom challenges conventional wisdom by demonstrating the Value of Debt® in evaluating individuals’ complete financial picture.
Bill Jensen - 10 posts
Author of Future Strong Bill Jensen is bestselling author of eight books — all about making it easier to do great work. Bill is an internationally-acclaimed thought leader who is known for extremely useful content and making it easier for everyone to work smarter, not harder. Future Strong is his eighth book. He is CEO of The Jensen Group, a change consulting firm he founded in 1985.
David Marquet - 10 posts
Best Selling Author David is an expert on leadership and organizational design, former submarine commander and author of Amazon #1 best seller: Turn the Ship Around! and Turn Your Ship Around. Captain Marquet retired from the Navy in 2009, and now speaks to audiences around the globe who want to create empowering work environments that release the passion, initiative, and intellect of each person.
David Yoffie - 10 posts
Author & Professor, Harvard Business School Professor David B. Yoffie is the Max and Doris Starr Professor of International Business Administration at Harvard Business School. Over the last two decades, Professor Yoffie has chaired the HBS Strategy department, the Advanced Management Program, Harvard’s Young Presidents’ Organization program, and now chairs Harvard’s World Presidents’ Organization program. He currently teaches competitive and corporate strategy in the Owner/President Management Program. Professor Yoffie has published more than 100 case studies on business strategy and international management issues, which have sold more than 3,000,000 copies and is also the author of nine books.
Kevin J. Mulcahy - 11 posts
Author & Partner, Future Workplace Kevin J. Mulcahy is a partner with Future Workplace and co-host of The Future Workplace Network, a membership community for HR executives. Organizations across multiple industries and geographies regularly engage him to facilitate corporate workshops on ‘future proofing’ their business and HR strategies. Kevin coaches on leadership effectiveness at the Harvard Business School and is an adjunct faculty member at Babson College.
Keith Ferrazzi - 3 posts
Chairman - Ferrazzi Greenlight Keith Ferrazzi is the world’s foremost expert in professional relationship development. He brings 20 years of research and experience to the art and science of business relationship development. Both Forbes and Inc. have called him one of the world’s most “connected” individuals. Ferrazzi is founder and chairman of Ferrazzi Greenlight, a research-based consulting and training company, and has won a place as one of the top thought leaders in American business. His is the author of #1 NY Times bestseller Who’s Got Your Back that focuses on lifeline relationships, a narrow category of deep, trusting peer relationships that disproportionately affect our careers and well-being.
Leonard Sherman - 11 posts
Author & Adjunct Professor, Columbia Business School Leonard Sherman is the author of "If You’re in a Dogfight, Become a Cat! Strategies for Long-Term Growth". He is an executive in residence and adjunct professor of marketing and management at the Columbia Business School. Len has worked as a senior partner at Accenture, as a managing partner of J.D. Power and Associates, and as a partner at Booz, Allen & Hamilton. He holds a BS in aeronautical engineering, an MS in transportation systems and a PhD in transportation economics, all from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Karen Kang - 10 posts
Corporate & Personal, Branding Expert & Author Karen Kang is author of BrandingPays and a recognized brand strategist. She the CEO and founder of BrandingPays LLC, a corporate and personal branding company. She was a principal and partner with Regis McKenna Inc., the legendary marketing firm that created and launched the Apple brand. She’s consulted to more than 150 organizations in the U.S., Europe and Asia from Fortune 100 companies to non-profits and startups. Her broad experience has included such diverse clients as Ariba, AT&T, Genentech, HP, iCharts, Lavante, Synopsys, Maxtor, NCR, Park Systems, UC Davis Health System and VoyagePrive.
Annie McKee - 10 posts
Author & Program Director, University of Pennsylvania Annie McKee is a bestselling author and advisor to top global leaders, from CEOs of Fortune 50 companies to government officials South Africa. She is Senior Fellow and serves as Director of Penn MedEd Master's Program and PennCLO Executive Doctoral Program at University of Pennsylvania. She also serves on the Board of Center for Social and Emotional Competency at University of the Pacific as well as the Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute.
Caroline Webb - 12 posts
Author & CEO, Sevenshift Caroline is the author of How To Have A Good Day, a book published in 14 languages and more than 60 countries in 2016. She is also the CEO of Sevenshift, a firm that shows people how to use insights from behavioral science to improve their working life, and is also a Senior Adviser to McKinsey, where she was previously a Partner. An economist by background, she makes extensive use of behavioral science—behavioral economics, psychology, neuroscience—to help her clients discover how to be at their best and how to bring the best out of their colleagues in turn.
Ben Michaelis - 10 posts
Keynote Speaker, Clinical Psychologist, Author, and Visiting Scholar at Columbia University Ben Michaelis, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist, popular speaker and blogger for Huffington Post and Psychology Today, and also the author of Your Next Big Thing: Ten Small Steps to Get Moving and Get Happy. Dr. Michaelis has been frequently featured as a mental health expert on various television and radio programs. In his private practice Dr. Michaelis has worked with a wide array of patients, including entrepreneurs, authors, actors, musicians, artists, and executives.
Ken Marlin - 11 posts
Author of "The Marine Corps Way to Win on Wall Street'" Ken Marlin is an American investment banker, international strategist, and author of The Marine Corps Way to Win on Wall Street: 11 Key Principles from Battlefield to Boardroom. He is the founder and managing partner of Marlin & Associates, an award-winning boutique investment bank and strategy advisor. He is a member of the “Market Data Hall of Fame” and, in 2011, Institutional Investor (“II”), the international publisher, named Ken as one of II’s “Tech 50”, which honored the 50 most “disruptive” figures in the financial technology sector. In 2014, Institutional Investor again, named Marlin to their “Tech 50” as one of the 50 most influential people in the financial technology industry. In 2015 Institutional Investor named Marlin as one of the 35 most influential people in Fintech finance.
Jeremy Goldman - 10 posts
Jeremy Goldman is the founder and CEO of Firebrand Group, which counts Consumer Reports, L'Oréal, and Unilever among its clientele. He is the author of the award-winning 2012 book 'Going Social' and his latest book is 'Getting to Like', which teaches brands large and small how to use social media for business success.
Michael Mauboussin - 10 posts
Author, Professor & Head of Financial Strategies, Credit Suisse Michael Mauboussin is Head of Financial Strategies at Credit Suisse and Adjunct Professor of Finance at Columbia Business School. BusinessWeek’s Guide to the Best Business Schools highlighted him as one of the school’s “Outstanding Faculty,” a distinction received by only seven professors. Michael is also the author of 3 books, including Michael The Success Equation: Untangling Skill and Luck in Business, Sports, and Investing.
Stephen Meister - 10 posts
Author, Attorney & Entrepreneur He brings a practical business approach to all legal representations and represents diversified clients including individual real estate entrepreneurs and investors, bankers, hedge funds and private real estate equity funds. Stephen Meister divides his national practice into two major areas: high profile litigations, frequently real estate related, and large complex real estate transactions. Mr. Meister is well known nationwide for his comprehensive knowledge of real estate matters, battle-tested trial skills, and the powerful deal making presence he brings to difficult, high stakes negotiations.
Jonas Koffler - 13 posts
New York Times Bestselling Author Jonas is a creative, unconventional, and highly versatile entrepreneur, writer, speaker, media producer, marketer, and consultant with expertise in creativity, innovation, success, and personal and organizational growth. He is a co-author, (with Neil Patel and Patrick Vlaskovits) of The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, and Indie Bound bestselling book HUSTLE (published by Rodale Books, Sept. 2016). As a writer, he has published articles that have featured in The New York Times, Time, FastCompany, Business Insider, Investors Business Daily, Inc., Rodale Wellness, New York Post and others.
Kabir Sehgal - 11 posts
Author of "Coined" Kabir Sehgal is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of five books including – Coined, Walk in My Shoes (with Andrew Young), A Bucket of Blessings, Wheels on the Tuk Tuk, and Jazzocracy; and was a Vice President in emerging market equities at J. P. Morgan. Kabir has written for MarketWatch, New York Observer, TheStreet, CNBC, Quartz, ZeroHedge, and Atlanta Business Chronicle, and has appeared on CNN, PBS, NPR, C-SPAN, Bloomberg, CNBC, Fox News.
Linda Rottenberg - 10 posts
Author & CEO, Endeavor Linda Rottenberg is considered among the world’s most dynamic experts on entrepreneurship, innovation, and leadership. A frequent lecturer at Fortune 500 companies, Rottenberg is the subject of four case studies by Harvard Business School and the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Ms. Rottenberg is Co-founder and CEO of Endeavor, the world’s leading organization supporting high-impact entrepreneurs. She is also author of the New York Times bestseller, CRAZY IS A COMPLIMENT: The Power of Zigging When Everyone Else Zags, published in October 2014.
Michael Cusumano - 10 posts
Author & Professor, MIT Michael A. Cusumano is the Sloan Management Review Distinguished Professor of Management at the MIT’s Sloan School of Management. He specializes in strategy, product development, and entrepreneurship in the computer software industry, as well as automobiles and consumer electronics. He has consulted for more than 90 companies and organizations around the world, and was named one of the most influential people in technology and IT by Silicon.com in 2009. Professor Cusumano has published 13 books and more than 80 articles. His recent books include Strategy Rules: Five Timeless Lessons from Bill Gates, Andy Grove, and Steve Jobs (2015, with David Yoffie).
Lewis Schiff - 10 posts
Author, Business owners Council & Executive Director, Inc. Magazine's Lewis Schiff is the executive director and founder of Inc. Business Owners Council, a membership organization for Inc. Magazine’s top entrepreneurs and owners of closely held family businesses and maintains a blog about behavioral entrepreneurship on Inc.com. Schiff is the author of Business Brilliant: Surprising Lessons from the Greatest Self-Made Business Icons (Harper Collins, 2013). He has founded Advanced Planning Group, and co-founded CEG Worldwide, a high-performance coaching program for financial advisors. He has contributed to CNNMoney.com and CNNfn, has written for Investment Advisor magazine, TheStreet.com, and InvestmentAdvisor.com.
Michelle Lederman - 10 posts
Author of "Nail the Interview - Land the Job" Michelle Tillis Lederman is an accomplished speaker, trainer, coach, and author of three books including “Nail The Interview – Land The Job”, “The 11 Laws of Likability” and “Heroes Get Hired”. She was named by Forbes as one of the 25 Professional Networking Experts to Watch in 2015. Michelle is known for her energetic, engaging, and authentic presentations. A former NYU professor, financial executive, and recovering CPA, Michelle teaches from experience and shares what she learned during her extensive career. Michelle’s clients range from academia to non-profit to Fortune 500 companies including; Madison Square Garden, Citi, J&J, Deutsche Bank, GE, Columbia Business School, Target, Sony, and The Museum of Modern Art.
Pankaj Ghemawat - 3 posts
Author & Professor, NYU Stern School of Business Pankaj Ghemawat is a Global Professor of Management and Strategy in Stern’s Management & Organizations Department at New York University Stern School of Business. Ghemawat has written five books and more than 100 research articles and case studies on global business strategy and is one of the world’s best-selling authors of teaching cases. His book, World 3.0 won the 50 Thinkers Book Award for the best business book published in 2010-2011, the Axiom Business Book Gold Award in the International Business/Globalization category and the IESE Alumni Research Excellence Award.
Ray Wang - 11 posts
Author & CEO, Constellation Research Ray Wang is Founder and Chairman of Silicon Valley based Constellation Research, Inc. that advises Global 2000 companies on the future, business strategy, and disruptive technology adoption. Ray is a regular contributor to Harvard Business Review and well quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Bloomberg, CNBC TV, Reuters, IDG News Service, and other global media outlets. He is also the author of the popular business strategy and technology blog “A Software Insider’s Point of View”, with viewership in the 10’s of millions of page views a year, and author of the book Disrupting Digital Business. I his career, Wang has previously held executive roles in product, marketing, strategy, and consulting at companies such as Forrester Research, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, and Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Wendy Suzuki - 10 posts
Author & Professor, NYU Dr. Wendy A. Suzuki is a Professor of Neural Science and Psychology in the Center for Neural Science at New York University. Her major research interest continues to be brain plasticity. She is best known for her extensive work studying areas in the brain critical for our ability to form and retain new long-term memories. More recently her work has focused on understanding how aerobic exercise can be used to improve learning, memory and higher cognitive abilities in humans. She the author of Healthy Brain, Happy Life, a book that Take us on an amazing journey inside the brain unlocking the keys to neuroplasticity that can change our lives.
Maria Ross - 10 posts
Brand Strategist Startups + Small Biz | Inspirational Speaker | Author | Messaging Maven Maria Ross is a consultant, author and speaker. She is creator and Chief Brand Strategist of Red Slice, a digital elixir of stories and strategies to boost your business, brand and brain. Maria advises solo entrepreneurs, startups and small to midsized businesses on how to translate captivating stories into irresistible brands. Maria is the author of Branding Basics for Small Business and writes frequently about branding, marketing and entrepreneurship for such outlets as The Huffington Post, CRAVE and American Express OPEN Forum. A dynamic speaker, she delights audiences ranging from the Chamber of Commerce to BlogHer to The New York Times.
Russ Edelman - 10 posts
Author, President and CEO, Corridor Consulting Russ Edelman, founder of Nice Guy Strategies, LLC (NGS), has long considered this an important topic. His experience as a business executive and serial entrepreneur, coupled with his own Nice Guy propensity, spurred his interest into how nice guys fare in the business world. Further research led him to formulate a practical framework of knowledge on the subject to help nice guys and their managers. In his new book, “Nice Guys Can Get The Corner Office”, Russ shares 8 key strategies to help overly nice guys become “Effectively Nice”. In addition he also serves as CEO of Corridor Consulting, Inc, and regularly speaks and writes on key business and technology trends for the finance and IT industries.
Bailey McCann - 10 posts
Writer, Founder Bailey McCann is a writer/editor on alternative investments for Opalesque’s Alternative Market Briefing a daily premium news publication for the alternative investments industry. In addition, she is also the founder and publisher of CivSource, a news outlet for state and local governments with a significant focus on civic startups, technology and technology policy. Bailey is the author of Tactical Portfolios: Strategies and Tactics For Investing in Hedge Funds and Liquid Alternatives is her first book.
Maurice Schweitzer - 10 posts
Author & Professor, The Wharton School Maurice Schweitzer is the Cecilia Yen Koo Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions at the Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania). Maurice teaches Negotiations and Advanced Negotiations in Wharton’s executive education, MBA, and undergraduate programs, and has won several teaching awards including Wharton’s Whitney Award for distinguished teaching and Wharton’s Hauck award for excellence in teaching. He has also won the best paper awards at the Academy of Management and at the International Association for Conflict Management. His research focuses on emotions, ethical decision-making, and the negotiation process. Maurice is also co-author of Friend & Foe: When to Cooperate, When to Compete, and How to Succeed at Both.
Kimberly Wiefling - 10 posts
Founding Member - Silicon Valley Alliances Kimberly Wiefling is the author of The Scrappy Series Business Books and has worked all over the US, Europe and Asia, helping companies globalize. Her superpower is bringing people with diverse backgrounds and cultures together, across borders and boundaries of every kind, to achieve what none could do alone. Kimberly has extensive experience working with global companies, including HP, Cisco, Suntory, Panasonic, Symantec, and Yamaha.
Denise Brosseau - 10 posts
Author & CEO, Thought Leadership Lab Denise Brosseau is a thought leadership strategist, speaker, business advisor, executive coach and author. Her book, Ready to Be a Thought Leader? was published by Wiley (Jossey-Bass) in January, 2014. Harvard Business Review called it “a likable, practical book for seasoned executives who have achieved financial success but now want greater influence.” Denise is the CEO of Thought Leadership Lab, a boutique professional services firm which provides thought leadership consulting to executives and teams, leadership development programs for women leaders, executive coaching and large meeting facilitation.
William Green - 10 posts
Author of "The Great Minds of Investing" William Green wrote and edited “The Great Minds of Investing,” a book that features profiles of many of the most famous investors of our time. He co-authored two books and has written for publications such as Time, The New Yorker, Fortune, Forbes, The (London) Spectator, and The Economist. He’s interviewed presidents, prime ministers, the CEOs of some of the world’s largest companies, and countless billionaires. He’s also edited two international magazines.
Terri Griffith - 10 posts
Author & Associate Dean, Santa Clara University Terri Griffith is Chair of the Management Department at Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business. She is an expert on how you make combined technology and organization decisions and then work these changes into your organization. Her research includes environments ranging from start-up non-profits to Fortune 100 technology companies. Some of these ideas are outlined in her award-winning book, The Plugged-In Manager: Get in Tune with Your People, Technology, and Organization to Thrive. Terri is one of the 100 members of the 2012 Silicon Valley Women of Influence and reaches a broad audience through her speaking, workshops, and research.
Gillian Zoe Segal - 10 posts
Author of Getting There Gillian Zoe Segal is the author of Getting There: A Book of Mentors and New York Characters. She has received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan and a law degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.
Mohanbir (Mohan) Sawhney - 10 posts
Author & Professor, Kellogg School of Management Prof. Mohan Sawhney is a globally recognized scholar, teacher, consultant and speaker in strategic marketing, innovation and new media. Business Week named him as one of the 25 most influential people in e-Business. He is also a Fellow of the World Economic Forum. He advises and speaks to Global 2000 firms and governments worldwide and his consulting clients include most of Fortune 100 companies. Prof. Sawhney is the co-author of five books, and his research has been published in leading journals in U.S. He has also written several influential trade articles in publications like the Financial Times, CIO Magazine, and Business 2.0., and has won several awards for his teaching and research.
Charlene Li - 10 posts
Helping leaders thrive with disruption as a Principal Analyst at Altimeter, a Prophet Company Charlene Li is the Founder of Altimeter Group and the author of five books, including the New York Times bestseller, Open Leadership and The Engaged Leader. She is a sought after speaker and advisor to many Fortune 500 companies and one of the foremost experts on social media and technologies. Formerly Li was vice president and principal analyst at Forrester Research, worked in online newspaper publishing, and was a consultant with Monitor Group. She was named one of the 100 most creative people in business by Fast Company in 2010 and one of the most influential women in technology 2009.
Phil Weinzimer - 10 posts
Author & President, Strategere Consulting Phil Weinzimer is author of The Strategic CIO: Changing The Dynamics of the Business Enterprise, and is also President of Strategere Consulting, where he works with clients to develop business and IT strategies that focus on achieving business outcomes. Previously Mr. Weinzimer was Managing Principal- Professional Services for IT Business Management at BMC Software and also held Managing Principal positions in the Professional Services organizations of ITM Software, CAI, and Sapient.
Arthur Langer - 10 posts
Author & Professor, Columbia University Dr. Arthur M. Langer is the Associate Chair of Faculty Affairs, Support, and Development and Academic Director of the Executive Master of Science in Technology Management at Columbia University. He also serves on the faculty of the Department of Organization and Leadership at the Graduate School of Education (Teachers College). Dr. Langer is the author of Strategic IT: Best Practices for Managers and Executives (2013, with Lyle Yorks), and also author of many other titles and numerous published articles relating to service learning for underserved populations, IT organizational integration, mentoring, and staff development.
Ed McLaughlin - 10 posts
Author of "The Purpose is Profit" Ed McLaughlin is the author of “The Purpose Is Profit: The Truth about Starting and Building Your Own Business”, a book for entrepreneurs, frustrated corporate managers, and transitioning professionals with a burning desire to start their own business. He is also the founder of multiple B2B businesses and an investor in start-ups and real estate. He founded a real estate services company – United Systems Integrators Corporation (USI) in 1991, grew it into an Inc 500 Company and sold it to a Fortune 100 company, Johnson Controls in 2005, becoming the CEO of JCI’s Global Workplace Business for the Americas from 2005 to 2007. Ed has been a partner at Trammell Crow Company, regional marketing manager at Hewlett-Packard and salesman for IBM.
Samuel Bacharach - 10 posts
Author & Professor, Cornell University Samuel Bacharach is the co-founder of the Bacharach Leadership Group (BLG). Located in Manhattan, BLG specializes in leadership training programs, teaching the skills of innovating, moving ideas, and driving change. BLG’s material has been used by Fortune 500 companies. He also writes a regular column for Inc.com, and with the cooperation of Inc.edu, BLG delivers programs for entrepreneurs. Bacharach is the author of many academic articles and books, including “Get Them on Your Side”, “Keep Them on Your Side”, and the recently published ‘The Agenda Mover – When Your Good Idea Is Not Enough”. He is also the McKelvey-Grant Professor at Cornell University.
Susan David - 12 posts
Management Consulting Cambridge, Massachusetts Susan David, Ph.D., is an award-winning Psychologist on the faculty of Harvard Medical School; co-founder and co-director of the Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital; and CEO of Evidence Based Psychology, a boutique business consultancy. She is the author of the new book Emotional Agility based on her concept that Harvard Business Review heralded as a Management Idea of the Year was named an Amazon Best Leadership Book of the Year, and has been featured in numerous leading publications, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Time, Fast Company, and The Wall Street Journal. An in-demand speaker and advisor, David has worked with the senior leadership of hundreds of major organizations, including the United Nations, Ernst & Young, and the World Economic Forum.
Rebecca Henderson - 10 posts
Author & Professor, Harvard Business School Rebecca Henderson is the John and Natty McArthur University Professor at Harvard University, where she has a joint appointment at the Harvard Business School in the General Management and Strategy units and is the Co-Director of the Business and Environment Initiative. Professor Henderson is also a research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research and author of the book Leading Sustainable Change. Her work explores how organizations respond to large-scale technological shifts, most recently in regard to energy and the environment. She teaches Innovation in Business, Energy, and Environment and Reimagining Capitalism in the MBA Program.
Michael Marquardt - 10 posts
Author & Professor, George Washington University Dr. Michael Marquardt is Professor of Human Resource Development and International Affairs as well as Program Director of Overseas Programs at George Washington University. Mike also serves as President of the World Institute for Action Learning. He has held a number of senior management, training and marketing positions with organizations such as Grolier, American Society for Training and Development, Association Management Inc., Overseas Education Fund, TradeTec, and U.S. Office of Personnel Management. Dr. Marquardt has trained more than 95,000 managers in nearly 100 countries since beginning his international experience in Spain in 1969. Mike is the author of 20 books and over 100 professional articles in the fields of leadership, learning, globalization and organizational change.
Janis Chan - 10 posts
Author & Learning Expert Janis Fisher Chan has more than 30 years of experience as an author, instructional designer, and learning professional. She has done extensive research on learning theories, best practices & methodologies, and the real-world experiences of other learning and development professionals. She is the author of Pfeiffer’s 3-book Essential Guides to Training Basics series, and has developed workshops and e-learning programs for HDRQ and The Center for Creative Leadership, as well as self-study learning programs for the American Management Association. For Wiley, she helped to develop The Leadership Challenge Workshop and The Five Dysfunctions of a Team Workshop, among others.
Susan Greenfield - 10 posts
Author of Mind Change Susan Greenfield is a research scientist, author and broadcaster based in Oxford. She has held research fellowships in the Department of Physiology Oxford, the College de France Paris, and NYU Medical Center New York. She has since been awarded 31 Honorary Degrees from British and foreign universities and heads a multi-disciplinary research group exploring novel brain mechanisms linked to neurodegenerative diseases such Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. She is a Senior Research Fellow at Lincoln College, Oxford and has currently co-founded a biotech company developing a novel approach to neurodegenerative disorders (Neuro-Bio Ltd). In addition, she has published a wide range of books on the Mind and the Brain, she is the author of Mind Change.
Piper Kerman - 1 post
Author of "Orange is the New Black" Piper Kerman is the author of the memoir Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison from Spiegel & Grau, which has been adapted into an original television series for Netflix. She is a frequent invited speaker to students of law, criminology, gender and women’s studies, sociology, and creative writing, and also to groups that include the American Correctional Association’s Disproportionate Minority Confinement Task Force, federal probation officers, public defenders, justice reform advocates and volunteers, book clubs, and formerly and currently incarcerated people. She serves on the board of the Women’s Prison Association.