I’ve written four books which have been published all round the world: Ahead of the Curve – Two Years at Harvard Business School, published outside the US as What they Teach you at Harvard Business School, a title which inspired a meme…
… The Art of the Sale, published in the
I was born in Dacca, Bangladesh, where my father worked as a Church of England missionary and my mother spent four years after leaving Burma with her family following the Socialist military takeover of her country.
Here’s my grandmother, Sylvia, my uncle Ronald, my mother, Marcia, and aunt, Victoria, in Rangoon in 1966, shortly before Ronald left to study in America. This was probably the catalytic event in their lives and in retrospect had a huge influence on my own.
I grew up in England, received my BA in Classics from Oxford and my MBA from Harvard Business School.
From 1994 to 2004 I was a newspaper journalist. From 1998 to 2002, I was New York correspondent for The Daily Telegraph of London, a tenure which ended with the grim task of covering the 9/11 attacks and their aftermath. From 2002 to 2004 I was the Telegraph’s Paris Bureau Chief, a job which took me all over Europe and North Africa, and left me with a profound fascination with France and the French.
I left daily journalism in 2004 to go to business school. In addition to my books, I have been a columnist for The Financial Times and The Evening Standard and write regularly The Wall Street Journal, The Spectator and The Oldie.
From 2009-2010, I was part of the founding team at Apple University, Apple’s internal management program. I spent several years then working with The Kauffman Foundation for Entrepreneurship and Education, the world’s largest foundation devoted to this mission.
And since late 2015, I’ve been a Senior Advisor to the Executive Chairman of Banco Santander, which has been a fascinating opportunity to learn about a new industry, new markets in Europe and the Americas, and help in the transformation of a 200,000 person organization.
You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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