CHRIS ANDERSON is TED's president and head curator. Trained as a journalist after graduating from Oxford University, Anderson launched more than 100 successful magazines and websites before turning his attention to TED, which he and his non-profit organization acquired in 2001. His TED mantra - 'ideas worth spreading' - continues to blossom on an international scale. He lives in New York City.
Douglas R. Andrew
Douglas Andrew is currently the owner and president of Paramount Financial services, Inc., a comprehensive personal and business financial planning firm with several distinctions
Duncan is one of Britian's most recognisable entrepreneurs, as well as being a philanthropist and best-selling author. His business interests include health clubs, hotels, media, TV, stage schools, property and transport. Duncan is a UNICEF ambassador and has an OBE for his charity work. According to The Sunday Times Rich List 2011, Duncan is worth an estimated £430 million.
Harry Beckworth is the founder of Beckwith Advertising and Marketing and a frequent guest lecturer for many national corporations including ABC and BellSouth Corporation. He is joined on this book by his wife Christine who is a professional speaker and experienced sales rep.
Nolan Bushnell is a technology pioneer, entrepreneur and engineer. Often cited as the father of the video-game industry, he is best known as the founder of Atari Corporation.
Erik Calonius is a former reporter, editor and London correspondent for the Wall Street Journal and served as an editor and writer for Fortune, where he was nominated for the National Magazine Award. He collaborated with Dan Ariely on international bestseller PREDICTABLY IRRATIONAL.
Tim Campbell is the former graduate management trainee who wowed Sir Alan Sugar and audiences to win the first UK series of The Apprentice. Tim worked at Amstrad for two years before leaving to set up with The Bright Ideas Trust with co-author Paul Humphries. Paul has bags of experience in business development and was involved in starting online bank Egg and the sports index Opta. Tim is fast developing a reputation as the voice of young Britain and the acceptable face of business. He is a Cabinet Office Social Enterprise Ambassador, a Child Ambassador for London and was voted a Young Gun by the Growing Business Awards.
Robin Chase is the co-founder and first CEO of Zipcar. She is also co-founder of three other companies (Veniam, Buzzcar, and GoLoco). She was named one of Time's 100 Most Influential People in the World, a BusinessWeek Top Ten Designer, a Fast Company Champion of Innovation and has been featured in the New York Times, NPR, Today, Wired, Forbes, Inc and Newsweek. She lives in Cambridge, MA.
Sebastian Coe is a winner. His record as a sporting champion and world record holder in middle-distance running speaks for itself, and earned him four Olympic medals during a glittering career. He is also a renaissance man of our times, as his record of achieving success in many different areas of life shows. Sebastian Coe, now Lord Coe of Ranmore, has been a politician, a business leader and the inspirational figurehead of the successful 2012 Olympic bid. He is a life peer, a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire and is vice-president of the International Association of Athletics Federations. Sebastian Coe has the passion, determination, focus, dedication and self-belief that marks him out as a true champion.
Emma De Vita
Emma De Vita is features editor on Management Today. During her years on the magazine, she has spent time in jail, watching catwalk shows and travelling to Sao Paolo, New York and Mumbai all in the name of business journalism, for which she has won a number of awards. Her articles have also appeared in the Sunday Times, the Guardian and the Financial Times.
Alastair Dryburgh is CEO of Akenhurst Consultants and a regular contributor to Management Today. After studying maths at Cambridge, he joined Ernst & Young as a trainee accountant and spent two years in Italy before joining Pearson as an internal consultant. He became commerical director of subsidiary Churchill Communications Europe and left after the company was sold to start his own business.
Carol Fishman Cohen
Carol Fishman Cohen formerly had a career in corporate finance. She is now creating a consulting business for stay-at-home mums who want to resume their careers. Vivian Steir Rabin, a former corporate executive recruiter, runs her own executive search business.
Lois P. Frankel
Lois P. Frankel, Ph.D. is President of Corporate Coaching International. She is a sought-after speaker. Her websites are www.drloisfrankel.com and www.cororatecoachingintl.com
William H. Davidow
William H. Davidow is a successful Silicon Valley venture capitalist, philanthropist and author. For many years, he was senior VP at Intel, where he was responsible for the development and design of the Intel microchip.
Daniel H. Pink
Daniel H. Pink is the New York Times bestselling author of A WHOLE NEW MIND and FREE AGENT NATION. He lectures to corporations, associations and universities around the world on economic transformation and the changing world of work. In 2007, he won a Japan Society Media Fellowship that took him to Toyko to study the manga industry. Daniel H. Pink lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife and their three children.
Neil Irwin is a senior economic correspondent at The New York Times. He was previously a columnist at The Washington Post, where he led coverage of the global financial crisis, recession, and response of the world's central banks. He has an MBA from Columbia University, where he was a Knight-Bagehot Fellow in Economic and Business Journalism. He lives in Washington. This book was shortlisted for the 2013 Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award.
Adam J. Jackson
As a young boy, Adam J. Jackson was plagued by the skin disorder psoriasis. From acute physical and social suffering, he went on to develop one of the world's most successful non-steroid treatments for the condition, and now helps thousands of fellow sufferers. Adam is now an internationally renowned therapist, motivational speaker and author. His SECRETS OF ABUNDANT HEALTH, WEALTH AND HAPPINESS series has been translated in 27 languages. Adam has appeared on GMTV, The Big Breakfast and Kilroy Silk and has also been featured in the Sunday Express, Today, GQ and Here's Health.
Will is no ordinary entrepreneur. He has taken to the streets and boarded his campaign battle-bus in order to get his message across. Highly promotable and with a great personality, Will is one of the few CEOs who runs a daily blog (at shave.com). The blog is filled with attitude and ideas. Will has already had plenty of column inches in media such as The Times, Real Business, Marketing Week, Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph, Director, ShortList, Growing Business, Beauty and Sunday Express.
John Knell, along with Richard Reeves, are co-founders of the Intelligence Agency, a strategy and research consultancy. Their roster of clients includes BT, Accenture, Sky, PricewaterhouseCoopers, NESTA, PepsiCo, the Arts Council, Orange and the BBC. They are both contributors to the Whitehall Top Management Programme.
Dominic Littlewood spent 15 years in car sales and made his first TV appearance on Channel 4's Faking It, where he taught a vicar how to be a second-hand car dealer in just one month. He has presented BBC 2's Wrong Car Right Car, BBC1's To Buy or Not to Buy and BBC2's How I Made My Property Fortune. In 2006 he began presenting Don't Get Done, Get Dom, in which he resolves consumer and bureaucratic nightmares. Dominic is also a reporter on The One Show, contributes to Top Gear magazine, and has written pieces for the motoring section of the Daily Telegraph. Most recently he competed on BB1's Strictly Come Dancing.