Boris Groysberg is a professor of business administration in the Organizational Behavior unit at the Harvard Business School. Currently, he teaches courses on talent management and leadership in the school’s MBA and Executive Education programs. He has won numerous awards for his research, which focuses on the challenge of managing human capital at small and large organizations across the world. His work focuses, in particular, on how firms can achieve a sustainable competitive advantage by engaging employees in the implementation of business strategy. Groysberg is author of the award-winning book Chasing Stars: The Myth of Talent and the Portability of Performance. A frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review, he has written many articles and case studies on how firms hire, engage, develop, retain, and communicate with their employees. Before joining the Harvard Business School faculty, he worked at IBM. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts.
Michael Slind is a writer, editor, and communication consultant. He served as managing editor and as a senior editor at Fast Company magazine. During his tenure as its managing editor, Fast Company won a National Magazine Award for general excellence. Later, he worked at the Harvard Business School, where he collaborated with faculty members to write widely used case studies on corporate strategy and entrepreneurial management. As a consultant, Slind focuses on developing creative and strategically relevant solutions that meet the communication needs of his clients. In that role, he has undertaken projects for Tom Peters and other business thought leaders. He lives in Palo Alto, California.