I grew up in a village outside of Oxford in England, and later went to art school in Winchester where I studied fine art and philosophy.
I’ve taken on various roles in business including acting CEO. I’ve written about business culture, growth, change, education, history, political science, strategy, and complexity.
It continues to be my privilege to work with interesting and effective people in business. I learn something new from each author-client I work with as I continue to develop my own broad-based and life-long education.
Some time ago, I ran a five-year-long Socratic philosophy group. It turned out to be the best business training I’ve had. I learned to ask better questions. My ability to understand, articulate, and shape what you want to say is the heart of our work together.
Like P.G. Wodehouse’s character Jeeves, my job is to be effective and invisible.
I live in the San Francisco Bay Area with my wife Lynnette, who has a razor-sharp editorial eye.