Jim Champy is chairman of Perot Systems Corporation's consulting practice and head of strategy for the company. His latest book is Outsmart!: How To Do What Your Competitors Can't. Champy is also the author of the 3 million-copy international best-seller, Reengineering the Corporation: A Manifesto for Business Revolution, as well as Reengineering Management, X-engineering the Corporation, The Arc of Ambition, and Fast Forward. Champy earned a BS and MS degree in Civil Engineering from MIT, as well as a JD from Boston College Law School, and lives in Boston.
Ram Charan, co-author of the international best-seller Execution and an adviser to business leaders and corporate boards worldwide, is the author of Leaders at all Levels: Deepening Your Talent Pool to Solve the Succession Crisis, to be published by Jossey-Bass in December, 2007.
David Cole is founder and president of DFC Intelligence, a market research and consulting firm specializing in the interactive entertainment industry. He has a BA in economics and industrial relations as well as a JD from the University of North Carolina. He is a columnist for Asia Insight.
Christine Comaford is CEO of Mighty Ventures, a business accelerator with offices in Napa Valley and Silicon Valley (Calif.). As an entrepreneur, she has built and sold five of her own businesses and served as a board director or in-the-trenches advisor to 36 startups. As a venture capitalist and angel investor, she has invested in over 200 startups. Comaford has consulted to the White House, 700 of the Fortune 1000, and over 100 small businesses. She has neither a high school diploma nor college degree. Comaford's new book, Rules for Renegades is available here. An excerpt is also available now. Visit the "Resources" section of her Mighty Ventures Web site for free financing, sales, marketing, and operational documents, templates, and white papers.
Fred Collopy is a Professor of Information Systems at the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University. He has designed several software products and studies the application of design in managing.
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Kevin P. Coyne is senior teaching professor at the Goizueta Business School of Emory University and a co-founder of The Coyne Partnership, a boutique consulting firm focused on top management and board issues. He was formerly a senior partner at McKinsey & Co. He writes The Strategist monthly for BusinessWeek.com/Managing.
Cristine Cronin is president of NYCharities.org, a free Web site dedicated to helping people donate whatever they can -- time, money, or talent -- to New York State's 60,000 charities. She is a contributing columnist to BusinessWeek.com.
Sheila J. Curran is president of Curran Career Consulting, a firm that provides strategic advice to individuals, employers, colleges, and universities. She is the former executive director of the Duke University Career Center and served in a similar role at Brown University. Curran is coauthor of Smart Moves for Liberal Arts Grads: Finding a Path to Your Perfect Career. Her Web site is www.curranoncareers.com.