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strategy+business Magazine Announces the Appointment of
Art Kleiner as Editor-In-Chief
NEW YORK, NY, May 2, 2005 — strategy+business, the quarterly business magazine sponsored by global consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton, announced today that Art Kleiner has been named Editor-in-Chief. Kleiner, age 51, is a well-known business journalist and the author of several critically lauded books on business history and organizations. He is a long-time contributor and columnist for strategy+business, which is celebrating its tenth year of publication.
Kleiner succeeds Randall Rothenberg, who will focus exclusively on his role as Booz Allen’s Senior Director of Intellectual Capital, with responsibility for identifying and commercializing the firm’s thought leadership. As editor of strategy+business, Kleiner will report to Rothenberg.
“Art Kleiner was the first person to whom we turned when we relaunched strategy+business in 1999, because we knew his insights into business strategy, organization, and operations could help us take the quarterly to a new level,” Rothenberg said. “Our expectations were wildly exceeded. Art’s ‘Culture and Change’ column helped senior executives understand the complexities of execution, years before best-selling books emerged on the subject, and his ‘Creative Mind’ profiles have been oft-republished must-reads, because they make vividly clear to readers that thought leadership involves both thought and leadership. His exceptional curiosity and his long record of exploring pioneering ideas in business will reaffirm the magazine’s position as the premier publication for CEOs and the people who influence them.”
“Every successful business decision is a winning bet placed on some insight about the way the world works,” said Kleiner. “That’s the unique role of strategy+business: to help corporate and organizational leaders see the world more clearly, develop better insights, make strategic choices accordingly, and put them into practice. It’s quite a privilege to take the helm of such a magazine, and to succeed an editor whose work I admire so greatly.”
Art Kleiner is an author, educator and consultant with a background in business management, interactive media, corporate environmentalism, scenario planning, and organizational learning. He is the author of Who Really Matters: The Core Group Theory of Power, Privilege and Success (Doubleday/Nicholas Brealey, 2003), praised by the Financial Times for its “entertainment, erudition and lucidity” and by Good to Great author Jim Collins for making “explicable what had previously been mysterious.” His previous book, The Age of Heretics (Doubleday/Nicholas Brealey, 1996), a history of post–World War II management thought, was a runner-up for the Edwin G. Booz award for most innovative management book. He also recently authored the Booz Allen Hamilton 90th anniversary history, Helping Clients Envision the Future.
As editorial director of the Fifth Discipline Fieldbook project with Peter Senge, Kleiner developed the popular “fieldbook” business format and produced three best-selling coauthored works, including The Dance of Change (Doubleday, 1999) and Schools That Learn (Doubleday, 2000). Between 2001 and 2004 he was the director of research and publications for the Dialogos consulting firm in Cambridge, MA. He has contributed to the Harvard Business Review, The New York Times Magazine, and numerous other publications.
At MIT’s Center for Organizational Learning, Kleiner codeveloped (with MIT researcher George Roth) a pioneering form of organizational storytelling, the “learning history.” He teaches courses on the future to graduate-level new media students at New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program. In the early 1980s, he was research editor of The Whole Earth Catalog, overseeing its coverage of personal computers, and editor of CoEvolution Quarterly. He received a Masters of Journalism degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1986.
In his new role, Randall Rothenberg is launching for Booz Allen a unit called the Intellectual Capital Engine (ICE), which is bringing together strategy+business, knowledge management and knowledge commercialization into a unified business development team for the consulting firm’s commercial clients. Rothenberg, 49, came to Booz Allen in 1999 as Editor-in-Chief of strategy+business, and later served a term as the firm’s chief marketing officer, before being appointed senior director of intellectual capital in 2002. Previously, he had been a writer and editor for such publications as The New York Times, Wired, and Esquire. He is also the author of a highly regarded cultural history of marketing, Where the Suckers Moon: The Life and Death of an Advertising Campaign (Alfred A. Knopf, 1994).
During Rothenberg’s five years at the helm of strategy+business, the quarterly journal and its Web site were redesigned, new marquee contributors were recruited from leading business schools, and the magazine branched into new print and digital products, publishing such books as CFO Thought Leaders: Advancing the Frontiers of Finance; The Missing Link: Designing Supply Chains for Growth; Profitability and Resilience; and CEO: Chief European Officer. Business Leadership in the New Europe.
strategy+business is a quarterly thought-leadership magazine for senior business executives and the people who influence them. It aims to bridge the gap between theory and practice in contemporary global business.
Alone among major business publications, the magazine draws on journalists, academics, consultants, and corporate strategists to both set the agenda for business leaders and to guide them through its execution. strategy+business is the only management magazine with a unique combination of paid subscribers and advertisers, newsstand sales and non-consultant contributors.
Sponsored by the leading global management and technology consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton, strategy+business magazine is part of strategy+business media, a multiplatform communications venture, which also includes strategy+business books, www.strategy-business.com, and ancillary publications.
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