Wharton Digital Press Authors
Margot Brandenburg was formerly senior associate director at the Rockefeller Foundation, where she managed its impact investing initiative. She is currently a fellow at the Nathan Cummings Foundation, where she is working on the launch of several social enterprise start-ups. She also chairs the board of Brooklyn Cooperative Credit Union and is adjunct faculty at New York University’s Stern School of Business.
Peter Cappelli is the George W. Taylor Professor of Management at The Wharton School and Director of Wharton’s Center for Human Resources. His recent research examines changes in employment relations in the U.S. and their implications. Cappelli writes a monthly column on workforce issues for Human Resource Executive Online and has contributed to the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Bloomberg Businessweek, and other news venues. His books include Managing the Older Worker: How to Prepare for the New Organizational Order (with Harbir Singh, Jitendra Singh, and Michael Useem), The India Way: How India’s Business Leaders are Revolutionizing Management, Talent on Demand: Managing Talent in the Age of Uncertainty, and The New Deal at Work: Managing the Market-Driven Workforce.
Peter S. Fader is the Frances and Pei-Yuan Chia Professor of Marketing at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is also the Co-Director of the Wharton Customer Analytics Initiative, an academic research center focused on fostering productive collaborations between data-driven firms and top academic researchers around the world. Fader has been quoted or featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, The Washington Post, and on NPR, among other media. He has also won many awards for his teaching and research accomplishments. In 2009, Fader was named a “Professor to Watch” by the Financial Times, which discussed his interest in “the swathes of hard data consumers generate through their spending habits.”
Dan Hunter is an expert in Internet law, intellectual property, and the application of games to public policy arenas. He is a professor of law at New York Law School and the director of the school’s Institute for Information Law & Policy. He is also an adjunct associate professor of legal studies at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. His research has appeared in journals such as the California Law Review, the Texas Law Review, the William & Mary Law Review, and the Journal of Legal Education. Hunter is a judge for the resolution of domain name disputes for the World Intellectual Property Organization, and is on the editorial board of numerous journals. He was one of the first scholars to examine the social significance of virtual worlds, and he co-founded the scholarly blog Terra Nova (terranova.blogs.com).
Barbara E. Kahn is the Patty and Jay H. Baker Professor of Marketing and the Director of the Jay H. Baker Retailing Center at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Kahn has been quoted or featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Washington Post, USA Today, NPR’s Marketplace, and elsewhere.
Richard A. Lambert is Miller-Sherrerd Professor of Accounting at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he teaches finance and accounting in the MBA, Executive Education, and doctoral programs. The recipient of several teaching awards, his articles have appeared in The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Rand Journal of Economics, and Strategic Management Journal.
Judith Rodin is president of the Rockefeller Foundation, one of the world’s leading philanthropic organizations. Since joining the Foundation in 2005, Dr. Rodin has recalibrated its focus to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Prior to the Rockefeller Foundation, she was the president of the University of Pennsylvania and provost of Yale University. Dr. Rodin is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and earned her PhD in Psychology from Columbia University.
For more than 100 years, the Rockefeller Foundation’s mission has been to promote the well-being of humanity throughout the world. Today, the Rockefeller Foundation pursues this mission through dual goals: advancing inclusive economies that expand opportunities for more broadly shared prosperity, and building resilience by helping people, communities, and institutions prepare for, withstand, and emerge stronger from acute shocks and chronic stresses. To achieve these goals, the Rockefeller Foundation works at the intersection of four focus areas (advance health, revalue ecosystems, secure livelihoods, and transform cities) to address the root causes of emerging challenges and create systemic change. Together with partners and grantees, the Rockefeller Foundation strives to catalyze and scale transformative innovations, create unlikely partnerships that span sectors, and take risks others cannot—or will not. To learn more, please visit www.rockefellerfoundation.org.
Paul J. H. Schoemaker, PhD, is founder and executive chairman of Decision Strategies International, Inc., a consulting and training firm specializing in adaptive strategic management, executive development, and technology-based tool development. He is also research director of the Mack Center for Technological Innovation at the Wharton School where he often teams up with executives to tackle frontier challenges in innovation and strategy. He has been a professor for many years at the University of Chicago and the Wharton School, and he worked in Royal Dutch/Shell’s planning group in London to help refine their famed scenario-planning approach.
Paul has advised more than 100 organizations around the world and serves as board chairman of three companies (one based in Europe). He is coauthor (with J. Edward Russo) of Decision Traps and Winning Decisions, which jointly sold more than 100,000 copies. He is also author of Profiting from Uncertainty, Peripheral Vision (with George Day), and Chips, Clones and Living Beyond 100 (with Joyce Schoemaker). Paul has written over 100 academic and applied papers, in such journals as the Harvard Business Review, Journal of Mathematical Psychology, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Management Science, and The Journal of Economic Literature.
Gregory P. Shea, PhD, is president of Shea and Associates, Inc. He is also adjunct professor of management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, active in its Aresty Institute of Executive Education and a faculty associate of the Wharton School’s Center for Leadership and Change; adjunct senior fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics at Wharton; senior consultant at CFAR; and a principal in the Coxe Group. Shea is coauthor of Your Job Survival Guide: A Manual for Thriving in Change.
Cassie A. Solomon is the president and founder of The New Group Consulting, Inc. Prior to starting her own company, she spent sixteen years with CFAR. While there, she codirected the Hospitals and Health Care Systems practice. She is a principal in the Coxe Group and an affiliate of Schaffer Consulting. She has taught health care executives at Wharton’s Leonard Davis Institute and teaches change management to executives at Wharton’s Aresty Institute.