Jeanne C. Meister is an internationally recognized thought leader, speaker, and author in enterprise learning. She is the author of Corporate Universities and Corporate Quality Universities , and her research has been profiled in such publications as the Chronicle of Higher Education , Chief Learning Officer , Fast Company , Harvard Business Review Japan , and the Financial Times . She is a cofounder of Future Workplace.
Karie Willyerd, as a vice president and chief learning officer for Sun Microsystems, led the American Society for Training and Development's top-ranked learning department in the world. She has also been a chief talent officer for a Fortune 200 company, as well as a head of learning and executive development in the defense and food industries. A cofounder of Future Workplace, she has been actively involved on the advisory board of a human resources think tank based at the Center for Effective Organizations at the University of Southern California. Together she and Meister blog for the Web site of the Harvard Business Review .