Adrian J. Slywotzky is vice president of Mercer Management Consulting, a New York-based strategy consulting firm. A resident of Cambridge, Massachusetts, he was recently selected by "Industry Week" as one of the six most influential people in management, along with Bill Gates, Jack Welch, Peter Drucker, Andy Grove, & Michael Porter.Adrian J. Slywotzky, a partner of the global management consultancy Oliver Wyman, is one of the world's best-known business thinkers. Author of a string of popular, high-regarded management books, including THE PROFIT ZONE, VALUE MIGRATION and THE UPSIDE, Slywotzky has been lauded as one of the top 50 business thinkers by The Times and one of the world's six most influential management thinkers by Industry Week . Co-author Karl Weber is one of today's most successful writers and editors of general interest non-fiction. The bestsellers he has helped develop include Scott McClellan's explosive political memoir WHAT HAPPENED and Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus's acclaimed works CREATING A WORLD WITHOUT POVERTY and BUILDING SOCIAL BUSINESS.
JONATHAN M. TISCH is co-chairman of the board and a member of the office of the president of Loews Corporation, one of the largest diversified financial holding companies in the U.S., and is also chairman and CEO of its subsidiary, Loews Hotels. Tisch also serves as chairman of NYC & Company, the cityrsquo;s tourism bureau, and helped lead the drive to revitalize downtown Manhattan after the attacks of 9/11. Additionally, Tisch holds positions as Chairman Emeritus of the United States Travel Association, a travel industry lobbying group; trustee of Tufts University; treasurer of the New York Giants football team; and a member of the Tribeca Film Institute board. The author of two books,The Power of We: Succeeding through PartnershipsandChocolates on the Pillow Arenrsquo;t Enough: Reinventing the Customer Experience,he lives in New York City KARL WEBERwrites about business and current affairs. His books includeCreating a World Without Poverty, co-authored with Nobel Peace laureate Muhammad Yunus,The Triple Bottom Line,with sustainability expert Andrew W. Savitz, andFood Inc.,the companion to the award-winning documentary. He lives and works in Irvington, New York. From the Hardcover edition.