Kenneth Hartely Blanchard was born May 6, 1939, in Orange, New Jersey. He married Marjorie McKee, a business consultant, in 1962. He founded Blanchard Training and Development in 1977. Blanchard has cowritten several books on management, including one of the best-selling management books of all time, The One-Minute Manager (1982) with Spencer Johnson. In the book, the authors describe effective and efficient management skills. The basics to good management are setting goals, praising, and reprimanding. Blanchard says that these skills can easily be translated to work in the home as well as the office. Blanchard lives in San Diego, California.
Ken Blanchard has had an extraordinary impact on the day-to-day management of millions of people and companies. He is the author of several bestselling books, including the blockbuster international bestseller The One Minute Managerï¿½ In 2005 Ken was inducted into Amazon's Hall of Fame as #15 of the top 25 bestselling authors of all time. Ken lives, live in San Diego.Thad Lacinak has more than 29 years of marine mammal training and management experience and is currently Vice President and Corporate Curator for one of America's foremost marine parks. Thad is cofounder of Behavior International, a company dedicated to teaching proactive positive reinforcement techniques to the public. Thad lives in Orlando, Florida.Chuck Tompkins is Vice President of Animal Training at SeaWorld Orlando. Chuck is a dynamic motivational speaker who shares his 25 years of personal experience training killer whales and tells audiences how those same techniques apply to motivating people. Chuck lives in Orlando, Florida.Jim Ballard has written a number of inspirational books, including Mind Like Water and What's the Rush? He has coauthored several popular books along with bestselling business guru Ken Blanchard. Teachings of the world renown author and yogi Paramahansa Yogananda inspired Jim to write this wave fable. Jim lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.