“Rich gave a fabulous speech to our management team.”



Innovation Culture
World-Class Team Building
Dynamic Workforce
Sales/Operational Excellence
Global Technology Trends
Demographic Megatrends
Smart Cities and Nations
Digital and Mobile Commerce
U.S. and Global Economics
U.S. and Global Politics
Market Forecasts
Heroes of Capitalism

Forbes Media – World-Class Observation Deck

Steve Forbes hired me in 1992 to start a futurist magazine called Forbes ASAP. In 1998 Steve promoted me to publisher of Forbes magazine and asked me to write a regular column on innovation.

Let me tell you, Forbes is the best perch in the world to analyze the U.S. and global economies, financial markets, technology and tech-driven change, innovation, and success. Forbes gives me unique access to CEOs and major investors around the world. The best part of my job is soaking up insights from the most successful people in the world and sharing them with audiences.

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My Two Books — Innovative Cultures and Team Success

After the deep recession of 2008-2009, I noticed that some organizations around the world had recovered quickly. They went on to achieve even greater success. Other organizations continued to struggle – and too many failed entirely. The question became: What were the healthy organizations doing that the unhealthy were not doing? Figuring this out became my driving passion.

It led to researching and writing two books on healthy organizations: The Soft Edge: Where Great Companies Find Lasting Success and Team Genius: The New Science of High-Performing Organizations. I am passionate about sharing the insights from these books with audiences around the world.