Think Again - About the authors

Jo Whitehead

Jo Whitehead, MA, MBA, PhD, is a Director of Ashridge Strategic Management Centre, which was formed in 1987 to research issues concerned with the management of multibusiness companies. His current research is into strategic decision making, building on prior research conducted at London Business School. Jo’s other interests includes running and providing management programmes and consulting to client companies.

Before joining Ashridge, Jo was a Vice President and Director of the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). He worked in the London, Los Angeles and Atlanta offices and acted as BCG’s Director of Energy Research and Marketing. Jo also worked as an Assistant Professor at London Business School, where he taught primarily on Executive Education programmes. Jo has particular research, consulting and teaching experience with commodity industries, in particular the energy business. He holds an MA from Cambridge University, an MBA with High Distinction from Harvard Business School and a PhD in Strategy and Organisation from London Business School where he is currently a Fellow of the Centre for Management Development.

Andrew Campbell

Andrew Campbell, BA, MA, MBA, is a Director of Ashridge Strategic Management Centre, which was formed in 1987 to research issues concerned with the management of multi-business companies. Andrew's work includes directing research projects, running management programmes and consulting to client companies. He is co-programme director of Group Level Strategy, Strategic Decisions and Making Successful Acquisitions.

Before joining Ashridge, Andrew was a Fellow of the Centre for Business Strategy at London Business School. Prior to that, he spent six years with McKinsey & Co in Los Angeles and London. Andrew has authored 10 books based on his research and has also published numerous articles including six with the Harvard Business Review. Andrew did an MA at Edinburgh and an MBA at Harvard, where he graduated as a Baker Scholar and Harkness Fellow.

Sydney Finkelstein

Steven Roth Professor of Management, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College
B.Comm. Concordia University, M.Sc. London School of Economics, Ph.D. Columbia University.

Sydney Finkelstein teaches courses on leadership and strategy and executive education at Tuck, and he serves as the faculty director of the flagship Tuck Executive Program. He has taught executive education courses at business schools throughout the U.S. and in Australia, England, Sweden, and Vietnam. Finkelstein has published 9 books and over 60 articles, including the number one bestseller in the U.S. and Japan, Why Smart Executives Fail. The book was featured prominently by the media, and was listed on Fortune magazine's list of Best Business Books. Finkelstein's awards include Finalist for the Academy of Management Executive Best Paper Award (2004), the McKinsey & Company Strategic Management Society Best Conference Paper Prize Honorable Mention (2002), the Best Paper Award from the Academy of Management Executive for his article "Leveraging Intellect" (1997), two Citations of Excellence from ANBAR, the world's leading guide to management journal literature (1997 & 1998), the Cenafoni Prize for research in Entrepreneurial Strategy (1991), and finalist for the A.T. Kearney award for the best research in strategic management (1988). He is also a Fellow of the Academy of Management. He currently serves on the Editorial Review Boards of the Administrative Science Quarterly, and Strategic Organization. His Ph.D. from Columbia is in strategic management. He lives in Hanover with his wife Gloria and daughter Erica.