Freelance Consultant and Researcher, USA
Born in Brooklyn, NY, in 1947, I earned a Ph.D. in English Language and Literature from the University of Maryland 30 years later. Over the next 15 years, I taught English in colleges, wrote speeches in two large corporations and two government agencies, and ran my own public relations firm. When I left one of those corporations, Verizon, in 1993, I started working on my first book, "Corporate DNA," published in 1998. During that time, I became involved in the community studying how to apply complexity theory to human phenomena. In the last 15 years, I have published in a variety of publications, co-edited "Dance to the Music of Story" with David Boje, and am presently finishing my book with Dmitri Bondarenko, a Moscow anthropologist, for Emergent Publications. I live in Philadelphia with my wife, Martha Aleo, and our feline housemate, Plumpton Meowovich.