Author of The Lords of Strategy. Journalist, Business Management and Corporate Strategy Expert.
writer of extraordinary skill
explains management strategy.
Walter Kiechelís career has been devoted to the exploring and explaining the world of commerce to readers of the most prestigious business publications in the world — Fortune magazine and the Harvard Business Review.
Focusing on management and strategy, Walter has provided insight and guidance to a generation of executives and business students with his fascinating, insider take on the work of managers — always presented in a memorable, exciting prose style that is in marked contrast to typical business writing.
He has interviewed and written about some of the greatest minds of the business world, including Jack Welch, John Kotter (author of Leading Change and Our Iceberg is Melting), Margaret Wheatley (author of Finding Our Way and Authentic Conversations), and Adam Brandenburger (author of Co-opetition).
At Fortune, he contributed numerous cover stories along with a weekly column exploring the techniques, psychology, and sociology of management.
The Lords of Strategy: The Secret Intellectual History of the New Corporate World
"The story of the four men who invented corporate strategy as we know it and set in motion the modern, multibillion-dollar consulting industry:
Bruce Henderson, founder of Boston Consulting Group
Bill Bain, creator of Bain & Company
Fred Gluck, longtime Managing Director of McKinsey & Company
Michael Porter, Harvard Business School professor
Providing a window into how to think about strategy today, Kiechel tells their story with novelistic flair. At times inspiring, at times nearly terrifying, this book is a revealing account of how these iconoclasts and the organizations they led revolutionized the way we think about business, changed the very soul of the corporation, and transformed the way we work." — Amazon.com book description
Office Hours: A Guide to the Managerial Life
A collection of his celebrated Fortune — Office Hours columns for which he contributed to the magazine over a 12 year period.
His current Harvard Business Review articles cover a wide range of topics of interest to business leaders, including —
- Buying and selling strategies of private equity firms
- Jack Welch
- Management career development
- Organizational management
- Former managing editor, Fortune magazine
- Former reporter, Fortune magazine
- Former editorial director, Harvard Business School Publishing
- Editor at large, Harvard Business Review
- Member of the New York bar
- JD and MBA, Phi Beta Kappa Harvard University