JERRY PORRAS, STRATEGY PARTNER
Working with Jim Collins, Dr. Porras co-authored the international bestseller Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies. The book is based on the results of an exhaustive six-year research project aimed at discovering the approaches and behaviors of the most visionary companies of the past two centuries. In 2007, with Stewart Emery and Mark Thompson, Dr. Porras co-authored another best seller, Success Built to Last: Creating a Life that Matters. This book focuses on over 200 leaders who have made a significant impact on the world and identifies the key approaches they used to build such meaningful lives. A student of organizational change, Dr. Porras has helped numerous clients around the world improve their organizational performance. As a lecturer on visionary companies, Dr. Porras has delivered presentations to over 250 senior management audiences worldwide.
Dr. Porras is a member of the Knight Commission, the Stanford Athletics Board, and sits on the Advisory Board of the Positive Coaching Alliance.
Switching his focus to startup and smaller companies, Dr. Porras recently co-founded the Latino Business Action Network, a non-profit organization.
Dr. Porras has a PhD from University of California, Los Angeles, an MBA from Cornell University, and his BSEE from Texas Western College.