John C. Beck is Managing Director of Hult Labs, Professor at Hult International Business School, President of the North Star Leadership Group and Senior Research Fellow at University of Southern California’s Annenberg Center for the Digital Future. Previously, he served as the Dean of Globis University—the first non-Japanese to lead a bilingual professional degree program in Japan—and as a Professor and Senior Advisor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore. He was formerly Director of International Research at Accenture and a Senior Advisor at Monitor Group. Dr. Beck has been a Professor of Global Management & Dean of Research at Thunderbird School of Global Management. He earned his B.A. in East Asian Studies and Sociology summa cum laude from Harvard University, and was the first graduate of Harvard’s integrative Ph.D. program in Organizational Behavior. Dr. Beck is a Visiting Professor at the International University of Japan, IMD (Switzerland), IPADE (Mexico), and ESMT (Germany). John has also taught at numerous other universities such as: Harvard, UCLA, USC, and the Ivey School in Canada. Dr. Beck served as the senior strategic advisor to the First Prime Minister, Prince Ranariddh, during Cambodia’s first three years as a democracy. He has writtenhundreds of articles and nine books including: Good vs Good, The Attention Economy, DoCoMo, Got Game, and The Kids are Alright. His books have been translated into eleven languages. He has appeared on CNN, CBS Evening News, Fox News and is a frequent guest on National Public Radio. He is quoted and cited in The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, The Financial Times, The New York Times and other leading papers and magazines.

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