Jeffrey Pfeffer is the Thomas D. Dee II Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University where he has taught since 1979. He is the author or co-author of twelve books including The Human Equation: Building Profits by Putting People First, Managing with Power: Politics and Influence in Organizations, The Knowing-Doing Gap: How Smart Companies Turn Knowledge Into Action, Hidden Value: How Great Companies Achieve Extraordinary Results with Ordinary People, and Hard Facts, Dangerous Half-Truths, and Total Nonsense: Profiting from Evidence-Based Management , co-authored with Robert Sutton, as well as more than 120 articles and book chapters. In the summer of 2007, Harvard Business School Press published his most recent book, What Were They Thinking? Unconventional Wisdom About Management, a collection of 27 essays about management topics. Dr. Pfeffer received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Carnegie-Mellon University and his Ph.D. from Stanford. He began his career at the business school at the University of Illinois and then taught at the University of California, Berkeley, and he has been a visiting professor at the Harvard Business School, Singapore Management University, London Business School, and IESE in Barcelona.
Pfeffer currently serves on the board of directors of for-profit companies Audible Magic and SonoSite as well as nonprofits Quantum Leap Healthcare and The San Francisco Playhouse. In the past he has been on the boards of Resumix, Unicru, and Workstream. He has presented seminars in 33 countries throughout the world as well as doing consulting and providing executive education for numerous companies, associations, and universities in the United States.