$18 billion dollars. Nilofer Merchant has personally launched more than 100 products that netted this astounding amount. It's this kind of leadership and business models - the type that results in innovation, and growth - that she now shares.
Merchant works with teams to create enduring advantage. From working with Steve Jobs at Apple, to defeating Microsoft in an epic industry battle, to advising the C-Suites of GE, IBM, Logitech and more, Merchant brings a world-class pedigree to her work.
Fast Company recognized her most recent book, 11 Rules for Creating Value in the Social Era - a Harvard Press book, as a Best Business Book of 2012. Her earlier book, The New How, on collaboration has been widely recognized as one of the best to show how to close the proverbial AirSandwich gap between strategy and execution.
You've probably seen her byline and ideas in publications like the Harvard Business Review, Wired, and Oprah. A TED speaker, she shares the stage with luminaries regularly, including Malcolm Gladwell, and Bono (yes, THAT Bono). Merchant lives in Silicon Valley where she has worked for over 25 years. She's at work on her next book. You can find her sharing and thinking aloud at Nilofermerchant.com. Or at @nilofer.