BOSTON--(www.hbr.org/books) has announced that Justin Fox, current Editorial Director at Harvard Business Review and former Time magazine columnist, has expanded his role and will lead the Press's Editorial program for book publishing. In addition, Tim Sullivan is joining Harvard Business Review Press from Basic Books, where he is Executive Editor. He will hold the role of Executive Editor at the Press.)--Harvard Business Review Press (
“Justin has an insatiable curiosity about what truly drives business and the economy. As a published book author, a celebrated columnist, and a popular blogger, Justin is already deeply engaged with CEOs and thought leaders around the ideas that will continue to propel the management profession.”
"We are delighted that Justin Fox is expanding his role to include editorial leadership of the Press' distinguished book publishing program," said Harvard Business Review Editor in Chief Adi Ignatius. “Justin has an insatiable curiosity about what truly drives business and the economy. As a published book author, a celebrated columnist, and a popular blogger, Justin is already deeply engaged with CEOs and thought leaders around the ideas that will continue to propel the management profession."
Fox's 2009 book, The Myth of the Rational Market: A History of Risk, Reward, and Delusion on Wall Street, is a national bestseller, was named a Notable Book of 2009 by The New York Times Book Review, and was cited by the Economist as one of "best books on the financial crisis and its aftermath." Prior to joining Harvard Business Review, Fox penned columns for Fortune and Time magazines.
With Fox's expanded role, Jacqueline Murphy, who was most recently Editorial Director of Harvard Business Press and editor of numerous bestselling titles—including Groundswell, by Josh Bernoff and Charlene Li, and Mass Career Customization, by Cathleen Benko and Anne Weisberg—will depart at the end of July. "Jacque has been a strong and consistent leader at Harvard Business Press throughout a time of incredible change, and opportunity, for the book publishing business," said Ignatius. "All of us at Harvard Business Review are grateful for her numerous contributions to the publishing program and wish her the very best in her next endeavor."
Harvard Business Review Press also has announced that Tim Sullivan is joining as Executive Editor. Sullivan boasts an impressive publishing career, acquiring many important authors and titles for Basic Books, Portfolio/Sentinel, and Princeton University Press, where he served for eight years. Among the books he has acquired and published: The Power of Pull: How Small Moves, Smartly Made, Can Set Big Things in Motion, by John Hagel III, John Seely Brown, and Lang Davison; Diane Ravitch's The Death and Life of the Great American School System; Marc Levinson's The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger, named a finalist for the Financial Times-Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year; Economic Gangsters, by Ray Fisman and Ted Miguel; and Boris Groysberg's Chasing Stars: The Myths of Talent and the Portability of Performance.
"Tim Sullivan will be an important addition to an already strong edit team," said Fox. "He is known for spotting and acquiring unique ideas and promising authors, and has an editorial sensibility that fits well with the Press's history of publishing well-researched books with commercial appeal. We look forward to the creative contributions he will add to our book program."
Sullivan, along with seasoned book editors Melinda Merino and Jeff Kehoe, will comprise the Harvard Business Review Press senior editorial team, reporting to Justin Fox.
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