About the Authors

Dr. Behnam Tabrizi

Behnam is a leading global business consultant, bestselling author, award-winning teacher, and a respected scholar. As an advisor to many Fortune 500 companies, he has worked with CEOs and senior executives in leading change and achieving breakthrough results. 

He has advised thousands of leaders in over 20 industries on their organizational transformations, including IBM, GE, Aramark, Ciba Geigy, Hewlett Packard, Gap, Intel, LexisNexis, Honeywell, Genentech, Oracle, Starbucks, Applied Material, Gymboree, Cisco, Li & Fung, Haier, China Mobile, and Li Ning. He has also served as a senior advisor to the U.S. President’s transition team, and the President’s health and technology initiatives. 

Dr. Tabrizi is the author of four books on corporate transformation – the latest one, Rapid Transformation: A 90-day Plan for Fast and Effective Change, was dubbed by Harvard Business Press as their “most popular” book and has been translated into Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese, Korean and Polish. 

Tabrizi serves as a Consulting Professor in the Management Science and Engineering department at Stanford University where he received the Tau Beta Pi award, among over 200 Faculty members, and the Teacher of the year award in his department. He is a favorite among executive educators, has held positions at the Stanford Graduate School of Business as well as Harvard Business School, and has served as the Director of the Stanford mini-MBA executive program. 

Tabrizi received B.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Kansas, M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana, and a PhD in Strategy, Organizations, and Technology Management from Stanford University.


Michael Terrell

Michael is an author, speaker, and coach who helps leaders solve performance and communication challenges for themselves and their teams. His background includes research on happiness, fulfillment, and their neurobiological effects on personal and professional performance. This research, coupled with background in organization theory, social psychology, negotiation, and improvisational theatre, have formed the foundation of Michael’s executive coaching practice where he has had the good fortune to work with startup founders, non-profit leaders, and students alike.

Michael has received his degree in Management Science & Engineering and was a Mayfield Fellow at Stanford University—a place where he now happily serves as a group facilitator for one of the Graduate School of Business’s most popular courses, Interpersonal Dynamics