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Adam Bryant

Adam Bryant
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Adam Bryant is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Corner Office: Indispensable and Unexpected Lessons from CEOs on How to Lead and Succeed. He writes the popular “Corner Office” feature in The New York Times’s business section and has served as the newspaper’s senior editor for features, deputy national editor, and deputy business editor. He was previously a senior writer and business editor at Newsweek. He and his family live in New York City.

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Where are you from?
Montreal, Canada.
Who are your favorite writers?
Nathaniel Philbrick, David Brooks, Martin Amis, Ian McEwan, Zadie Smith. In terms of leadership and management books, Jim Collins and Jack Welch.
Which book/books have had the biggest influence on your writing?
Hard for me to answer this. Lots of influences, but all of them in small and subtle ways.
What are your hobbies and outside interests?
Running, cooking, kayaking, windsurfing.
What is your favorite quote?
Not sure if anyone famous said it, but what I often think about it is, "The question is often more important than the answer.''
What is the question most commonly asked by your readers? What is the answer?
What surprised you most about all the CEO's you've interviewed? The answer: How passionate and curious many of them are, and that they seem to be exceptionally quick studies of people and subjects.
What inspired you to write your first book?
The overwhelming reader reaction to the "Corner Office'' feature, many of whom wrote me to ask when they could buy a book based on the interviews.
Where do you write?
Wherever, whenever - on the train, my dining room, the kitchen.

Quick and Nimble

Adam Bryant
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin

More than two hundred CEOs reveal their candid insights on how to build and foster a corporate culture that encourages innovation and drives results
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The Corner Office

Adam Bryant
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin

Dozens of top CEOs reveal their candid insights on the keys to effective leadership and the qualities that set high performers apart

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