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I’m Josh Bernoff.

I’ve been a professional writer since 1982. I’ve coauthored three books on business strategy, including Groundswell, which was a bestseller. And I’m passionate about clear, brief, fascinating communication.

For 20 years at Forrester Research, I wrote and edited reports on the future of technology. I learned to do kick­ass analysis of business strategy, then taught others to do so. In my last five years there, as Senior Vice President, Idea Development, I identified, developed, and promoted Forrester’s most powerful and influential ideas. I gave hundreds of speeches around the world, got quoted in every news source you can name, and gave strategy advice to countless clients from the world’s largest companies and tech vendors. I also created Technographics, the segmentation that launched Forrester’s highly successful consumer survey business.

While at Forrester, I cowrote three books.

At Forrester I edited two books by other analysts: Outside In: The Power of Putting Customers at the Center of Your Business (New Harvest/HMH, 2012) by Harley Manning and Kerry Bodine and Digital Disruption: Unleashing the Next Wave of Innovation (Amazon Publishing, 2013) by James McQuivey.

Before Forrester I spent 14 years in technology startups writing everything from product definitions to online tutorials to press releases. I studied mathematics in the Ph.D. program at MIT and was a National Science Foundation fellow.

I like recreational biking and cracking wise in front of audiences. I am married with two children and I live in Arlington, Massachusetts.

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Note: I hate third-­person bios. Writing about yourself in the third person is bullshit. I’m done with that.