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Sydney Finkelstein

Professor of Management,
Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College


Sydney Finkelstein is the Steven Roth Professor of Management and Director of the Center for Leadership at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College He is also the Faculty Director of the flagship Tuck Executive Program. He holds degrees from Concordia University and the London School of Economics, as well as a Ph.D. from Columbia University.
Professor Finkelstein has published 20 books and 80 articles, with several bestsellers, including Why Smart Executives Fail. The Wall Street Journal called it “a marvel – a jargon-free business book based on serious research that offers genuine insights with clarity and sometimes even wit.” His latest book is SUPERBOSSES: How Exceptional Leaders Master the Flow of Talent. The result of a ten-year research project, Superbosses profiles leaders as diverse as Julian Robertson, Alice Waters, and Lorne Michaels who all have one thing in common – they helped spawn some of the best talent in their industries. The book describes what they did and how they did it, offering teachable lessons for leaders of any organization.
Professor Finkelstein is a Fellow of the Academy of Management and listed on the “Thinkers 50”, a columnist for the BBC, and a consultant and speaker for major companies around the world.