Stefan Stern has been writing and commenting on business, politics and management for over two decades. He began his journalistic career at Euromoney. His next job was as features writer for International Management magazine, after which he joined the BBC, where he worked as a researcher for The Money Programme. After the BBC he was head of media relations for The Industrial Society (now The Work Foundation), for three years, prior to returning to journalism as features editor of Management Today magazine. After a year on a management web site, FTdynamo.com, in 2001, he worked as a freelance management writer for several years, before becoming the Financial Times’ management columnist in early 2006. He wrote that column for over four years before joining Edelman in August 2010 as its new director of strategy. He left Edelman in July this year to return to full-time writing and consulting. In October 2010 Stefan was appointed Visiting Professor in management practice at the Cass Business School, London. He is a Fellow of the RSA and contributing editor at Management Today magazine. He also continues to write for the Guardian, Independent, Daily Telegraph and the FT.