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Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows

Harriet Rubin

Author; journalist; Senior Writer and Co-Founder, Fast Company Magazine
Harriet Rubin is a writer, consultant, and lecturer on leadership trends and is at work on a new book on leadership narrative, which analyzes the six words Lincoln, Churchill, Steve Jobs and others used to take command in situations demanding energy, imagination and reinvention She is the author of the international best seller, The Princessa: Machiavelli for Women; Soloing: Realizing Your Life's Ambition, and Dante in Love: The World's Greatest Poem and How it Made History. In 1989, Rubin founded Currency Books, a division of Doubleday, which under her direction created a new genre: general interest business books, as she encouraged poets, theologians, scientists and philosophers to write for business leaders. A prototype of "Currency Magazine" became the inspiration for Fast Company Magazine. As a Fast Company senior writer and columnist, she filed stories from India, Kosovo, Davos, and the centers of power in the U.S. She is a former member of USA Today’s Board of Editorial Writers. Her articles have appeared in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and a number of other publications. She has made appearances on The Today Show, Politically Incorrect, and National Public Radio's Marketplace, and she has been interviewed by newspapers in the U.S. and abroad. Rubin has lectured in the U.S. , Europe, South Africa, and South America. She has won numerous awards, including a Jefferson Fellowship for Journalism.
Strategy and leadership; women and power; ideas and trends in business; the new media.

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