About Scott

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Scott Sonenshein is the Henry Gardiner Symonds Professor of Management at Rice University and author of Stretch: Unlock the Power of Less – And Achieve More Than You Ever Imagined. His award winning research, teaching, and consulting has helped Fortune 500 executives, entrepreneurs, and professionals in industries such as technology, energy, healthcare, retail, education, banking, manufacturing, and non-profits. He holds a PhD in management and organizations from the University of Michigan, an MPhil from the University of Cambridge, and a BA from the University of Virginia. His research appears in top academic journals and has contributed to several topics in management and psychology, including change, creativity, social and ethical issues, decision making, and influence. Scott sits on five distinguished editorial boards and is a former associate editor of the Academy of Management Journal.

Scott also worked as a strategy consultant for companies such as Microsoft and AT&T and lived the rise and fall of the dotcom boom while working for a Silicon Valley startup.

Scott has written for the New York Times, Time Magazine, Fast Company and Harvard Business Review. He has been interviewed on national and local television, NPR stations throughout the country, and has been featured in most major newspapers.

He lives in Houston, Texas with his two daughters, and wife, Randi.