Podium bio: Jacob is the principal and co-founder of Chess Media Group, a management consulting and strategic advisory firm on the future of work and collaboration. Chess is also launching a community dedicated to the future of work and collaboration at FOWCommunity.com He has worked with organizations such as Lenovo, Safeway, Franklin Templeton Investments, Lowe’s Home Improvement, and many others. His latest book, The Future of Work, is due out for Wiley in September of this year and is being endorsed by business leaders such as the CEO of SAP, CEO of KPMG, CEO of Schneider Electric, CEO of Zappos, CEO of Whirlpool, CEO of Mandalay Entertainment, CEO of PARC, CEO of Intuit, Dan Pink, and Gary Hamel. Jacob is also working on a book for Forbes to be released August of this year called, The 12 Habits of Highly Collaborative Organizations. His previous book for McGraw Hill, The Collaborative Organization, became an Amazon best-seller and was endorsed by the CIO of the USA, CEO of Unisys, founder of Craigslist, CMO of Dell, CEO of TELUS and many others.
Jacob is a judge for Gary Hamel’s Management Innovation Exchange and has been named by SAP as one of the top influencers on Human Potential. He has been featured in media outlets such as the WSJ, USA Today, Inc Magazine, CNN, Fast Company, and others. He has a popular column for Forbes where he writes about the future of work and also blogs at TheFutureOrganization.com. You can connect with Jacob directly on Twitter @JacobM.