Podium bio: Jacob is the principal and co-founder of the future of work consulting firm Chess Media Group and the FOW Community, an invite only membership community dedicated to the future of work and collaboration. Jacob’s most recent book, The Future of Work: Attract New Talent, Build Better Leaders, and Create a Competitive Organization, was released by Wiley on Sept 2, 2014 and was endorsed by business leaders such as the CEO of SAP, Global Chairman of KPMG, CEO of Schneider Electric, CEO of Zappos, CEO of Whirlpool, CEO of Mandalay Entertainment, CEO of PARC, CEO of Intuit, Dan Pink, Gary Hamel, and others. His previous book for McGraw Hill, The Collaborative Organization was released in June of 201 and became an Amazon best-seller which was endorsed by the CIO of the USA, CEO of Unisys, founder of Craigslist, CMO of Dell, CEO of TELUS and many others.
Jacob has worked with companies such as Sodexo, Safeway, Cisco, SAP, Franklin Templeton Investments, Lowe’s Home Improvement and many others. He was also recently a judge for Gary Hamel’s Management Innovation Exchange and has been named by SAP as one of the top influencers on Human Potential. Jacob 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 or email him at Jacob [at] ChessMediaGroup [dot] com.