Rich Karlgaard is the Editor-at-Large / Global Futurist of Forbes Media. In each issue of Forbes magazine he writes a featured column, Innovation Rules, known for its keen assessment of technology, business and leadership issues.
Karlgaard has been a regular panelist on cable news' most popular business show, Forbes on FOX, since the show’s inception in 2001. He is a co-founder of Upside magazine, Garage Technology Partners (with Guy Kawasaki) and Silicon Valley’s premier public business forum, the 7,500-member Churchill Club.
Karlgaard’s 2004 book, Life 2.0, was a Wall Street Journal business bestseller. His 2014 book on innovation culture, The Soft Edge: Where Great Companies Find Lasting Success, rapidly became Amazon’s top seller in the category of Strategy and Competition. Management guru, Tom Peters wrote: “The Soft Edge is brilliantly organized and written—and its peerless message is right on the money for our chaotic times.” Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen, wrote: “Rich Karlgaard is a navigator for the rest of us.” The Soft Edge made the lists of top business books of 2014 for Inc., Time.com, Value Walk, 800-CEO-READ, Huffington Post, and Forbes India.
Karlgaard’s 2015 book, Team Genius: The New Science of High Performing Organizations, drew praise from Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft; Fred Smith, Founder/Chairman/CEO of FedEx; and Beth Comstock, vice chair of General Electric. Team Genius made the “Best Business Books of 2015” lists of Time, Inc., Huffington Post and Forbes India.
Karlgaard holds a B.A. in Political Science from Stanford University.