Alan Weiss is one of those rare people who can say he is a consultant, speaker, and author and mean it. His consulting firm, Summit Consulting Group, Inc. has attracted clients such as Merck, Hewlett-Packard, GE, Mercedes-Benz, State Street Corporation, Times Mirror Group, The Federal Reserve, The New York Times Corporation, and over 500 other leading organizations. His speaking typically includes 30 keynotes a year at major conferences, and he has been a visiting faculty member at seven different universities. He additionally served as an adjunct professor in the Graduate School of Business at the University of Rhode Island where he taught courses on advanced management and consulting skills. His Ph.D. is in psychology and he has been a member of numerous major psychological associations, and served on the Board of Governors of Harvard University's Center for Mental Health and the Media. He is an inductee into the Professional Speaking Hall of Fame(R) and the concurrent recipient of the National Speakers Association Council of Peers Award of Excellence, representing the top 1% of professional speakers in the world. He has been named a Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants, one of only two people in history holding both those designations. His prolific publishing includes over 500 articles and 60 books, including his bestseller, Million Dollar Consulting (McGraw-Hill), currently in its 25th year and fifth edition. His books have been on the curricula at a number of major universities, and have been translated into twelve languages. He is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award of the American Press Institute, the first-ever for a non-journalist, and one of only seven awarded in the 65-year history of the association.