About the Author

Bruce Piasecki

Dr. Bruce Piasecki has served as the president and founder of AHC Group Inc. since 1981, a general management firm specializing in growth, energy, environment, and sustainability. He has chaired the working group for reinventing the Environmental Protection Agency, served on the EPA's Executive Advisory Council, and was appointed to the White House Council on Environmental Technology. Over the years, Dr. Piasecki has run tenured professional educational programs and degree programs at Cornell University, Clarkson University, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. At RPI, he was one of the first to develop a Master's of Science degree in Environmental Management and Policy, with award-winning students from around the world.

Dr. Piasecki speaks on competitive frugality, as well as his consulting work within firms like bp, Merck, and Walgreens on change and competitiveness. Topic range includes "Going Global, Going Green"; "To Master the Task of Tomorrow, Manage the Challenge of Today"; and "Money Doesn't Manage Itself."

Throughout his four-decade career he has also authored several notable books, including the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller Doing More with Less: A New Way to Wealth. More recently, Dr. Piasecki penned New World Companies: The Future of Capitalism, along with Missing Persons, a creative autobiography published by Square One in which he celebrates his family and influences. During Covid he wrote 2040: A Fable, on the power of family and friends.

His book on competition, frugality, and globalization, World Inc, has appeared in ten foreign editions, including Japanese, Korean, Italian, and Greek, winning a "book of the year in business" award in Japan. His aforementioned Doing More with Less is now out in Spanish, Polish, and Mandarin.

Dr. Piasecki earned a Bachelor of Arts from Cornell in 1976; and a Doctor of Philosophy from Cornell in 1981. Dedicated to his environment and community, Dr. Piasecki and his wife Andrea Masters sponsor an annual Writer's Award through the New York State Writers Institute. They contribute through a family-based community trust called "Creative Force Fund."

He sits on the Board of Advisors of The Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health, an organization representing over 600,000 clinical practitioners. He also serves as a Board Member for Osiris Labs, a virtual reality immersive learning organization.

Dr. Piasecki was honored for his lifelong achievement by being nominated to the Lotos Club in Manhattan by the renowned late author Tom Wolfe, as well as being elected to membership in the National Press Club. His work has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, the Baltimore Sun, and MIT's Technology Review.

His recent six-part business biography series explores six exemplar lives for their attributes of adding social value and social cohesion in this swift and severe world. One of the books in this series, Giants of Social Investing, has been assigned reading at boards of directors of global firms exploring the new realm of ESG investing.

Dr. Piasecki is currently working on A New Way to Wealth and an updated edition of World Inc titled Wealth and the Commonwealth, both expected in 2021 or 2022.

Speaking Engagements

In the past Dr. Piasecki's talks were represented by Leading Authorities and Premiere Speakers Bureau. Since Covid hit, Bruce decided to represent his travel and international talks directly through Awards@ahcgroup.com. Lecture topics include:

  • "Financial Management Today: The Art of Competitive Frugality"
  • "Self-Awareness and the Global Consumer"
  • "Earning Respect, Understanding Reputation"

As power moves increasingly into the hands of business, the world is looking to corporations instead of governments to solve its problems.

— Bruce Piasecki
World Inc.

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