About Thomas Stewart: biography / resume / curriculum vitae
Thomas A. Stewart is a
member of the Board of Editors of Fortune magazine, where his monthly column
"The Leading Edge," is read by 870,000 readers. Stewart pioneered the field
of intellectual capital in a series of landmark Fortune articles that have
earned him an international reputation as the leading expert on the subject.
In 1994, the Planning Forum called him "the leading proponent of knowledge
management in the business press" and in 1996 he received the International
Knowledge Management Awareness Award, presented at the International
Knowledge Management Conference in London. His book Intellectual Capital:
The New Wealth of Organizations was published by Currency Doubleday in 1997.
For Fortune, he has written on a wide range of management subjects--from
productivity to stock options, from the management of churches to the
failings of human resources departments. In addition to his extensive
writing about intellectual capital, he has explored emerging electronic
marketplaces, the influence of networks on business, and the economic and
management implications of the Information Age in cover stories such as
"Managing in a Wired World" and "Managing in an Era of Change." He is the
author of cover stories on General Electric, the Gulf War, the changing
nature of executive power, the state of American competitiveness, business
process reengineering, and gay and lesbian executives, and helped to
coordinate and chiefly wrote a cover package on the ideas that are
fundamentally driving business in the Nineties. Richard Koppes, chief
counsel of the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CALPERS),
said that his cover story "The King Is Dead" is "the most complete and
readable account of the 'corporate governance movement' that I have read to
date." In 1993, The Journal of Financial Reporting named Mr. Stewart to its
"Blue-Chip Newsroom" of best business journalists.
Stewart joined Fortune in 1989, following an eighteen-year career in book
publishing, during which he held editorial and managerial positions,
including the presidency of Atheneum Publishers. A 1970 graduate of Harvard
College (summa cum laude in English literature), he lives in New York with
his wife and two children. He is available for speeches about intellectual
capital and other subjects.
About the book: Intellectual Capital
Knowledge has become
an important factor in economic life. It is a chief ingredient of what we
buy and sell, the raw material with which we work. Intellectual capital--not
natural resources, machinery, or even financial capital--has become an
indispensable asset of corporations.
Intellectual Capital offers powerful ways of looking at what companies do
and how to lead them. It shows how to turn the untapped, unmapped knowledge
of an organization into its greatest competitive weapon.
Capital cuts through the vague rhetoric of "paradigm shifts" to show how
the Information Age economy really works--and how to make it work for you
and your business. Readers will learn how to discover and map the human,
structural, and customer capital that embody the knowledge assets of a
corporation; how successful companies manage their intellectual capital to
improve performance; how intellectual capital can free-up financial
resources to dramatically increase profitability; why the rise of the
"knowledge worker" leads to new principles of managing people; how the
knowledge economy affects each of us personally in our careers and how to
capitalize on the opportunities it presents.
Intellectual Capital is recommended for people who are relatively new
toward the concept of intellectual capital.