Dr. Donald N. Sull is a Professor of Management Practice in Strategic and International Management and Faculty Director of Executive Education at the London Business School where he designed, directs and teaches an intensive week-long “boot camp” to help senior executives thrive in turbulent markets.
Sull has published four books and over 100 case studies, book chapters, and articles, including several best-selling Harvard Business Review articles. Professor Sull has been identified as a guru by the Economist, which named his theory of active inertia as an idea that has shaped business management over the past century. Fortune listed him among the ten new management gurus to know.
He has won teaching awards at the London Business School and Harvard University. Sull received his AB, MBA, and doctorate from Harvard University, and served as a Professor of Entrepreneurship at Harvard Business School before rejoining the London Business School faculty.
His most recent book, Made in China: What Western managers can learn from trail-blazing Chinese entrepreneurs, (Harvard Business School Press, 2005) was named one of the top eight business books of 2005 by the Financial Times. His book Why Good Companies go Bad (Harvard Business School Press, 2005) was a finalist for the Academy of Management's Outstanding Management Book Award and translated into eight languages. Prof Sull's academic research awards include the Dively Award for outstanding dissertation and the Newcomen Prize for the best business history article.
Prior to academia, Prof Sull worked as a consultant with McKinsey & Company, and as a management-investor with the leveraged buyout firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice. He is an active investor in several technology start-ups, and advises executives in multinational firms.