Fons Trompenaars is an expert on international management and the author of Riding the Waves of Culture, which has been translated into fourteen languages. Recently he published Riding the Whirlwind, a dynamic new take on creativity and innovation. Trompenaars, founder and Managing Director of Trompenaars Hampden-Tuner, a consulting and training organization, has worked with clients such as Shell, BP, ICI, Philips, Heineken, TRW, Mars, Motorola, General Motors, Nike, and Merrill Lynch.
Ed Voerman founded Voerman International, UTS Group, and the Greenleaf Center for Servant-Leadership Europe. He received a Royal decoration for his social commitment in 2004.
Professor Charles Hampden-Turner has a doctorate from the Harvard Business School and graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge, and worked in the US for twenty-one years. He was senior research associate at the Judge Business School at Cambridge University for eighteen years. He is the author of Maps of the Mind, a Macmillan Book of the Month Club selection. He was Goh Tjoe Kok Distinguished Visiting Professor to Nanyang Technological University in Singapore (2002-2003) and Hutchinson Visiting Scholar to China in 2004. He is a past winner of the Douglas McGregor Memorial Award and was the Royal Dutch Shell Senior Research Fellow at the London Business School. In 1984 he cofounded Trompenaars Hampden-Turner, a cross-cultural consulting company, with his partner Fons Trompenaars. He is the author of twenty-two books, including eight with Fons. Their books have been translated into twenty languages. Charles has also won Guggenheim and Rockefeller Fellowships.
D.B. Lewis is a non-fiction author specialising in biography, reminiscence and all forms of 'life-writing'. His first book, 'A Little Bit of Trouble in London', was published by Valley Press in Scarborough, UK in 2014 followed the editorship of 'Plotting Shed', an anthology of creative writing by students of the University of Hull in 2016. His play, 'One Day in December' about Wilfred Owen, the First World War and the Bombardment of Scarborough, was first produced in 2014. Others works include two travel books on Croatia, a guide to 'Wilfred Owen in Scarborough' and a poetry collection. He has had a varied and rewarding working life and now writes full-time in a cottage on the North Yorkshire coast of the U.K. His last work, 'Great Aunts and Armadillos'; a helpful glimpse into the journey of dementia, was tredition's 'Book of the Month' in March 2019. He is currently writing a biographical study of 'The English'.