About the authors


The oldest of nine children, Jim Wood is a natural coach and mentor. He is a 25-year veteran of the high-tech industry, having held software engineering, information technology management, and business strategy management positions. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology with Distinction from Boston University. He also holds a master’s degree in Engineering Management from Stanford University.

Wood has been featured on several national TV and radio programs, including PBS television’s Nightly Business Report. For details on other media appearances, please click on the tabs just above.



Lauren Tanny is founder and CEO of The Tannywood Group, Inc., a consulting company focused on sparking company growth through leadership development, work force reinvigoration, and innovative new strategies. In addition to her own company Lauren has run a venture-backed start-up and a business unit of a $200-million publicly traded software company. With an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, she is also a magna cum laude graduate of the third class of women at Dartmouth College.


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