When Jacob graduated college with honors and a double major, he thought the world was his oyster. At his first job he was promised an exciting opportunity to work on interesting projects and travel the U.S., instead he was stuck doing data entry and creating power-point presentations while commuting 1.5 hours each way. The day the CEO asked him to get coffee was the day he knew he had to get out of there. Since then, Jacob has been fascinated with how the world of work is changing and has been studying it ever since. Jacob went off on his shortly after that experience and hasn’t worked for anyone else ever since.
Today, Jacob Morgan is principal at Chess Media Group, a management consulting and strategic advisory firm on the future of work and collaboration. Morgan is a globally recognized thought leader on the future of work and how collaborative technologies are impacting the way work gets done. Jacob’s new book, “The Future of Work,” (Wiley Sept. 2014) explores how employees of the future will work, how managers of the future will lead, and how organizations of the future will be structured. His previous book, “The Collaborative Organization,” (McGraw Hill 2012) became an Amazon best-seller and is the first and only comprehensive strategy guide on how organizations can successfully deploy collaboration technologies to solve internal business problems.
Jacob’s books have been endorsed by global leaders such as the chief information officer of the United States of America, CEO and founder of Craigslist, CEO of SAP, Gary Hamel, President of Whirlpool International, CEO of Unisys, CEO of Zappos, CEO of Schneider Electric, Chair of the MIT Sloan Management Review, and dozens of others.
Jacob authors the widely read blog, TheFutureOrganization.com and also has a regular column for Forbes. He speaks at conferences around the world and has been featured in media outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, NPR, CNN, Inc Magazine, and many others.
He is also launching a membership community dedicated to the future of work and collaboration at: FOWCommunity.com