John R. Bell

John R. Bell

Before becoming an author of business books and historical fiction, John Bell was a CEO, global strategy consultant, and a director of several private, public, and not-for-profit organizations. A prolific blogger, John’s musings on strategy, leadership, and branding have appeared in various journals such as Fortune, Forbes and ceoafterlife.com. “Do Less Better. The Power of Strategic Sacrifice in a Complex World,” was released by Palgrave Macmillan USA in January, 2015. This book teaches leaders how to recognize the complexity within their businesses and reveals how they can simplify and streamline through specialization and sacrifice. For leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs who need help embracing the practices that foster agility, foresight, and resilience, “Do Less Better” provides a tool-kit of road-tested strategies.

John’s novel, “The Circumstantial Enemy” chronicles the trials and capers of a young Croatian pilot caught on the wrong side of World War II. Like many of the adventure novels of Wilbur Smith and Bryce Courtenay, this historical adventure is an energetic journey to freedom through minefields of hatred, betrayal, lust, and revenge. Rich in incident and rollicking humor, it’s a story about the strength of the human spirit, and the power of friendship, love, and forgiveness. The “Circumstantial Enemy” will debut in 2016.