John Furth is an independent consultant who specializes in developing disruptive and innovative business models, marketing strategies, and business development projects.
He has spoken at the Harvard Club of New York City, the Waseda Marketing Forum in Tokyo, the National Press Club in Washington D.C., IBM’s Global Innovation Outlook, National Public Radio, and in front of various trade groups and has been extensively quoted in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, American Banker, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, and Industry Standard. John’s online column for the New York Daily News and his blogs on topics relating to leadership such as “Celebrating Independence: Learning When to Let Go,” “Today’s Virtual Leaders,” and “Strategy and the Effective Leader,” have attracted a wide following.
John has spent the past twenty-five years as an external and internal consultant, holding senior positions as the head of strategy groups at Hitachi Consulting, Discovery Communications, Sony Corporation, and Roland Berger Strategy Consultants. While President and CEO of the Association of Management Consulting Firms (AMCF), he had the great honor of presenting a lifetime achievement to Clayton Christensen, a key moment in his decision to become an expert in disruption. Michael Raynor, an important writing partner of Clayton’s, was also a frequent speaker at AMCF events.
In 2015, John became Vistage’s Chair for Brooklyn, New York, a role which allows him to draw on his experience and extensive network to coach and advise CEOs and business owners of NYC-based small and medium-sized companies.
John holds a BA from Harvard College and an MBA from the Stern School of Business, NYU. He has taken Executive Education courses at Harvard Business School. Owning Tomorrow: The Unstoppable Force of Disruptive Leadership is John’s first book.