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Nilofer Merchant

Recovering Business Executive turned Author
Nilofer Merchant

Nilofer Merchant a 3-time author, most recently of The Power of Onlyness: Make Your Wild Ideas Mighty Enough to Dent the World (Viking, 2017). All 3 talk to the future of work: collaborative, networked and tapping into an ever-broader capacity. She's also a Fellow of the Prosperity Institute at the Rotman School of Management studying Power. Prior to her career as a thinker/author, Merchant personally launched more than 100 products, netting $18B (yes, that's a B) in sales and has held executive positions at Apple, Autodesk and GoLive Systems. In 2013, she was awarded the Thinkers50 Future Thinker Award which is to recognize ‘The #1 Person Most Likely to Influence the Future of Management in Both Theory and Practice" by the UK-based organization. She's now ranked #22 on the 2017 Thinkers50 list of management thinkers.

Nilofer Merchant