Robert A. Stringer is an active angel investor in startups, and a board member and advisor to early-stage companies in five different countries.
His portfolio of over 30 ventures has given him a unique perspective on what it takes to succeed in today’s ultra-competitive business world. Previously he was a venture capitalist (he founded Sherbrooke Capital, a $100 million health and wellness fund), a business school professor at the Harvard Business School and at Babson’s Olin School of Business, and the author of three popular books on culture and business strategy. His first book, Motivation and Organizational Climate, co-authored with George Litwin, won the McKinsey award for the best book in management. Bob has also published a book on business strategy (Strategy Traps and How to Avoid Them), and one on culture and leadership (Leadership and Organizational Climate). In all of these publications, Bob has focused on the relationship between leadership, motivation and culture.
Motivation and Organizational Climate, with George Litwin (Harvard University Press)
This McKinsey award winning book describes the breakthrough research on the impact that work environments and cultures have on achievement motivation and organizational performance.
Strategy Traps and How to Avoid Them (Lexington Books)
A fast paced book that identifies fifteen common strategic mistakes leaders often make -- in both formulating and executing business strategy.
Leadership and Organizational Climate (Prentice Hall)
How leadership practices influence the various dimensions of organizational life and culture.