About Stever Robbins
Stever Robbins has spent his entire life helping people step up to their true potential. His own life is an example: a graduate of MIT and Harvard Business School, he has been a serial entrepreneur, computer programmer, management consultant, #1 iTunes business podcaster, author, and has co-written and performs his own one-man musical about personal productivity.
Stever co-founded the early internet success story FTP Software, and has been a part of ten high-tech start-ups, four IPOs, and three acquisitions. He was COO for Building Blocks Interactive, and project manager at Intuit, where he co-led the development of the award-winning Quicken VISA Card.
Host of the #1 iTunes business Get-It-Done-Guy podcast(*), which has received more than 17.5 million downloads on iTunes, Stever Robbins is uniquely positioned to talk about how to turn productivity into a better life. His book Get-It-Done-Guy’s 9 Steps to Work Less and Do More is available from St. Martin’s Press.
Stever’s passions are learning and teaching, in addition to working as an adjunct lecturer at Babson College on Building Social Capital, Stever began developing business leaders as part of Harvard Business School’s “Leadership and Learning” curriculum redesign project and has been an advisor and mentor to senior managers in several high-growth companies. He currently serves as CEO of Stever Robbins, Inc., where he mentors people in life, career, and business issues. Stever is also a former member of the career coaching staff at Harvard Business School.
The creator of the Pull Leadership concept, Stever has written extensively about leadership in his book It Takes a Lot More than Attitude…to Lead a Stellar Organization and in a monthly Harvard Business School Working Knowledge column.
An angel investor or advisor to several young companies, Stever is a judge for the Harvard Business School Business Plan competition and former judge for the Brown University Business Plan competition. He has served as a mentor for the MIT $50K Competition and a judge for the Pete Conrad Spirit of Innovation Awards.
His work with younger and emerging business leaders includes serving on the board of Babson College’s “E-Tower” (an entrepreneurship living group), mentoring high-school students through Junior Achievement, and participating in Boston’s “Principal for a Day” program. He is a former Big Brother of America.
Stever holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a BS in Computer Sciences from MIT He is a graduate of W. Edward Deming’s Total Quality Management training program, a Certified Master Trainer Elite of NLP, and a Certified Executive Coach.
Stever was a repeat commentator on CNN-fn’s Entrepreneurs Only and hosted a regular segment on the nationally syndicated radio show Entrepreneurs, Living the American Dream. He is a featured expert in Harvard Business School Publishing’s Harvard Manage Mentor, as well as appearing as an expert in critical thinking and memory in Houghton-Mifflin’s forthcoming Skillbuilders series.
He has been quoted in numerous publications including The Wall Street Journal, NBC Nightly News, The New York Times, ABC News Now, MSNBC, FOX News, BusinessWeek Online, and Investor’s Business Daily. He has written for Harvard Business Review, The Boston Business Journal and has had columns on Entrepreneur.com and Harvard Business School’s Working Knowledge.
In his spare time, Stever’s hobbies include comedy improv, swing dancing, singing, interactive theater, Ericksonian hypnosis, and strategy board games. He is currently collaborating with Off-Broadway composer and author Joel Derfner, producing, co-writing, and performing a one-man musical based on his book.
(*) #5 on iTunes overall, September 2010, #1 in Business, September 2010, January 2008.