Rob Norton



Rob works primarily with professional services firms and corporate clients. He has contributed to the creation and publication of hundreds of magazine articles, white papers, and op-ed pieces, as well as several commercially published books on corporate strategy and other business topics.





Adjunct Associate Professor: Rob taught the six-credit seminar in Business and Economics Journalism in the school's Master of Arts program. He also taught the Business and Financial Reporting advanced seminar for students in the Master of Science program and other courses. He also served as senior editor and faculty advisor for News21, a 10-week fellowship program at Columbia affiliated with the Carnegie-Knight Initiative on the Future of Journalism Education, summer, 2006, and has been master's thesis advisor for many students.

BOOZ & COMPANY, 2008 – 2012

Principal; executive editor of strategy+business, the company's management quarterly, with additional editorial and managerial responsibilities for internal and external intellectual capital. Project manager for the redesign of the strategy-business.com website, which won Folio's 2010 "Eddie" Bronze award for the best b2b business website.


Contributing editor for strategy+business and Corporate Board Member magazines. Contract ghostwriter and editor for Booz & Company. Written columns and features for Fortune, Business 2.0, The Washington Post, the Journal of Economic Literature, the Concise Encyclopedia of Economics, and the Milken Institute Review. Ghostwriter and editor, Energy Shift (strategy+business/ McGraw Hill, 2009), CFO Thought Leaders: Advancing the Frontiers of Finance (strategy+business Books, 2005). Co-author, Content Critical: Gaining Competitive Advantage through High Quality Web Content, and the Web Content Style Guide: An Essential Reference for Online Writers, Editors and Managers (both published November, 2001, by Financial Times Prentice Hall).

NUA, LTD., 2000 – 2001

Director of Knowledge Development Designed and produced web-publishing software and a suite of eLearning courses for this Dublin-based software, consulting, and newsletter company. Hired, trained and managed an editorial staff of 15; conceived and implemented a complete redesign of the nua.com website.

FORTUNE, 1984 – 2000

Executive Editor Directed FORTUNE's economics coverage from 1995 –2000. Invented "First," the magazine’s much-imitated front-of-the-book section, and edited it from 1995 to 1998. From 1998 through 2000, was the magazine's No. 3 editor, in charge of the hiring and developing of young writers, the reporting staff, copy processing, and magazine production. Edited FORTUNE's 70th anniversary issue (3/6/00), one of three issues submitted for that year's National Magazine Awards. Wrote dozens of feature stories, including many cover stories, and a biweekly column on economics and public policy from 1994 through 2000.