Karen Dillon

New York Times best-selling author and speaker

The Prosperity Paradox: How Innovation Can Lift Nations Out of Poverty (HarperCollins, January 2019)

New York Times best-seller How Will You Measure Your Life. "One of the more surprisingly powerful books of personal philosophy of the 21st century." -- Forbes


About the Author

Karen Dillon, former Editor of Harvard Business Review and New York Times best-selling author
Photo by Evgenia Eliseeva
Karen Dillon is the former editor of Harvard Business Review magazine and co-author of the three books with Clayton Christensen, including the forthcoming The Prosperity Paradox: How Innovation Can Lift Nations Out of Poverty, the Wall Street Journal business best-seller Competing Against Luck: the Story of Innovation and Customer Choice (HarperCollins, October 2016) and the New York Times best-seller, How Will You Measure Your Life? (HarperCollins, May 2012). She is also the author of The Harvard Business Review Guide to Office Politics. Karen previously served as deputy editor of Inc magazine and was editor and publisher of the critically-acclaimed American Lawyer magazine and London-based Legal Business. A graduate of Cornell University and Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, she was named by Ashoka as one of the world's most influential and inspiring women. She is currently a contributing editor to Harvard Business Review and Editorial Director of BanyanGlobal Family Business Advisors.

From Clayton Christensen: "Karen managed to translate complex
thoughts into something that is both clear and powerful at the
same time. Karen writes by understanding my mind and my heart
simultaneously and has done a beautiful job capturing both.
As a writer, she is unsurpassed. She truly has been an invaluable
thought partner, collaborator, and friend. I feel sorry for anyone
who doesn't have the chance to work with Karen."

She is also a popular keynote speaker. Follow her on Twitter @KarDillon