Michael Hopkins was Editor?in?Chief of the MIT Sloan Management Review from 2007 until June 2011. Michael’s early career in media included Inc. magazine, where he served as Executive Editor from 1991?2003. Continuing as editor?at?large, he wrote Inc.’s “Reconnaissance” column, covering books, culture, and ideas, and gave a seminar series around the U.S. on “The Care and Feeding of the 21st Century CEO,” an exploration of sustainable leadership behaviors and the organizational innovation practices they support.
From 2004 until 2007, he had been involved in a succession of joint ventures between the Monitor Group and The Financial Times. In the first ? the Strategic Leadership Agenda ? he conceived and conducted numerous video interviews of Fortune 50 and leading non?profit CEOs/COOs seeking to understand evolving trends and changing management challenges. Continuing this joint venture in a project called FutureMonitor, he served as Director from 2005?6, developing an experimental self?organizing online community of thought leaders worldwide. The community he designed as a “wisdom?of?crowds” experiment aimed at identifying “what business will need to know next” ? forecasting the effects of near?term trends in management, science, technology, and culture. Michael directed the construction of the technology platform for the overall site including interactive group forums, and created webcasts, live chats, podcasts, blogs, and other content capitalizing on digital capabilities.
In other consulting capacities he has worked with numerous publications on their transition from print to digital media, has helped create original online magazines and is a founding board member of a new magazine / community called Jewcy.com. He reported and wrote case materials for the “Real?time Case” taught at several universities under the direction of the UMass/Amherst business school.
Michael holds a BA in English from Amherst College.