|Ken Blanchard has a B.A. and a Ph.D. from Cornell University, and an M.A. from Colgate. After college, he was a teacher and administrator, and, in 1979, he and his wife, Marjorie (whom he met at Cornell), founded a training consulting firm in California. In 1981, from his experiences with his clients, Blanchard co-wrote (with Spencer Johnson) THE ONE-MINUTE MANAGER; originally self-published, it went on to sell over a million copies. Since then, he has written several more best-sellers (always with coauthors) in related fields. His books are short, crisp, practical, and full of stories, emphasizing flexibility and team playing--the human side of the business world. In addition to writing, Blanchard is also a sought-after motivational speaker, and has been an avid golfer since he began playing with his father at the age of 6.