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Daniel McGinn

Daniel McGinn

Senior Editor

Harvard Business Review

Greater Boston Area, us

I'm an experienced business reporter, management editor, and ghostwriter who has reported on or collaborated with dozens of CEOs and business thinkers. My writing has appeared in magazines such as Newsweek, Fast Company, Inc., Wired, and Harvard Business Review.

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Harvard Business Review

Senior Editor

--I edit IdeaWatch, the front of HBR's print magazine, which covers new and emerging management research. Duties include conceiving, assigning, and editing short articles and graphics.
--I edit the How I Did It CEO essay section in HBR's print magazine. Duties include interviewing CEOs and ghostwriting essays based on the interviews, then working to gain company approval for the piece. I also edit CEO essays ghostwritten by HBR colleagues.
--I edit HBR's annual ranking of Best Performing CEOs in the World. Duties include leading a small team of outside researchers, working to improve methodology and processes, and shaping the editorial package in print and online.
--I develop and edit feature articles for HBR. Some of the most popular features I've conceived and edited include "How to Give a Killer Presentation" (by TED's Chris Andersen), "How Netflix Reinvented HR" (by Netflix HR chief Patty McCord), and "Why the Lean Startup Changes Everything" (by Steve Blank)
--I serve as editorial consultant to Nitin Nohria, dean of Harvard Business School, working closely with him to develop essays for HBR and other outlets.
--I edit and sometimes write blog posts for HBR.org.

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Freelance Writer and Author

While working full-time at Harvard Business Review and Newsweek, I have written dozens of feature stories for many magazines, on subjects including sports, parenting, education, technology, and travel. In 2008 I published HOUSE LUST, a book about the real estate boom, for Currency Doubleday. In 2011 I ghostwrote a book with the CEO of a very large company. I am currently under contract with Portfolio (a Penguin imprint) for a book that will be out in 2017. My outside writing helps keep me energized and creative, and serves as an essential complement to the work I do at my day job.