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Consultant, speaker, author, Paul helps business people make their point in an 8-second world.

Consultant & Speaker

Paul consults and speaks internationally.  He has advised thousands of executives & professionals during his career, at organizations like Aetna, Analog Devices, BIC, Biogen, Boeing, Kaiser Permanente, MFS Investment Management, NASA, New Balance, State Street, ThermoFisherScientific, United Technologies, and many others.


Paul's columns have appeared in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Boston Globe, and regularly on the back page of Management Review where he was a contributing editor for 10 years. has run over 100 of his fast tips. 


You've Got 8 Seconds: Communication Secrets for a Distracted World (Amacom, April 2017).

"After reading the first few pages, I could not put it down. An insightful and refreshing book that is a treasure trove of useful techniques on how to communicate more effectively and to the point, with amusing real life anecdotes that keep the reader engaged until the last page. A must-read for the corporate worldand the real world! "

        Jean Pierre Lacombe, Chief Global Markets, Head of IFC Research, The World Bank


Naked at Work (and Other Fears): How to Stay Sane When Your Job Drives You Crazy (new edition, 2016; first published by NAL/Penguin).

"An incredible book of wit and wisdom. A must read for anyone who worries about anything. I loved it!"

          —Richard Carlson, bestselling author, Don't Sweat the Small Stuff . . . And It's All Small Stuff


Ready, Aim, You're Hired!  How to Job-Interview Successfully Anytime, Anywhere with Anyone (Amacom).

"I'd recommend it to anyone who's interviewing in the job market. It's quick to read. It covers the essentials very well and in a way that prepares one mentally and emotionally for the unknown."

          —from the foreword by Parker Llewellyn, (then) Harvard Business School's Director of MBA Placement


TV & Radio Commentator

Paul has delivered public radio commentaries for Marketplace, and television commentaries for CNN's Business Unusual.

Lecturer & Adjunct Professor of Management

At MIT's Sloan School, Paul has led MBA workshops for many years during the school's innovation week.

He has taught MBA courses at Northeastern University, and organizational psychology courses at Bentley (nominated twice by Bentley's management department for the school's outstanding teacher award).

Educational Background

An MBA from MIT's Sloan School of Management, Paul has undergraduate and graduate degrees in psychology. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Clark University, and also has a master’s from the University of W. Georgia.

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