Paul B. Silverman’s vision is driven by more than four decades of senior global corporate management experience, management consulting working with leading global firms, and serving as CEO/founder of both public and private companies.
The author has held senior management positions with RCA, GTE, Xerox and IBM (SBS). He has also served in senior global management consulting positions with Coopers & Lybrand, Booz Allen and Hamilton, and James Martin Strategy, an Amsterdam-based management consulting firm, where he served as CEO for North America. He currently serves as Managing Partner at the Gemini Business Group, LLC, a global new venture development consultancy firm,
Mr. Silverman has also contributed to the education sector since 2002, currently serving as Adjunct Professor in the R.H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, and formerly in the School of Management at George Mason University and the Kogod School of Business at American University, and has taught undergraduate and MBA courses in entrepreneurship, strategy management, international, and other business courses since 2002.
The Worm on a Chopstick entrepreneurial management book series draws upon the author’s global experience to help entrepreneurs understand how to develop, launch, manage, and successfully grow new ventures.
The author’s first book, “Worm on a Chopstick: Understanding Today’s Entrepreneurial Age: Directions, Strategies, Management Perspectives,” addressed entrepreneurial management issues and where we are heading, and received positive reviews ). In December 2011, Directors & Boards magazine selected the book as one of eight books suggested as recommended reading for company officers and directors. For more information, refer to (http://paulbsilverman.com/2011/12/13/boards-directors-35th-anniversary-… ) and (http://paulbsilverman.com/books/reviews/).
The second book in the series, “8 Building Blocks to Launch, Manage, and Grow a Successful Business”, addresses what the author defines as Entrepreneurial Management 2.0, a portfolio of management tools and perspectives structured within eight Building Blocks. The new book meets the requests from many readers and colleagues to develop a more prescriptive “how-to” book for entrepreneurs, providing tips, tools, and insights based on the author’s experiences. The author’s commitment is to offer both entrepreneurs and would-be entrepreneurs strategies and insights that will make a difference, help them succeed, and increase the number of Survivor entrepreneurs.
The author has conducted hundreds of presentations worldwide and published numerous articles addressing strategy, policy, entrepreneurship, and new business development issues. The author holds a BS in Physics from CCNY and an MS in Management from Polytechnic University of NY, and resides in the Washington, D.C. area.