Alan M. Webber is an award-winning, internationally recognized author, editor, speaker, and consultant. His career encompasses a variety of accomplishments and achievements in publishing, business, and government.
He was the Co-Founder and Co-Editor-in-Chief of Fast Company magazine (from 1993 to 2003), during which time Fast Company became the fastest growing business magazine in U.S. history; under his leadership Fast Company won two National Magazine Awards, one for general excellence, one for design; and in 2000 Fast Company was sold to Gruner + Jahr for the second largest amount of any magazine in U.S. history.
Webber authored of “Rules of Thumb: 52 Truths for Winning at Business Without Losing Your Self,” published by Harper Collins in 2009 and since translated into seven languages.
His political career includes a Democratic Candidate nomination for Governor of New Mexico in 2014, finishing second in a field of five. He also worked in government and politics, serving as an administrative assistant to the Mayor of Portland, Oregon in the 1970s and as a Special Assistant to the Secretary of Transportation in the last two years of the Carter Administration (from 1978-1980).