Paul Solman

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Brady-Johnson Distinguished Practitioner in Grand Strategy

Paul Solman, a Brady-Johnson Distinguished Practitioner in Grand Strategy, has been business, economics, and occasional art correspondent for “The PBS NewsHour” since 1985.  The founding editor of the alternative Boston weekly The Real Paper, he began his career in business journalism as a Nieman Fellow, studying at the Harvard Business school MBA program in 1976-77.  His work has won numerous awards, including Emmys in the 70s, 80s, 90s, and ’00s, two Peabodys and a Loeb award for reporting on China.  He was also named a member of TV Guide’s “Dream Team” of TV news.  Paul has served on the Harvard Business School faculty, teaching media, finance, and business history in the school’s Advanced Management Program.  He co-authored a better-than-average-seller, Life and Death on the Corporate Battlefield (Simon Schuster, 1983), which appeared in Japanese, German, and a pirated Taiwanese edition.  With sociologist Morrie Schwartz, he helped create – and wrote the introduction to – the book Morrie: In His Own Words (Delta, 1997), which preceded Mitch Albom’s Tuesdays with Morrie, but did not outsell it, by several orders of magnitude.  He lectures on college campuses and has written for numerous publications, including both Forbes and Mother Jones magazines; he was for years East Coast editor of the latter.