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Richard A. Moran is a San Francisco based venture capitalist, social scientist, best selling author and evangelist for organization effectiveness. He earned an A.B. at Rutgers College; M.S. at Indiana University; and Ph.D. at Miami University, Oxford Ohio. He is best known for his series of humorous business books beginning with bestselling, Never Confuse a Memo with Reality and is credited with starting the genre of "Business Bullet Books".
Total Books: 26
Rich Moran’s work is derived from his observations in the venture world as a Partner at Venrock, as a Partner at Accenture and a lifetime of trying to improve the effectiveness of organizations from the San Francisco waterfront to the executive aeries of global corporations. Business clients include News Corp, Hewlett Packard and Apple Computer. His work also draws from the public sector, where he has applied his organizational expertise as Chairman of the Board for: Golden Gate University, San Francisco; San Francisco Museum and Historical Society; and Project Open Hand, San Francisco. Moran was the former Chairman of Portal Software, now part of Oracle, and serves on the Boards of Glu Mobile Games, Mechanics Bank, PerfectForms an internet video venture with William Randolph Hearst III called TurnHere, Accretive Solutions and FirstGiving. He serves also on the board of The Craig's List Foundation, The Council of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and is the Chair of the Audit Committee at the Noyce Foundation.
In the quest for improved outcomes, he often works with corporate boards to improve effectiveness and clarify roles. He serves on the Board of the Silicon Valley Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors.
From the turbulent workplace and the talkative workforce, Moran has distilled over 2000 bulleted prescriptions, “too simple not to know”, encompassing technological change, cubical life and career/life management. His observations cut through complexity, providing honest, humorous anecdotes that give insight and hope to those who go to work every day. He has been featured on NPR, in Fastcompany, GigaOm's Found|Read and is a columnist for wine country newspapers, including the St. Helena Star, in which he describes the perils of starting a winery and country living. His blog is Moran at Work and his Twitter comments are found at workvoodoo. His popular commentaries "In the Workplace" are heard weekly on KCBS Radio.
His newest book is Sins and CEOs, released in late 2010.
He began his career of observations as a lifeguard on the ocean in Seaside Park, N.J.Moran's theories are influenced by Dilbert, Studs Terkel, Bob Newhart and Peter Drucker. His current activities include encouraging start-up companies, writing and wine making Moran Manor Vineyard and Winery in the Knights Valley region of Sonoma County, California.