Robert H. Waterman Jr. was born in 1936 is a nonfiction writer for several books and an expert in the business management industry. He obtained his MBA from Stanford University in 1958 in geophysics. Robert has written numerous books, including Adhocracy, In Search Of Excellence, The Frontiers Of Excellence, The Renewal Factor, and What America Does Right.
Of all Robert’s books, In Search of Excellence was the one that shot Robert into stardom. The book was first published in 1982 and was considered one of the biggest selling business book ever at that time, selling more than 3 million copies in the first four years. The book immediately gained national exposure after its publication and was then shot As TV show series on PBS hosted by Robert and Tom Peters of McKinsey. In Search of Excellence was also the most widely held monograph in the United States from 1989 to 2006.
Robert Waterman was also one of the co-developer for the 7S Framework while he was with McKinsey as a consultant. The 7S model aimed to provide organizations to better understand their internal framework and find out how the work can be done more effectively.
Today, the 7S Framework was widely used and applied in many companies and organizations. Apart from his businesses world accomplishments, Robert was a chairman for the Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) Foundation. It is a national non-profit organization that sponsors research, raises awareness and creating better treatments for the restless leg syndrome. Besides that, Robert also serves as the board member of ASE Corporation, US Ski Team, Scleroderma Research Foundation, Boise Cascade, and World Wildlife Fund.
After having worked with the McKinsey & Company for about 21 years, today Robert Waterman direct and runs his own company, the Waterman Group Inc.