ROBERT H. WATERMAN JR. is a former director of McKinsey & Company, Inc. and a former member of that firm’s executive committee. He is probably best known as coauthor of the best-selling, In Search of Excellence, and as author of several other best-sellers, including The Renewal Factor, Adhocracy: the Power to Change, and What America Does Right. With one of his best friends, Roger Sant, in the lead, Waterman helped found the AES Corporation. He has also served on the boards of McKesson, Boise Cascade, Ask Corporation, and MindSteps, a company started by his wife, Judy. In the public sector Waterman has served and/or serves on the boards of the San Francisco Symphony, the San Francisco Fine Arts Museums, the U.S. Ski Team, the Restless Leg Syndrome/Willis-Ekbom Disease Foundation, the President’s Council of the National Academies of Sciences, the National Institute for Neurologic Disease and Stroke, and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. A native of Denver, Waterman received his undergraduate degree in geophysics from the Colorado School of Mines and his MBA from Stanford. These days he spends several hours each week teaching watercolor and oil painting.