Dr. David C. Korten is the author of Agenda for a New Economy: From Phantom Wealth to Real Wealth (August 2010), and The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community (2006). His previous books include the international best-seller When Corporations Rule the World and The Post-Corporate World: Life after Capitalism. Korten is board chair of YES! Magazine, co-chair of the New Economy Working Group, founded in late 2008 with the Institute for Policy Studies, a founding board member of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE), founder and president of The Living Economies Forum and a member of the Club of Rome. He holds MBA and Ph.D. degrees from the Stanford Business School.

David has thirty years experience as a development professional in Asia, Africa, and Latin America and has served as a Harvard Business School professor, a captain in the US Air Force, a Ford Foundation Project Specialist, and a regional adviser to the US Agency for International Development. He lives with his life partner, Fran (Executive Director and Publisher of YES! Magazine) on Bainbridge Island, WA.