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Sydney Finkelstein is the Steven Roth Professor of Management at Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business. He is widely known as one of the top authorities on strategy and leadership. His group is one of the highest rated at Tuck, and it has helped to propel Dartmouth's Tuck School to somewhere near the top of recent business school ratings—including the number one spot in the most recent Wall Street Journal ranking.

Sydney Finkelstein is Director of the Tuck Executive Program and a leading figure in worldwide executive education. He created the highly successful Strategic Leadership program for senior executives at the Australian Graduate School of Management. He has taught in executive education programs in Mexico, Finland, England, France, Italy, Poland, China, and Vietnam, as well as throughout the United States.

Articles by Sydney Finkelstein have been published in the Harvard Business Review, Strategic Management Journal, Organizational Dynamics, Journal of Business Strategy, Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, and other leading business journals. He received the Academy of Management Executive Award for Best Article of the Year (1997), and an award from McKinsey for an article on boards of directors (2002).

Every year Sydney Finkelstein gives talks throughout America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. He is able to address a wide range of audiences in an entertaining fashion, but is prized, above all, for the depth and authority he brings to the subject of learning from corporate mistakes and failures.

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