Marvin Weisbord has journalism degrees from the Universities of Illinois and Iowa. He has been a business executive, magazine writer, organization development consultant for corporations and medical schools, and author or co-author of a dozen books. His best known work is Productive Workplaces, continuously in print since 1987. He founded, with Sandra Janoff, an international non-profit, the Future Search Network, in 1992. Their book Future Search is used by strategic planners around the world. He has had visiting appointments at University of Pennsylvania, Seattle University, Benedictine and Seattle Universities, The Norwegian Institute of Technology, and the Ashridge Business School in the UK. He lives with his wife Dorothy in Bryn Mawr, PA. They have four children, eight grandchildren, and two great-grands. He retired in 2013 to a late-career as a pianist with the Wynlyn Jazz Ensemble, the adventures of which appear in this essay.