John Brandon has lived what he writes about for Inc. Magazine, Forbes, Fox News, and many others. He has a BA in journalism from the University of Northwestern and spent over a decade in the corporate world, becoming director of Information Design at Best Buy. In the aftermath of corporate restructuring, he traded hats to become a full-time writer/journalist and has published more than 15,000 articles in that time. He and his wife live west of Minneapolis and have four grown children. Learn more at www.sevenminutesolution.com.