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Charles Jacobs  

Founder & Managing Partner of 180 Partners

Charles S. Jacobs is the founder and managing partner of 180 Partners, and the author of "Management Rewired: Why Feedback Doesn’t Work" and "Other Surprising Lessons from the Latest Brain Science." For over two decades, he has helped the leadership of the most renowned corporations in the world improve the performance of their businesses. His clients make up fifty of the Fortune 100.

His unique Smart Execution process enables managers to use their new understanding of how the brain works to comprehensively rethink their businesses, creating more robust competitive strategies and the performance-oriented organizations needed to implement them. His work provides the key to overcome the number one obstacle to meaningful improvement in business performance— the rapid and effective management of change.

In a starred review, Publishers Weekly says his book “turns prevalent management theory on its head and will have lasting impact on how it is taught in business schools and implemented in organizations." The Harvard Business Review calls it “a solid job of surveying some sensible management practices." The Financial Times declares “the book raises fascinating and important questions. Managers should take them seriously.” Business Week states the “book will boost the effectiveness of many a corporate drill sergeant.”

He completed his B.A., M.A., and work toward his PhD at the University of Michigan. He lives in Boston with his wife and two daughters.

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