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Jonathan Byrnes


Dr. Jonathan Byrnes is Senior Lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he has taught at the graduate level and in executive programs for nearly 20 years. He is the author of Islands of Profit in a Sea of Red Ink (Portfolio/Penguin, 2010), which Inc.com named to its 2010 list of Best Books for Business Owners. Jonathan has authored more than 100 books, articles, cases, notes, and expert submissions. He wrote a monthly column on managing profitability called, “The Bottom Line,” in Harvard Business School’s Working Knowledge e-newsletter (2002–06). His blog is syndicated and appears on leading websites and in publications around the world, including Fastcompany.com, DCVelocity.com, Modern Distribution Management, and Smartcompany.au. Jonathan is President of Jonathan Byrnes & Co., a consulting company that he founded in 1976. He has advised more than 50 major companies, hospitals, and industry associations, and has led a number of projects that have produced high-value and lasting innovations, including direct development of vendor-managed inventory, profit mapping, and comprehensive profitability management.