Joshua Macht


Bates College, BA, English Literature
Harvard University, EdM, Technology in Education
Harvard Business School, Advanced Management Program


Joshua began his career as a journalist in the early 1990s. He founded Inc.Online, one of the first national magazine websites, and wrote about the impact technology on small businesses for Inc. magazine. Later, as Editor and General Manager of, he oversaw dramatic growth of the website while also serving as the magazine’s Technology Editor. In 2006, Joshua became Executive Director of Harvard Business Digital, where he grew the website to more than 5 million monthly visitors from a base of just 250,000, and championed HBR’s far reaching social media strategy that includes of community of more than 4 million fans and followers around the world. Since 2009, Joshua has served as Executive Vice President and Group Publisher, overseeing the growth of the Harvard Business Review brand around the world, including the website, books, and magazine divisions.

I’m inspired by…

working with really smart people. I’m inspired every day by the team around me: their thoughtfulness, dedication, and smarts.

The biggest challenge facing today’s leaders is…

there are so many potential opportunities. Making good choices about what to pursue versus what to leave behind is one of the biggest challenges facing leaders today.

The biggest opportunity for today’s leaders is…

to engage people in meaningful work. Yes, for sure, there’s lots of drudgery in work. But there’s also huge opportunity to get people excited about work that makes a difference. I see it all the time.

Leadership is…

the ability to bring together a diverse set of people, from all sorts of different backgrounds, and help them achieve something together that they couldn’t achieve on their own.