Alan Webber

US States Can Create A Better Future Through Innovation

Alan Webber co-founded Fast Company magazine with Bill Taylor and served as its editor until the publication was sold in 2000. Since moving to New Mexico in 2003, Webber has been active in New Mexico politics. In 2014, he ran for the Democratic nomination for Governor of New Mexico, finishing second in a field of five. In 2015 he launched One New Mexico, a nonprofit focused on reimagining a better future for the state using such tools as innovation, entrepreneurship, and job creation.

Webber has been active in local, state, and national politics throughout his career, serving as policy advisor for the mayor of Portland, Oregon, writing speeches for several governors, and working as special assistant to the United States Secretary of Transportation.

Early in his career, Webber worked at the Harvard Business School as a senior research associate and as managing editor and editorial director of the Harvard Business Review. His books include Rules of Thumb: 52 Truths for Winning at Business Without Losing Your Self and The Global Detective. He is the co-author of Life Reimagined: Discovering Your New Life Possibilities, published in 2013.

Webber's articles and columns have been published in the New York Times Sunday magazine, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and the Los Angeles Times, among other publications.