Josh Bernoff

Josh Bernoff is the author of Writing Without Bullshit: Boost Your Career by Saying What You Mean (HarperBusiness, 2016). The Globe and Mail called it “a Strunk and White for the modern knowledge worker.”

He blogs every weekday at, publishing commentary on writing, politics, health care, technology, and business strategy. His blog has attracted more than two million views in its first two years.

His three previous business books include the BusinessWeek bestseller Groundswell: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies (Harvard Business Press, 2008). He will publish two other books on technology and strategy in 2018. His book Truth and Influence is due out in 2019.

In his spare time, Josh is the volunteer CEO of, a non-profit organization transforming the health habits of hundreds of people. He was previously senior vice president, idea development at Forrester Research. 


April 16, 2019, 1:00 pm ( 4.0 Hours)
People spend only 36 seconds on the average online news article. None of us were trained to write for this cluttered read-on-screen world. Learn how to stand out with front-loaded, powerful writing free of toxic elements like passive voice, jargon, and weasel words. Includes techniques for managing your time and your colleagues. 

April 17, 2019, 10:30 am ( 55 Min)
Among professionals who write, 81% say that poorly written material wastes a lot of their time. This inefficiency is choking your productivity and ruining your day. Embrace the Iron Imperative: treat the reader’s time as more valuable than your own. Embrace the culture of clean writing.