Josh Bernoff is an expert on how business books can propel thinkers to prominence.

Book projects on which he collaborated have generated more than $20 million for their authors.

Josh’s most recent book is Build a Better Business Book: How to Plan, Write, and Promote a Book That Matters (Amplify, 2023). As Daniel H. Pink wrote, “If you’re serious about writing a business book that matters, then look no further.”

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

He is the coauthor of the Businessweek bestseller Groundswell: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies (Harvard Business Review Press, 2008). He has authored, coauthored, or ghostwritten eight business books.

Josh works closely with nonfiction authors as an advisor, coach, editor, or ghostwriter. He has collaborated on more than 50 nonfiction books.

Josh writes a blog post on topics of interest to authors every weekday at His blog has generated 4 million views.

He was formerly Senior Vice President, Idea Development at Forrester, where he spent 20 years analyzing technology and business. Prior to Forrester, Josh spent 14 years in start-up companies in the Boston area.

Josh has a mathematics degree from The Pennsylvania State University and studied mathematics in the Ph.D. program at MIT. He lives with his wife, an artist, in Portland, Maine.