September 4-6, 2009

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The AJC Decatur Book Festival Presented by DeKalb Medical

Alan Deutschman

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Alan Deutschman is one of America's most provocative thinkers about leadership and change. In his highly anticipated book, Walk the Walk: The #1 Rule for Real Leaders (to be published in September 2009), he presents a compelling new theory of leadership.

His pathbreaking earlier book, Change or Die: The Three Keys to Change at Work and in Life, began as one of Fast Company magazine's most talked-about cover stories. Urban Meyer, head coach of the national champion University of Florida football team, says: "I was really intrigued by the book Change or Die. There are some very powerful concepts and ideas that strike at the psychological core of getting people to change. The book is an invaluable resource for anyone who is in a management or leadership position."

In a 22-year career as a journalist, Deutschman has been Fortune magazine's Silicon Valley correspondent, GQ's "Profit Motive" columnist, and a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and New York Magazine. Most recently, he was a senior writer for Fast Company. He is also the author of The Second Coming of Steve Jobs and A Tale of Two Valleys: Wine, Wealth and the Battle for the Good Life in Napa and Sonoma.

He has taught at General Electric's Crotonville executive training center and delivered keynote addresses to leadership conferences for organizations such as National Public Radio. He lives in Atlanta with his wife, the novelist Susan Rebecca White, author of Bound South.

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