Bruce Nussbaum is the author of the book Creative Intelligence: Harnessing the Power to Create, Connect and Inspire (Harper Business, 2013), published in several countries and languages. His other books include Good Intentions: How Big Business And the Medical Establishment Are Corrupting the Fight Against AIDS (Atlantic Monthly Press, 1990) and The World After Oil: The Shifting Axis of Power and Wealth (Simon & Schuster, 1983). His essays have appeared in The Best Business Stories of the Year: 2002 Edition and The Best American Political Writing 2004.
Nussbaum is a former writer and Editorial Page Editor for BusinessWeek. While at the magazine, he launched its coverage of design, focusing on the intersection between innovation & design and business. Nussbaum was previously Editor of Manhattan, Inc. and has been a reporter for the Far Eastern Economic Review in Asia and American Banker in New York. He currently writes for Fast Company and Harvard Business Review.
Nussbaum has received awards from the Sigma Delta Chi Journalism Society, the Overseas Press Club of America, and the West Point Society. He has received the Personal Recognition Award from the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) and the Bronze Apple award from the New York Chapter of the IDSA. In 2005, Nussbaum was presented with the John F. Nolan Award by the Design Management Institute, and i-D magazine named him as one of the forty most influential people in design. In 2006, he was a member of the Group Action Council on Design for the World Economic Forum, and in 2008, he was a finalist in the annual Design Mind Award given by the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum.
Nussbaum holds a BA in political science from Brooklyn College and a MS in political science from the University of Michigan. He has previously taught at Parsons the New School for Design.