Adam Robinson (author)

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Adam Robinson[1] is an American educator, freelance author, and a US Chess Federation life master. He is the co-founder of The Princeton Review. He currently works as a global macro advisor to the heads of some of the world's largest hedge funds[2] through his company Robinson Global Strategies. In 2016 and 2017, he was interviewed by Tim Ferriss.[3][4]

Robinson co-authored Cracking the SAT with John Katzman, the only test preparation book ever to become a The New York Times Bestseller List best seller. His other books include Cracking the LSAT, What Smart Students Know, and The RocketReview Revolution.

Personal life[edit]

Born in Manhattan in 1955, Robinson attended Evanston Township High School in Illinois and was second board on the National High School Chess Championship Team his senior year. He is a rated US chess master.[5] He received his graduate degree in jurisprudence from Oxford University after receiving his undergraduate degree in finance and accounting from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He currently lives in Manhattan.


  • What Smart Students Know: Maximum Grades. Optimum Learning. Minimum Time. Three Rivers Press, (1993). ISBN 0-517-88085-7.
  • Cracking the SAT with John Katzman. Villard Books, (1986). ISBN 0-394-74342-3.
  • The Rocket Review Revolution: The Ultimate Guide to the New SAT. NAL Trade; (2006). ISBN 0-451-21946-5.


  1. ^ "Author's Spotlight". Archived from the original on 28 April 2010. Retrieved 30 March 2010.
  2. ^ "Robinson Global Strategies – Adam Robinson is the trusted outside global macro advisor to the heads of some of the world's largest hedge funds". Robinson Global Strategies. Retrieved 3 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Becoming the best version of you". The Tim Ferriss Show. Retrieved 27 April 2017.
  4. ^ "Lessons from Bobby Fischer, Warren Buffett, and other Outliers". The Tim Ferriss Show. Retrieved 27 April 2017.
  5. ^ Adam Robinson's US Chess rating card