George Anders

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George Anders (born 1957) is an American business journalist and the author of four books,[1] including the New York Times bestseller,[2] Perfect Enough. He has worked as an editor or staff writer at The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company magazine and Bloomberg View. He currently resides in Northern California.[3]


Anders has been writing for national publications for 30 years. He started his writing career working for The Wall Street Journal and eventually became a top feature writer, where he specialized in in-depth profiles. After his stint with The Wall Street Journal, he served as West Coast bureau chief for Fast Company. Anders later became a founding member of the Bloomberg View board of editors and began working for Forbes as a contributing writer in 2012.[3]


Anders has produced work that has appeared in publications all over the world which include The New York Times, BusinessWeek, The Guardian, and the Harvard Business Review.[3]


He is a 1978 graduate of Stanford University,[3][4] with a bachelor's degree in economics.

Awards and honors[edit]

He shared in a Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting[5] in 1997, while at The Wall Street Journal.[3]


  • Anders, George (October 2011), The Rare Find: Spotting Extraordinary Talent Before Anyone Else, Portfolio, ISBN 978-1-59184-425-9 
  • Anders, George (January 2003), Perfect Enough: Carly Fiorina and the Reinvention of Hewlett-Packard, Portfolio, ISBN 978-1-59184-003-9 
  • Anders, George (November 1996), Health Against Wealth: HMOs and the Breakdown of Medical Trust, Houghton-Mifflin, ISBN 978-0-395-82283-8 
  • Anders, George (May 1992), Merchants of Debt: KKR and the Mortgaging of U.S. Business, Basic Books, ISBN 978-0-465-04522-8 


  1. ^ "Stanford Breakfast Briefings". Retrieved 28 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "BEST SELLERS: February 16, 2003". The New York Times. 16 February 2003. Retrieved 28 December 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "More about George Anders, author of The Rare Find". George Anders Books. Retrieved 8 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "UCLA Gerald Loeb Awards, past finalists". Archived from the original on 26 May 2011. Retrieved 28 December 2011. 
  5. ^ "The Pulitzer Prizes, 1997". Lack of Assurance. Dow Jones & Co. Retrieved 28 December 2011.