Robert Heller (journalist)

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Robert Heller (10 June 1932 – 28 August 2012) was a British management journalist, management consultant, author of a series of management books, and the founding editor of Management Today.

Biography[edit]

Born in London, Heller attended Christ's Hospital in the Sussex countryside, served in the Royal Army Service Corps, and then attended Jesus College, Cambridge, where he was awarded a double first in history.[1]

In 1955 Heller started to work for the Financial Times, where in 1958 he was made US correspondent. In 1963 he moved to become business editor of The Observer.[1]

In 1966 Heller was founding editor of Management Today, a monthly business magazine published by Haymarket Publishing, where he worked for two decades. Here he started a second career as a writer of business books.[1]

During the early 1970s, he started a relationship with gallerist Angela Flowers, who he eventually married in 2003. They had a daughter, Rachel Heller, born on 15 September 1973, who was born with Down's syndrome,[2] and became an artist[3] represented by Flowers Gallery.[2]

Publications[edit]

Heller wrote about 80 management books. A selection:

  • 1972. The Naked Manager
  • 1998. Essential Manager's Manual
  • 1999. Achieving Excellence
  • 2002. Manager's Handbook

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c David Brewerton (2012) "Robert Heller obituary: Business journalist and author of a stream of books on management in which he explained the 'tricks of the trade'." in: The Guardian, Tuesday 18 September 2012
  2. ^ a b Neustatter, Angela (10 September 2003). "A wonderful daughter". Guardian. Retrieved 25 June 2021.
  3. ^ "RACHEL HELLER Alumni, 2003". Royal Drawing School. Retrieved 25 June 2021.

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