Author Profile

Karen Dillon | Contributing Editor, Harvard Business Review

Current Position and Past Experience
Since 2011, Karen Dillon has served as Contributing Editor at the Harvard Business Review. Prior to taking on her current role, Dillon was an editor for eight years, ultimately serving as the Editor of the magazine.

Before joining the Harvard Business Review team, Dillon worked at Inc. Magazine as the Deputy Editor. Earlier in Dillon’s career she helped manage numerous business and law publications, including The American Lawyer as Editor and Publisher, and Legal Business in London as Editor.

Dillon co-authored Competing Against Luck: The Story of Innovation and Customer Choice with Clayton Christensen, Taddy Hall and David Duncan in 2016.

Education, Honors and Achievements
Dillon earned her BA in English from Cornell University and her MS in Journalism from Northwestern University.

Personal Details and Community Involvement
I like to say that I collect experiences, not things. Among other things, I am a passionate and intrepid traveler. It’s completely broadened who I am as a person and my children’s perspective on the world. I still have whole continents on my bucket list, but I’m chipping away at that list. (Seeing the Northern Lights is my top priority at the moment.) That, and the screenplay I’m going to write. Someday.

Connect
You can connect with Dillon through LinkedIn and on Twitter @KarDillon. You can also check out her other articles in Harvard Business Review.
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