Thomas Hout is Adjunct Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management. He spent 30 years as a strategy consultant at the Boston Consulting Group in Boston, London, Tokyo, and Hong Kong. He is author of two books: Competing Against Time (a business best-seller) and Japanese Industrial Policy. He has authored eight Harvard Business Review articles and over a dozen op-ed pieces to Asian Wall Street Journal and New York Times. He has for twelve years taught winter quarter at University of Hong Kong. His principal homes are Cambridge MA and Carmel Valley CA.