Adrian Wooldridge

Updated at: Feb. 13, 2011, 3:28 a.m.

Adrian Wooldridge has been The Economist's Washington correspondent since November 1999, mainly covering politics and social policy. He has been with The Economist since 1988, and has worked as the paper's social policy correspondent, its management editor, and, most recently, its west coast correspondent, based in Los Angeles. He currently lives in Washington, DC.

He is the author of Measuring the Mind: Education and Psychology in England 1860-1990 (Cambridge University Press, 1994); The Witch Doctors. Making Sense of the Management Gurus (Times Books, 1996; co-written with John Micklethwait); and A Future Perfect. The Challenge and Hidden Promise of Globalization (Crown, May 2000; also co-written with John Micklethwait.) "The Witch Doctors" was a Business Week bestseller and received the Financial Times/Booz•Allen Prize for the best book on strategy and business leadership in 1996.

Apart from The Economist, his writings have appeared in numerous publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Los Angeles Times (Sunday opinion), The New York Times, The New Republic, The Times (London), The Times Literary Supplement, The Sunday Telegraph, The Guardian, The New Statesman, Strategy & Business, and the McKinsey Quarterly.

He was educated at Balliol College, Oxford, where he read modern history, and All Souls College, Oxford, where he was elected to a prize fellowship and received a D.Phil in 1985. He was also a Harkness Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley in 1984-5.

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The Witch Doctors: What the Management Gurus are Saying, Why It Matters and How to Make Sense of It