Biography

David Bolchover is an author, commentator and business writer. His book “The Greatest Comeback: From Genocide to Football Glory” (Biteback), a biography of the legendary football coach Béla Guttmann, is published in the spring of 2017.

He has also written three business books, the latest being “Pay Check: Are Top Earners Really Worth It?” (Coptic, 2010). An updated edition was published in early 2012.

His first book was the international best-seller “The 90-Minute Manager” (Pearson Education, 2002), which looks at the lessons that business managers can learn from football managers. A third edition was released in June 2006.

His second book, “The Living Dead” (Capstone, 2005), counters the orthodoxy which holds that everyone in the modern world is overworked and stressed. The book was serialised in The Times and named as one of the “Books of the Year” in Management Today magazine.

David has also written numerous op-eds and other articles on business and management for various publications, including The Times, The Financial Times, The Telegraph, The Sunday Times, and The Economist Intelligence Unit.

He frequently presents to companies and conferences on the subject of one of his books, as well as on a range of other topics relating to business and management. He has been interviewed regularly on TV and radio, including appearances on BBC TV (“Breakfast” and “Newsnight”), Sky News, CNN, Radio Five Live, and Radio Four (“The Today Programme”, “PM” and “The World Tonight”). In January 2013, he appeared as a witness at the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards on the subject of remuneration.

In addition to his own material, David also assists several leading management consultancies, and other major companies, with their written insights into the business world.

Prior to his writing career, he worked for twelve years in the international insurance industry. He has an MBA (Finance) from Cass Business School, and a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics.