Barry Flicker is the founder of Basic Training, a San Francisco Bay Area-based company that specializes in project management and offers a complete curriculum of courses in management and professional development to organizations intent on keeping pace with the rapid transformations of the global economy.
He has authored texts for courses on project management, collaborative negotiating, conflict resolution, nonlinear problem solving, meeting management, and effective communication. His work helps free people from the limiting assumptions and counter productive behavior blocking their success. The immediate applicability of this approach has made him one of the most sought after experts in Silicon Valley and throughout the country.
In addition to a “Who’s Who”list of corporate clients, his work has, for years, been utilized as part of the professional development curriculum of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). His Project Game has become part of one of the leading business incubation courses in the country taught at UC Berkeley.
His success as a trainer, consultant, writer and speaker, reflect a colorful personal history which has included: touring with a rock band, performing as a stage magician, working the comedy clubs of San Francisco, and serving as a white water river guide. His most recent book, Working at Warp Speed, published by Berrett-Koehler has become the must-read business book of today.