John T. Landry

John T. Landry

Senior Consultant

Winthrop Highlights

  • Senior Consultant, 2010-Present


  • Brown University, Ph.D. History
  • University of Chicago, B.A. Humanities

About John

John Landry, a senior consultant with The Winthrop Group, has more than 20 years of experience as a historian, business writer, and editor, including 13 years as an editor at Harvard Business Review. He has written or edited scores of articles, blog posts and books, and has worked closely with CEOs and other senior executives to select and develop their ideas for publication. Landry, who has a Ph.D. in economic history from Brown University, is the author of a confidential history of a global management consulting firm and the co-author of two books: Mylan: 50 Years of Unconventional Success (with John Seaman) and From the Rivers: The Origins and Growth of the New England Electric System (with Jeffrey Cruikshank).


July 2015

Business Competition Has Not Gotten Fiercer

It’s become part of the conventional wisdom: The internet and globalization have combined to render almost every company vulnerable to greater competition than ever.

November 2012

HBR Lives Where Taylorism Died

Harvard Business Review editors go to work every day on articles they hope will make their mark on the history of management thinking.

April 2011

The Coming Age of Corporate Paternalism

In HBR and elsewhere, a number of authors have wrung their hands about the public legitimacy of business.