Social Entrepreneur 1996 – Ongoing
Author, Integrity at Scale: Big Answers for America’s Challenges, book manuscript, presently available at www.IntegrityAtScaleBlog.com. Today’s United States is not a competent nation. Yesterday’s civic habits are insufficient for today’s major challenges. America requires a redesign revolution and hasn’t the slightest idea how to begin. Integrity at Scale lays out a path toward competence that is independent of political ideology.
Social Security Reform Websites. Created two websites to help users understand Social Security’s long-range solvency challenges, www.sscommonsense.org and www.simcivic.org. The second website featured a java-based solvency model. These websites remain relevant and are retained for archival value.
Consulting 1985 – 2007
Mr. Johnson has worked as a management consultant for a number of years. Most recently he worked with Education Resource Strategies (ERS), a nationally prominent firm whose clients have included many of the nation’s largest school systems. With Gates funding, ERS developed a web-based budget tool to help school district leaders test the likely costs of different educational resource strategies. Mr. Johnson built the budget tool for ERS in Excel; ERS now hosts the tool at www.erstools.org.
Mr. Johnson’s previous consulting assignments have been diverse. He served the Bipartisan Congressional Retreat as a facilitator. He has done work for ATT and Ameritech, for S3 Technologies, for a recognition systems subsidiary of AEG, and for the Maryland State Highway Administration. As a contractor with Gemini Consulting, he worked on a number of Bell Atlantic projects, an IBM project, and a Dun & Bradstreet project. As a consultant for Bain & Company, his assignments took him into Nielsen Media, Dun & Bradstreet Plan Services, Giddings & Lewis Machine Tools, Rorer Pharmaceutical, Harris Graphics, and Genstar Roofing.
Manufacturing 1983 – 1985
Led the first Just in Time Manufacturing Project at the Jamestown Engine Plant (JEP). This project introduced Japanese manufacturing principles to JEP; those early steps ripened over the years into a very mature and successful manufacturing operation. JEP’s daily volume has grown by a factor of nine, its parts inventory has shrunk almost to nothing, its material storage racks have disappeared.
Union Leader, Cab Driver 1969 – 1980
As President of the Independent Drivers Association, organized the drivers’ 1979 buyout of Denver Yellow Cab so that the company could be run as a driver-owned cooperative.
MBA, Stanford Business School, 1982. Arjay Miller Scholar (Top 10%).
BA, Harvard College, 1966. Cum Laude in U.S. History