Josh is a bestselling author and senior vice president, idea development at Forrester Research, and is responsible for identifying, developing, and promoting some of the company's most influential and forward-looking ideas.
He is the coauthor of three books. His bestselling book on social media, Groundswell: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies (Harvard Business Review Press, 2008), was called "the best book ever written on marketing and media" by Abbey Klaassen, editor of Advertising Age. His most recent book is The Mobile Mind Shift: Engineering Your Business to Win in the Mobile Moment (Groundswell Press, 2014). He is also the coauthor of Empowered: Unleash Your Employees, Energize Your Customers, and Transform Your Business (Harvard Business Review Press, 2010).
Josh is the editor of two other books: Outside In: The Power of Putting Customers at the Center of Your Business (New Harvest/HMH, 2012) by Harley Manning and Kerry Bodine, and Digital Disruption: Unleashing the Next Wave of Innovation (Amazon Press, 2013) by James McQuivey.
Josh joined Forrester in 1995. In 1996, he created the Technographics® segmentation, a classification of consumers according to how they approach technology. Forrester has used this segmentation as the basis of its consumer research offering, Consumer Technographics, since 1997. Josh is also known for 10 years of analysis of the television industry.
Josh's research, analysis, and opinions appear frequently in publications like The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. He writes a column for Marketing News, a publication of the American Marketing Association, and blogs for Forrester and Advertising Age. Josh has keynoted major conferences on television, music, marketing, and technology around the world.
Previous Work Experience
For 14 years, prior to becoming a Forrester analyst, Josh was prominent in technology startups, including Course Technology, MathSoft, and Software Arts.
Josh has a bachelor's degree from The Pennsylvania State University and was a National Science Foundation fellow in the graduate program in mathematics at MIT.