Author, speaker, columnist, executive director of the Inc. Business Council

Lewis Schiff is the executive director of Inc. Business Owners Council, a membership organization for Inc. Magazine’s top entrepreneurs and owners of closely-held family businesses and maintains a blog about behavioral entrepreneurship on Today, there are Councils in New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco-Silicon Valley and West Michigan. Recent speakers to the Council Membership include: former U.S. Treasury Secretary, Hank Paulson, Howard Schultz of Starbucks, Deepak Chopra and Jim McCann, founder of 1-800-Flowers.

Schiff has co-authored two books: The Influence of Affluence: How The Rich Are Changing Americacharts the rise of America’s growing affluent middle-class through original research and analysis, and The Armchair Millionaire, describes a wealth-creation system that leverages Nobel-Prize winning methodologies.

His latest book, Business Brilliant: Surprising Lessons from the Greatest Self-Made Business Icons, which focuses on the wealth-creating behaviors and attitudes that work best in the new economy, was published by Harper Collins in March 2013.