Jacob is the principal and co-founder of Chess Media Group, a management consulting and strategic advisory firm on the future of work and collaboration. Jacob and his team work with some of the world’s largest and forward thinking companies on future of work and collaboration initiatives. Jacob is the author of the Amazon best-selling book, The Collaborative Organization which was published by McGraw Hill in late 2012. The Collaborative Organization is the first and only comprehensive strategy guide on emergent collaboration in the workplace and has been endorsed by global leaders such as the CIO of the United States of America, CEO of Unisys, CMO of Dell, Chair of the MIT Sloan Management Review, CMO of SAP, CIO of ManpowerGroup, the founder of Craigslist, and many others. He is currently working on two new books due out in 2014. The first is for Wiley titled, "The Future of Work: Attract New Talent, Build Better Leaders, and Create a Competitive Organization." The second is for Forbes titled, the 12 Habits of Highly Collaborative Organizations. Jacob also co-wrote Twittfaced in 2009 which is a social media 101 guide for business. Currently he has a column for Forbes and Huffington Post where he covers the future of work and collaboration and runs the popular blog TheFutureOrganization.com. Jacob has been featured in outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, INC Magazine, USA Today, Fast Company, CIO.com, Information Week, CNN, Mashable, and many others.Jacob keynotes conferences and events around the world.