Bernard Roth is the Rodney H. Adams Professor of Engineering and the academic director of the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (the d.school) at Stanford University. He is a leading expert in kinematics, the science of motion, and one of the world's pioneers in the area of robotics. In addition, he has created courses that allow students to directly gain understanding and experience about personal issues that matter to them. Bernie is also the primary developer of the concept of the Creativity Workshop. For more than thirty years this workshop has been a vehicle for him to take the experiential teaching he developed at Stanford to students, faculty, and professionals around the world. He is an in-demand speaker at conferences and workshops globally, has served as a director of several corporations, and has been a leader in professional societies.
"Bernie Roth is the central pillar and the conscience of the d.school at Stanford and one of its real gems. It's exciting that he now puts his best ideas into this book for many more of us to benefit." -- David M. Kelley, Founder of the d.school at Stanford University, Founder and Chairman of IDEO " The Achievement Habit is a masterpiece in describing how to think creatively and fulfill your life's ambitions. Everyone who reads this book will clearly see why Bernie is considered one of the most creative and liberated thinkers today." -- Paul Hait, Entrepreneur/Olympic Gold Medalist "Bernie Roth is a master teacher who unlocks his students' minds and hearts allowing them to create the lives they dream to live. Finally, his wisdom is available to the entire world." -- Tina Seelig, Professor of the Practice, Stanford School of Engineering, Author, Insight Out "Before unleashing design thinking on others, unleash it on yourself. You, and the world, will be far better for it. The Achievement Habit reveals a host of invaluable approaches to this most personal of design projects." -- Tim Brown, CEO of IDEO and author of Change By Design