Peter Block was born in Chicago and spent most of his early years in the Midwest. After college, he went to New Jersey and was involved in the early days of creating the field of organization development. This entailed some years at Exxon Research and Engineering Company and then the formation of the consulting firm of Block, Petrella, Weisbord.

In 1980, Block started Designed Learning, a training company that continues to offer workshops based on the ideas in his books. It thrives and works to help support people in organizations to have more influence and impact. The primary products are the Flawless Consulting Workshops based on this book.

Block has written seven other books, including The Abundant Community (with John McKnight), ...

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