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 Esso Engineering (now Exxon-Mobil Research and Engineering) and then the formation of a consulting firm with Tony Petrella, later joined by Marvin Weisbord.
In 1980, Block, along with Jim Maselko and Phil Grosnick, started Designed Learning, a training company that offers workshops and consulting that directly apply the ideas in Block’s books.
In 1995, Block got involved with city government and city managers ...