Edward E. Gordon, ‘The 2010 Meltdown’

Edward E. Gordon is an internationally recognized writer, researcher, speaker, and consultant on the future of America’s and the world’s workforce.ed_gordon_edited1.jpg

As President of Imperial Consulting in Chicago and Palm Desert, Calif., his clients have ranged from Fortune 500 companies to government agencies, workforce boards, economic development/industrial commissions, business trade associations, museums, health care organizations, research groups, colleges, and universities.

Among his many books Gordon has written a broad range of business titles including The 2010 Meltdown: Solving the Impending Jobs Crisis, Skills Wars, FutureWork, and Closing the Literacy Gap. His research on current business issues has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, and Chicago Tribune, as well as such business publications as Management Review, Employee Benefit News, Training, T & D, and M World. He has appeared on CBS, CNN, NPR, and other substantive discussion programs.

He taught for 20 years at three Chicago universities: DePaul, Loyola, and Northwestern. Gordon serves on the boards of the Better Business Bureau of Chicago and Northern Illinois, and the Illinois Literacy Resource Development Center. He is also a member of the Education Quality Workforce Committee of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce and the Youth Council of the Chicago Workforce Board.