Ben is one of the best business writers I have ever worked with. He has an outstanding natural flair for language, he has in-depth knowledge of a range of subjects–from bond markets to SMEs to literature and finance function to sunrise industries, and, above all, he is a high-class professional… I have worked with him as an editor for more than two years and not even once did I find his writing below brilliant. It was always stunning to see him pick up so easily things about a market as complex as India’s. He has written extensively on Indian businesses for CFO India, where I was a consulting editor, and about global events/trends for The Economic Times, India’s largest-circulated daily. He has an amazing gift for understanding the tastes of his readers, even those in a country like India¦Ben is an all-rounder and, like his ancestors, quick on the draw.
Ullekh NP, Assistant Editor OPEN Magazine Delhi, India
I’d worked with Ben at strategy+business and was so impressed with him that I sought him out when I needed a writer at Manpower. He is a reliable reporter and terrific writer and he operates with the highest integrity. He is also a self-starter who doesn’t need a lot of hand-holding. I’d happily work with him again.
Amy Bernstein, Editor at Harvard Business Review
Ben wrote many articles for me when I was editor of CFO Asia. He’s a terrific writer — clear, engaging and often funny — and a true pleasure to work with. He was the first writer I’d turn to when I needed someone who could make a potentially dry business topic interesting. I strongly recommend him.
Managing Editor, Americas, Reuters News, Washington, DC
I first met Ben years ago when he was working for The Economist Intelligence Unit and was deeply impressed by his intelligence, talent and wit. Having worked with him over the years, that impression has been reinforced again and again. Ben has been writing regularly for Knowledge@Wharton — and also other sites that are part of the K@W Network — for years, and he does a fabulous job each time. I would recommend him any day to publications that needs insightful writing on business issues.
Mukul Pandya, Executive Director/Editor-in-chief, Knowledge@Wharton Network Philadelphia
I hired Ben to help found the EIU’s e-Business Forum, a service that has gone on to be a significant revenue earning property for the Economist Group. Ben is a first class business writer and an exemplary professional. He always delivers what is required and more and on time. I have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone seeking to work with one of the best.
Mike Chapman, Director, CMS/Search at NTT Data Americas New York
I worked side by side with Bennett for four years. During that time I grew to fully trust and appreciate his writing talent, his judgment, and his sense of humor. Bennett also has that rare quality of being able to see things ‘all around’ – in other words, when presented with a set of facts, he immediately seems to understand its immediate relevance, the underlying causes, and the long-term consequences. He is also an excellent manager – in our case, keeping a stable of unruly freelance writers, graphic designers, and computer programmers focused and productive. Bennett too has a keen business sense – whether for the immediate needs of the customer and the bottom line or for long-term economic and industry trends. He is, in short, a rare find. I would recommend him fully and without reservation.
Alex Sheshunoff, Writer, founder of Foodstart.com [former President, E- The People] Ojai, California
Bennett is a very creative writer and producer of content. At E-thepeople he created a variety of websites, brochures and public relations material. His designs and copy were written up in the New York Times, USA Today and the Wall Street Journal. Our PR campaign garnered hundreds of writeups and interviews in all 50 states.
David Schwartz, Director of Publisher Development at Arkadium