20 Years of Research

Since 1993 RainmakerThinking, Inc. has been a leader in research on management and the workplace. Based on thousands of in-depth interviews, as well as focus groups, polls, and surveys including hundreds of thousands of respondents, our research is the foundation of 19 books, dozens of white papers and thousands of presentations and articles.  Our work has also been featured and cited in thousands of news stories around the world.

"27 Challenges is essential reading for managers. Too many managers are operating on autopilot—waiting for a crisis to happen before reacting. Bruce Tulgan rightly emphasizes critical fundamentals, especially around effective communication, that stop the vicious cycle of managing by crisis and then wondering why there’s not enough time to be an effective manager. Tulgan’s ‘high-structure, high substance’ model is golden: that advice alone is worth the price of this book.  Our MBA students often ask us what the key elements of good management are. They’re contained in this cogent, well-argued book."
Donald E. Gibson, Ph.D. , Dean and Professor of Management, Charles F. Dolan School of Business, Fairfield University

Quick Facts

  • Founded by Bruce Tulgan in 1993.
  • Trained hundreds of thousands of leaders and managers in over 300 organizations from Amex to Walmart and AARP to YMCA.
  • Published 19 books  in dozens of countries.
  • Bruce received the 2009 Golden Gavel awarded by Toastmasters International  to just one recipient each year. Past winners include Tony Robbins, Stephen Covey, Marcus Buckingham, Ken Blanchard, Tom Peters, Dinah Shore and Walter Cronkite.
  • Located in New Haven, CT