William Thorndike is the author of The Outsiders: Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success, published by Harvard Business Review Press, and translated into thirteen languages. Warren Buffett praised the book as “an outstanding book about CEOs who excelled at capital allocation.”
A graduate of Harvard College and the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Will is the Founder and Managing General Partner of Housatonic Partners, a private equity firm with $1 billion in assets under management and offices in Boston and San Francisco. Since its founding in 1994, Housatonic has made over 60 investments in private companies and has earned consistent industry-leading returns.
In May 2019, Will purchased the Boston-based publisher David R. Godine, and he is a member of the Board of the Authors Guild Foundation.