Mitchell Weiss is the author of “We the Possibility: Harnessing Public Entrepreneurship to Solve Our Most Urgent Problems“. Weiss is Professor of Management Practice in the Entrepreneurial Management Unit at Harvard Business School, where he is also the Richard L. Menschel Faculty Fellow. He is an award-winning teacher and the creator of the school’s popular course, Public Entrepreneurship, which focuses on public leaders and private entrepreneurs inventing a difference in the world. He helped build the Young American Leaders Program and is an adviser to the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative.
Prior to joining Harvard Business School, Weiss was chief of staff and a partner to Boston’s Mayor Thomas Menino. In 2010 he cofounded the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics. In April 2013 he guided the mayor’s office response to the attacks on the Boston Marathon and played a key role in starting One Fund Boston.