Paul A. Tiffany

Paul A. Tiffany

Senior Lecturer (Continuing)
Business and Public Policy


Paul Tiffany is a Senior Lecturer at Berkeley Haas. He teaches courses competitive strategy, business and public policy, leadership and management, the global economy, and global strategy and management. He also currently serves as a visiting professor at SASIN Graduate Institute of Business in Thailand and several universities in China where he teaches in summer programs. He has taught previously at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, the Wharton School, CEIBS (China-Europe International Business School) in Shanghai, AVT Business School in Denmark, IAB Business School in Kazakhstan, and the University of Geneva in Switzerland. His graduate studies include an MBA from Harvard University and a PhD from UC Berkeley.

Tiffany is active in a number of academic organizations and has published his research in various journals. His books include “The Decline of American Steel” and “Business Plans for Dummies,” co-authored with Steven Peterson, which was a worldwide top-five finalist in the annual Booz Allen/Financial Times “Best Business Book of the Year” award. He has commented extensively on television, radio, and in the popular press on topics about business and economics.

Prior to entering academia, Tiffany worked as a consultant with several national management consulting firms, as an assistant to the president of a large national financial services firm, and as an organizational analyst for a large public services agency. In addition to his academic work, he heads Paul Tiffany & Associates, a Northern California multi-specialty consulting and training organization that offers management services to firms throughout the world.

Tiffany is the recipient of awards for both his research and teaching, including the Anvil Award, presented annually to the outstanding professor in Wharton’s graduate program, the Lindback Award as the outstanding professor at the University of Pennsylvania, and Berkeley Haas’ Earl F. Cheit Award for Excellence in Teaching as the outstanding professor in the Executive MBA program.

Expertise and Research Interests

  • Business Development
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business Strategy
  • Management Consulting
  • Strategic Planning