George Stalk joined The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in 1978 and is now a senior vice president based in Toronto. He has also worked in the Boston, Chicago and Tokyo offices. Stalk focuses on international strategy and time-based competition, advising clients in retailing, automotive and other industries. He is the co-author (with Thomas H. Hout) of Competing Against Time and (with James C. Abegglen) of Kaisha: The Japanese Corporation. His Harvard Business Review article “Time — The Next Source of Competitive Advantage” won the McKinsey Award in 1988. Stalk holds a B.S. in engineering mechanics from the University of Michigan, and M.S. in aeronautics and astronautics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Before joining BCG, he held positions with Applicon Inc. and Exxon Research and Engineering.