Sam Walker is The Wall Street Journal’s leadership columnist. He is the author of the “The Captain Class,” named one of the best business books of 2017 by the New York Times, CNBC,, Strategy+Business, Sports Illustrated and the Globe and Mail. Previously at the Journal, Walker was deputy editor for enterprise—the unit that oversees in-depth page-one features and investigative reporting projects. A former sports reporter and sports columnist, he was the founding editor of the Journal’s prizewinning daily sports coverage. His leadership column is set to debut in the spring of 2018,

Walker recently launched a consulting practice to help companies, sports teams and military units refine the way they identify, cultivate and support potential leaders in their ranks. He is the author of “Fantasyland,” a bestselling 2006 account of his attempt to win America’s top fantasy baseball expert competition (of which he is a two-time champion). He attended the University of Michigan. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children.

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