Paul Zane Pilzer is a world-renowned economist, a social entrepreneur, an adjunct professor, and the author of nine best-selling books and dozens of scholarly publications.
Pilzer completed Lehigh University (1974) in three years and received his MBA from Wharton (1976) in 15 months at age 22. He became Citibank's youngest officer at age 22 and its youngest vice president at age 25. At age 24, he was appointed adjunct professor at New York University, where he taught for 21 consecutive years. Over the past 30 years, Pilzer has started and/or taken public, five companies in the areas of software, education and healthcare.
In the Middle Ages, alchemy was the mystical art of trying to make gold from lesser metals, or, more broadly, the pursuit of finding an elixir of life. As a modern-day alchemist, Pilzer figures he can make gold from technology. By seeking out existing technology and applying it where it is not yet in use, Pilzer believes he can stimulate the economy and make money in the process.