"Only 10 business editors in the country can do what Mickey Butts does with the written word."
Suzy Welch, coauthor, with Jack Welch, of the international bestseller Winning, and former editor-in-chief of Harvard Business Review
Welcome to my Web site. I'm a Berkeley, California-based writer and editor. I am currently a senior writer at The Boston Consulting Group, where I create data visualizations that generate insight from information and write about innovation, strategy, technology, media, data, pricing, the global economy, organization, social impact, and consumer topics for BCG Perspectives, working with leading consultants to develop high-impact thought leadership.My writing and reporting has appeared in such publications as Salon, The Nation, Food & Wine, The Industry Standard, Wired, The Financial Times, The Economist, Portfolio.com, Business 2.0, Parenting, Sunset, San Francisco Magazine, Via, and The San Francisco Chronicle. To see samples of my journalism work, see the writing & journalism area of this site.
I've also been an editor at The Industry Standard, Parenting, San Francisco Weekly, The East Bay Monthly, and San Francisco Classical Voice. To read more about my background and view my resume, see my bio. And see the editing section for examples of magazine articles I've produced. To check out my online work, including the short-lived online wine newsletter Route du Vin and long-lost sites I built in the early days of the Web, go to the online work area of my site.
Before I went in-house at BCG, I worked for more than 10 years helping companies, nonprofits, and individuals that wanted to develop books, articles, case studies, white papers, courseware, and business/strategic plans with wide appeal. I've ghostwritten articles that have appeared in Harvard Business Review, McKinsey Quarterly, The Financial Times, Strategy+Business, Economist Intelligence Unit, The Economist Ideas Economy, Institutional Investor Guides, Forbes.com, Fortune.com, and the San Francisco Chronicle.I've ghostwritten and edited books published by Random House, Harvard Business Press, and Jossey-Bass. A book I edited, Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits, was named one of the The Economist's Best Business Books of 2007. To read more about my corporate and nonprofit work, see the ghostwriting & corporate writing and clients & testimonials areas of the site. And to see the books I've edited, go to the editing section.
Please contact me if you'd like to explore potential freelance projects. Thanks for visiting.
>>>WHAT'S NEW FROM MICKEY<<< Data Visualizations and Interactives "The Interactive Guide to the $10 Trillion Prize," BCG Perspectives, October 2012 "The Interactive Map of Sustainable Economic Development," BCG Perspectives, November 2012 "The Interactive Rankings of Adaptive Companies," BCG Perspectives, August 2012 "The Landscape of Turbulence," BCG Perspectives, August 2012 Writing and Collaboration "The Most Innovative Companies 2012," BCG Perspectives, January 2013 "Unlocking the Digital-Marketing Potential of Small Businesses," BCG Perspectives, March 2013 "Better Bundling in Technology, Media, and Telecom Markets," BCG Perspectives, March 2013 "Unleashing the Value of Consumer Data," BCG Perspectives, January 2013 "Rethinking Personal Data: Strengthening Trust," BCG and World Economic Forum, May 2012 "The Most Adaptive Companies 2012," BCG Perspectives, August 2012 "Pricing Pushback," BCG Perspectives, April 2012 "Global Food Security: How Businesses Can Increase Food Access for the Poor," BCG Perspectives, May 2012 "Taking the Fear Out of Retail Pricing," BCG Perspectives, December 2012 "Winning Practices of Adaptive Leadership Teams," BCG Perspectives, April 2012 "Debunking the Myths of the First 100 Days," BCG Perspectives, January 2013 "Long-Tail Pricing in Business-to-Business Markets," BCG Perspectives, July 2012 "Beyond Open Data," BCG Perspectives, March 2012 Editing "Reimagining K-12 Education in the U.S.: An Interview With Kevin Hall of the Charter School Growth Fund," BCG Perspectives, September 2012 "Reimagining K-12 Education in the U.S.: An Interview With Marco Petruzzi of Green Dot," BCG Perspectives, November 2012 "Reimagining K-12 Education in the U.S.: An Interview With Jeff Edmondson of the Strive Network," BCG Perspectives, October 2012 "Reimagining K-12 Education in the U.S.: An Interview With Robin Steans of Advance Illinois," BCG Perspectives, October 2012 "Reimagining K-12 Education in the U.S.: An Interview With MaryEllen Elia of the Hillsborough County Public Schools," BCG Perspectives, August 2012 "Reimagining K-12 Education in the U.S.: An Interview With Kevin Huffman of the Tennessee Department of Education," BCG Perspectives, November 2012 "Video Interview: Paul Deighton on Organizing the 2012 Olympics," BCG Perspectives, July 2012 "Video Interview: Steven Bungay on What Business Can Learn From Military Strategy," BCG Perspectives, May 2012