Paul Carroll is a writer and lecturer on numerous business topics, primarily focused on business strategy and on information technology. He is also a consultant, using the “Devil’s Advocate” review process to help large organizations spot flaws in their strategies before major problems surface.

After graduating from Michigan State University at age 19, Paul earned a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University. He spent a year as an editor at his hometown newspaper, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, then joined the Wall Street Journal. He spent 17 years at the Journal, in the U.S., Europe and Mexico, getting about as broad an exposure to the world of business as the paper could provide.

This is a video excerpt of a recent presentation by Paul B. Carroll at a recent Diamond Management and Technology Consultants All-Hands Meeting.

Here’s an interview in which Paul discusses the current market crisis and how companies can learn from past mistakes with ABC News Money Matter’s Daljit Dhaliwal: