Bill Lane is a native of Brooklyn, New York, and has degrees from Niagara University and Northern Arizona University. He served as a Green Beret officer in Vietnam in 1968-69 and later worked as a congressional liaison officer and speechwriter at the Pentagon for seven years. He was appointed Manager of Executive Communications at General Electric and spent nearly 20 years as Jack Welch’s speechwriter; he retired in 2002.
Bill's first book, Jacked Up: How Jack Welch Talked GE into Becoming the World’s Greatest Company, was named one of the "Best Business Books of the Year" by Strategy+Business.
He writes and lives in Easton, Connecticut.