Professor Johnson runs Nicusa Investment Advisors, an advisory firm focused on helping CEOs and Boards of Directors deal with strategy, capital allocation, shareholder value creation, and corporate governance. Johnson applies his 30 years of experience as an investment professional, combined with his more than 20 years as a business school professor, to help senior managers sort through these critical strategic issues.
Johnson is an Adjunct Professor at Columbia Business School since 1992, where he has taught 35 courses on securities analysis and value investing to more than 1,500 students. Professor Johnson was given the Commitment to Excellence award by the 2016 Executive MBA graduating class in recognition of his outstanding commitment to their educational experience.
Johnson is co-author of the The Gorilla Game, Picking Winners in High Technology, which reached Business Week’s best seller list and was the number one best-selling investment book on Amazon.com for several weeks in 1998. He was also a contributing annotator in 2012 to The Most Important Thing Illuminated, by Howard Marks, and co-authored the history of value investing at Columbia Business School in the forthcoming book celebrating the school’s 100-year anniversary. Johnson is also co-author with Paul Sonkin of Pitch the Perfect Investment, The Essential Guide to Winning on Wall Street, scheduled to be published in early 2017.
Johnson has an MBA in Finance from the Executive Program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.