Barry A. Franklin, PhD, is director of preventive cardiology and cardiac rehabilitation at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. His research over the past four decades combines preventive cardiology and lifestyle medicine. Barry is a past editor-in-chief of the Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention, and he is a past president of the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation and the American College of Sports Medicine. In 2015, Dr. Franklin was listed by Thomson Reuter’s among The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds (Clinical Medicine). He is co-editor of The Heart-Healthy Handbook. Dr. Franklin’s passion is the study of highly successful people and organizations, a topic that he lectures widely about to business and industry groups and at college commencements throughout the US.