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We transform business leaders into thought leaders.

A thought leadership & ghostwriting agency for founders, investors, and executives.

We’ve worked with Fortune 500 CEOs, tech founders, investors, & government leaders.

You’ve been on a journey of struggle and success. You’re at the height of your career. The world wants to hear your wisdom.

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Now you need a way to reach the world: a stage, a book, a name.

For 15 years, our authors have transformed brilliant people like you into thought leaders.
For 15 years, our authors have transformed
brilliant people like you into thought leaders.

We’ve ghostwritten bestselling books, built major social media followings, and helped our clients capture their breakthrough ideas.

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Work With Us

In addition to bespoke projects, we offer four suites of services:

The Signature Essay
Define yourself for the world

Starting at $20,000. Inquire here.

The Platform Builder
Grow your influential audience
The Influencer’s Book

We craft your masterpiece

Starting at $160,000. Inquire here. 

The Everything Collection
Launch your ideas into the world

Our Team

Geoffrey Cain, Managing Partner at Alembic Partners
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Geoffrey Cain

Managing Partner
Bestselling Author
Geoffrey Cain is an award-winning author of bestselling books on leadership, business, technology, and finance.
He brings great stories to the world. His greatest passion is transforming his clients into respected thought leaders.
His books have been called “gripping” (Financial Times), a “thriller” (The Wall Street Journal), “riveting” (The Economist and Forbes), “a crisp narrative” (Publishers Weekly), and “a prescient, alarming work” (Kirkus starred review).
His citations include the Financial Times McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award and the NPR “Book of the Day.”

His books have been called “gripping” (Financial Times), a “thriller” (The Wall Street Journal), “riveting” (The Economist and Forbes), “a crisp narrative” (Publishers Weekly), and “a prescient, alarming work” (Kirkus starred review).

His citations include the Financial Times McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award and the NPR “Book of the Day.”

He has interviewed world leaders and covered historic global events. He has advised the White House and regularly testifies before Congress.
As a thought leader in the fields of technology and business, he is ready to breathe gravitas and beauty into your big idea.
Geoffrey Cain, Managing Partner at Alembic Partners
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Benjamin Carlson, Partner, Alembic Partners
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Benjamin Carlson, Partner, Alembic Partners
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Benjamin F. Carlson

SENIOR ADVISOR
Award-Winning Strategist

Benjamin F. Carlson is an award-winning editor, writer, and thought leadership advisor.
Throughout his career, he has helped leaders make their ideas sharp, irresistible, and unforgettable.

Previously an editor at The Atlantic, he has produced documentary films, run multimillion-dollar ad campaigns, and advised Fortune 50 brands and executives.

This work has spanned both the C-suite at corporate brands and family offices. A former editor at The Atlantic, he has produced documentary films, run multimillion dollar ad campaigns, and collaborated on projects with major celebrities.

As a business consultant, he has advised companies including Apple, Amazon, and Procter & Gamble.
His book editing has helped lead to major advances and bestselling titles at the largest publishers.
Figures ranging from Elon Musk to Jack Dorsey and Marc Benioff have shared his words on social media.
Across these activities, his passion is to help people like you become renowned for their ideas.

Will Murphy

Senior Editor
Will Murphy has spent his career shaping the thoughts and words of globally recognized figures from across the worlds of leadership, politics and current affairs, business, “big ideas,” journalism, fiction, and other forms of storytelling.
As a former Executive Editor at Random House, Will acquired and published major works by President Joe Biden, former Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, David Brooks, Nassim Taleb, Mohamed El-Erian, Ed Thorp, Michael Oren, and Pope Francis.
As a former Executive Editor at Random House, Will acquired and published major works by President Joe Biden, former Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, David Brooks, Nassim Taleb, Mohamed El-Erian, Ed Thorp, Michael Oren, and Pope Francis.
He has edited and published 31 New York Times bestsellers, including seven #1 New York Times bestsellers and twelve national bestsellers.
He is known for his ability to create forceful pitches and messaging, and is intimately familiar with the media and social media landscape.

Alessandra Lusardi

Award-Winning Editor
As a former editor at Viking Penguin, Alessandra acquired and edited bestselling and award-winning books, including New York Times bestsellers and Washington Post best books of the year.
She has edited books by the legendary author Umberto Eco, Joe Bastianich, and Mark Seal.
Nothing is more rewarding to her than uncovering the true potential of an author.
She has edited books by the legendary author Umberto Eco, Joe Bastianich, and Mark Seal.
Nothing is more rewarding to her than uncovering the true potential of an author.
For over a year now, it has been a transformative experience working with Alembic Partners.
Alembic Partners are best-in-class at crafting compelling personal narratives, pinpointing unique positioning, and navigating the complexities of media engagement.
Not only have they helped me refine and articulate my ideas, but they’ve ensured I always presented as polished, insightful, and ahead of the curve.
Their approach to personal branding is essential for any business leader looking to elevate their influence and leave a lasting impact in their industry.
I highly recommend Alembic Partners to anyone serious about becoming a globally recognized leader in their field.

The meaning of our name

The alembic is a vessel used in alchemy to distill, purify and transform what lies within

In the same way, we help leaders and thinkers transform their thoughts into valuable currency that can challenge the way people see the world.

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FAQ

The world of thought leadership and book authorship is competitive. Succeeding in business isn’t the same thing as succeeding in publishing.  

To become a thought leader, you need a platform and an established portfolio of media appearances and commentary. Our team of bestselling authors and award-winning editors can help you distill your message and build the visibility you need.

Authorship is worth more than any object you can buy. A book is the ultimate embodiment of intellectual authority, one that belongs only to its author. It has the power to draw talent, clients, funds, and allies to your projects—and your cause.

Most of our clients are leaders in finance, technology, and business. But we don’t limit ourselves to a specific industry.

Engaging, stimulating, & exciting.

No two projects are the same. We’ll flesh out a plan with you and then work based on your needs and goals.

Yes. We have many years of experience crafting compelling stories for family offices and businesses.

If you have a special request, please write to us at [email protected] with a short summary of your project.

We are not publicists. Rather, we are in the business of thought leadership. We craft your story and help build your audience on social media and in books, articles, and newsletters.

Your publicist will take a different role. They can promote and schedule TV and podcast bookings and speaking engagements.

Though we don’t offer these services, we can refer clients to publicists as needed.

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