DON THOMPSON is the author of twelve books, including the international bestseller The $12 Million Stuffed Shark: The Curious Economics of Contemporary Art. He is an economist and emeritus Nabisco Brands Professor of marketing and strategy at the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto. He has a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, and has taught at Harvard Business School and the London School of Economics. He has written for publications as diverse as The Times (London), Harper’s Art, Fortune and Apollo. He lives in Toronto.