ED FULLER is a hospitality industry leader, educator, and author of the international Top 20 bestselling business book, You Can’t Lead with Your Feet on the Desk, published by Wiley. He is president of the Irvine, CA-based Laguna Strategic Advisors, a global consortium that provides business consulting services to corporations and governments. Fuller is a director of the Federal Bureau of Investigators National Academy Associates Foundation (FBINAA). He has served as a Board Executive of several Charity Boards and Three University Boards. His 40-year career with Marriott included serving as CMO and several regional operational positions that was capped by his role as president and managing director of Marriott International for 22 years. As worldwide chief, he directed and administered corporate expansion of 555 hotels in 73 countries and $8 billion in sales. During that time, he oversaw the creation of Marriott International’s Global Security Strategy. Fuller served as a captain in the U.S. Army and was decorated with a Bronze Star and Army Commendation medals.
You Can’t Lead With Your Feet on the Desk
Biggest literary Influencer:
Clive Cussler, Gary Grossman, John Grisham, Dan Brown
Last book read:
The book that changed your life:
Live and Let Die by Ian Fleming.
Your favorite literary character:
Dirk Pitt, a character from Clive Cussler.I enjoy his style and dedication and irreverent attitude; sometimes I wish I were more like Dirk.
Currently working on:
Our second Red Hotel book.
Words to live by:
“Always take risks, as long as they are calculated”; “Life is a journey that must be traveled, no matter how bad the road is.”
Advice to new and aspiring authors:
Write about what you know and always do the history.
“Red Hotel, a terrific, fast-paced, stylish, eye-opening spy thriller, with a knowing, insider’s look at the intersects of terrorism, the CIA, and world politics. Ripped right from the headlines, Red Hotel will forever change the way you look at hotels and use the phrase,’ road warrior.’”
— Bruce Feirstein, James Bond screenwriter,
Vanity Fair contributing editor, bestselling author
“Red Hotel is a cutting-edge story about very real targets all around us. A real-world drama that doesn’t just suggest what might happen, but is telling us what is beginning to happen right now!”
– Peter Greenberg, CBS News travel editor
“Baldacci, Brown, and Cussler: make room for Grossman and Fuller, and check into Red Hotel! It’s the year’s most eye-opening international thriller with a true wake-up call for everyone who travels anywhere. Page by page, the exciting plot delivers an inside-out view of the moving parts that make up the ever-changing geopolitical map.”
– Roger Dow, president and CEO, U.S. Travel Association
“I got to know Ed Fuller in Iraq when I was Deputy Commanding General, US Forces-Iraq. Red Hotel takes me right back to our in-depth discussions, and it spells out tomorrow’s threats that we better pay attention to today. Take a deep breath, jump into this novel scenario from authors Fuller and Grossman. I dare you to try to go to sleep tonight once you begin.”
– Frank Helmick, Retired Lieutenant General, U.S. Army