Ashley Grayson is a literary agent, author, and a management consultant in the application of market intelligence. He applies the visionary techniques of science fiction to marketing, business process, and strategic planning. The Ashley Grayson Literary Agency (AGLA) has introduced the works of numerous science fiction authors and scientists including Dr. Robert L. Forward, John Barnes, and Ken Wharton, and launched the novel-writing careers of scientists Geoffrey A. Landis, Jack Cohen and Ian Stewart. AGLA also represents a wide scope of literary and commercial fiction, including childrens books by such noted clients as Bruce Coville. I think I am the only practicing investment counselor for authors and innovators, because I understand the currency of ideas and can help them responsibly invest their time and intellectual property for a solid return. Ashley has given talks and run workshops on communicating the impact of technology including: More Science Fiction in the Wall Street Journal: How Innovation is Outpacing Speculative FictionInvesting Your Intellectual CapitalBeing Prepared for the Future When You Cannot Predict ItRevising Fiction and Non-Fiction for Both New and Experienced AuthorsWriting with Impact in Business and the Public Sector Negotiating Intellectual Property ContractsInside Publishing - From Draft to Remainders - Idea and Money Flow in the Book Business'