J.P. Faber is an award-winning editor and writer with more than 25 years of journalism experience. Most of those years were spent editing business magazines, focusing on stories about how individual business leaders and entrepreneurs succeeded—or failed. Among his past publications, Faber was editor-in-chief of international business magazines China Trade, Latin Trade and Latin CEO, city regional business publications South Florida CEO and Miami Business, and city regional lifestyle monthly South Florida Magazine.
Faber is also the author of The Peebles Principles, written about Donahue Peebles, a former Senate page who became one of the wealthiest African American businessmen in the United States. Two years ago Faber was hired by the Knight Foundation to report on the phenomenon of Lean Urbanism, situations in which entrepreneurs and small builders are able to create new businesses because of lighter—and leaner—regulations. That became the basis of The New Pioneers.