Rolf P Lynton has had a long career in training and development. He has been associated with many institutions, mostly in India, and also in Indonesia, China, Europe, and the United States of America as a founder–dean, director, or long-term consultant. He has been John Hopkins University/USAID Senior Advisor, Chairman of the International Association of Applied Social Scientists, and has worked with the Ministries of Industry, and Health and Family Welfare in India. He is an emeritus member of the National Training Laboratory in the USA. He has authored many books and papers including Training for Organizational Transformation (co-authored with Udai Pareek, 2000) and Social Science in Actual Practice: Themes on My Blue Guitar (1998).