John Butman (1951 – March 23, 2020) is an American writer. He has written several books under his own name and collaborated on more than thirty other titles, including New York Times and Boston Globe bestsellers and Economist award winners.
Butman graduated with a degree in film direction from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in 1972. He founded the content development firm Idea Platforms, Inc. in 1989, which advises and collaborates with leading thinkers, strategists, and content experts in the development of ideas, creation of books, and building of idea platforms. He is an affiliated literary agent with the Boston-based firm Kneerim & Williams. He lives in Portland, ME.