Strategic Innovation Expert and Author
Gary Hamel Bio
Fortune magazine has labeled Gary Hamel "the world's leading expert on business strategy" and The Economist calls him "the world's reigning strategy guru." Recently, the Journal of Business Strategy listed Hamel as one of the 20th century's 25 most influential business thinkers, along with business pioneers such as Henry Ford and Bill Gates. For the past three years, Executive Excellence magazine has ranked Hamel as the world's most influential management speaker.
Hamel's landmark books, Leading the Revolution and Competing for the Future, have appeared on every management bestseller list and have been translated into more than 20 languages. His latest book, The Future of Management (Harvard Business School Press, October 2007), was voted Best Business Book of 2007 by the editors of Amazon.com.
Over the past twenty years, Hamel has authored 15 articles for the Harvard Business Review and is the most reprinted author in the Review's history. He has also written for the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, The Financial Times and many other business publications around the world.
Since 1983, Hamel has been on the faculty of the London Business School were he is currently Visiting Professor of Strategic and International Management.
As a consultant and management educator, Hamel has worked for companies as diverse as General Electric, Time Warner, Nokia, Nestle, Shell, Best Buy, Procter & Gamble, 3M, IBM, and Microsoft. His pioneering concepts such as "strategic intent," "core competence," "industry revolution," and "management innovation" have changed the practice of management in companies around the world. As one of the world's most sought after management speakers, Hamel has addressed the World Economic Forum, the Fortune 500 Global Summit and many other similarly prestigious gatherings. Hamel has also advised government leaders on matters of innovation policy, entrepreneurship and industrial competitiveness.
At present, Hamel is leading an effort to build the world's first "Management Innovation Lab." The Lab is a pioneering attempt to create a setting in which progressive companies and world renowned management scholars work together to co-create "tomorrow's best practices" today. The goal: radically accelerating the evolution of management knowledge and practice.
Hamel is a Fellow of the World Economic Forum and the Strategic Management Society.