Gary Hamel | Strategic Innovation Expert and Author

Gary Hamel

Strategic Innovation Expert and Author

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Gary Hamel

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

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.

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Innovation from Everyone, Every Day

In a world filled with new, ultra-low cost competitors, ever more powerful customers and hyper-competitive markets, innovation is the only way to out-perform the industry average. Based on twenty years of ground-breaking research, and a score of high-profile assignments in some of the world’s most respected companies, Hamel can show you and your colleagues how to:

o Unlock the innovation potential of every employee,
o Build a portfolio of high-impact, game-changing strategies,
o Dramatically multiply the returns on innovation investment,
o Build management systems that keep everyone focused on innovation, and
o Manage the day-to-day tension between innovation and operational efficiency.

This critical knowledge can help your organization unleash its full innovation potential.

A Company that Is as Nimble as Change Itself

As the pace of change accelerates, so must the pace of strategic renewal in every organization. All too often deep change is crisis-driven and episodic; too seldom is it opportunity-driven and continuous. Drawing on his pioneering work on strategic “resilience,” Hamel’s can help your company to:

o Recognize the warning signs of “strategy decay,”
o Overcome the arrogance and denial that so often frustrates strategic renewal,
o Build a future-oriented vision that is powerful enough to overcome the gravitational pull of the past,
o Accelerate the shift of resources from legacy programs to future-oriented initiatives, and
o Weave the principles of resilience into every management process and practice.

If the goal is a company that can change as fast as change itself, these are essential insights.

The Ultimate Competitive Advantage

Over the past 100 years, the most profound and enduring shifts in competitive position have come from management innovation—dramatic breakthroughs in how companies are managed, led and structured. Based on his most recent research, Hamel has developed a methodology that can help your company build the ultimate competitive advantage—an ability to proactively reinvent its management DNA. Specifically, Hamel can show your company how to:

o Anticipate the “over-the-horizon” management challenges that will determine success in the years ahead
o Successfully challenge the outmoded management orthodoxies that limit success,
o Uncover the new management principles that will determine industry leadership in the future,
o Build a capability for ongoing management innovation across your company.

In short, Hamel can show your organization how to build tomorrow’s best practices today.

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