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Gary Hamel is an American management expert, author, speaker and academic - inventor of the concept of “core competencies” and is frequently ranked among the most influential business thinkers in the world
Visiting Professor of Strategic and International Management at the London Business School.
Wants to re-invent management for the 21st century.
Ranked 15 on the Thinker’s 50 list of top management gurus 2011
The pioneer of concepts which have change management practice around the world.
Topics covered include Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Management innovation, Web-based management models, Strategic renewal, organisational adaptability, innovation as a core competence, and employee engagement.
For Gary Hamel, being practical is not a choice it is vital to bring about the change that businesses need. He also knows that to do this you need to think like an outsider – all of which makes him a lively and fascinating speaker.
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Gary Hamel grew up in
Berrien Springs, Michigan
and graduated from
in 1975. He was awarded his
University of Michigan
in 1990 and went on to be a
there. Since 1983, Hamel has been on the faculty of the
London Business School
and has also been associated with the
Harvard Business School
. He currently lives in
Gary Hamel is a
and is often listed amongst the top
in the world. His best known work
Competing for the Future (1996)
with the late
, introduced the world to the concept of
. The book said business leaders should view their organisations as a
portfolio of competencies
as well as a portfolio of
products and services
- with the skills representing the
unique competitive edge
needed for a successful future.
Gary Hamel has gone on to write many books and more than 15 articles for the
Harvard Business Review
– he is the
most reprinted author
in the Review’s history. His latest book,
What Matters Now
, was published in 2012. Always motivated by real, human problems he argues that the organisations of the future need to be truly fit for the human beings that work in them by constantly adapting and innovating.
He recently founded
The Management Innovation Exchange (MIX)
which is aimed at reinventing management for the 21st century and hopes to provide a platform for the world’s most progressive business leaders to share their ideas.
He is also the founder of
international consulting firm
In his role as
consultant and management educator
he has worked with
General Electric, Time Warner, Nestle, Shell, Procter & Gamble
amongst many others.
He has also written for leading magazine and newspapers worldwide, including the
Wall Street Journal, Fortune
The Financial Times
. He makes
regular media appearances
and speaks at
. He has also advised
governments on innovation policy, entrepreneurship
He is a
Fellow of the World Economic Forum
Strategic Management Society
Awards and Accolades
Competing for the Future
was named one of
"The 25 Most Influential Business Management Books"
by TIME Magazine (TIME.com) and selected by
as the best business book of the year.
2011 Ranked 15th on a list of
top management thinkers
2009 Named in the top ten most
influential business gurus
has called him “the world’s leading expert on business strategy.”
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Competing for the Future
A company that is as nimble as change itself
The Core Competence of the Corporation
Innovation from everyone, every day
Strategy as Revolution
The ultimate competitive advantage
Competing for the future with C. K. Prahalad (1994)
Alliance Advantage: The Art of Creating Value Through Partnering with Yves L. Doz (1998)
Strategic Flexibility: Managing in a Turbulent Environment with C. K. Prahalad, Howard Thomas and Don O'Neal (1999)
Leading the Revolution (2001)
The Future of Management, with Bill Breen; HBS Press (2007)
What Matters Now: How to Win in a World of Relentless Change, Ferocious Competition, and Unstoppable Innovation (2012)
Alain de Botton
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