Jeff Dyer

Co-author of "The Innovator's DNA" and culture expert.


One of the world's leading experts on strategy and innovation.

Videos of Jeff Dyer


On testing new ideas inside organizations
UTC Industry Breakfast
On Innovation and Problem Solving

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About Jeff Dyer


Jeff Dyer is a highly sought-after strategy and innovation expert famous for cracking the code to the DNA of the world's most innovative companies. His ground breaking international research project and best selling business book 'The Innovator's DNA' reveals how companies like Apple and Amazon build innovation into the very fabric of their businesses. Professor of Strategy at BYU and Wharton, Dyer also spent five years as a top management consultant and has just published his latest book 'The Innovator's Method'.

  • Author of the business bestseller 'The Innovator's DNA'
  • Professor of strategy at Brigham Young University and the Wharton School.
  • Ranked world's #1 "most influential" management scholar - Academy of Management Perspectives.

Dyer speaks with clarity and authority about one of the most exciting topics in business today.

His ground-breaking work on the DNA of Innovation has been published in more than 13 languages, and was the winner of the 2011 Innovation Book of the Year Award from The Chartered Management Institute. Together with Hal Gregersen he co-founded an organization, Innovator's DNA, to help individuals and companies reach their full innovation potential. He has worked with leading companies such as Adobe, AT&T, Cisco, General Electric, General Mills, Gilead Sciences, Harley-Davidson, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Life Technologies, Medtronic, and Sony.

Dyer has the impressive accolade of being the only academic in the world who has published at least five times in both the Harvard Business Review and the Strategic Management Journal. In 2012 he was ranked the worlds #1 "most influential" management scholar among scholars who completed their PhDs after 1990 by the peer-reviewed journal Academy of Management Perspectives.

He is Professor of Strategy at both Brigham Young University and the Wharton School. Before becoming a professor he spent five years as a consultant and manager at Bain & Company, a top management consultancy.

His latest book is The Innovators Method (written with Nathan Furr) offering established businesses a new perspective derived from the world of the lean and agile start-up. It looks at how they create ideas and actually bring them to market in new and innovative ways.

Dyer's research has been covered by many leading business publications including Forbes, The Economist, Fortune, Business Week and The Wall Street Journal. He is also a regular speaker.

Accolades

  • Shingo Prize Research Award for his book Collaborative Advantage
  • His article The Relational View: Cooperative Strategy and Sources of Interorganizational Competitive Advantage was recognized by Science Watch as the 2nd most cited article in economics and business from 1998-2008.
  • The Innovators DNA article was 2009 runner-up for the prestigious McKinsey Award for best Harvard Business Review article of the year.
  • The fourth most cited management scholar in 1996-2006.

Dyer has also won numerous teaching awards, including the University of Pennsylvanias top award, the Excellence in Teaching Award.

Speaking Topics


  • How to think like an innovator
  • How innovative leaders maintain their edge
  • The DNA of the world's most innovative companies
  • The dangers of the innovative leader
  • The innovators method

Testimonials


Testimonial for The Innovators DNA"The book will challenge readers to think differently and act differently to generate creative ideas for new products, services, processes and businesses." - Malcolm Rittman, CMI (Reviewed as Chartered Management Institutes Innovation and Entrepreneurship Book of the Year 2011)

Testimonial for The Innovators DNA"The Innovators DNA sheds new light on the once-mysterious art of innovation by showing that successful innovators exhibit common behavioral habitshabits that can boost anyones creative capacity." - Stephen R. Covey, author, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and The Leader in Me

Books By Jeff Dyer


  • The Innovator's DNA: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators (with Clayton Christensen and Hal Gregersen) (2011)
  • The Innovator's Method: Bringing the Lean Start-up Inside Your Organization" (with Nathan Furr) (2014)
  • Collaborative Advantage: Winning Through Extended Enterprise Supplier Networks (2000)
  • Team Building: Proven Strategies for Improving Team Performance (with Gibb Dyer and William Dyer) (2007)

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