Gary Hamel

Leading Strategy Expert in Business Today; Author of the Landmark Books Competing for the Future and Leading the Revolution

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Gary Hamel Speaker Biography

Modern Business Leading Strategy Expert; Author of the Groundbreaking Books: Competing for the Future & Leading the Revolution; Corporate Motivational Speaker

Gary Hamel is one of the world’s most influential and iconoclastic business gurus. He is a highly regarded consultant who’s worked with dozens of leading companies across the globe and is a dynamic and sought-after management speaker. Hamel has been on the faculty of the London Business School for nearly 30 years and is the director of the Management Lab (MLab).

Books and Publications

Hamel has written 17 articles for the Harvard Business Review and is the most reprinted author in the Review’s history. Hamel’s landmark books, which have been translated into more than 20 languages, include Competing for the Future, Leading the Revolution and The Future of Management (selected by as the best business book of the year). His latest book, What Matters Now, was published in 2012. In these volumes, Hamel presents an impassioned plea for reinventing management and lays out a blueprint for building organizations that are “fit for the future.” His other books include:

  • Funding Growth in an Age of Austerity (with Gary Getz)
  • The Quest for Resilience (with Lisa Vaelikangas)
  • Strategic Flexibility: Managing in a Turbulent Environment (with C. K. Prahalad, Don O’Neal and Howard Thomas)
  • Alliance Advantage: The Art of Creating Value Through Partnering (with Yves L. Doz)
  • Strategy as Revolution
  • The Core Competence of the Corporation

Accolades and Recognition

During his distinguished career, Hamel has received a host of accolades. The Economist called him “the world’s reigning strategy guru,” Fortune magazine labeled him “the world’s leading expert on business strategy,” and The Wall Street Journal ranked him as the world’s most influential business thinker. Hamel is a fellow of the Strategic Management Society. Hamel is a Fellow of the World Economic Forum and the Strategic Management Society.  

Areas of Expertise

Hamel’s groundbreaking concepts such as “strategic intent,” “core competence,” “industry revolution,” and “management innovation,” have changed the language and practice of management in organizations around the globe.

Consultant and Speaker

Hamel’s work inside of organizations has been no less pioneering than his research and writing. In his innovation-focused consulting, he helps organizations achieve what others often regard as impossible. In his pioneering work, Hamel has transformed some of the world’s most notable companies and in so doing has created billions of dollars in shareholder value.
Hamel speaks regularly at the world’s most prestigious business conferences, including the World Economic Forum, TED, the World Business Forum, Techonomy, and Fortune Brainstorm. He is also a sought-after speaker at industry and company events. Recent clients have included GE, McKinsey & Company, Cisco, Microsoft, Gartner, AT&T, Coca-Cola, Burberry, HCL Technologies, and the Singapore Institute of Management. As a speaker, Hamel is renowned for delivering inspiring, high-energy presentations that are as practical as they are profound.

Business Strategy Pioneer

Currently, Hamel is leading a pioneering effort to reinvent management by harnessing the power of open innovation. Hamel is co-founder of The Management Innovation eXchange, or MIX the world’s first open innovation initiative aimed at reinventing management. The MIX is a web-based clearinghouse where the world’s most progressive managers share their mind-flipping practices. It connects management pioneers from every corner of the world who are eager to share and discover “tomorrow’s best practices today.”

Gary Hamel Speaking Topics

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: 1) Unlock the innovation potential of every employee, 2) Build a portfolio of high-impact, game-changing strategies, 3) Dramatically multiply the returns on innovation investment, 4) Build management systems that keep everyone focused on innovation, and 5) 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: 1) Recognize the warning signs of “strategy decay,” 2) Overcome the arrogance and denial that so often frustrates strategic renewal, 3) Build a future-oriented vision that is powerful enough to overcome the gravitational pull of the past, 4) Accelerate the shift of resources from legacy programs to future-oriented initiatives, and 5) 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: 1) Anticipate the “over-the-horizon” management challenges that will determine success in the years ahead 2) Successfully challenge the outmoded management orthodoxies that limit success, 3) Uncover the new management principles that will determine industry leadership in the future, 4) 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.

Gary Hamel Books

What Matters Now: How To Win in a World of Relentless Change, Ferocious Competition, and Unstoppable Innovation
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The Future of Management
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Competing for the Future
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Leading the Revolution
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