Prof. Gary Hamel

Thinkers50 Global Management Thought-Leader & Author
Beyond the Buzzword: Innovation from Everyone, Every Day

In today’s hyper-competitive global markets, companies not only face uncertain economic conditions, they also have to deal with hyper-efficient competitors and omnipotent customers. In addition, with the advances in technology, successful products and strategies can be quickly replicated. Without continual innovation, success is fleeting. Innovation is the only insurance against irrelevance and the only way to  stay ahead of competition.

While many companies recognise that innovation is the only sustainable advantage, few have made it the responsibility of every single employee. It is still more a buzzword than a genuine core competence. So how can organisations retool mindsets and make innovation a “baked-in” capability instead of a “bolted-on” activity? How can you embed innovation in your company DNA?

In this engaging and stimulating session, world-renowned management thought-leader Professor Gary Hamel will share a systematic approach to making innovation a deeply embedded capability.

Based on 20 years of ground-breaking research and collaboration with some of the world’s most renowned companies, Prof. Hamel will show you how to:

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

Professor Gary Hamel is one of the world’s most influential and iconoclastic business gurus. He has worked with dozens of leading companies across the globe to achieve what others often regard as impossible, reinvent management and lay out a blueprint for building organisations that are “Fit for the future”.

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

His landmark books, which have been translated into more than 25 languages, include Competing for the Future and Leading the Revolution. His most recent bestsellers have been The Future of Management and What Matters Now (published in 2012 and selected by as the best business book of the year).  He has also written 17 articles for the Harvard Business Review and is the most reprinted author in the Review’s history.

During his distinguished career, Professor Hamel has received a host of accolades. Besides being called “the world’s reigning strategy guru” by leading publications such as The Economist, Fortune magazine and The Wall Street Journal, he is also a Fellow of the World Economic Forum and the Strategic Management Society. 

Leading a pioneering effort to reinvent management by harnessing the power of open innovation, Professor Hamel started The Management Innovation Exchange (MIX) – an online community where the world’s most progressive business leaders share their ideas on how to build organisations that are fit for the future and fit for human beings. 

Professor Hamel has been on the faculty of the London Business School for over 30 years, where he is currently the Visiting Professor of Strategic and International Management. He speaks frequently at the world’s most prestigious management conferences, and is a regular contributor to CNBC, CNN, and other major media outlets.

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