Episode 8: Gary Hamel - biography
Gary Hamel taught at London Business School for ten years. But
he knew that if he was really to going to help companies build new
capabilities, he would have to become more than an "armchair
So it was that in the summer of 1993 Hamel flew to Palo Alto, in
Silicon Valley, where it was all happening, and founded Strategos
- his consulting company.
In his work with world leading companies such as Shell, Nokia, CGU,
Ford and others, Professor Hamel and his colleagues at Strategos
have helped management teams create rule-breaking strategies
that have generated billions of dollars in new wealth.
He still keeps a couple of toes in the academic world, with
Visiting Professorships at London and Harvard, but his attention
is now focused on the leaders of business, rather than those who
Although Hamel still holds a faculty appointment with the London
Business School, he resides in Woodside, California.
'Competing for the future', with CK Prahalad, Harvard UP,
Cambridge, MA, 1995
'Competence based-Based Competition', with A. Heene, John
Wiley, New York, 1995
'Leading the Revolution', Harvard B.S.P, Cambridge, MA, 2000
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