5. GARY HAMEL
The Wall Street Journal has ranked Gary Hamel as the world's most influential business thinker, and Fortune magazine has called him ‘the world's leading expert on business strategy.’ For the last three years, Hamel has also topped Executive Excellence magazine's annual ranking of the most sought after management speakers.
Born in 1954, Hamel is a visiting professor at Harvard Business School and London Business School.
Hamel has worked for companies as diverse as General Electric, Time Warner, Nokia, Nestle, Shell, Best Buy, Procter & Gamble, 3M, IBM, and Microsoft.
Hamel's landmark books, Leading the Revolution and Competing for the Future, have appeared on every management bestseller list and have been translated into more than 20 languages.
His latest book, The Future of Management, was published by the Harvard Business School Press in October 2007 and was selected by Amazon.com as the best business book of the year.
Hamel, a Fellow of the World Economic Forum and the Strategic Management Society lives in Northern California and believes that 'Dilbert is the bestselling business book of all time.'
Image: Gary Hamel who has authored 15 articles for the Harvard Business Review, also writes for the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, and The Financial Times
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