I am a professor of strategic management at Warwick Business School. My new book Open Strategy. Mastering Disruption From Outside The C-suite will help you to adjust to a new and more open world. I share my ideas with executives and students across the globe as well as through TV (e.g. CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera), print (e.g. Harvard Business Review, New York Times, Wall Street Journal), and a regular Blog on Forbes. Thinkers50 – the premier ranking of the most influential living management thinkers in the world – listed me as a future thinker in 2013 and shortlisted me for the strategy award in 2021.
In the ancient Chinese manual The Art of War, military strategist Sun Tzu advised generals to keep their plans to themselves if they wanted to defeat their adversaries. But what if he was wrong?
My research examines how organizations can achieve sustainable competitive advantage. I am particularly interested in questions related to diversification, capabilities, and innovation.
I teach strategy and innovation. Warwick Business School's Executive MBA (where I teach the core strategy course) is currently ranked Nr. 2 in the UK (10th in the world).
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I passionately belief in the power of ideas. In my keynote speeches I typically tell stories to capture the imagination of the audience and then draw broader lessons from them. My three favorite topics: How leaders can succeed in current world of uncertainty (my suggestion is through openness), how leaders can set their companies for enduring success, and opportunities in Africa.
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