What Matters Now
The new book from Gary Hamel shows you how to win in a world of relentless change, ferocious competition, and unstoppable innovation.

Learn more and read an exclusive excerpt at the MIX

Gary Hamel

The Wall Street Journal recently 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.”

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 Amazon.com as the best business book of the year). His latest book, What Matters Now, was published in 2012.

Over the past twenty years, Hamel has authored 17 articles for the Harvard Business Review and is the most reprinted author in the Review’s history. He has also written for the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, The Financial Times and many other leading publications around the world. He writes an occasional blog for the Wall Street Journal.

Since 1983, Hamel has been on the faculty of the London Business School, where he is currently Visiting Professor of Strategic and International Management.

As a consultant and management educator, Hamel has worked for companies as diverse as General Electric, Time Warner, Nestle, Shell, Best Buy, Procter & Gamble, 3M, IBM, and Microsoft. His pioneering concepts such as “strategic intent,” “core competence,” “industry revolution,” and “management innovation” have changed the practice of management in companies around the world.

Hamel speaks frequently at the world’s most prestigious management conferences, and is a regular contributor to CNBC, CNN, and other major media outlets. He has also advised government leaders on matters of innovation policy, entrepreneurship and industrial competitiveness.

Currently, Hamel is leading a pioneering effort to reinvent management by harnessing the power of open innovation. The Management Innovation Exchange (MIX) is an online community where the world’s most progressive business leaders share their ideas on how to build organizations that are fit for the future and fit for human beings. The MIX is supported by a network of strategic partners, which includes McKinsey & Company, the Harvard Business Review and others.

Hamel is a Fellow of the World Economic Forum and the Strategic Management Society. He lives in Northern California.


  • “The Why, What and How of Management Innovation”
    Harvard Business Review, February 2006
  • “Funding Growth in an Age of Austerity”
    Harvard Business Review, July–August 2004 [with Gary Getz]
  • “The Quest for Resilience”
    Harvard Business Review, September 2003 [with Liisa Valikangas]
  • “The World Bank’s Innovation Market”
    Harvard Business Review, November 2002 [with Robert Chapman Wood]
  • “Waking Up IBM”
    Harvard Business Review, July–August 2000
  • “Bringing Silicon Valley Inside”
    Harvard Business Review, September–October 1999
  • “Strategy as Revolution”
    Harvard Business Revolution, July–August 1996
  • “Competing for the Future”
    Harvard Business Review, July–August 1994 [with C.K. Prahalad]
  • “The Core Competence of the Corporation”
    Harvard Business Review, May–June 1990 [with C.K. Prahalad]
  • “What CEOs Can Learn from America”
    Fortune, November 12, 2001, Vol. 144, Issue 9
  • “Reinvent Your Company”
    Fortune, June 12, 2000, Vol. 141, Issue 12, p 44
  • “Killer strategies”
    Fortune, June 23, 1997, Vol. 135, Issue 12, p 70


  • The Ultimate Business Library
    Capstone Publishing, 1997 [foreword and commentary]
  • Rethinking the Future
    Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 1997 [contribution, “Reinventing the Basis for Competition]