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Gary P. Hamel
Gary Hamel (left) interviews Eric Schmidt (right)
Alma materUniversity of Michigan
Occupation(s)Author, professional speaker, management consultant

Gary P. Hamel (born 1954) is an American management consultant. He is a founder of Strategos, an international management consulting firm based in Chicago.


Hamel graduated from Andrews University in 1975, and from Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan in 1990.[2]

Hamel has worked as a visiting professor of international business at the University of Michigan and at Harvard Business School; he currently teaches as a visiting professor of strategic management at the London Business School where he has been working for three decades. [3]


Gary Hamel is the originator (with C.K. Prahalad) of the concept of core competencies. He is also the director of the Woodside Institute, a nonprofit research foundation based in Woodside, California. He was a founder of the consulting firm Strategos, serving as chairman until 2003. The UTEK Corporation acquired Strategos in 2008 in an all-stock transaction as reported by the SEC. In 2012 Strategos[4] became an independent strategy and innovation consultancy once again through a management buy-out. Harvard Business Review has available 20 articles by Gary Hamel and Hamel books are available in 25 languages.[5]

The Wall Street Journal ranked Gary Hamel as one of the world's most influential business thinkers,[6] and Fortune magazine has called him "the world's leading expert on business strategy" [7] and Financial Times referred him as a ''management innovator without peer".[8] In 2013, his name was not present on an updated version of the Wall Street Journal list.[9] He is also a member of the Reliance Innovation Council formed by Reliance Industries Limited, India.[10] As stated by Forbes Hamel ranked number 5 in the 10 most influential business gurus for 2007.[11]


Humanocracy (2020) [12]

What Matters Now (2012) [12]

The Future of Management (2007) [12]

Leading The Revolution (2000) [12]

Competing For the Future (1994) [12]


  1. ^ Gary Hamel: the search for a new strategic platform, Free Online Library.
  2. ^ Dividend (PDF), University of Michigan, 1993.
  3. ^ "Gary Hamel". London Business School. Retrieved November 27, 2023.
  4. ^ Strategos.
  5. ^ "About Gary Hamel". Retrieved November 27, 2023.
  6. ^ "Gary Hamel Sees "More Options: Fewer Grand Visions"". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved October 26, 2009.
  7. ^ "Hamel, Gary | Institute of Coaching". Retrieved November 27, 2023.
  8. ^ "Author". Retrieved November 26, 2023.
  9. ^ "Celebrity Economists Make Waves". The Wall Street Journal. July 3, 2013. Retrieved July 4, 2013.
  10. ^ "Innovation", Our company, RIL, archived from the original on December 1, 2015, retrieved July 1, 2015.
  11. ^ "In Pictures: The 10 Most Influential Business Gurus". Forbes. Retrieved November 27, 2023.
  12. ^ a b c d e "Author". Retrieved November 26, 2023.