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Oren Harari

In 2002, Oren Harari was selected by the London Financial Times and Prentice Hall as one of “the world’s greatest management thinkers” and was featured with 39 other prominent individuals in the book Business Minds. For the last 25 years, as a leading author, lecturer, and consultant, he has presented provocative new perspectives on competitive advantage, organizational change, and transformational leadership.


In his books, articles, and blogs, Harari debunks conventional approaches to management and describes the strategic decisions and leadership behaviors that actually do propel organizations into a successful position of competitive advantage. His 2002 book The Leadership Secrets of Colin Powell (McGraw-Hill, 2002) reached the best-seller lists of The New York Times, BusinessWeek, and The Wall Street Journal. Other books that he has authored or co-authored have achieved bestseller status and numerous accolades, including BeepBeep! Competing in the Age of the Roadrunner (Warner Books, 2000), Leapfrogging the Competition: Five Giant Steps to Becoming a Market Leader (Prima Publishing, 1999), and Jumping the Curve: Innovation and Strategic Choice in an Age of Transition (Jossey-Bass, 1994).


Harari has contributed to many publications, including Harvard Business Review, Business Strategy Review, California Management Review, and Industrial Relations, as well as numerous nonacademic publications. He was the senior monthly columnist for Management Review from 1991 to 2000, and for the following two years he was the lead weekly columnist for the online magazine Mworld.org, the American Management Association’s informational website for the management community. Currently, he is on the editorial board of the Journal of Managerial Issues.


He served as a senior consultant with the Tom Peters Group from 1984 to 1996, and, in 1997 and 1998, he was the first designated “management expert” for Time Vista, Time magazine’s direct resources interactive website for businesses around the world. Over the past decade, he has served on the board of directors of several entrepreneurial technology start-ups. He is currently a member of the U.S. State Department’s Advisory Committee on Management and Leadership, as well as one of the founding members of The Integrity Institute, which is dedicated to elevating the standards of integrity for corporations and capital markets.


Oren Harari has addressed and consulted with premier corporations and senior government groups around the world. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and currently teaches in the MBA and executive MBA programs at the University of San Francisco.


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