The Future of Management by Gary Hamel

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What fuels long-term business success? Not operational excellence, technology breakthroughs, or new business models, but management innovation—new ways of mobilizing talent, allocating resources, and formulating strategies. Through history, management innovation has enabled companies to cross new performance thresholds and build enduring advantages.

In The Future of Management, Gary Hamel argues that organizations need management innovation now more than ever. Why? The management paradigm of the last century—centered on control and efficiency—no longer suffices in a world where adaptability and creativity drive business success. To thrive in the future, companies must reinvent management.

Hamel explains how to turn your company into a serial management innovator, revealing:

The make-or-break challenges that will determine competitive success in an age of relentless, head-snapping change.
The toxic effects of traditional management beliefs.
The unconventional management practices generating breakthrough results in “modern management pioneers.”
The radical principles that will need to become part of every company’s “management DNA.”
The steps your company can take now to build your “management advantage.”

Practical and profound, The Future of Management features examples from Google, W.L. Gore, Whole Foods, IBM, Samsung, Best Buy, and other blue-ribbon management innovators.

About Gary Hamel

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Noted business thinker and strategist Gary Hamel has been on the faculty of the London Business School for nearly thirty years. He is the founder of the California-based think-tank The Management Lab. His most recent initiative is The Management Innovation eXchange (, a pioneering effort aimed at reinventing management by harnessing the power of open innovation. Hamel is the author of five books and numerous articles for the Harvard Business Review as well as the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, and the Financial Times. He consults widely and has led change initiatives in some of the world's most prominent companies.
Published October 9, 2007 by Harvard Business Review Press. 288 pages
Genres: Business & Economics. Non-fiction

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Though this authoritative examination of today's static corporate management systems reads like a business school treatise, it isn't the same-old thing. Hamel, a well-known business think

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The New York Times

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In his latest book, “The Future of Management,” Gary Hamel offers a way for business leaders to face a new avalanche of competition from China and India.

Dec 30 2007 | Read Full Review of The Future of Management

It’s hardly surprising that most managers believe you can’t manage without managers.

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Carmen Nobel

Kapil Kumar Sopory, for example, said: "The management approach of Google is noteworthy and it serves the organization properly, but this may not be universalised… There are many schools of management across the globe which match … (this) School of Management and produce high quality talent."

Feb 04 2015 | Read Full Review of The Future of Management

Carmen Nobel

Summing Up Although Google has influenced the management approaches of many other high-tech firms with bright futures, Jim Heskett's readers don't believe the "Silicon Valley" management style will have long-lasting impact.

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