Primary Role
Director, Center for Edge Innovation at Deloitte
Harvard Business School

Person Details


John Hagel III is the Co-Chairman of the Deloitte Center for the Edge. John is a recognized thought leader on the intersection of technology and strategy. Throughout his career, he has influenced corporate strategies as a management consultant, author, speaker and entrepreneur. Since 2001, he has been an independent consultant and writer. Prior to that, he held significant positions at leading consulting firms and public and private companies. From 1984 to 2000, he was a principal at McKinsey & Co., where he was a leader of the Strategy Practice. In addition, he founded and led McKinsey’s Electronic Commerce Practice from 1993 to 2000. He has also served as chief strategy officer of 12 Entrepreneuring, Inc. and senior vice president of strategic planning at Atari, Inc. Earlier in his career, he was a consultant at Boston Consulting Group and founded Sequoia Group, Inc., a systems house that sold turnkey computer systems to physicians.

Hagel is the author of a series of best-selling business books exploring the intersection of technology and business strategy, beginning with Net Gain, published in 1997, and including Net Worth, Out of the Box and The Only Sustainable Edge. He has won two awards from Harvard Business Review for best articles in that publication and has been recognized as an industry thought leader by a variety of publications and professional service firms.

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