Gary Hamel

If you were compiling a list of the world's most innovative companies, which businesses would top your list? No one would be surprised if you picked Google, Apple, or Amazon, but what about Wal-Mart? (Huh?) Or PG&E (a utility, for crying out loud)? Surely there must be some mistake! Or... Read more
0 comments Posted 3 Mar 2011 by Gary Hamel Feed
Bold innovations often take time. That’s why progress must be judged both in relation to the starting point as well as the final destination. For example, in America’s space program, the first successful docking of two orbiting spacecraft, the Gemini VIII capsule and the unmanned Agena target... Read more
1 comment Posted 17 Dec 2010 by Gary Hamel Feed
I live a half mile from the San Andreas fault—a fact that bubbles up into my consciousness every time some other part of the world experiences an earthquake. I sometimes wonder whether this subterranean sense of impending disaster is at least partly responsible for Silicon Valley’s feverish,... Read more
0 comments Posted 29 Nov 2010 by Gary Hamel Feed
Gary Hamel, the webcast's moderator, is also the driver behind the session's co-sponsor, the MIX, which he described as "the world's first open innovation project aimed at reinventing management." He encouraged everyone to use the site to learn, contribute, and most of all to get involved in a... Read more
0 comments Posted 11 Nov 2010 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
The opensource.com team and the Management Information eXchange (MIX) are hosting a webcast on Open Services Innovation with Henry Chesbrough and Gary Hamel today, November 11, at 1:30 p.m. EST. Topics of discussion include:
2 comments Posted 11 Nov 2010 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Last week I received a heads up about a new web application launching today from a company called BetterMeans with an impressive goal: to build the infrastructure (processes, technology, governance, etc.) to make an open organizational structure like we talk about here on opensouce.com a reality.... Read more
2 comments Posted 8 Nov 2010 by Chris Grams Feed
Register now to join us Thursday, Nov. 11 at 1:30 p.m. EST/ 10:30 a.m. PST for an Open Your World Forum webcast with Henry Chesbrough and Gary Hamel. Open means different things to different people. To some, open source and open innovation mean free access and a requirement to return enhancements... Read more
0 comments Posted 29 Oct 2010 by Jonathan Opp Feed
In the years ahead, any leader who hopes to have followers will need to carefully examine the foundations of their own authority. Why? Because we live in a world where the effectiveness of positional power is rapidly diminishing—at least outside of prisons and elementary schools. Thanks to Enron,... Read more
0 comments Posted 25 Oct 2010 by Gary Hamel Feed
I read Gary Hamel's piece, The Facebook Generation vs. the Fortune 500, with great interest. In it, he talks about the tensions that traditional, cubicle-land corporations will likely face as a creative, connected workforce comes on-line. I was particularly interested because, as a member of the... Read more
4 comments Posted 29 Sep 2010 by Matt Jadud Feed
On occasion I get the opportunity to speak publicly about some of the things I've learned over the years applying the open source way in organizations.
8 comments Posted 27 Sep 2010 by Chris Grams Feed

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