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Gary Hamel to Speak at the Howard Center

Date: April 10, 2012
Phone: 269-471-3345

Gary Hamel, an internationally recognized business strategy expert, will lecture at the Howard Performing Arts Center on the campus of Andrews University on Friday, April 13, at 8:30 a.m. The lecture is based on his latest book, What Matters Now: How to Win in a World of Relentless change, Ferocious Competition, and Unstoppable Innovation. Hamel comes to southwest Michigan at the joint invitation of Andrews University, Lakeland HealthCare and Whirlpool Corporation to share his insights on the future of business organization. For information on attending, please contact Rebecca May, director of campus relations, at 269-471-3345.
Gary Hamel is a celebrated consultant and management educator with strong ties to southwest Michigan. An alumnus of Andrews University, Hamel grew up in Berrien Springs, Mich. He has served as a consultant for nearly 20 years to Whirlpool Corporation, whose world and North America regional headquarters are located in Benton Harbor, Mich. He is the brother of Loren Hamel, MD, president and CEO of Lakeland HealthCare.
“Gary Hamel graduated from Andrews and the University of Michigan to become an internationally recognized authority on business management,” says Niels-Erik Andreasen, president of Andrews University. “We are delighted to welcome Gary ‘back home’ on April 13.”
Hamel will also speak on Saturday, April 14, at 3:30 p.m. in Andrews University’s Chan Shun Hall on the topic “Reinventing the Church for the 21st Century.” This event is hosted by Michiana Adventist Forum and will be of interest to church leaders from all denominations.

In 2008, The Wall Street Journal ranked Hamel as one of the world’s most influential business thinkers, and Fortune magazine has called him “the world’s leading expert on business strategy.” The founder of the international management consulting firm Strategos, Hamel is responsible for several new concepts that have changed methods of business management around the world and is frequently invited to speak at management conferences. He is also a respected contributor to media outlets such as CNBC and CNN, and has worked with several influential companies including Microsoft, IBM, General Electric, and Time Warner.

When not giving lectures and working with world business leaders, Hamel has outlined his revolutionary management concepts in several notable books. One of his titles, The Future of Management, was named the best business book of 2007 by His articles have been published in The Wall Street Journal, Fortune and The Financial Times. For his frequent contributions, he holds the distinction of being the most printed author in the history of the Harvard Business Review. To promote dialogue between business leaders to discover new and better business strategies, Hamel has led MIX, an online community where these business leaders can interact.

Hamel is currently a visiting professor of strategic and international management at the London Business School and is a fellow of the World Economic Forum and the Strategic Management Society. He resides in Woodside, Calif.

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