John Hagel III is the Founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Center for the Edge at Deloitte & Touche, USA, LLP. Mr. Hagel holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, J.D. from Harvard Law School, B.Phil. from Oxford University, and B.A. from Wesleyan University. He is a consultant, speaker, and writer on topics related to business, strategy and technology. He is a member of the Board of Directors at the Santa Fe Institute, and he has been a Principal at McKinsey & Company where he founded and led McKinseys Electronic Commerce Practice, Senior Vice President of Strategy at Atari Inc., Consultant at Boston Consulting Group, and Founder of two Silicon Valley startups.
His many books include The Power of Pull: How Small Moves, Smartly Made, Can Set Big Things in Motion (with John Seely Brown and Lang Davison); The Only Sustainable Edge: Why Business Strategy Depends on Productive Friction and Dynamic Specialization (with John Seely Brown); Out of the Box: Strategies for Achieving Profits Today and Growth Tomorrow Through Web Services (with John Seely Brown); Net Worth: Shaping Markets When Customers Make the Rules (with Marc Singer); Net Gain: Expanding Markets through Virtual Communities (with Arthur Armstrong); Assessing the Criminal, Restitution, Retribution and the Legal Process (edited with Randy Barnett); and Alternative Energy Strategies: Constraints and Opportunities.
He is widely published and quoted in such major business publications as The Economist, Fortune, Forbes, Business Week, Financial Times and Wall Street Journal as well as general media like the New York Times, NBC and BBC.
He has also won two awards from the Harvard Business Review for best articles there and has been recognized as an industry thought leader by a variety of publications and institutions, including the World Economic Forum and Business Week. In addition, he blogs at Edge Perspectives as well as jointly with John Seely Brown at Harvard Business Review, Fortune and Techonomy.