John Hagel III

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John Hagel III

John Hagel (or John Hagel III) is a management consultant and author who specializes in helping executives to anticipate and address emerging business opportunities and challenges.

Hagel has spent over 40 years in Silicon Valley. He is the founder of two technology startups and served as the Senior Vice President for Strategic Planning at Atari, Inc.[1] He spent 16 years at McKinsey & Company, where he helped open their Silicon Valley office and served as a leader of their Strategy practice as well as founding their e-commerce practice in 1993. Hagel has also been Consultant at Boston Consulting Group.[2]

In 2007, Hagel founded the Deloitte Center for the Edge, a Silicon Valley-based research center focused on identify emerging business opportunities that are not yet on the CEO’s agenda.[3] The Center for the Edge now has offices in Amsterdam in the Netherlands and Melbourne in Australia.[4]

Hagel is also involved with a number of other organizations, including the World Economic Forum, where he currently serves as co-chair of the Global Future Council on the Future of Platforms and Systems. He is also on the Board of Trustees of the Santa Fe Institute an organization that conducts cutting-edge research on complex adaptive systems[5] and Independent Institute[6] as well as hosting executive roundtables at the Aspen Institute.[7]

He is credited with inventing the term "infomediary" in his book, 'NetWorth.[8] with Marc Singer, published by the Harvard Business School Press in 1999.

Hagel has been published in business publications including The Economist, Fortune, Forbes, Business Week, Financial Times and Wall Street Journal as well as in mainstream media such as the New York Times, NBC and BBC.[2]

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  • John Hagel III, John Seely Brown: Lang Davison, The Power of Pull: How Small Moves, Smartly Made, Can Set Big Things In Motion, Basic Books 2010. ISBN 978-0-465-01935-9.
  • John Hagel III, John Seely Brown, How World Of Warcraft Promotes Innovation; in: Willms Buhse/Ulrike Reinhard: Wenn Anzugträger auf Kapuzenpullis treffen (When Suits meet Hoodies), whois-Verlag 2009. ISBN 978-3-934013-98-8.
  • John Hagel III, John Seely Brown, The Only Sustainable Edge: Why Business Strategy Depends On Productive Friction And Dynamic Specialization, Harvard Business Review Press 2005. ISBN 978-1-59139-720-5.
  • John Hagel III, John Seely Brown, Out of The Box: Strategies for Achieving Profits Today and Growth Tomorrow Through Web Services, Harvard Business Press 2002. ISBN 978-1-57851-680-3
  • John Hagel III, Marc Singer, Net Worth: Shaping Markets When Customers Make the Rules, Harvard Business Review Press 1999. ISBN 978-0-87584-889-1.
  • John Hagel III, Arthur G. Armstrong, Net Gain: Expanding Markets through Virtual Communities, Harvard Business Review Press 1997. ISBN 978-0-87584-759-7.
  • John Hagel III, Assessing the Criminal, Restitution, Retribution and the Legal Process, Ballinger Publishing 1977. ISBN 978-0-88410-785-9.
  • John Hagel III, Alternative Energy Strategies: Constraints and Opportunities, Praeger 1976.


  1. ^ "John Hagel III | Santa Fe Institute". Retrieved 2021-01-14.
  2. ^ a b "John Hagel III". The Independent Institute. Retrieved 2021-01-14.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-08-27. Retrieved 2008-10-16.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "About – John Hagel". John Hagel. Retrieved 2021-01-14.
  5. ^ "John Hagel - Deloitte Center for the Edge - Co-Chairman". Retrieved 2021-01-19.
  6. ^ "The Independent Institute". Giving Compass. Retrieved 2021-01-19.
  7. ^ "John Hagel - Deloitte Center for the Edge - Co-Chairman". Retrieved 2021-01-19.
  8. ^ Hagel, John (January 1999). NetWorth. Harvard Business School Press. ISBN 0-87584-889-3.
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  13. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-08-20. Retrieved 2009-12-03.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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