Richard A. D’Aveni
Topic: “Gala Inaugural of WEF 2018: The Economics of Goodness : Empowering Potential, Engineering Change”
Award Name:Visionary Thought Leaders of the Decade
Timing & Date:DAY 1: 26th April, 2018 (5:30 PM-7:00 PM)
Session:26I – Plenary
D’Aveni is one of the foremost experts in the world on competition between individuals, teams, corporations, militaries, governments, alliances, & capitalist systems. He authored numerous articles on competitive strategy in academic journals, HBR, FT of London, WSJ, Washington Post, and MIT/Sloan Management Review, as well as the best selling book Hypercompetition, which is available in 11 languages. Since the 1990s, his writings are credited with creating a new paradigm in strategy using temporary advantages, principles of rapid & aggressive maneuvering and disruption rather than on defensive barriers & power over buyers/suppliers. His recent book, Strategic Capitalism, discusses competition between American and Chinese capitalism, how the Chinese system has flipped many American advantages into disadvantages, and how America might respond. It has gathered considerable attention in the media, prompting discussions at the top levels of the US Departments of Defense, State and Treasury. From 2007 to present day, D’Aveni is one of the Thinkers50 (see The Times of London, CNN.com, Forbes, The Times of India, and Harvard Business Review), a ranking of the 50 most influential living management thinkers in the world. Currently he is ranked #11 overall, and among the top 10 strategic thinkers. He is winner of the prestigious ATKearney Award and was named a World Economic Forum Fellow. WirtschaftsWoche, Germany’s Business Week, named him as most likely to influence the future of strategic thinking. The Corporate Strategy Board named him one of the seven most influential living strategic thinkers. He is a frequent keynote speaker at CEO & economic forums, corporate off-sites, board meetings, & conventions around the world. He has been a strategic advisor to presidents (of G-7 countries), seven Forbes 100 families, numerous Global 500 CEOs, & ruling royal families. His clients and speeches are in the USA, EU, Russia, the Mid-East, Latin Am, SE Asia, Korea, & India.