John Hagel III has nearly 40 years’ experience as a management consultant, author, speaker and
entrepreneur. He currently serves as co-chairman of the Silicon Valley-based Deloitte LLP
Center for the Edge. Before joining Deloitte, John was an independent consultant and writer
and prior to that was a principal at McKinsey & Company. John has served as senior vice
president of strategy at Atari, Inc., and is the founder of two Silicon Valley startups
John is also a faculty member at Singularity University where he gives frequent talks on the
mounting performance pressure created by digital technology and promising approaches to
help traditional companies make the transition from a linear to an exponential world. He is on
the Board of Trustees at the Santa Fe Institute, an organization that conducts leading edge
research on complex adaptive systems.
John is the author of The Power of Pull, published by Basic Books in April 2010. He is also the
author of a series of best-selling business books, Net Gain, Net Worth, Out of the Box and The
Only Sustainable Edge. He is widely published and quoted in major business publications
including 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 won two
awards from Harvard Business Review for best articles in that publication and has been
recognized as an industry thought leader by a variety of publications and institutions, including
the World Economic Forum and Business Week.
John holds a BA from Wesleyan University, a B.Phil. from Oxford University, and a JD and MBA
from Harvard University.