Vijay Govindarajan

Thought Leader on Strategy and Innovation

Vijay Govindarajan is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading experts on strategy and innovation. He is the Earl C. Daum 1924 Professor of International Business at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. The Coxe Distinguished Professorship is a new Dartmouth-wide faculty chair. He was the first professor in Residence and Chief Innovation Consultant at General Electric. He worked with GE’s CEO Jeff Immelt to write "How GE is Disrupting Itself", the Harvard Business Review (HBR) article that pioneered the concept of reverse innovation—any innovation that is adopted first in the developing world. HBR picked reverse innovation as one of the Great Moments In Management in the Last Century.  In the latest Thinkers 50 Ratings, Govindarajan is rated the #1 Indian Management Thinker.

VG writes about innovation and execution on several platforms including Harvard Business Review and Bloomberg Business Week.  He is a co-leader of a global initiative to design a $300 House.

Govindarajan has been identified as a leading management thinker by influential publications including: Outstanding Faculty, named by BusinessWeek in its Guide to Best B-Schools; Top Ten Business School Professor in Corporate Executive Education, named by BusinessWeek; Top Five Most Respected Executive Coach on Strategy, rated by Forbes; Top 50 Management Thinker, named by The London Times; Rising Super Star, cited by The Economist; Outstanding Teacher of the Year, voted by MBA students.

Prior to joining the faculty at Tuck, VG was on the faculties of Harvard Business School, INSEAD (Fontainebleau) and the Indian Institute of Management (Ahmedabad, India).

The recipient of numerous awards for excellence in research, Govindarajan was inducted into the Academy of Management Journals’ Hall of Fame, and ranked by Management International Review as one of the Top 20 North American Superstars for research in strategy. One of his papers was recognized as one of the ten most-often cited articles in the entire 40-year history of Academy of Management Journal.

VG is a rare faculty who has published more than ten articles in the top academic journals (Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal) and more than ten articles in prestigious practitioner journals including several best-selling HBR articles. He published the New York Times and Wall Street Journal Best Seller, Reverse Innovation.

VG has worked with CEOs and top management teams in more than 25% of the Fortune 500 firms to discuss, challenge, and escalate their thinking about strategy. His clients include: Boeing, Coca-Cola, Colgate, Deere, FedEx, GE, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, J.P. Morgan Chase, Johnson & Johnson, New York Times, Procter & Gamble, Sony, and Wal-Mart. He has been a keynote speaker in the BusinessWeek CEO Forum, HSM World Business Forum, TED and World Economic Forum at Davos.

VG received his doctorate from the Harvard Business School and was awarded the Robert Bowne Prize for the best thesis proposal. He also received his MBA with distinction from the Harvard Business School where he was included in the Dean’s Honor List. Prior to this, VG received his Chartered Accountancy degree in India where he was awarded the President’s Gold Medal for obtaining the first rank nationwide.

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    Business Trends, CEO's, Change, Global, Global Leadership, Globalization, Innovation, Leadership, Motivation

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Vijay Govindarajan is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading experts on strategy and innovation. He is the Earl C. Daum 1924 Professor of International Business at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. The Coxe Distinguished Professorship is a new Dartmouth-wide faculty chair. He was the first professor in Residence and Chief Innovation Consultant at General Electric. He worked with GE’s CEO Jeff Immelt to write "How GE is Disrupting Itself", the Harvard Business Review (HBR) article that pioneered the concept of reverse innovation—any innovation that is adopted first in the developing world. HBR picked reverse innovation as one of the Great Moments In Management in the Last Century.  In the latest Thinkers 50 Ratings, Govindarajan is rated the #1 Indian Management Thinker.

VG writes about innovation and execution on several platforms including Harvard Business Review and Bloomberg Business Week.  He is a co-leader of a global initiative to design a $300 House.

Govindarajan has been identified as a leading management thinker by influential publications including: Outstanding Faculty, named by BusinessWeek in its Guide to Best B-Schools; Top Ten Business School Professor in Corporate Executive Education, named by BusinessWeek; Top Five Most Respected Executive Coach on Strategy, rated by Forbes; Top 50 Management Thinker, named by The London Times; Rising Super Star, cited by The Economist; Outstanding Teacher of the Year, voted by MBA students.

Prior to joining the faculty at Tuck, VG was on the faculties of Harvard Business School, INSEAD (Fontainebleau) and the Indian Institute of Management (Ahmedabad, India).

The recipient of numerous awards for excellence in research, Govindarajan was inducted into the Academy of Management Journals’ Hall of Fame, and ranked by Management International Review as one of the Top 20 North American Superstars for research in strategy. One of his papers was recognized as one of the ten most-often cited articles in the entire 40-year history of Academy of Management Journal.

VG is a rare faculty who has published more than ten articles in the top academic journals (Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal) and more than ten articles in prestigious practitioner journals including several best-selling HBR articles. He published the New York Times and Wall Street Journal Best Seller, Reverse Innovation.

VG has worked with CEOs and top management teams in more than 25% of the Fortune 500 firms to discuss, challenge, and escalate their thinking about strategy. His clients include: Boeing, Coca-Cola, Colgate, Deere, FedEx, GE, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, J.P. Morgan Chase, Johnson & Johnson, New York Times, Procter & Gamble, Sony, and Wal-Mart. He has been a keynote speaker in the BusinessWeek CEO Forum, HSM World Business Forum, TED and World Economic Forum at Davos.

VG received his doctorate from the Harvard Business School and was awarded the Robert Bowne Prize for the best thesis proposal. He also received his MBA with distinction from the Harvard Business School where he was included in the Dean’s Honor List. Prior to this, VG received his Chartered Accountancy degree in India where he was awarded the President’s Gold Medal for obtaining the first rank nationwide.

To book Vijay Govindarajan call Executive Speakers Bureau at 800-754-9404.

Strategy Is Innovation
This presentation focuses on the importance of all the three boxes (Boxes 1, 2 & 3), learn not to get stuck in the past (Box 2), and build the future day by day (Box 3).
Innovation Execution
This presentation focuses on executing Box 3 breakthrough innovation strategies.

Reverse Innovation 
Historically, multinationals innovated in a rich country and sold those products in a poor country. Reserve Innovation is doing exactly the opposite. It is about innovating in a poor country and selling those products in a rich country. Reverse Innovation is a Box 3 strategy.

Delivering World-class Healthcare, Affordably
Several Indian hospital exemplars deliver high quality healthcare at ultra low cost, a Box 3 strategy. This presentation will focus on how these hospitals do it and the implications for the US healthcare system.

Senior Executive in a Fortune 100 Company

I've heard that VG is a highly sought after keynote speaker. I now know why when he addressed our CEO Summit

University of Michigan

"VG’s The Quest For Global Dominance will force many to rethink their global strategies.

Harvard Business School

"VG’s Ten Rules for Strategic Innovators is an important contribution."

WalMart

"VG shows how to turn breakthrough ideas into breakthrough growth."

McKinsey Award for best HBR article of 2015
Wednesday, March 23, 2016

My Harvard Business Review (HBR) article “Engineering Reverse Innovations” (co-authored with MIT Mechanical Engineering Professor Amos Winter) has won the McKinsey Award for the best article published in HBR. This is humbling, to say the least.  The Award puts spotlight on how business can be a force for the good in tackling wicked social problems.

I’ve expanded on the ideas from the HBR in my forthcoming book  The Three Box Solution: A Strategy for Leading Innovation.

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OPERATING MANUAL FOR MAKING INNOVATION HAPPEN
Thursday, September 19, 2013

Indeed, even a business with the world’s best idea still faces a devilish challenge: it must build the business of tomorrow without endangering the business of today.

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