Charles A. O'Reilly III

FRANK E. BUCK PROFESSOR OF MANAGEMENT STANFORD UNIVERSITY, STANFORD, USA
He co-wrote the book ``lead and disrupt`` which teaches entrepreneurs how to be ``ambidextrous leaders`` as they innovate whilst maintaining a company's stable core business

WHY YOU SHOULD LISTEN

Professor O’Reilly’s research spans studies of leadership, organizational demography and diversity, culture, executive compensation and organizational innovation and change.

He gained valuable insights in how to shift large companies successfully — by analyzing in-depth the failures of Kodak, Blockbuster, Nokia, Polaroid, Blackberry, and the likes.

He teaches business leaders the art of becoming ambidextrous, enabling their companies to remain competitive in their core markets, while also winning in new domains.

He is the author of “Lead and Disrupt: How to Solve the Innovator’s Dilemma”.

Hear Professor O’Reilly speak at WORLDWEBFORUM 2020 about how you can effectively solve the innovator’s dilemma of remaining competitive in your core markets, while also winning in new domains.

About Stanford University

Stanford University is one of the world’s leading research universities. Stanford is known for its entrepreneurial character, drawn from the legacy of its founders, Jane and Leland Stanford, and its relationship to Silicon Valley.

Research and teaching stress interdisciplinary approaches to problem solving. Areas of excellence range from the humanities to social sciences to engineering and the sciences. Stanford is located in California’s Bay Area, one of the most intellectually dynamic and culturally diverse areas of the nation.

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BIOGRAPHY

Charles A. O’Reilly III is the Frank E. Buck Professor of Management at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford. He began his education in 1965 at the University of El Paso Texas where he received his BS in Chemistry. In 1971 he received his MBA in Information Systems, from the University of California, Berkeley where he also received his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior in 1975.

He began his teaching career as an assistant professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, from 1976-80. He later became a professor at the University of California, Berkeley from 1980-92. In 1993 he joined Stanford University where he has been since and has received many awards, including the MBA Distinguished Teaching Award in 2002.

He was also the Henry Ford Carroll Professor at the Harvard Business School in 1999-2000.Professor O’Reilly’s research interests are studies of leadership, organizational culture and demography, the management of human resources, and the impact of change and innovation on firms. His previous books include: Winning through Innovation: a Practical Guide to Leading Organizational Change and Renewal with Mike Tushman (Harvard Business School Press, 2002) and Hidden Value: Getting Extraordinary Results with Ordinary People with Jeff Pfeffer (Harvard Business School Press, 2000). This book shows how successful firms are able to win the war for talent – and why their competitors find it so difficult to replicate their success.

He has authored more than 100 papers and is writing his next book, with Mike Tushman, Ambidextrous Organizations: Resolving the Innovator’s Dilemma which explores how managers can design organizations that can generate streams of innovation and deal with disruptive technological change.Professor O’Reilly has consulted for a variety of public and private firms in the U.S., Europe, Africa, and Asia. He also has developed, directed, and taught in executive programs for senior managers in innovation, technology, leadership, change, and human resources.

He has authored more than 100 papers and is writing a book, with Mike Tushman, Ambidextrous Organizations: Resolving the Innovator’s Dilemma which explores how managers can design organizations that can generate streams of innovation and deal with disruptive technological change.

Professor O’Reilly has consulted for a variety of public and private firms in the U.S., Europe, Africa, and Asia. He also has developed, directed, and taught in executive programs for senior managers in innovation, technology, leadership, change, and human resources.