Larry Downes is an expert on developing business strategies in an age of constant technological and legal disruption.
Downes is author of the New York Times and Business Week business blockbuster, Unleashing the Killer App: Digital Strategies for Market Dominance, which has sold over 200,000 copies and was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the five most important books ever published on business and technology.
His new book, Pivot to the Future, written with Omar Abbosh and Paul Nunes, details a dramatic new approach to strategy and execution for businesses facing constant technological disruption—increasingly, all of them.
His other books include the best-selling Big Bang Disruption: Strategy in an Age of Devastating Innovation, The Laws of Disruption and The Strategy Machine.
Larry writes regularly for The Harvard Business Review, Forbes, The Washington Post, and CNET, covering the intersection of technology, politics and business. He has written for a variety of other publications, including The New York Times, USA Today, Inc., The Economist, Wired, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, Recode, The Hill, Congressional Quarterly, Slate, The European Business Review, The Boao Review, and The San Francisco Chronicle.
Downes has held faculty appointments at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, and the University of California-Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, where he was Associate Dean of the School of Information. From 2010-2019, he was project director at the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy. From 2006-2010, he was a nonresident Fellow at the Stanford Law School Center for Internet & Society.
I would like to offer my personal thanks for the excellent presentation that you gave to our business leaders and senior managers. I have received positive feedback from many delegates who recognised the points that you made apply as strongly to the Rolls-Royce Customer relationship as to the examples that you gave.
He was excellent in his message and a big hit with our audience. Six months after our meeting, we are still hearing from people about his presentation.
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