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John HAGEL III Co-Chairman, Center for the Edge, Deloitte US, San Jose, CA


1972 BA, Wesleyan University
1974 B.Phil., University of Oxford
1978 JD, Harvard Law School, Cambridge MA
MBA, Harvard Business School, Boston
1978-1984 Consultant, Boston Consulting Group
1980-1982 Founder and CEO, Sequoia Group, Inc.
1982-1984 Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning, Atari, Inc.
1984-2000 Principal, Strategy Practice and Electronic Commerce Practice, McKinsey & Company -
2000-2001 Chief Strategy Officer, 12 Entrepreneuring, Inc., San Francisco
2001-2007 Independent Management Consultant, Author
since 2007 Co-Chairman, Silicon Valley Based Research Center (to be named), Deloitte Touche USA, LLP


Forum Fellow, World Economic Forum
Board of Advisors, Icosystem
Advisory Board, Grand Central
Advisory Board, NorthStar


The Only Sustainable Edge: Why Business Strategy Depends on Productive Friction and Dynamic Specialization, 2005
Out of the Box: Strategies for Achieving Profits Today and Growth Tomorrow through Web Services, 2002
Net Worth: Shaping Markets When Customers Make the Rules, 1999
Net Gain: Expanding Markets Through Virtual Communities, Harvard Business School Press, 1997


Named one of the 25 most influential people in electronic business, Business Week, 1999
Forum Fellow, World Economic Forum, 2000
50 Most Powerful People in Networking, Network World, 2002
Top 100 Business Gurus, Accenture, 2003