Books:The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness (2004), First Things First (1994), Principle-Centered Leadership (1991), The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (1989)

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Born: 1954
Pedigree: Chairman, Strategos; visiting professor at London Business School
Education: MBA, Andrews University; PhD, international business, University of Michigan
Speaking Fee: $50,000+
Shtick: Identifying "core competencies" and attaining "stretch goals" leads to success.
Bio: Like many leading management gurus, Hamel distinguished himself through a series of highly respected Harvard Business Review articles in the 1980s. "It's my thinking that if you want to emerge from the pack, it's essential to have your own point of view and be a bit of a contrarian," Hamel says. Another of his core messages is that companies are a portfolio of competencies, and that it is essential to have a "strategy architect" to spur innovation and manage people and business processes. Hamel has keynoted the Microsoft CEO Summit, the World Economic Forum, and the Fortune 500 CEO Roundtable. Despite trumpeting dot-bomb Enron, Hamel's star power hasn't faded.
Books:Leading the Revolution (2000), Competing for the Future (with C.K. Prahalad, 1994)

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Born: 1948
Pedigree: Author; president, Hammer and Co.
Education: MS, electrical engineering; PhD, computer science, MIT
Speaking fee: $50,000+
Course fee: $1,500-$3,600 per student