John Hagel has spent over 40 years in Silicon Valley as a management consultant, author, speaker and entrepreneur. After recently retiring as a partner from Deloitte, he published a new book, The Journey Beyond Fear, and is working on creating a new Center that will offer programs based on the book.

Throughout his career, John has worked with leaders of large institutions around the world. While at Deloitte, John was the founder and chairman of the global Deloitte Center for the Edge. Before joining Deloitte, John was a Principal at McKinsey & Company, where he was a leader in their Strategy Practice and helped to open their Silicon Valley office.  John has served as senior vice president of strategy at Atari, Inc., and is the founder of two Silicon Valley startups.

John is also a faculty member at Singularity University and he is on the Board of Trustees at the Santa Fe Institute, an organization that conducts leading edge research on complex adaptive systems.

In addition to his most recent book, John has published seven other books, including the best selling business books, The Power of Pull, Net Gain, Net Worth, Out of the Box, and The Only Sustainable Edge. He is widely published and quoted in major business publications including The Economist, Fortune, Forbes, Business Week, Financial Times, and Wall Street Journal, as well as general media like the New York Times, NBC and BBC. He has won two awards from Harvard Business Review for best articles in that publication and has been recognized as an industry thought leader by a variety of publications and institutions, including the World Economic Forum and Business Week.

John has his own website at He is active in social media and can be followed on Twitter at @jhagel  and on LinkedIn at  He is very active on social media and has built a large following, including over 200,000 LinkedIn followers and connections; 60,000 total Twitter and Facebook connections; and 20,000 subscribers to his blog.

John received a BA from Wesleyan University, a B.Phil. from Oxford University, and a JD and MBA from Harvard University.