MEET JAMIE ANDERSON
Professor Jamie Anderson is an academic and keynote speaker who has been named as a "management guru" in the Financial Times, and as one of the world's top 25 management thinkers by the journal Business Strategy Review. Another industry magazine recently included Jamie as one of the 'top 40 under 40' most influential young business minds worldwide. Jamie's wit and humour have seen him described as a 'stand-up strategist', who brings together the theories and frameworks of business strategy with a unique presentation style that never fails to both enlighten and entertain.
Jamie Anderson is co-founder of the thought leadership network Connected Visions and Affiliate Professor of Strategy at Antwerp Management School. He has held permanent and visiting positions at some of the world’s top business schools, such London Business School, IMD, ESMT Berlin, and the University of Melbourne.
In his research, he focuses on the interconnectivity between creativity, innovation, leadership and strategy. His articles have appeared in some of the world’s leading international journals, including MIT Sloan Management Review, California Management Review, and the Journal of Business Strategy.
Jamie has written numerous case studies, and is a three-time winner of the EFMD - European Federation for Management Development - case writing awards.
In 2012 Jamie was awarded with an Honorary Doctorate by RISEBA Business School for his research on the creative industries.
Born in Australia, Jamie has travelled around the world and has lived in Tokyo, London, Berlin and Brussels. He recently settled in Antwerp where he lives with his wife Anne-Mie and 3 children Ries, Hannah and Charlie.
Besides his teaching, research and keynote speaking he loves to spend time with his family and pursue his passion for cycling.
Jamie holds a UCI Masters 3 Category Cycle Racing license, and competes in Belgium and Internationally.
Jamie's research and speaking focuses on digital strategy, customer focus in a digital age, managing complexity, innovation and creativity, but he is just as likely to talk about Lady Gaga or Picasso as he is to discuss Mark Zuckerberg, or Richard Branson.
Jamie is a superb storyteller, and he believes that the discussion of important business concepts should always be engaging and entertaining. His dynamic presentations are rich in multimedia; he focuses on interaction and audience participation, whether for a small after-dinner talk or for a keynote presentation to a conference of thousands of attendees.
The Fine Art of Success | Business Lessons from the Creative Industries
Understanding the Impact of Technology Strategy & Social Media on your Business
There has been a lot of hype about the business impact of consumers’ adoption of networked technologies – especially peer-to-peer platforms, social media sites, tablet computers and smart-phones. But has the on-going evolution of technology, and the way that consumers interact with it, truly changed the world of business? In this session Professor Jamie Anderson will discuss the reality and myths of doing business in a digital world. By telling the story of the meteoric success of the entertainment icon Lady Gaga, he will show how networked technologies have brought about profound changes in the way that businesses can function. Lady Gaga has demonstrated a deep understanding of the opportunities of new technologies to connect with customers and partners, and her holistic multi-channel strategy integrates the 4Es of Excitement, Emotions, Exclusivity and ecommerce.
The Fine Art of Innovation | Understanding the Levers for Strategic Innovation
Creativity, Innovation and Management in a Complex World
In this session we focus on the dynamic of the creative process as a starting point for managing and innovating in a complex world.
We will explore the interaction between personal and organizational creativity, and appreciate that for organizations to innovate and deal with complexity they need to foster the right environment in which both individual and collective creativity can thrive.
The session is highly interactive, and participants have an opportunity to reflect upon their own creative potential, as well as to receive practical guidelines on how to increase the level of creativity amongst their colleagues and business partners.
The Fine Art of Transformation | Understanding Culture and Change for Sustainable Success
Understanding the Elements of a Successful Strategy for Sustainable Business
Strategy is not a specific plan or set of detailed instructions, but rather a guiding theme that provides coherence and focus to the actions and decisions of an individual or an organization.
This keynote or session identifies the contribution that strategy can make to successful performance, both for individuals and for organizations, by discussing the phenomenal career of the pop singer Madonna.
It will be demonstrated that Madonna has had a deep understanding of the elements of successful strategy, which has enabled her to sustain competitive advantage in a rapidly changing world.
The Fine Art of Leadership | Leadership for the 21st century
MAHATMA GAGA - How leaders can inspire action
What do Lady Gaga, Steve Jobs and Mahatma Gandhi have in common? In this talk, Professor Jamie Anderson suggests that there can be no leaders without followers in any societal domain, and discusses the behaviors that inspire loyalty, commitment and unity of purpose amongst employees, customers and fans. Central to his presentation is a provocative comparison of the remarkably similar followership approaches pursued by Mahatma Gandhi, the pre-eminent political and ideological leader of India, Steve Jobs of Apple, and the contemporary pop-singer icon Lady Gaga.
NEW Lifework: Beyond Work - Life Balance
WHAT IS SUCCESS, REALLY? - New Ways of Working in the 21st Century
Many of us have studied the concepts of strategy, and frequently apply the concepts of strategy development and execution in our professional lives. But how often do we reflect upon the need to develop and implement a personal strategy that will see us achieve not only organizational and career success, but also happiness? And why should employee happiness matter to organizations? In this talk Jamie Anderson discusses the need for all of us to craft our own personal strategy, and to confront narrow definitions of success, linear thinking about career progression, and the personal, societal and cultural barriers than can prevent us from achieving a fulfilling life. He also explains why employee happiness and balance is good for organizations, and the barriers that must be overcome for established firms to engage with new ways of working.