International Bestselling Author at Strategic Advantage
Jim Harris is one of North America’s foremost thinkers on disruptive innovation speaking internationally at more than 70 virtual conferences a year. Association magazine ranked him as one of North America’s top ten speakers. Jim also leads strategic planning sessions with executive teams.
His clients include Barclays Bank, Canon, Columbia Tristar Pictures, IBM, Munich Re, SAP, the Top 200 CIOs of India, the UK Cabinet Office, Swiss Re, Walmart, Zurich insurance
Jim’s last book, Blindsided!, is published in 80 countries worldwide and is a #1 international bestseller. Soundview Executive Summaries selected Blindsided! as one of the best business books of the year sending a summary to 80,000 executives globally. The Miami Herald calls Blindsided! “Brilliant stuff!”
How did you get to become an expert in your key topics?
What sub-topics are you most passionate about?
Disruptive innovation, innovation, tech trends, future predictions, IT, AI, mobile, 5G, consumer technology, CX, UX, IoT, IIoT, Big Data, data science, strategic planning, scenario planning, blockchain, crypto, sustainability, employee engagement, digital transformation, fintech, insurtech, exponential medicine.
Who influences you within these topics?
I used to represent Stephen Covey teaching the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Exponential Organizations: Why new organizations are ten times better, faster, and cheaper than yours (and what to do about it) by Salim Ismail and colleagues has given rise to an organization ExO. I am one of the speakers’ bureau that represents clients and executive teams that are facing pressures because change is happening faster in their industry than they are capable of adapting to.
What do you think the future holds in this space?
What brands are leading the way in this space?
The challenges for every organization and every industry are different. I begin every engagement by working to deeply understand the client’s needs, goals, and pain points in order to design a custom engagement. Given I have worked across so many industries this question is near impossible to answer without writing a book!.
Over the last 30+ years, I have worked with executive teams and clients in every industry imaginable: tech, telco, health care, government, retail, real estate, restaurants, hotels and travel, auto companies, fashion companies, entertainment, media, IT, construction, advertising, professional services firms, accounting, sports, home builders, shopping mall developers, start-up entrepreneurs, association, banking, financial services, insurance, re-insurance, hardware companies, software firms, HR organizations, library associations, not for profits, oil and gas, agriculture, pharmacy, pharmaceutical, investment firms, and many more.
If a brand wanted to work with you, which activities would you be most interested in collaborating on?
What are your passions outside of work?
What would be the best way for a brand to contact you?
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