Richard D’Aveni is one of the pre-eminent strategists of his generation. Over the last three decades he was worked with prominent families, multinational corporations and major governments throughout the world to shape the strategic agenda and their responses to it.
D'Aveni is the Bakala Professor of Strategy at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, a winner of the prestigious A. T. Kearney Award for his research, and a leading strategy consultant worldwide. From 2007 to the present, he has been listed among the top 50 strategists and management thinkers in the world according to the Thinkers50 ranking as published in The London Times, Forbes, CNN.com, The Times of India, and the Harvard Business Review.
Richard D’Aveni is the author of several highly influential articles in the Harvard Business Review and MIT/Sloan Management Review, as well as Hypercompetition (The Free Press, Simon & Schuster) which coined the phrase and became a global bestseller. Fortune described it as "a modern-day analogue to The Art of War". His work is credited with creating a new paradigm in the field of strategy based on temporary advantages and constant disruption of rivals– using rapid maneuvering rather than defensive barriers.
He is also the author of Strategic Supremacy (The Free Press, Simon & Schuster) and Beating the Commodity Trap (Harvard Business Press). These works are credited with creating new tools, frameworks and maps that help firms and governments define their playing fields and determine their positioning on those playing fields using spheres of influence.
Richard D’Aveni’s 2012 book, Strategic Capitalism (McGraw-Hill) applies his ideas and tools to one of the biggest challenges facing America: the rise of China. Based on years of research, Strategic Capitalism persuasively describes the new realities for global capitalism and offers practical strategies to succeed amid the hypercompetition between powerful nations.
“D’Aveni is strategy’s answer to realpolitik. The champion of dynamic strategy over static analysis, he is a battlefield general in a world dominated by Ivy League theorists,” says The (London) Times. Tom Peters, co-author of In Search Of Excellence, says: “Rich’s work is uniformly first rate.”
He consults to Fortune 500 companies as well as governments and some of the world’s wealthiest families, helping them shape their winning strategies. His client list includes some of the world’s best-known companies. Among them: GE, Intel, Corning, General Motors, Pepsico, Pfizer and Anheuser-Busch; and major European companies, such as Fininvest Italia, Philips Electronics, and Reuters.
A highly sought after advisor and speaker, D’Aveni has addressed audiences all over the world, including the World Economic Forum’s Annual Summit at Davos, Switzerland; and in the French Senat in Paris.