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Jim Harris

Disruptive Innovation Thought Leader, International best-selling author. Global Social Media Influencer."

Jim Harris is a one of North America’s foremost thought leaders, management consultants and authors on disruptive innovation. Association magazine ranked him as one of the nation’s top ten speakers. He works speaks internationally at more than 50 conferences and seminars a year and conducts strategic planning sessions with executive teams. With more than 40 days of material he can cover, Jim also speaks on future trends, employee engagement, and mitigating risk.

Jim Harris’ clients include Association of Research Libraries, Barclays Bank, Certified Management Accountants, Cleantech, Columbia Tristar Pictures, Deloitte, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), IABC, IDG, IBM, IEEE, International Council of Shopping Centers, Johnson & Johnson, MasterCard, Munich Re, NEC, Novartis, SAP, Society of Professional Engineers, the UK Cabinet Office, the World Future Society and Zurich Insurance. He has worked extensively with the health care sector, government, financial services, retailers and professional services firms.

Listen to Jim Harris’s podcast to learn more about him here

His book, Blindsided! is published in 80 countries worldwide and is a #1 international bestseller. Blindsided! has been named one of the best business books of the year by a number of organisations and Soundview Executive Summaries sent a summary to 80,000 executives worldwide. The Miami Herald calls Blindsided! “Brilliant stuff!”

Jim’s second book, The Learning Paradox, was nominated for the National Business Book Award, and has appeared on numerous bestseller lists. Books for Business ranked it as one of the top 10 business books in North America. There are now over 40,000 copies in print. Jim co-authored the national bestseller The 100 Best Companies to Work for in Canada.

As a management consultant, Jim Harris works with leading businesses, Fortune 500 companies, and organisations aspiring to join these ranks. From 1992-1996 he represented the Covey Leadership Center in Canada teaching Dr. Stephen Covey’s work, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.

Jim is a catalyst for conversation and change. He excels at leading people to new ways of thinking – making productive, profitable change possible. His sessions are highly informative, thought-provoking, interactive, and even lots of fun!

"Maria Franzoni and her team, deeply care about their clients objectives and go far beyond any other bureau to suggest the perfect fit for your event." - Jim

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Thriving in the Era of Disruptive Innovation

Netflix is changing the way people watch TV – and forcing cable company mergers. In 2014 online advertising will exceed TV advertising spending for the first time ever as consumer spend more time on smartphones surfing, researching, buying and interacting with products and services. By 2020 there will be 50 billion devices connected to the Internet – creating trillions of dollars in cost savings and new markets. Jim's book Blindsided is published in 80 countries worldwide and is a #1 International bestseller. Blindsided! looks at the forces that are disrupting companies and industries and presents strategies for preventing it.

Collaboration & Engagement

Who is in charge of Wikipedia? No one. And yet more than 100 million of hours of labour have been invested by volunteers in creating the content. Most people believe that companies use less than 50% of the skills and motivation of employees. With millions of baby boomers retiring from the work force over the next decade, new ways of engaging employees in collaborating will be essential for companies. How can organizations unleash more talent, creativity and innovation in their organization?


Most organisations need to innovate – but no one wants to change! It's the paradox of our time. A staggering 88% of CEOs say that innovation is essential to growth and profitability, but only 33% are happy with the results that they're getting. But innovation doesn't just happen on its own. Jim has worked with Fortune 500 companies worldwide, India's top 200 CIOs and the UK Cabinet Office's top management program teaching innovation, creativity and change. Why innovation is essential to for 21st century organisations.


How to spot the next breakthrough that will change your business forever

The Learning Paradox

Gaining success and security in a world of change by learning faster than your competition

Future Trends

Trends that Are Changing Your Business Since 1990 Jim Harris has been helping organization focus on the future. He was honoured to be the closing keynote speaker for the World Future Society conference which brings together the leading futurists from around the globe. He will customize his presentation for you organization and industry that will have people talking, thinking and acting differently long after your event.

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Jim's session was one of the most highly rated and I am certain that we will work with him in the future. What was particularly noteworthy was the accessibility and relevance of his material. Jim's friendly, open style is critical in encouraging participants to take the material on board and shift their thinking.

Centre for Management & Policy Studies, UK Cabinet Office

Having attended countless sessions over the years, I am very selective. I am especially proud that one of the best messages I’ve heard at MPI was delivered by a Canadian – Jim Harris.

President, Meeting Professionals International

You initiated a shift in strategic thinking within our plant management.

CXY Chemicals


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  • UK:

    £15k to £30k

  • Europe:

    £15k to £30k

  • US:

    £15k to £30k

  • Africa/Asia/ME:

    £15k to £30k

Travels From

  • Canada



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