In his book, Prof Garelli moves beyond academic analysis and shows the day-to-day realities of competitiveness. The book highlights 100 questions which illustrate competitiveness: “Is boring competitive?,” “What are things worth?,” “Can we trust statistics?,” Should we care about “Made in”? “Is failure the price of success?,” “Do we work too much? “Why do large companies disappear? “Do we need the rich?” “How many friends do you need to succeed?,”” Do you have a market value?,” Are you hooked on digital?,” “Is divorce a good business” etc.
The style avoids technicalities and the answers stress the impact of competitiveness on our daily lives. Why am I concerned’ What can I do about it?
Stéphane Garelli is a Professor at both the International Institute for Management Development (IMD), one of the world’s leading business schools, and at the University of Lausanne. He is also the founder of IMD’s World Competitiveness Center and is an authority on World Competitiveness: his research focuses particularly on how nations and enterprises compete on International markets.
He published the IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook – the most comprehensive and reputed study in the field of the competitiveness of nations. This yearly report compares the competitiveness of forty-six nations using more than 300 criteria. He is also a columnist for several finance magazines and is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of “Le Temps”(leading French language Swiss newspaper).
Professor Stéphane Garelli was was formerly Chairman of the Board of the Sandoz Financial and Banking Holding, was a permanent senior adviser to the European management of Hewlett-Packard for 12 years, was a Managing Director of the World Economic Forum and of the Davos Symposium for many years, and a member of the Constitutional Assembly of his local state – Vaud, Switzerland from 1999 to 2002.
Stéphane continues to be immersed in the world of business and competitiveness. At present, he is a member of the board of the Banque Edouard Constant, and a number of institutes, such as: China Enterprise Management Association, Board of the ‘Fondation Jean Monet pour l’Europe’, The Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences, the Mexican Council for Competitiveness, Advisory Committee of the Thai Management Association, etc.
Professor Stéphane Garelli’s speaking topics include:
- World Competitiveness
- World economic environment
- The economic and business landscape and its impact on companies
- The new “normal” : the new rules which will shape the business environment
- What companies need to know and do in order to stay ahead (strategy)