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Author and Partner at Bain & Co.; Leader in Global Strategy Practice

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 Chris Zook Biography

Chris Zook is a partner in Bain & Company's Amsterdam office. He has been co-head of the Global Strategy practice for the past 15 years. During his more than 25 years at Bain, Chris has specialized in helping companies find new sources of profitable growth.

A best-selling author, he is currently working on a sixth book, "The Founder's Mentality" (spring 2014).

He is also the author of "Repeatability: Build Enduring Businesses for a World of Constant Change," published by Harvard Business Review Press in 2012. "Repeatability" presents an argument for simple, great repeatable models to realize enduring, profitable growth. In 2010, Chris published "Profit from the Core: A Return to Growth in Turbulent Times" (Harvard Business Review Press), an updated edition of his 2001 best-selling business book, "Profit from the Core: Growth Strategy in an Era of Turbulence," which offers an approach to assessing and making the most of core business opportunities. Chris’s sequel, "Beyond the Core: Expand your Market without Abandoning your Roots" (Harvard Business School Press, 2004), was voted one of the top 100 business books ever written. It examines how companies that have fully exploited their core businesses can systematically and successfully expand into related or adjacent areas. "Unstoppable: Finding Hidden Assets to Renew the Core and Fuel Profitable Growth" (Harvard Business School Press, 2007) completes the series and examines what to do when your growth formula of the past begins to approach its limits, demanding that your company change its strategic focus and redefine its core.

These “growth trilogy” books have received widespread critical support. "Beyond the Core" was recognized by The Economist as one of the top five business and economic books in the year it was published. Unstoppable was identified by The Financial Times as one of the notable business books of the year. Based on his work on how companies grow, Chris was recently included by the Times of London in its biannual list of the 50 Most Influential Global Business Thinkers.

Chris’s other Harvard Business Review credits include, "How to find your next core business," "Open-market innovation" and "How to think strategically in a recession." He has also been published in The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, The New York Times, Fortune, Forbes and BusinessWeek.

Chris is a frequent speaker at a wide range of international and business forums including the World Economic Forum, the World Knowledge Forum, the Forbes’ CEO Conference, the BusinessWeek CEO Conference and the Economist Summit.

He received a bachelor of arts in mathematics and economics from Williams College, an M.Phil. in economics from Exeter College, Oxford University, and earned master’s and doctorate degrees from Harvard University.

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The Founder’s Mentality: How to Overcome the Predictable Crises of Growth

The Founder’s Mentality: How to Overcome the Predictable Crises of Growth

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Chris Zook

Author and Partner at Bain & Co.; Leader in Global Strategy Practice

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Chris Zook Biography

Chris Zook is a partner in Bain & Company's Amsterdam office. He has been co-head of the Global Strategy practice for the past 15 years. During his more than 25 years at Bain, Chris has specialized in helping companies find new sources of profitable growth.

A best-selling author, he is currently working on a sixth book, "The Founder's Mentality" (spring 2014).

He is also the author of "Repeatability: Build Enduring Businesses for a World of Constant Change," published by Harvard Business Review Press in 2012. "Repeatability" presents an argument for simple, great repeatable models to realize enduring, profitable growth. In 2010, Chris published "Profit from the Core: A Return to Growth in Turbulent Times" (Harvard Business Review Press), an updated edition of his 2001 best-selling business book, "Profit from the Core: Growth Strategy in an Era of Turbulence," which offers an approach to assessing and making the most of core business opportunities. Chris’s sequel, "Beyond the Core: Expand your Market without Abandoning your Roots" (Harvard Business School Press, 2004), was voted one of the top 100 business books ever written. It examines how companies that have fully exploited their core businesses can systematically and successfully expand into related or adjacent areas. "Unstoppable: Finding Hidden Assets to Renew the Core and Fuel Profitable Growth" (Harvard Business School Press, 2007) completes the series and examines what to do when your growth formula of the past begins to approach its limits, demanding that your company change its strategic focus and redefine its core.

These “growth trilogy” books have received widespread critical support. "Beyond the Core" was recognized by The Economist as one of the top five business and economic books in the year it was published. Unstoppable was identified by The Financial Times as one of the notable business books of the year. Based on his work on how companies grow, Chris was recently included by the Times of London in its biannual list of the 50 Most Influential Global Business Thinkers.

Chris’s other Harvard Business Review credits include, "How to find your next core business," "Open-market innovation" and "How to think strategically in a recession." He has also been published in The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, The New York Times, Fortune, Forbes and BusinessWeek.

Chris is a frequent speaker at a wide range of international and business forums including the World Economic Forum, the World Knowledge Forum, the Forbes’ CEO Conference, the BusinessWeek CEO Conference and the Economist Summit.

He received a bachelor of arts in mathematics and economics from Williams College, an M.Phil. in economics from Exeter College, Oxford University, and earned master’s and doctorate degrees from Harvard University.

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  • How to book Chris Zook?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Chris Zook for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Chris Zook, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Chris Zook or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Chris Zook?

    Booking fees for Chris Zook, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Chris Zook, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Chris Zook?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Chris Zook for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Chris Zook for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Chris Zook or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Chris Zook or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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