Gabor Burt

Pioneer on meaningful innovation, linking creativity with smart strategy

Author of "SLINGSHOT: Re-Imagine Your Business, Re-Imagine Your Life"

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What if you could re-imagine your business? What if you could re-imagine your life?


Gabor George Burt is an internationally recognized expert on strategy, innovation, creativity and business development. A leading proponent of Value Innovation and Blue Ocean Strategy for over a decade, Gabor has also gained recognition as a thought-leader on the creative perspective of Defying Conventional Wisdom. Taken together, his spheres of expertise are highly relevant in helping organizations to re-think their business and to carve out successful growth strategies.

An engaging presenter, Gabor Burt aims to provoke his audiences to overstep perceived limitations and mental boundaries that limit the growth of their business. Gabor Burt is the chief architect and original host of the Immersive Executive Experience series, an exclusive experiential learning forum for business and cultural leaders. He is actively involved in shaping strategy with a diverse group of international clients spanning from top multinationals to successful start-ups, as well as through his own initiatives.

Gabor Burt has been featured in the book Radical Action for Radical Times and his website was selected as one of the top online resources on innovation. His highly praised book SLINGSHOT: Re-Imagine Your Business, Re-Imagine Your Life presents an entertaining and practical framework on re-engaging our childhood creativity for success in business and adulthood, while simultaneously establishing the foundation for a first of its kind, cross-disciplinary discussion platform.

In addition to a BA degree in psychology from Amherst College, Gabor Burt holds an MBA degree from INSEAD in France.

"Blue Ocean" Strategy

Companies have long engaged in head-to-head competition and battled over market share, leading to little more than incremental differentiation. And in today's overcrowded industries and global economic uncertainty, competing head-on results in nothing but a bloody "red ocean" of rivals fighting over a shrinking profit pool. Luckily, there is an alternative: Blue Ocean Strategy is considered the most influential new concept in management, and challenges everything you thought you knew about the requirements for strategic business success.
Since publication in March 2005, the book of the same name has been translated into 40+ languages, shattering the all-time record for the most widely translated book by Harvard Business School Press. It is a worldwide best seller, and the term "Blue Ocean" has become part of business vocabulary to label high-impact and successful strategic moves.
Content of keynote presentation (60-75 minutes):
The practical application of Blue Ocean Strategy.
The core logic and mindset behind creating blue oceans and defying conventional wisdom.
Using a provocative combination of examples and anecdotes, the presentation brings to life the visual framework of Blue Ocean Strategy and Value Innovation (Strategy Canvas, Value Curves, Six Paths and Four Actions).
Participants take away the foundation for discovering their own blue ocean of uncontested market space, breakthrough value for customers, strong profitability and high staff motivation.

The path to meaningful innovation: How should we innovate?

Creating blue oceans: A universal approach to innovation

Opportunities for adding value: Where you aren’t looking


What if you could reignite your childhood creativity in a systematic way, to overstep self-imposed limitations and to discover what you are really capable of achieving?

Continuous innovation is both necessary and exhilarating, and we all possess the inner capacity for it. Our capacity has simply been buried and lays dormant within us. As children, our imagination knew no boundaries. We would grab a slingshot and be instantly transformed into a warrior, a spy, a huntress, or protector of treasure. But as we grew older, our intellectual comfort zone shifted from that of continuous exploration and inquisitiveness to that of conformity with accepted norms of perception. All is not lost, however. We just need the right framework to re-engage our youthful creativity and re-imagine boundaries: THE SLINGSHOT FRAMEWORK.