Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
Park End Street
Richard was a member of the faculty of Stanford’s Graduate School of Business for 20 years. He taught the most popular course on the MBA, which focused on organisational survival.
Richard is a leading business consultant worldwide, a best-selling author and a respected scholar.
As an advisor to CEOs and senior executives of many Fortune 500 companies, his work addresses the intersection of strategy and organisation. His specific expertise encompasses the design, facilitation and mobilisation of large scale organisational change in pursuit of strategic intentions. He received his MBA and doctorate from Harvard Business School and was a Baker Scholar.
Richard’s current and former clients include AT&T, BAE Systems, British Gas, British Petroleum, Cable and Wireless, Ciba Geigy, Coca Cola, Cummins, Diageo, Genentech, General Electric, Goldman Sachs, Guinness, Intel, JP Morgan/Chase, Levi Strauss, Motorola, The New York Times, and Royal Dutch/Shell. In conjunction with articles and books, he has conducted extensive research at BP, Ford, General Electric, General Motors, Honda, Matsushita, Monsanto, Sears and Shell.
Richard served as advisor in Iraq to U.S. Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad during the summer of 2005. This work entailed the transition of the new ambassador into his post and the management of the largest U.S. mission in the world. He was a White House Fellow, Special Assistant to the Secretary of Labor and Senior Staff of a White House Task Force.