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Freek Vermeulen is Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the London Business School. He is the first-ever winner of the school's Excellence in Teaching Award and has received various international prizes for his research on strategic management. He writes regularly for Harvard Business Review, the Financial Times, Forbes, and the Wall Street Journal, among others. In the past, the Financial Times has described him as a "rising star" and a "new management guru." Author social media/website info: twitter.com/Freek_Vermeulen, freekvermeulen.com/
Advance Praise for Breaking Bad Habits Morten Hansen, professor, University of California, Berkeley; author, Great by Choice and Collaboration-- "In this expertly researched and engaging book, Freek Vermeulen uncovers one of the greatest sins of managers: best practices. Vermeulen offers an antidote to outmoded practices and the tools to replace them with more innovative alternatives. An important book for any manager seeking to do better." Ranjay Gulati, Jaime and Josefina Chua Tiampo Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School-- "With fascinating stories grounded in captivating research, Freek Vermeulen makes a powerful case about how important it is to break away from old habits if you want to open new avenues of growth and innovation." Dame Mary Marsh, Chair, Board of Trustees, Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health, London-- "Breaking Bad Habits is full of sharp examples and insights that challenge our common beliefs. It is a wake-up call for all of us to adopt change as a key capability, test our limits, and break boundaries." Frank van Oers, Managing Partner, Vorwerk & Co. KG; Chairman, Supervisory Board, Wessanen NV-- "A must-read for leaders, especially the ones who are successful and do not yet see the urgency for change." Laurence Capron, Professor of Strategy and the Paul Desmarais Chaired Professor of Partnership and Active Ownership, INSEAD; coauthor, Build, Borrow, or Buy-- "In Breaking Bad Habits, Freek Vermeulen shows how best practices can eventually harm our industries and our societies while also offering a witty perspective on how to move beyond them. This book is especially helpful for leaders who are striving to innovate while trying to overcome organizational inertia."