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David Hurst

Owner, DKH Productions


David Hurst is a speaker, writer and management educator.  He spent twenty-five years working in several countries in organizations undergoing radical change. He became Executive Vice-President of a large industrial distribution company during a tumultuous period when he, as part of a senior management team, saved the organization from bankruptcy during a severe business recession.
He is a reflective practitioner and these experiences, together with his research, have led him to reframe and redevelop everything he learned about business, management and finance. He communicates these ideas to audiences around the world in the form of creative presentations, in-depth seminars and articles that have been published in leading business publications such as the Harvard Business Review, the Financial Times of London and Strategy+Business, as well as several academic journals. His first book, Crisis & Renewal: Meeting the Challenge of Organizational Change, was published by the Harvard Business School Press in 1995. His latest book, The New Ecology of Leadership: Business Mastery in a Chaotic World (Columbia University Press, 2012), uses an ecological/systems framework to embrace and contain economics. The resulting reconfiguration of management resonates with the experience of managers all over the world. His 2012 Drucker Global Challenge essay, “Practical Wisdom: reinventing organizations by rediscovering ourselves”, won a top prize in the competition.