Felix Oberholzer-Gee is the Andreas Andresen Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. An award-winning instructor, he is the author of “Better, Simpler Strategy,” a guide for companies to achieve exceptional financial performance. Oberholzer-Gee’s academic work and consulting are focused on competitive strategy and the effects of digital technology on corporate success. His research has been published in the very best, peer-reviewed journals of his profession and profiled by media outlets around the world, including Financial Times, Le Figaro, New York Times and Wall Street Journal.

Oberholzer-Gee teaches competitive strategy in the HBS MBA program and in executive education courses such as the Harvard General Management Program. He serves as faculty chair of the Senior Executive Leadership Program for China and the Driving Digital Strategy program. He has held various leadership roles at HBS, including chair of the MBA program and Senior Associate Dean for the school’s global research centers. Among his happiest times are when he is cooking and eating (not necessarily in this order).


Better Simpler Strategy

In nearly every business segment and corner of the world economy, the most successful companies dramatically outperform their rivals. What is their secret?

This book provides readers with a simple tool, the value stick, which every organization can use to make its strategy more effective and easier to execute. Based on proven financial mechanics, the value stick helps executives decide where to focus their attention and how to deepen the competitive advantage of their business.


Digital Transformation Strategy Based on Value

Here’s how a simple strategy can help you manage your digital transformation. Hear from Harvard Professor and author Felix Oberholzer-Gee.

What Is Strategy? It’s a Lot Simpler Than You Think

To many people, strategy is a total mystery. But it’s really not complicated, says Harvard Business School’s Felix Oberholzer-Gee, author of “Better, Simpler Strategy”.

General Management Program: Building Expertise and Confidence

Felix talks about the HBS program’s hands-on and practical approach to management issues while explaining how his strategy classes focus less on solutions and more on teaching how to think through business challenges.


TED Audio podcast, After Hours

Harvard Business School professors discuss and debate current events that sit at the crossroads of business and culture. Youngme Moon, Mihir Desai, and Felix Oberholzer-Gee engage in a spirited discussion on a range of topics torn from the headlines — from Facebook, to free trade, to the #MeToo movement. Informed by their unique expertise as professors at one of the world’s leading business schools, their takes are always surprising, unconventional, and insightful.

Episodes Include:

  • A Mega-Recommendations Episode for the Summer
  • Are We Witnessing a Sharp Decrease in Income Inequality?
  • How to Fix Commuting and the Legacy of Sheryl Sandberg
  • Index Investing and the Future of Airline Mergers