Researcher Profiles
Edward Hess
Professor of Business Administration, Darden Graduate School of Business, University of Virginia

Edward D Hess is a Professor of Business Administration and Batten Executive-in-Residence at the Darden Graduate School of Business, University of Virginia. His research focuses on Growth Strategies, Systems and Processes, as well as High Performance Organizations.  

He is the author of 12 books, 75 articles and over 60 Darden cases, etc. dealing with growth, innovation and learning cultures, systems and processes.  His most recent book, Humility Is the New Smart: Rethinking Human Excellence in the Smart Machine Age examines the notion that your job is at risk--if not now, then soon, as we are on the leading edge of a Smart Machine Age led by artificial intelligence that will be as transformative for us as the Industrial Revolution was for our ancestors. His previous book, Learn or Die: Using Science to Build a Leading-Edge Learning Organization, (Columbia Business School Publishing, September 2014) has been an Amazon best seller and was awarded the Well Fargo Award for Research Excellence. In that book Hess confronts our natural reflexive cognitive and emotional learning inhibitors that limit our ability to adopt new technologies and change our mental models of how the world works.

Hess's work has appeared in over 350 media outlets around the world including European Business Review, Financial Times, CNBC, BusinessWeek.com, Fox Business News, Forbes.com, Big Think, Reuters.com, Inc.com, WSJ Radio, Bloomberg Radio, Dow Jones, MSNBC Radio, Business Insider.com, Fast Company and Inc. 

RELATED PUBLICATIONS

Raising Your Organization’s Digital IQ – Presented on 26 May 2016 at US LEF Executive Forum, Washington DC

01 JUN 2016 / SIMON WARDLEY, ROBINA CHATHAM, RICHARD DAVIES, LEWIS RICHARDS, DAN WAKEMAN, DAVID REID, DAVID MOSCHELLA, EDWARD HESS, THOMAS POWER, BOB BARKER, DAN HUSHON, DAVID GOLDSBY, IBRAHIM JACKSON

Raising Your Organization’s Digital IQ – Presented on 11 November 2015 at European LEF Executive Forum, London

13 NOV 2015 / SIMON WARDLEY, RICHARD DAVIES, RICHARD BHANAP, LEMUEL LASHER, KIRT MEAD, DAVID MOSCHELLA, EDWARD HESS, THOMAS POWER, BOB BARKER, LIAM MAXWELL, MARK KENNEDY

Information Technology: The Common Denominator of Growth?

06 SEP 2012 / EDWARD HESS

Smart Growth

06 SEP 2012 / EDWARD HESS

Fusing the Growth and Austerity Agendas via Information Technology

07 AUG 2012 / DAVID MOSCHELLA, EDWARD HESS