Competitive Advantage and Disruption

For many business leaders, disruption is a very frightening concept. The demise of Kodak, Blockbuster, Garmin and other once-thriving companies is clear evidence that disruption can indeed occur across a wide range of industries. But disruption need not be fatal – it can not only be survived,it can be anticipated and managed. Moreover, disruption can become a successful strategy for organisations that understand their core strengths and their industry. This series will draw on the experiences of Australian companies to illustrate effective ways of dealing with disruption.

The Business Innovation Series uses the Case Study method pioneered by Harvard Business School. As a core element of your learning experience, the case study method is an
educational innovation well suited to studying the greatest challenges confronting leading companies, non-profits, and government organisations— complete with the constraints and incomplete information found in the real business environment.

Students are placed in the role of the decision maker. There are no simple solutions; yet through the dynamic process of exchanging perspectives, countering and defending points, and building on each other's ideas, students build skills in analysing business issues, exercising judgement, and making
difficult decisions—the hallmarks of skillful leadership. 

The Business Innovation Series has been developed by and is taught by Harvard Business School graduates and former faculty who are widely recognised as skilled educators, researchers - and actual corporate innovators and entrepreneurs. Through consulting, innovation project leadership and teaching, our faculty leverage their business expertise and research to share leading concepts that shape the practice of innovation and leadership by their students. Our 2017 Faculty are Professor Michael Vitale and Doctor Stephen Spring.

Click here to download the detailed brochure for information on learning outcomes, dates, faculty, participant eligibility and application closing dates.

Location: EY Office - 8 Exhibition Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Dates: Friday June 23rd 2017 and Friday July 28th 2017

Time: 9am to 5pm

Bookings: $1795 per student ($1495 for Alumni and Sponsor Nominated Participants). $895 for a 1-day pass. To book click here or visit

This program is conducted over 2 days and the fee covers: study resources, case study material, program administration, venue, lunch, and academic expenses.

Series Contact:
Bill Lang, Convenor, Business Innovation Series
Chairman, Human Performance Company
Telephone: 03 9473 3678

Net proceeds will be donated to the Harvard Club of Victoria’s Non-Profit Fellowship.