Date: Feb 09, 2022Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Better, Simpler Strategy – Achieving Exceptional Performance with Professor Felix Oberholzer-Gee (virtual)

Wed, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM Zoom Webinar (Information to be sent to Registrants)
General PublicHBS Professors


In this session with HBS Professor Felix Oberholzer-Gee, he will share his research on companies that achieve exceptional financial performance. Based on his sought-after strategy course and his recently published book Better, Simpler Strategy, Oberholzer-Gee will walk webinar participants through a simple framework that identifies opportunities to create value for customers, employees and suppliers.

In nearly every business segment and corner of the world economy, the most successful companies dramatically outperform their rivals. What is their secret? In his research, Harvard Business School professor Felix Oberholzer-Gee shows how these companies achieve more by doing less. At a time when rapid technological change and global competition conspire to upend traditional ways of doing business, these companies pursue radically simplified strategies. At a time when many managers struggle not to drown in vast seas of projects and initiatives, these businesses follow simple rules that help select the few ideas that truly make a difference.

Oberholzer-Gee’s approach to strategy provides a way of measuring the two fundamental forces that lead to value creation and increased financial success—customers’ willingness-to-pay and employees’ willingness-to-sell. Companies that win, Oberholzer-Gee shows, create value for customers by raising their willingness-to-pay, and they provide value for talent by lowering its willingness-to-sell. The approach, proven in practice, is entirely data-driven and uniquely suited to be cascaded throughout the organization.

Participants must register by NOON on February 8th to receive details on joining the discussion. The Zoom link will be sent out 24 hours before the event.

Please note that no refunds will be issued.



Felix Oberholzer-Gee

Andreas Andresen Professor of Business Administration

Felix Oberholzer-Gee is the Andreas Andresen Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. An award-winning instructor, his academic work and consulting are focused on competitive strategy and the effects of digital technology on corporate performance. 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. He is a cohost of the popular TED podcast After Hours. Among his happiest times are when he is cooking and eating (not necessarily in that order.)


Chitra Nawbatt

Chitra Nawbatt is the Global Head of Health Assurance and Innovation at General Catalyst, a leading global venture capital firm. She leads strategic partnerships and the expansion and execution of the firm’s Health Assurance thesis. Chitra is working to empower founders and companies to transform the healthcare industry to help people stay well, bend the cost curve and make quality care more affordable and accessible. Chitra’s unique multi-industry and multidisciplinary expertise powers her role as a business builder across General Catalyst and its portfolio companies.

Previously, Chitra was the Global Head of Market Solutions at Genpact, an artificial intelligence, digital transformation, analytics and consulting firm. She was responsible for driving Fortune 1000 new customer acquisition, partnerships, innovation and operational improvement.

Before her career as a growth strategist, Chitra was the New York based Anchor for Reuters TV where her live broadcasts were seen by millions across the world. Her reporting focused on companies, markets and consumers globally. She conducted exclusive domain driven and in-depth interviews with global leaders such as the Citigroup CEO and Governor of the Bank of England.

Prior to media, Chitra spent more than a decade in financial services. Chitra was a C-level leader at Deutsche Bank where she delivered impact by inventing working capital analytics and efficiency software, which enabled CFOs and Treasurers of Fortune 1000 clients to optimize their cash conversion cycle. Her career started at EY. Chitra has a CPA designation, and is a graduate of Harvard Business School and University of Toronto.

You can reach her on twitter @chitranawbatt.

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Date: Feb 09, 2022Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM


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Ajay Thakur, GMP 2020

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