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Adam Hartung

Adam Hartung
Born (1957-03-15) March 15, 1957
Watchhorn, Oklahoma
Nationality United States
Alma mater Wichita State University  (B.B.A)
Harvard Business School (MBA)
Occupation Speaker & Business Consultant
Known for Growth - Dealing with Market Shifts - Forbes

Adam Hartung (born March 15, 1957) is Managing Partner of Spark Partners,[1] author, columnist, business consultant and speaker.[2] He is best known for his Leadership column[3] in Forbes. Hartung is the author of Create Marketplace Disruption: How to Stay Ahead of the Competition[4] published in 2008 by FT Press.

Early life

Hartung was born in Watchhorn, Oklahoma. He holds a B.B.A., suma cum laude, Departmental Honors at Wichita State University (1979), and an MBA with Distinction at Harvard Business School (1982).


Hartung began his career as an entrepreneur, selling the first general-purpose computing platform to use the 8080 microprocessor when he was an undergraduate. Today, he writes, consults and speaks worldwide.

Hartung’s book, Create Marketplace Disruption: How to Stay Ahead of the Competition, aims to help leaders and managers create evergreen organizations that produce above-average returns.[5]

Hartung is currently Managing Partner of Spark Partners, a strategy and transformation consultancy. Previously, he spent eight years as a Partner in the consulting arm of Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) where he led their efforts in Intellectual Capital Development and e-business. He has also been a strategist with the Boston Consulting Group, and an executive with PepsiCo and DuPont in the areas of strategic planning and business development.[6]

Hartung is a columnist for Forbes magazine, focusing on leadership and business growth.


  1. ^ Spark Partners
  2. ^ "Speakers: Adam Hartung". National Speakers Bureau. Retrieved 9 July 2012. 
  3. ^ Leadership column
  4. ^ Create Marketplace Disruption: How to Stay Ahead of the Competition (9780132343916): Adam Hartung: Books
  5. ^ "Create Marketplace Disruption: How to Stay Ahead of the Competition". Pearson Education, FT Press. Retrieved 9 July 2012. 
  6. ^ "Adam Hartung - About me". Forbes Magazine. Retrieved 9 July 2012. 

External links

  • Official Homepage
  • [1] National Speakers Bureau profile
  • [2] Forbes Column
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