Gabor George Burt

Gabor George Burt



  • Key to Staying Relevant: Re-Imagining the Boundaries of Your Business
  • Turning Crisis into Opportunity
  • Rocket Fuel: Unleashing the Collective Imagination of Your Organization
  • Where are your Blue Waters? – Mastering Creative Transformation
  • Making Your Business Indispensable

What he offers

Gabor is the world’s foremost authority on re-imagining boundaries and creative market transformation. He is one of the core, original experts of Blue Ocean Strategy (considered the most influential leadership concept of the new millennium) and the creator of the Slingshot Framework – which is the expansion of his BOS work. Gabor enables leaders and organisations to overstep perceived limitations, formulate high-growth strategies and culture, and shape the future of their market space. Gabor was selected among 13 top innovation masterminds by CIO Magazine.

How he presents

An engaging and provocative speaker, Gabor’s highly relevant presentations both inform and inspire audiences. He is a master of immersing his audiences in the future-shaper mindset, and focuses on providing immediate takeaways and practical applications.  As an example, Gabor challenges his audience with a ‘6 Question Test’ to expose everyone’s self-imposed mental boundaries. He then demonstrates how the Slingshot Framework empowers you to overstepping these boundaries for high growth, expanded relevance and strong customer attachment.

Gabor George Burt is one of the core, original experts of Blue Ocean Strategy, the new millennium’s most influential management concept, and contributor to the worldwide bestselling BOS book.

Burt launched the Slingshot Framework in 2011 – as expansion of his BOS work. Slingshot enjoys worldwide recognition, and is at the forefront of global innovation. The framework shows how to engage creative thinking to systematically re-imagine market boundaries, filling a major global need: A 2010 IBM survey of 1,500 CEOs worldwide found that ‘creativity’ is considered the single most important leadership trait for future success.

Among high-profile events, Burt delivered opening presentation at Global Marketing Forum, designed and hosted the Forum for Partnership of the Americas, a gathering of business and government leaders from across the Western Hemisphere. He also shared stage with Seth Godin and Sir Richard Branson at Forum One, one of Europe’s biggest leadership events with 5,000 participants. In 2016, was one of three judges for the E.U. Innovation Venture Award, since 2017 sits on the Board of the Global Innovation Institute, and is both designing and keynoting the Arab Innovation Forum in Dubai in 2018.

Gabor George Burt works with executive teams of dozens of organizations, including multinationals, SMEs, public sector, NGOs and start-ups in applying the Slingshot Framework to re-imagine market boundaries and carve out high-growth strategies. Among them, he helped American Express launch an entire new business in partnership with Walmart.

His ‘Slingshot’ book, which is a step-by-step guide to re-imagining boundaries, is a critically acclaimed, exclusive resource for partner organizations.


  • Slingshot: Re-Imagine Your Business Re-Imagine Your Life (2011)

Presentation Languages: English, French, Hungarian

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