We live in times where healthy debates driven by tomorrow's generation are needed more than ever. 600 Leaders of Today will join 200 Leaders of Tomorrow at the 47th St. Gallen Symposium (3–5 May 2017) to debate «The dilemma of disruption» in St. Gallen, Switzerland.
We organise the St. Gallen Symposium and create relevant debates between Leaders of Today and Leaders of Tomorrow.
We are 35 students from the University of St. Gallen, working on an honorary basis and supported by over 350 partners.
In one way or another, we are all affected by disruption, a term introduced by Clayton Christensen in the 1997 book The Innovator's Dilemma. Two decades later, Christensen’s theoretical framework is by no means unchallenged. But even critics acknowledge that the sudden demise of industry leaders and political systems is occurring with growing frequency.
Few management theories have had as much influence on the business community and our society as the concept of disruption. The 47th St. Gallen Symposium will take up the theme under the headline The dilemma of disruption, looking at the breeding grounds for radical change, assessing the tough decisions that come with it and directing participants’ gaze beyond the strict business definition.