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Clark Gilbert

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Clark Gilbert is the 16th and current president of Brigham Young University - Idaho. He served previously as the President and CEO of both the Deseret News, Utah's longest running business and one of the nation's fastest growing newspapers, and Deseret Digital Media. He was also an executive vice president of Deseret Management Corporation.

He is a former Professor of Entrepreneurial Management at Harvard Business School and an associate academic vice president at BYU-Idaho. Clark's formal research has focused on how disruptive technologies reshape the structure of existing markets.

He has examined industries including healthcare, media, and high-tech. His doctoral research won awards for best dissertation finalist and best paper at the Strategy Division of the Academy of Management. He was also awarded the 2005 Best Article Award in the Academy of Management Journal. Professor Gilbert has written HBS teaching cases on corporate entrepreneurship in companies such as Merck, Knight Ridder, Intel, and SAP.

Gilbert consults widely to the media, healthcare, and technology industries. He has served on new ventures boards at Johnson and Johnson, Landmark Media, and Scripps. He is also a founding partner of Innosight Ventures, where has served as a founding director of several healthcare and media startups.

Gilbert graduated summa cum laude from Brigham Young University, where he was his department's valedictorian. He earned an M.A. from Stanford and a Ph.D. from the Harvard Business School. He and his wife Christine are the proud parents of seven children.

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Publication Highlights


"Two Routes to Resilience," Harvard Business Review, December 2012. 

“Beating the Odds When You Launch a New Venture,” Harvard Business Review, May 2010.

From Resource Allocation to Strategy, Oxford University Press, 2005.

“The Disruption Opportunity," Sloan Management Review, August 2003.

“Disruptive Change: When Trying Harder is Part of the Problem,” Harvard Business Review, May 2002.

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