His experience of designing and implementing practical business strategy includes consultancy in a firm that clients called “better than McKinsey”, and leading top to bottom international strategic change in a company known as “the Marine Corps of implementation” (Electronic Data Systems, or EDS).
As a consultant he carried out market studies, competitor analyses, and strategic profitability improvements for blue chip clients including Booker, Guinness, Perrier, Ranks Hovis McDougall and Toshiba.
At EDS he held a series of international roles, initially in pan-European business analysis, then quickly rising to serve on the European Leadership Teams of two of the company’s top three global accounts. His responsibilities ranged from business development, business planning, strategic process improvement, international reorganisation, risk-rated cost reduction in pan-European service delivery, sales, account turnaround. Latterly his geographic scope expanded to include Asia Pacific and Latin America, and he frequently represented the account at global meetings in the US.
Finn first encountered the thinking of Gregory Bateson in 2002, when it transformed the way he understood the world and how business works.
Reviewers called his first book, The Escher Cycle (2004), “a blueprint for winning any game your business chooses to play” and “a unified theory of business” that “describes how business works as a living system.”
His second book, The Churning Volume 1: Tools for Inner Leadership in Times of Change, is a seven-step method for creating inspiration in ourselves and others during times of change. It has just been published.
Born in Darjeeling, North East India, Finn has a degree in physics from Oxford University and an MBA with distinction from Imperial College, London. His values are honour, harmony and empowerment. His purpose is to create a generative world.