1949 – 2010
Oren Harari was a compassionate and driven educator, researcher and consultant.
He was extremely committed to ethics in the field of management and applied
this to all of his work.
Harari was born in Israel, and spent part of his childhood there and part of it
in Mexico, before moving to San Diego when he was sixteen. He began his
illustrious teaching career at USF in 1977, after earning his Ph.D. in
Industrial Psychology from UC Berkeley. His teaching was very important to him,
and he strove to teach ethical management and value-based leadership. He firmly
believed he was learning as much from the students as they were learning from
Oren Harari’s professional and academic achievements have been widely
recognized by the international business community. He was chosen by the
Financial Times of London as one of the 40 “best minds” in management in the
world. Besides his work as an educator and researcher, Dr. Harari was an extremely
accomplished author, writing nine books in total. His most popular book, The Leadership Secrets of Colin Powell,
was a New York Times, Wall Street Journal and BusinessWeek bestseller and
earned him worldwide acclaim. It grew out of an article he wrote while working
as a senior columnist for the Management Review, about leadership principles
that can be learned from the career of Colin Powell. The article was praised by
business and political experts worldwide, including Colin Powell himself, and
the Pentagon uses its contents for training purposes.
his chosen field of management and in his work as a consultant ethics were
extremely important to Dr. Harari. He described himself as an “enthusiastic
founding member” of the Integrity
Institute, which strives to measure and elevate the integrity of
corporations, leaders and capital markets. “I can’t think of many nobler
charges these days,” Dr. Harari said.