Costas Markides is professor of strategy and entrepreneurship and holds the Robert P. Bauman Chair of Strategic Leadership at London Business School , whose MBA program was ranked No. 1 by the Financial Times in 2009, 2010, and 2011. A native of Cyprus, he received his B.A. (Distinction) and M.A. in economics from Boston University, and his MBA and DBA from the Harvard Business School. His current research interests include the management of diversified businesses and the use of innovation and creativity to achieve strategic breakthroughs.