Founder and managing director of Oyster International Ltd
L. Laurie is
founder and managing director of Oyster International Ltd.
Oyster International is a management consulting firm
works on strategic management issues. Don’s corporate
assignments have ranged from advising CEOs and senior
managers on strategic growth and new business creation to
development of corporate venture strategies and leadership
addition, through Oyster International, Don manages
technology spinouts that have been developed within large
global corporations and guides investments in venture
opportunities that serve the strategic, portfolio, and
growth ambitions of Oyster International’s clientele. Don,
himself, is an investor and director of a number of
Don is author of the newly-published Venture Catalyst–The Five Strategies For Explosive Corporate Growth (Perseus Publishing,, October 2001) and The Real Work of Leaders (Perseus Publishing, May 2000), as well as co-author with Ronald A. Heifetz of “The Work of Leadership,” Harvard Business Review, January–February 1997.