Finding the Silver Lining

22 July 09

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I’ve recently finished reading The Silver Lining: An Innovation Playbook for Uncertain Times, a new book by Innosight President Scott D. Anthony. As part of a ‘virtual book tour’ (we’re all very Web 2.0, you see), I agreed to review the book and post a brief interview with Scott. First, the review: Read the rest of this entry »


Don’t Bail on Innovation

24 November 08

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It seems like everything we read these days has to do with the financial bail out. Everyone seems to be bickering over who should get a “rescue package” and why. But we’re not going to talk about that. Instead, we’re going reiterate the message we’ve been telling our readers and clients for the past few months: Don’t bail on innovation.

Sure, it’s easy to push innovation to the back burner (or even take it off the burner completely) when times get tough and resources are tight. But now, more than ever, it’s critical that you remember the importance innovation will play in helping revive our struggling economy. Innovation will help smart companies tap new streams of revenue. Innovation will build new business models. Innovation will eliminate wastefulness and inefficiency. Innovation will not only help you survive this economic downturn; it will help you come out on top. Read the rest of this entry »


Interview with Scott D. Anthony of The Innovator’s Guide to Growth

24 September 08

Today, I’m posting an interview with Scott D. Anthony. Scott is President of Innosight, an innovation consultancy based in Watertown, Massachusetts (right near my hometown). The interview is part of Idea Sandbox’s Post2Post Virtual Book Tour.

Scott is the lead author of a new book, The Innovator’s Guide to Growth, which takes the idea of disruptive innovation (made famous by Clayton Christensen’s 1997 book The Innovator’s Dillema) and outlines the implementation/execution piece of the puzzle. Read the rest of this entry »