Scott D. Anthony
Scott D. Anthony is the Managing Partner of Innosight. Based in the firm's Singapore offices since 2010, he has led Innosight's expansion into the Asia-Pacific region as well as its venture capital activities (Innosight Ventures).
In his decade with Innosight, Scott has advised senior leaders in companies such as Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, SingTel, Kraft, General Electric, LG, the Ayala Group, and Cisco Systems on topics of growth and innovation. He has extensive experience in emerging markets, particularly in India, China, and the Philippines.
Scott is one of Harvard Business Review's most prolific contributors. He is the co-author most recently of the Harvard Business Review article "Build an Innovation Engine in 90 Days" as well as author of the book The First Mile: A Launch Manual for Getting Great Ideas Into the Market (Harvard Business Review Press, May 2014).
Scott's previous books are Seeing What's Next: Using the Theories of Innovation to Predict Industry Change(with Innosight co-founder and Harvard Professor Clayton Christensen); The Innovator's Guide to Growth: Putting Disruptive Innovation to Work; The Silver Lining: An Innovation Playbook for Uncertain Times; The Little Black Book of Innovation: How It Works, How to Do It; and Building a Growth Factory. He has authored or co-authored numerous articles on innovation and strategy, and regularly contributes to the Harvard Business Review online blog. He was named a judge for the 2014-2015 HBR McKinsey Awards, which recognize the best articles published annually in Harvard Business Review. His Twitter feed is @ScottDAnthony.
Scott is a featured speaker on topics of innovation and growth. He has delivered keynote addresses on five continents, and has appeared on Good Morning America, Channel News Asia, CNBC, and FOX Business.
Scott served on the Board of Directors of Media General (NYSE: MEG) from 2009-2013, helping guide that company through a strategic transformation. In 2013 he joined the Board of MediaCorp, Singapore's leading diversified media company. Scott chairs the investment committee for IDEAS Ventures, a SGD 10 million fund Innosight runs in conjunction with the Singapore government that has invested in eight Singapore-based companies and generated a 20%+ internal rate of return.
Prior to joining Innosight, Scott was a senior researcher with Clayton Christensen, managing a group that worked to further Christensen's research on innovation.
Scott received a BA in economics summa cum laude from Dartmouth College and an MBA with high distinction from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar.
Building a Growth Factory, Harvard Business School Press, 2012.
"The New Corporate Garage," Harvard Business Review, September 2012.
"How P&G Tripled Its Innovation Success Rate," Harvard Business Review, June 2011.
The Innovator's Guide to Growth, Harvard Business School Press, 2008.
The Silver Lining, Harvard Business School Press, 2009.
"Finding the Right Job for Your Products," Sloan Management Review, February 2007.
Seeing What's Next, Harvard Business School Press, 2004.
Most Memorable Innosight Moment
One of the most rewarding things about Innosight is that our delivery model allows us to have almost immediate client impact. A couple of years ago, we held a one-day workshop for a project team working on a truly game-changing disruptive innovation. The project was unusually complex, featuring a new-to-the-world technology, cross-company collaboration, an external partner, and an unknown business model. We worked with the team over two days, assessing different ways to frame their target market and address some of their critical assumptions. By the end of the session we had completely changed the team's direction. The project leader sent me a note saying, "Thanks for the session. We are a forever changed team." We don't always have impact quite that fast, but it demonstrated the power of our models and approaches.