Before launching a new round of brainstorming sessions in search of the next great idea, executives should seek out something altogether different – the bottlenecks that choke innovations before they see the light of day.… Read More

A recent report by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation raises serious questions about the degree to which venture capital deserves emulation. The report, provocatively titled “We Have Met the Enemy and He is Us” [PDF], summarizes its findings thus: Limited Partners — foundations, endowments, and state pension funds — invest too much capital in underperforming… Read More

Innosight’s Clay Christensen teaches aspiring MBAs how to apply management and innovation theories to build stronger companies. But he also believes that these models can help people lead better lives. In this article, he explains how, exploring questions everyone needs to ask: How can I be happy in my career? How can I be sure that my relationship with my family is an enduring source of happiness? And how can I live my life with integrity?… Read More

Innovation is often top of mind for organizational leaders who are striving to spur the growth of their enterprise. The circumstances that spark this focus typically include a lofty growth target, a high level of shareholder expectations, and recognition that the current product pipeline is not big enough to close the gap between existing forecasts and the goal.… Read More