While M&A as a lever to drive growth, innovation, and transformation is more vital than ever, most companies struggle to use M&A effectively. Leaders often attribute this struggle to the difficulties of executing or integrating M&A, but we believe that the root cause is more fundamental: a failure to link M&A to a strategy for… Read More


A Fast Company TOP TEn BUsiness BOOK for 2016 “Clayton Christensen’s books on innovation are mandatory reading at Netflix.” – Reed Hastings, co-founder and CEO, Netflix For many companies, innovation is still hit or miss. They spend millions compiling the data to figure out what their customers want, but they often achieve only modest incremental… Read More


This summer’s movie season kicked off with a dramatic prediction from Steven Spielberg, who lambasted Hollywood for its over-reliance on its “tentpole” business model supported by superheroes, gunfights, and special effects: “There’s going to be an implosion where three or four or maybe a half-dozen mega budget movies are going to go crashing into the […]… Read More


The other day I watched my first episode of Mad Men. I’m a little late to the game, I know, but that’s what having Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Comcast on Demand are for. The irony of using anytime, commercial-free media to watch advertisers work in a world with only three television channels got me thinking about […]… Read More