Scott D. Anthony is a Senior Partner at Innosight and former Managing Partner of the firm. 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 more than a decade with Innosight, Scott has advised senior leaders in companies on topics of growth and innovation. He has extensive experience in emerging markets, particularly in India, China, and the Philippines.
Scott was recognized as the #7 most influential management thinker by Thinkers50, a biannual ranking of global business thinkers. In 2019, he was ranked as the #9 most influential management thinker and in 2017 was awarded the Thinkers50 Innovation Award, which recognizes the world’s leading thinker on innovation.
Scott is co-author of the book “Eat, Sleep, Innovate: How to Make Creativity an Everyday Habit Inside Your Organization“ (Harvard Business Review Press, October 2020).
Scott is a prolific contributor to Harvard Business Publishing. He is the most published digital author on HBR.org and is Harvard Business Corporate Learning’s most in-demand subject matter expert. He is the co-author most recently of the Harvard Business Review magazine article “Persuade Your Company to Change Before It’s Too Late,” as well as other HBR articles such as “Breaking Down the Barriers to Innovation” and “Unite Your Senior Team,” and dozens of digital articles for the magazine.
Scott’s previous books are Dual Transformation; The First Mile: A Launch Manual for Getting Great Ideas Into the Market; 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 coauthored numerous articles on innovation and strategy for a variety of publications. 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 10 Singapore-based companies and generated a 20%+ internal rate of return.
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.
“Persuade Your Company to Change Before It’s Too Late”
Harvard Business Review, December 2021
“Three Tactics to Accelerate a Digital Transformation”
Innosight, November 2021
“Three Questions to Ask about Enabling Innovation-Driven Growth in the New ‘X'”
Innosight, June 2021
“Navigating Disruption in Financial Services”
Innosight, June 2021
Eat, Sleep, Innovate: How to Make Creativity an Everyday Habit Inside Your Organization
Harvard Business Review Press, October 2020
Innosight, October 2020
“ASEAN’s Transformation Champions”
Innosight, June 2020
“10 Questions for Executives in Uncertain Times”
Innosight, May 2020
“The ‘Big-Event Disruption’ Playbook”
Innosight, April 2020
“How Leaders Delude Themselves About Disruption”
Sloan Management Review, March 2020
Harvard Business Review, 2019
“Australia’s Transformation Champions”
Harvard Business Review, 2018
Harvard Business Review Press, 2017
Harvard Business Review, 2014
Harvard Business School Press, 2012
Harvard Business Review, 2012
Harvard Business Review, 2011
Harvard Business School Press, 2009
Harvard Business School Press, 2008
Harvard Business School Press, 2004