Nathan Furr is a professor of strategy and innovation at INSEAD (Paris) and a recognized expert in the fields of innovation and technology strategy. Professor Furr earned his PhD from Stanford University and studies how established companies innovate and how they navigate change, particularly technology change such as digital transformation.
He has published four award-winning books including Innovation Capital: How to Compete—and Win—Like the World’s Most Innovative Leaders (Harvard Business Review Press, forthcoming June 2019), Leading Transformation: How to Take Charge of Your Company’s Future (Harvard Business Review Press, Nov 2018), The Innovator’s Method (Harvard Business Review Press, September 2014), and Nail It Then Scale It: The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Creating and Managing Breakthrough Innovation (June 2011). He has also published multiple articles in Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, and in other academic and practitioner outlets. In addition, Professor Furr helps put together the Forbes list of the world’s most innovative leaders and most innovative companies and has worked with leading companies from across industries—including Google, Amazon, Citi, Intuit, Tesla, Philips, Kimberly-Clark, Telenor, Solvay, and others—to study and implement innovation strategies.
On the teaching front, Professor Furr established INSEAD’s flagship courses on digital transformation, innovation, and technology strategy. He has also cofounded the International Business Model Competition, which attracts more than 2,500 teams from more than 250 universities around the world, and the Innovator’s DNA, an organization devoted to building innovation capabilities in established companies.