Joseph Schumpeter’s “gale of creative destruction” has never blown more fiercely. Emerging technologies such as additive manufacturing and new business models such as asset-sharing platforms threaten to disrupt market leaders and reconfigure existing value chains. Innosight’s research projects that 50% of the S&P 500 will fall off the vaunted index in the next decade. What… 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


“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” The line is instantly recognizable as the conclusion of “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost. And, the misunderstood poem helps to highlight how innovation-seeking executives need to reframe the word risk. Most readers… Read More


Investors are increasingly seeking firms with long-term growth strategies, rather than ones focused on managing short-term earnings to boost the stock price. This, in turn, is triggering a shift in the perceived role of the CFO — from bean counters to planters of seed corn. No one has done more to spotlight the contrast than […]… Read More


Today’s corporate watchword word is transformation, and for good reason. One study suggests that 75% of the S&P 500 will turn over in the next 15 years. Another says that one in three companies will delist in the next five years. A third shows that the “topple rate” of industry leaders falling from their perch […]… Read More