Why Startup Founders Need to Start Asking the Right Questions

Entrepreneurs are used to having the right answers instead of theright questions. But asking the right questions enables leaders to find solutions to any challenge. Hal Gregersen, Executive Director MIT Learning Center and founder of the 4-24 Project, spoke at The Atlantic’s Start-Up City: Miami about how entrepreneurs can start asking more questions. Gregersen believes […]

Let a thousand innovators emerge

CHINA’S “manufacturing miracle” has produced unprecedented growth for the country in the past three decades, drastically elevating its standing in the global arena and significantly improving the living standard of Chinese citizens. Yet, most recently, there have been signs of flagging growth as China grapples with increasing labour wages, an ageing population and appreciating currency. […]

It is time to empower the millennial generation

Winston Churchill once said, “The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.” Last week I spoke to an audience of amazing leaders at the Northern Virginia Technology Council. In discussing the wildly underestimated and misunderstood millennial generation, I urged my colleagues to take Churchill’s advice to heart. [button open_new_tab=”true” […]

The Three P’s of Innovation

Ten years ago Clayton Christensen, Jeff Dyer and I were struck by a question that led to over a decade of research: what makes some individuals, and the organizations they lead, more innovative than others? [button open_new_tab=”true” color=”Accent-Color” size=”medium” url=”http://economia.icaew.com/opinion/july-2013/the-three-ps-of-innovation” text=”Read More”]

A.G. Lafley’s Innovation Skills Will Weather P&G’s Storm

From the moment our conversation started, it was clear A.G. Lafley would be one of the most inquisitive leaders I have ever met. [button open_new_tab=”true” color=”Accent-Color” size=”medium” url=”http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-06-03/a-dot-g-dot-lafley-s-innovation-skills-will-weather-p-and-g-s-storm” text=”Read More”]

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and Apollo 11. He’s Still Innovating

On July 16, 1969 at 9:32 a.m. EST, five F-1 engines lifted the 6.2 million-pound Saturn V rocket into space. (As a reference point, that’s the equivalent of tossing about 400 full-grown elephants into the air at once.) Jeff Bezos, who was 5 years old at the time, was watching—intently. [button open_new_tab=”true” color=”Accent-Color” size=”medium” url=”http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-03-25/amazons-jeff-bezos-and-apollo-11-dot-hes-still-innovating” […]

The Entrepreneur’s DNA

Every innovator we interviewed, almost without exception, had adults in their lives who paid attention to these skills when they were growing up, and it made all the difference. [button open_new_tab=”true” color=”Accent-Color” size=”medium” url=”http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323549204578317512385795852.html” text=”Read More”]