Building the Bridge of Trust: Deciphering the New Psychology of Social Media

Media psychologist and trust expert Jeff Hancock reveals how technology is changing the way we…

Minds Worth Meeting Episode 14: Innovation in Management Accounting Is Not an Oxymoron with Jeff Thomson

Jeff Thomson, CEO of IMA, talks to Minds Worth Meeting about innovation, certification and the…

Rediscovering Our Humanity Through Virtual Reality

VR is the next technological game-changer. Jeremy Bailenson's new book reveals how it will revolutionize…

Minds Worth Meeting Episode 13: How Problem-Led Leadership is Changing the World with Hal Gregersen

Minds Worth Meeting converses with leadership expert and MIT professor Hal Gregersen, who discusses problem-led…

Your Boss Says “Find a Keynote Speaker”… Now What?

A brief guide to streamlining the search for keynote speakers

Stress IS a Silent Killer. This Technology Can Help Stop It

Stress is common for most people – and for some, it’s more than tension and…

Minds Worth Meeting Episode 12: The Power of Virtual Reality with Jeremy Bailenson

Virtual reality is very close to becoming a major element of society. With its ability…

Virtual Reality is Not a Fad: It’s a Revolution in the Making

VR is the new frontier of human experience. VR pioneer Jeremy Bailenson’s new book explains…

These Industries Can Benefit From Emotion AI Right Now

It is inevitable that artificial intelligence will play an increasingly important role in our lives.…

A Radical Strategy for Improving the Nation’s Health

In his latest research, Clay Christensen uses his “Jobs to Be Done” framework tackle America’s…

3 Lessons Learned from the Strategyzer Methodology

Stern Strategy Group Senior Vice President Tara Baumgarten reveals how Alex Osterwalder made her a…

This Is What Happens When Robots Raise Our Kids

Social psychologist Dr. Sherry Turkle has spent her academic career analyzing the effects of technology…

Put These Top Innovation Books of 2017 in Your CEO’s Holiday Bag

Innovation drives our economy, revolutionizes industries, and provides an avenue to radically rethink existing ways…

Is Today’s Education System Preparing Students for Tomorrow’s Labor Needs?

What are we training students to do? In the last millennium, the structure of education…

Augmented Reality Strategy: Why Every Company Needs It

In the November-December issue of Harvard Business Review, award-winning author and Harvard business professor, Michael…

“Cut taxes!” says Harvard economist. “But get the numbers right!”

The Trump administration and congressional Republicans are staking everything on what they say will be…

The Business of AI: Harnessing the Technological Revolution

Future generations will call today the beginning of a radical social, technological and economic revolution.…

Storytelling and Creativity as a Business Strategy

What sets a brand apart from its competitors? It’s not always the quality or cost…

The Bionic Man Restores Hope to Humanity

At MIT’s Center for Extreme Bionics, Professor Hugh Herr and his team of researchers are…

Why Every Company Needs a Chief Entrepreneur

Toys"R”Us, Kodak, Nokia, and Blackberry were well-managed, exemplary leaders in their industries – until they…

Customer (Dis)Orientation. It’s Why Your Revenue Strategy Isn’t Working

It’s a common mistake. Instinct often compels marketers to position their company – or its…

Our Political System is Failing. Michael Porter Has Solutions.

Year after year, Congress fails to reach consensus on important issues, the electorate screams for…

To Be a Better CEO, Get Comfortable with the Uncomfortable

Innovation guru Hal Gregersen has interviewed more than 200 CEOs across industries and from around…

Marketing with a Cause: How to Increase Brand Strength in a Global Society

As the world is transformed by technology and globalization, a consumer-centric marketing focus is more…

How to Compete in a Crowded Industry – And Win

From traditional drive-throughs to food trucks, the fast-food landscape has never been more crowded or…

Clay Christensen’s Best-Selling Book Now Available in Japanese Translation

Most of us believe we know what purpose our products serve. We assume we understand…

What You Can Learn About Innovation from Amazon

There was a time when cautious, conservative companies were investors’ best bets. No longer. Those…

Demonstrating Expertise by Measuring Outcomes That Matter Most to Patients

Say “maintenance of certification” in a room full of clinical specialists and watch them cringe.…

Can Uber Be Saved? Here’s Why Rosabeth Moss Kanter Says Yes

Uber is, in many ways, the quintessential startup story – one that will be studied,…

When You Must Choose Between Core and New Customers

Price communicates. Your brand messages might say to your customers, “We value you,” but your…

What Killed Retail May Also Save It. A Tech Lesson for Every Industry

In 2008, Anindya Ghose predicted the smartphone would ultimately be the most transformative consumer device…

Innovation in the 21st Century

Companies struggle with innovation, and Greg Bernarda believes he knows why. They’re still operating in…

The Future of Work and the Micro-Entrepreneur

Envision this: free of the 9-to-5, more of us are “micro-entrepreneurs” who set our own…

Disruptive Innovation Will Finally Revolutionize Healthcare

While Americans anticipate the fate of U.S. healthcare policy, experts are still pondering one question.…

Education’s Bold Opportunity in the Refugee Crisis

When refugees seek asylum, what is the role of the education sector? The number of…

Wal-Mart Bets Big on Virtual Reality – and So Should You

Immersive technology is having its moment. After decades of development, virtual and augmented reality (VR…

Are You Ready to Lead Digital Transformation and Innovation?

Technology has forever altered the leadership and business strategy landscapes, and it continues to enable…

How Do You Feel? Emotion AI Can Tell

Emotions influence every aspect of our life – how we learn, communicate, make decisions. Yet,…

When Smart Cars Crash, Who’s to Blame?

We’re well on our way to a future of self-driving cars – but uncertainty still…

Walking the Tech Tightrope in Financial Services

Today’s digital devices are designed to promote efficiency and responsiveness for professionals in every sector,…

The Middle Market Is Booming. Here’s Why.

Want good economic news? Look to the American middle market.

Making Economic Growth More Inclusive

The breakneck pace of development, particularly in technology, fuels growth and prosperity around the world.…

Wait, What? The Essential Questions for Joy & Wisdom

Most of us spend our entire life looking for the right answers – from the…

Marco Bertini On The Art – and Value – of Pricing

Every business must price what it sells. It’s inescapable and indispensable – and deeply misunderstood.…

Driving Growth Through Scale-up Ecosystems

Can you kick-start the economic growth of an entire region? It depends. How many billions…

What Job are Your Customers Hiring Your Product to Do?

Karen Dillon will help you figure out your job. Not your profession – the “job”…

Introducing Our New Podcast

At Stern Strategy Group®, we work with the foremost thinkers and doers who are helping…

Is Donald Trump Counting on the Gig Economy?

Even as the “gig economy” encompasses 94% of new jobs in the U.S., tax policy…

Transform Your Business Today to Win Tomorrow

Disruptive change is accelerating, enabled by the frantic pace of technological advancement. Mark W. Johnson,…

Sustaining Innovation: Why Higher Education Loves Hybrids

Conventional wisdom casts online learning as a disruptive force that will revolutionize higher education by…

Tap Into the Mobile Economy

The mobile economy, projected to reach $1 trillion in the U.S. by 2020, is being…

The Last Blended Learning Workshop You’ll Ever Need to Attend

As instruction methods are constantly updated, it’s difficult to be sure that the proper techniques…

Apple’s Long War of Attrition

Apple is fighting a long, grinding campaign. Their goal is the adoption of Apple Pay,…

The Evolution of Education: VR and the Future of Learning

In 2017, a plethora of changes are approaching the world of education: a new American…

Transforming a Broken Refugee System

In 2016, the number of global refugees and displaced people hit an all-time high. European…

What Will You Do When Machines Do Everything?

Despite what workers may think, findings show almost every job will be impacted by robots.…

Morale at Startups: Why Growth Matters

Startups live and die by their culture. And not by the ping-pong tables or the…

Why ATMs Are About to Get More Secure

Credit card fraud cost the U.S. retail industry $32 billion in 2014. One of the…

Are You Quiet Enough? Lessons for Leaders

Hal Gregersen, executive director of the MIT Leadership Center, has spent more than a decade…

What Job Does Iced Coffee Do? A Case Study

Taddy Hall and Karen Dillon, partners of Jobs Theory creator Clay Christensen, team up to…

An Urban Community By Design: The Legacy of Safdie’s Habitat ‘67

Fifty years ago, Moshe Safdie was a recent architecture graduate, intent on realizing the ideas…

Escape the Bubble: Be Wrong, Be Uncomfortable, and Be Quiet

As a leader, how insulated are you? CEOs and other leaders can easily slip inside…

The Keys That Unlock the $1 Trillion Mobile Economy

The mobile economy is projected to hit $1 trillion dollars by the year 2020. But…

A Harvard Business School Professor Takes a Look at Political Strategy

With the Republicans in control of the presidency, Congress, and, soon the Supreme Court, the…

Why the Best Leaders Are Habitually Wrong

Leaders are expected to have all the right answers. But getting those answers means asking…

What to Do About Our Refugee System

More than one million refugees arrived in Europe last year. Alexander Betts, an Oxford University…

Pairing Innovation with Design for Personal Mobility

The transportation industry is changing. Vehicles are getting smarter and smaller, environments are being designed…

How and Why You Should Talk About Growth

If your venture is located outside of one of the traditionally entrepreneurial mega-cities (Boston, Bangalore,…

Little Rice: Innovation Lessons from China

The Chinese smartphone market has produced companies, leaders, and, of course, phones. But its most…

Why Should Anyone Care About Your Product? Creating a Value Proposition

Why does your product or service matter to your customer? What aspects of it are…

The Moral Imperative of Modern Leadership

We are living in a “moment of crisis for global capitalism,” Fortune Magazine Editor Alan…

How to Innovate Our Way to Better Infrastructure

No one would argue that there’s much work to be done with America’s infrastructure. It’s…

How Can We Create Global Prosperity? Disruptive Innovation

Africa’s economic slowdown, triggered by a plunge in commodity prices, has raised lingering questions about…

Learning to Live With Artificial Intelligence

Kevin Kelly with advice for confronting a future filled with AI, robots, and constantly upgrading…

The New Generation of Innovators

In Rwanda, more than 80% of the population lives in homes with a dirt floor.…

Why Should Anyone Care About Your Product? Creating a Value Proposition

Do you really understand what your product means to your customer?

Negotiation Mastery: Unlocking Value in the Real World

Negotiation is an essential part of everyday life; in business, it’s critical to success. Michael…

You Have More Control Than You Think: Techniques for Turbulent Times

Don’t call it “work-life balance.” Aim for “harmony.”

Should Instructional Choice Trump School Choice?

In the 21st century, a choice agenda should focus on optimizing instructional choices, not just…

Make Sure Your Seasonal Employees Are a Holiday Bright Spot

The holiday rush is no reason to stop innovating. Thomas A. Stewart and Patricia O’Connell…

Abuse on Social Media: How It’s Hurting You and How You Can Stop It

Abuse on social media is terrible for victims and can even hurt your business. We…

What Will a Trump Presidency Look Like?

Two Harvard Business School professors apply their expertise to read the transition of candidacy to…

Guru on Project Management Takes a Look at the Cost of Trump’s Wall

Building a wall would be one thing, says Bent Flyvbjerg, but maintaining it quite another.

Using Service Design to Delight Your Customers

Are your services as carefully designed as your physical widgets? Does your service bridge the…

Join Forces to Jump-start Innovation

Have some sticky problems you can’t seem to work out internally? Try working with your…

Education Innovation: Missing From the Election Discussion

Julia Freeland Fisher, education expert and director of education research at the Clayton Christensen Institute,…

The Meaning of Compassion: Lessons from Larry Brilliant

Larry Brilliant speaks about how compassion can motivate us to build a better world, cure…

Hacking vs. Whistleblowing: Why It Matters to You

In short, if private citizens are now vulnerable to having their online accounts broken into…

Are You Making the Most of Your Mobile Data?

You’re collecting data, but are you using it to build connections to your customers? Is…

This Time With Feeling: Robots You Want To Talk To

Like it or not, at some point in your life, you will live with a…

Finding Balance: How Top Performers Succeed In and Out of the Office

Are you living according to your values? Do you wish you had a better balance…

What Photography Can Teach You About Innovation

“We don’t often think of leaders as artisans, but like good craftspeople, good leaders go…

IKEA’s Innovation Secret: How to Know Why Your Customers are Hiring

American Girl doesn’t just sell dolls; it sells stories steeped in periods and places in…

Creating Shared Value In New Markets

What can your organization accomplish by creating shared value? It can help change the world…

A Vision: 5 Significant Changes to the Corporation of the Future

The nature of how we work and develop talent is forever changed at the hands…

Our Worst Nightmare: Michael Porter on the Biggest Issue Facing the U.S.

What’s behind the sluggishness of the current U.S. recovery? Our country’s “political paralysis,” says leading…

Can Virtual Reality Make You a Better Person?

Yes, virtual reality (VR) can make you more empathetic. And, according to renowned VR guru…