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…

Hire this book. You’ll be a better innovator.

Last year, companies collectively spent $680 billion gambling on R&D. And for the most part,…

What You Can Learn About Innovation from Tesla

There’s no question Tesla is a remarkable brand. Just the name evokes emotionally charged responses…

Customers Can’t Be Satisfied. Here’s How to Infatuate Them Instead.

Trying to satisfy your customers is a misguided mission. There is no such thing as…

Stop Gambling on Innovation with These 4 Questions

You’re on a mission to know more about your customers. Stop. The extraordinary variety and…

How To Solve Your Work-Family Conflict with Conversation

Is family a source of career conflict for you? Stew Friedman, the world’s leading work/life…

How Refugees Can Boost Your Business, Not Burden It

The number of people displaced by conflict is at the highest level ever recorded –…

Why the Olympic Games have a Project Management Problem

The Olympics are costly, risky megaprojects, infamous for blowing budgets out of the water. Are…

How to Stay Competitive in the Middle Market

Middle children. Middle class. Middle market. None of them get enough attention – but according…

Do You Know the Job Your Product was Hired For?

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

To Bundle or Not to Bundle: Michael Porter and Robert Kaplan on How to Pay for Health Care

American health care is caught in a vise, squeezed from the positive gains in life…

What It Means to Lead in a Crazy World

It’s pretty much fact: the world around us is volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous. These…

Sharing Economy Expert Shares the Secrets of Crowd-Based Capitalism

Collaborative consumption. On-demand services. The gig economy. Peer-to-peer business. Numerous names describe the same phenomenon:…

Why Your Business Needs to Bet on Virtual Reality

Virtual reality (VR) and hype have a long-standing relationship. After more than two decades, the…

Why Megaprojects Fail – And Why It Matters

The cost of Boston’s “Big Dig” ballooned to $14.8 billion – five times the original…

Are You Competing Against Luck?

Why do the vast majority of innovations fall so far short of ambitions? Companies have…

The Truth about China’s Growth and Why It Matters

On the surface, China’s dominance seems a given. The country’s GDP is likely to surpass…

Don’t Fear the Future of Technology. Embrace It & Steer It, Says Kevin Kelly

Are we making computers that are smarter and better than us? Will algorithm-enabled machines and…

What Can Businesses Learn from the Combination of Opposites?

Giggles and pitter-patters of little feet aren’t what you’d expect to echo through the halls…

Now You See Me, Now You Don’t: The New Ecosystem of Value Creation

By the end of the decade, every company will be a software company, predicts Robert…

Are We On the Right Road to Automated Driving?

Our cars are getting smarter. They dictate (and recalculate) directions, sync with our phones, help…

Don’t Build Products. Build Platforms.

There was a time not long ago when commerce flowed linearly. Companies produced products, shipped…

Why Balance is the Wrong Metaphor for Work and Life

We all talk about it. Most of us aspire to it; few of us, if…

Why Well Run Companies Still Fail

In life, you can do everything right and still fail. Same goes for business. A…

Decoding Apple vs. the FBI and Its Implications for the Future of Internet of Things

Congressional testimony is underway in Apple's stand-off with the U.S. government over the FBI’s request…

What Great Service Leaders Know and Do

It’s a service-driven world. The vast majority of the global workforce provides services. We rely…

How Do You Measure Value?

The first line of Robert Kaplan’s 1996 seminal book reads, “Imagine entering the cockpit of…

Why Business Education Still Matters

It’s a sticky subject. Is business education really necessary? Many believe such higher learning still…

What Does It Take To Be Successful?

Hint: the answer is not “be smart” or “work hard.” Decades of research and reflection…

Lessons from Hollywood: A New Approach to Funding R&D

Companies find it increasingly challenging to justify long-term, risky R&D investments. Innovation and strategy expert…

Using Supply Chains to Grow Your Business

Entrepreneurial opportunity isn’t exclusive to the Apples and eBays of the world. The vast majority…

Making Innovation Happen in Large Organizations

It’s no secret large organizations have an innovation problem. With deep resource pools and even…

What is Disruptive Innovation?

First introduced in 1995 by Harvard Business School Professor Clayton Christensen, disruptive innovation theory is…

2015 Oscars of Management Thinking: World’s Most Influential Innovators Champion Change in Business and Society

Ideas have the power to transform – industries, economies, communities and lives. It’s a mantra…

The Rise of the Data Scientist: Why Companies Need to Hire and Retain Analytical Talent

As Big Data continues to change the way we live and work, companies are recognizing…

How Megaprojects Get Funded

Despite their socio-economic significance, megaprojects (projects in excess of $1 billion, ranging from massive infrastructure…

Major Milestone: Introducing Stern Strategy Group

Since Stern + Associates (1985) and Stern Speakers (2006) were founded, the public relations and…

Robots Are Here. Now What?

Robots aren’t coming – they’re already here, and have been for quite some time, though…

Why Innovation Thrives in the Middle Market

Small businesses signify the American Dream, and start-ups are the movers and shakers, embodying entrepreneurial…

The Prius Approach to Innovation

Surviving disruption – major, game-changing innovation – is one of the greatest challenges managers in…

Sherry Turkle Isn’t Anti-Technology. She’s Pro-Conversation.

We’re used to being connected all the time. Yet, we’re uncomfortable with conversation – at…

The Third Industrial Revolution is Here – and It’s Changing How Companies Function

Smart thermostats control an array of home devices, transmitting usage data back to manufacturers. Networked…

Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age

At home, families sit in silence at the dinner table. We text (and shop and…

The World in 2050: Urban, Crowded and Full of Possibility

By the middle of this century, global population will reach nearly 10 billion people, consuming…

The Vaporized Era – It’s Here, It’s Changing Everything and You’re Not Ready

Familiar things are disappearing before our eyes. Remember photo albums, audio CDs and DVDs? Maps…

Can Virtual Reality Make You a Better Person?

NFL training camp 2015 is in full swing, but it’s not just players who are…

Smart Solutions to the World’s Toughest Challenges

There is perhaps no greater force for change than a powerful idea. Thousands of ideas…

Required Reading: A Policy Primer on Health IT

Technology is quickly infiltrating almost every part of healthcare, creating a need for policymakers to…

Why Your Next Big Project May Be Riskier Than You Think

The world is enamored with setting records: biggest bridge, tallest skyscraper, longest tunnel, fastest rail…

Fracking Core to U.S. Competitiveness, Says Michael Porter

Whether hydraulic fracturing (fracking) is a force for good or evil is one of America’s…

The Secret to Smart Groups Isn’t Just Smart People – It May Be Women

Meetings that accomplish little. Committees that take two steps back for every one forward. Project…

You Need an Innovation Strategy

It is a rare CEO who doesn’t list innovation as a top priority. But innovation…

Rosabeth Moss Kanter Interviewed by Jon Stewart on “The Daily Show”

As the U.S. infrastructure crisis reaches a fever pitch in news coverage, public opinion and…

New York Times Book Review: The Digital Doctor is “Powerfully Felt, Intelligently Analyzed”

Over the past five years, healthcare has rapidly gone from a paper industry to a…

Can the Sharing Economy Provide Good Jobs?

Have your house cleaned by Handy or Homejoy; your groceries bought and delivered by Instacart;…

Why We Need to Get Smart about Artificial Intelligence

Why We Need to Get Smart about Artificial Intelligence We’ve long been fascinated by the…

Avoiding the Traps of Inside Innovation

We’re all racing to be more entrepreneurial, to spark – or reignite – innovation that…

Challenging Status Quo Garners Wachter Most Influential Physician Executive Honor

Once relegated to a small corner of a very large conversation on our nation’s broken…

Harm in a Wired Hospital: An Eye-Opening Excerpt of “The Digital Doctor”

For the past 15 years, technology was touted as the cure for the problem of…

How Should We Measure Health Care Quality?

President Obama said Wednesday he has his pen in hand and is “ready to sign…

Healthcare is Being Disrupted by Technology – and Not Necessarily in a Good Way

Who among us hasn’t been wowed by the technology on our desktop and in our…

Education for All: Learning in the 21st Century

This spring, backlash against standardized testing will reach a fever pitch as parents across the…

The Value of Humanity in the Age of Technology

During the industrial revolution, people left farms for factories. Then, the knowledge economy pulled them…

Good Companies Make You Think. Great Companies Make You Feel.

Lead with your heart – not just in life, but in business too. For some…

Will Computers Replace Physicians?

Without question, technology can – and does – bring improved efficiency to our lives. In…

Leading Your Team into the Unknown

Innovation is a top priority for enterprises around the world. The quickening pace of technological…

Virtual Reality is a Ticket for Competitive Advantage – On and Off the Field

Deflated game balls may be one way to get a handle on the competition, but…

Common Language and Good Theory Will Make Managers Matter Again

Management has regressed, believes Harvard Business School Professor Clayton Christensen – in large part because…

Be Prepared for This Year’s Inevitable Surprises: The Renaissance of Scenario Planning

Businesses can’t predict the future, but they can – and should – be better prepared…

Can Science Be Managed? Gary Pisano on Innovating in Science-Based Business

Historically, science and business have lived in separate worlds. Science was the province of universities…

Next in Line: The Art and Science of Succession

In the life of any organization, few events are as critical, visible or stressful as…

The Chronic Care Reset: Transitioning From Volume to Value

America is aging, and not gracefully. Despite longer life expectancy, today’s generations are sicker than…

Mindfulness in the Age of Complexity and Control

The brain-body bond is powerful – perhaps more so, and in different ways, than most…

Ebola: What We Need to Know and Do Now

Yesterday, an American missionary doctor just back from volunteering in West Africa was quarantined in…

Solve the Skills Gap with a New Movement in Higher Education

The “skills gap” is real and it’s growing. More than 90 percent of U.S. senior…

Do You Understand the Difference Between Leadership and Authority?

The world is in the throes of perpetual and permanent crisis – political, financial, ethical,…

Why Location (Still) Matters in E-Commerce

Did the Internet really kill distance and render location irrelevant? Not at all, argues e-commerce…

Michael Porter on How Smart, Connected Products are Ushering in a New Era of Competition

“How Smart, Connected Products are Transforming Competition” just published on Harvard Business Review’s website. Read…

The Digital Future of Healthcare: Will We Get It Right?

There's no question the U.S. healthcare system is broken. It's overloaded, over-administered, over-litigated, and way…

The Military Kill Switch: Harvard Law Professor and Cyber Scholar Makes the Case

Last week, President Obama promised a sustained military campaign to rout the rampaging insurgent group…

Innovative and Lean: There’s a New Business Model for That

Innovation. It’s a term we hear nearly every day, yet it still feels intangible, inaccessible…

Innovation: What Business School Didn’t Teach You

Popularity of business degrees has surged over the past 40 years. But having an MBA…

Sharing Isn’t Just for Start-Ups

Collaborative consumption has a firm grip on the global economy, and it’s changing everything. But…

What Makes Teams Smarter? More Women, Says MIT’s Thomas Malone

It defies logic: an elite team of an organization’s top performers fails to deliver, falling…

The Collaborative Economy is Here and It’s Changing Everything

The collaborative (or sharing) economy has exploded into a multi-billion dollar marketplace. It’s come on…

Combine Art and Science: Bran Ferren’s Convincing TED Talk

Science and the arts are often portrayed as polar opposites: scientists methodically pursue facts and…

Change Happens. Philanthropy in a Complex World

Align social initiatives with corporate objectives, and do well by doing good. Or so the…