Innovation and Design

The Tech Guru Who Paved the Way for the Age of Social Media

In a tribute to people who shaped technology, MIT computer scientist and AI visionary Pattie…

Want To Break Up Big Tech? Tax Digital Ad Revenue

Nobel Laureate economist Paul Romer says the only goal of this tax is to push…

How the Study of Space is Improving Life on Earth

Ariel Ekblaw, director of the MIT Space Exploration Initiative, offers businesses and governments a window…

To Move Toward Solving Public Problems, We Must Move Together

Civic innovator Mitchell Weiss offers business and government leaders a roadmap for experimenting with and…

A Nobel Laureate’s Optimistic Economic Outlook

Emerging technologies, innovation and charter cities are our best hope for a stronger future, says…

To Successfully Pivot, Broaden Your Brand’s Story

Companies with umbrella ambitions, not narrow solutions, are better able to pivot during disruption, says…

If Your Firm is Stuck in Old Ways, It’s Probably Time for a Redesign

Carol Sanford’s unconventional approach to systems change and design continues to markedly drive growth at…

Suddenly, the Future of Work is Now – Is Your Firm Ready?

In her new book, future of learning and work expert Dr. Michelle Weise shares strategies…

Build Long-Term Growth While Addressing Climate Change

By shifting certain practices, firms can survive and even thrive while protecting the environment.

6 Black Thought Leaders to Help You Talk About Race – and What to Do Next

These experts help you implement lasting change among your ranks by encouraging conversations about race…

A Better Model for WFH Parents

Parents looking for better ways to manage work-from-home life will find Stew Friedman’s “Parents Who…

Innovative Culture Reality Check: Is It Time to Evaluate Yours?

In his award-winning HBR article, Gary Pisano explains why seemingly paradoxical management tactics lead to…

Profit in Purpose: How Sustainability Drives Growth

Can business save the world? HBS professor and author Rebecca Henderson answers “yes” in her…

Are You a Bezos or a Musk? Master the Different Styles of Innovative Leadership

Jeff Dyer’s analysis of two of the world’s most prominent billionaires offers contrasting lessons for…

Leaders, It’s Time to Think Outside the Building

Rosabeth Moss Kanter believes the greatest future breakthroughs will come from an unconventional mindset and…

How Big Companies Can Innovate Like Startups with Gary Pisano

On episode 23 of the Minds Worth Meeting podcast, Harvard’s Gary Pisano argues that big…

5 Insightful Keynotes: A Spotlight on TED Talks

From innovation to AI and life planning, these TED speakers offer fresh perspectives on the…

The Transformative Power of Market-Creating Innovations with Efosa Ojomo

In this episode of the MWM podcast, Efosa Ojomo reveals how businesses can tap into…

Redeeming Ruins and the Future of Architecture with Dan Barasch

In this episode of Minds Worth Meeting, Dan Barasch reveals how innovative designs can revive…

4 Women Changing the Way We Think About Innovation

Stern Speakers’ roster includes women who address innovation – from building dynamic companies to reforming…

How to Create Global Prosperity Through Innovation

In their book, Clay Christensen, Efosa Ojomo and Karen Dillon show how businesses can generate…

How to Design an Opportunity City

In a TEDx presentation, innovation and design expert Larry Keeley reveals a new perspective on…

Big Companies Can Master Innovation. Here’s How.

What is the biggest obstacle to large companies innovating and disrupting their industries? It may…

How to Unlock the Power of Innovative Inquiry

In a new book, leadership expert Hal Gregersen reveals how asking better questions will solve…

3 Workshops That Will Make You a More Effective Leader

Leadership is an all-encompassing challenge. These sessions will help turn problems into opportunities for personal…

How to Dominate in the Digital Age by Reinventing Your Business Model

In an updated version of his acclaimed book, Mark Johnson shows companies how to capture…

The Key to Design Is Lifestyle, Not Just Convenience

Beth Altringer shows that creating products people want depends on understanding needs and desirability.

How to Be the World’s Most Innovative Leader

In Forbes, Jeff Dyer and Hal Gregersen look beyond company structure to get at the…

How to Innovate at the Frontiers of Knowledge

NEW to Stern: Neuroengineer Ed Boyden is changing the way we understand the human brain…

Emerging from the Prosperity Paradox: The Future of Latin America’s Development

Efosa Ojomo offers the key to creating prosperity in developing nations.

3 Lessons Learned from the Strategyzer Methodology

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

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…

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…

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…

Innovation in the 21st Century

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

Are You Ready to Lead Digital Transformation and Innovation?

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

Making Economic Growth More Inclusive

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

What Job are Your Customers Hiring Your Product to Do?

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

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…

What Job Does Iced Coffee Do? A Case Study

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

Pairing Innovation with Design for Personal Mobility

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

Little Rice: Innovation Lessons from China

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

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…

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?

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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:…

Are You Competing Against Luck?

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

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 Well Run Companies Still Fail

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

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…

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…

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…

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…

Smart Solutions to the World’s Toughest Challenges

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

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…

Avoiding the Traps of Inside Innovation

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

Leading Your Team into the Unknown

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

Common Language and Good Theory Will Make Managers Matter Again

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

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…

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…

Solve the Capitalist’s Dilemma: Invest in the Right Innovation

It’s been five years since the U.S. recession was declared over, but Americans haven’t stopped…

Location, Location, Location: Why It Still Matters in Business

In today’s hyperconnected society and increasingly globalized economy, it would seem geography is no longer…

Business Cannot Be Just Business: A Lesson from Mandela

As the world mourns the loss of Nelson Mandela, he is remembered for his message…

Lessons from Benioff and Bezos: Don’t Innovate. Create a Culture of Innovation.

Success stories abound of wildly creative, ambitious executives boldly leading their enterprises into uncharted territory,…

Think Inside the Box: Strategist Larry Keeley on a Disciplined Approach to Innovation

Many people believe innovation centers on creativity; that it’s about rare strokes of inspired genius…

Can One Question Change the World?

Economy. Education. Technology. Politics. Our world has evolved from a disjointed, yet fairly predictable, landscape…