innovation

10 Stern Clients Land on the 2021 Thinkers50 List Including the World’s #1 Management Thinker Amy Edmondson

We couldn’t be prouder to represent these transformative thinkers whose work continues to positively impact…

Health Care’s Pivotal Digital Moment

New book by public health expert Dr. Shantanu Nundy offers digital solutions for making health…

The Path to More Engaged, Productive Relationships

New York Times Bestselling author Sherry Turkle’s timely new book asks us to reconsider the…

The Secret to Hedge Fund Success

Domeyard’s Christina Qi teaches financial firms how to leverage machine learning when managing data so…

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…

To Successfully Pivot, Broaden Your Brand’s Story

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

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…

Lessons from Moderna: Leverage the Power of Artificial Intelligence

“Firms think machine learning is about superhuman powers until they realize that power is available…

Build Long-Term Growth While Addressing Climate Change

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

Reclaiming America’s Status as the Envy of the World

“It’s time to rethink our economy and repair our broken system,” says strategy guru Roger…

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…

Big Growth: Your Strategy Needs These Tools in 2020

You’re charged with leading growth in 2020. It starts with creating a culture of sustained…

Leaders, It’s Time to Think Outside the Building

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

The Truth About Corruption: We’re Addressing the Wrong Problem

In a viral TED Talk, Efosa Ojomo makes a compelling case for innovation — 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…

4 Women Changing the Way We Think About Innovation

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

6 Essential Business Books for 2019

Our clients aren’t just in the news. They are the news.

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…

Practical Ways to Overcome the Barriers of Transformation

What are the biggest obstacles to driving your company’s transformation? Too often, leaders think of…

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…

Your Tech Strategy May Be Asking the Wrong Questions About AI

Hal Gregersen shows how emerging technology can not only solve problems but prompt new questions…

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.

Superminds: The Surprising Power of People and Computers Thinking Together

Thomas Malone’s new book shows organizations how people and computers can accomplish far more together…

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…

How to Develop a Hospital Technology Innovation Strategy

In a new Harvard Business Review article, Robert S. Kaplan and co-authors reveal how to…

Questions (Not Answers) Are The Key To Innovation

In a society that seeks answers to problems, Hal Gregersen reveals the creative power of…

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

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

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…

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…

Storytelling and Creativity as a Business Strategy

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

Why Every Company Needs a Chief Entrepreneur

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

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…

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…

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.…

Wait, What? The Essential Questions for Joy & Wisdom

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

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”…

Transform Your Business Today to Win Tomorrow

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

What Job Does Iced Coffee Do? A Case Study

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

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…

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?

Using Service Design to Delight Your Customers

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

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…

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 to Stay Competitive in the Middle Market

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

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…

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 Business Education Still Matters

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

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Mindfulness in the Age of Complexity and Control

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

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…

Blended: Building Blocks of Education’s Future

Schools are approaching the tipping point of a digital transformation that will change the way…

Small Business is the Problem, Not the Solution. Scale Up Instead.

The startup movement has failed, but not necessarily for the reasons most believe. Roughly 50…

Do You Want to Be Exceptional? Follow the Rules!

Some believe rules are made to be broken; others consider rules mere suggestions for when…

Will Smartphones Replace Doctors? The Impact of Disruptive Innovation in Healthcare

The U.S. healthcare system is in the midst of major disruption – by mobile technology.…

Can You Predict the Future? Nicholas Negroponte Forecasts the Interface of Technology and Biology

Will Nicholas Negroponte’s predictions of today turn into the reality of tomorrow? We have no…

Rosabeth Moss Kanter Blazes New Path for Social Business and Innovation

Sure, every single business and sector is being disrupted. But where will we find the…

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…