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Will we get beyond ‘innovation theater’ in the New Year?

Join Steve Blank, Brian Murray and myself at the kickoff event for Columbia’s Forum for Dynamic Innovation on January 10.  If you are responsible for growth, in charge of transforming an organization or just want to learn from the experts, this evening’s conversation will be well worth it! Click here for more information and to register.  read more »

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Forum for Dynamic Innovation at Columbia Event January 10

The last few years have seen a resurgence of what Steve Blank and other startups folks call ‘innovation theater‘.  On January 10, I’ll be chatting with Steve and transformative CEO of HarperCollins, Brian Murray, about what comes next. You can read about the event details and register at this link.  Under the heading the ‘Forum for Dynamic Innovation,’ we are bringing together people across the university with an interest in how... read more »

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Growth insights in a 45 minute Facebook live session!

No Powerpoints, no notes, just the team at Harvard Business Review, terrific and astute questions from viewers and a white board.  Check out this free Facebook Live session that has already garnered over 132,000 views. In more news – For those with an interest, our Mastering Corporate Entrepreneurship OnLine course is now in beta – let us know if you would like to join as registrations close next week. And it is already looking... read more »

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Thinkers50 names Rita McGrath one of World’s Top 50 Leadership and Management Thinkers

Forbes Mike Myatt  …being nominated for a Thinkers50 award is largely considered akin to being nominated for an “Oscar” in management and leadership thinking….These obvious disclaimers aside, I believe the Thinkers50 to be the gold standard of credibility and accomplishment in the field of leadership and management. Strategy Award: Erik Brynjolfsson: The Schussel Family Professor of Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management; Laurence Capron: Author and professor of strategy at INSEAD; Richard D’Aveni: The Bakala... read more »

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Square Enix and Business Model Disruption - Event tonight at Columbia!

This evening, I will be a discussant at an event sponsored by the Columbia Center on Japanese Economy and Business.  Entitled Video Games and the Shaping of Industrial Transformation, the event will feature a keynote speech by Yoichi Wada, the CEO of Square Enix, a global videogaming company with titles such as "Final Fantasy" to its credit.  In his talk, Mr. Wada will trace the evolution of the game business... read more »

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Upcoming Webinar on Business Model Innovation - Complimentary to readers of my blog

I’m pleased to invite readers of my blog to an interactive webinar with myself and Professor Paul Ingram, faculty director of the Columbia Senior Executive Program, to discuss my recent interview in Harvard Business Review on identifying when business models are in trouble and how to develop innovative new ones. The webinar, taking place February 15 at 2 p.m. (EST), will offer opportunities to exchange ideas and ask questions both... read more »

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