Strategy & Innovation

How Financial Leader became ‘Best Bank for Innovation’

In the wake of the 2008-2009 financial crisis, Citi embarked on a strategy to return to its heritage as an innovator in financial services. The global bank instituted new enterprise-wide innovation capabilities aimed at building a reliable flow of new growth ventures…

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How to Turn Ambiguity into Opportunity

Asserting that the pace of change is accelerating is nothing new. That statement could arguably have started any article describing the challenges facing corporate leaders at any time over the past 150 years. Consider the broad changes the industrial and scientific revolutions unleashed…

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What Do You Really Mean by Business “Transformation”?

Today’s corporate watchword word is transformation, and for good reason. One study suggests that 75% of the S&P 500 will turn over in the next 15 years. Another says that one in three companies will delist in the next five years. A third shows that the “topple rate” of industry leaders falling from their perch

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The Food Waste Opportunity

The country of France recently passed a law outlawing supermarkets from destroying or throwing away unsold food. By specifying steep fines for failing to donate discarded food to charities, France is reacting to an out-of-control problem in wealthy countries: roughly a third of all produced food ends up in the trash-an environmental catastrophe that persists

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Corporate Longevity: Turbulence Ahead

Corporate Longevity: Turbulence Ahead for Large Organizations – Innosight forecasts half of S&P 500 companies to be replaced over the next 10 years, while our new survey points to organizational inertia and lack of long-term vision.

How Ford, Pixar and Alcoa Innovate with Brutal Honesty

In this “subscriber Q&A” column published at Innovation Leader, Innosight partner Pontus Siren discusses best practices around candor can overcome that tendency. Question: Why is it so necessary to bring more candor and honesty into my innovation program, and how do I go about doing it?

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Strategy Snapshot: Cleveland Clinic CEO Toby Cosgrove

One of the world’s foremost health care leaders joined us at our recent CEO Summit. We asked him four questions about how he manages organizational change. Under the leadership of Toby Cosgrove, the 43,000-employee Cleveland Clinic has achieved an impressive balance, maintaining quality (the clinic has been ranked #1 in cardiac care 20 years in a

Insights & Highlights from our 2015 CEO Summit

Innosight’s seventh senior executive summit drew leaders of companies ranging from Aetna, Boeing, and Procter & Gamble to MetLife, Wal-Mart and Xerox. Held in our Business Design Lab in August 2015, the discussion focused on tackling three critical questions around overcoming the human dynamics that persistently stand in the way of innovation and change at

A ‘Future Back’ Approach to Creating Long-Term Growth Strategy

How enterprises can anticipate a disrupted world of the future and execute a long-term growth strategy starting today: In 2010, one of the world’s leading defense companies engaged in a strategic planning initiative in which senior leaders projected current industry trends and business prospects out to the year 2020…

The Innovation Benchmarking Report

A new survey by Innovation Leader and Innosight provides hard data to validate, shape, and improve your innovation program: Most innovation programs are still relatively young and are focusing on a hybrid approach to innovation, according to according to a new benchmarking report published by Innosight and Innovation Leader…