10 Questions for Executives in Uncertain Times

By Scott D. Anthony and David S. Duncan

People often asked Innosight co-founder and Harvard Business School Professor Clayton Christensen to give his opinion about various industry developments. No matter what industry, no matter what context, he would always start by saying, “I don’t have an opinion. Theories have opinions.” The word theory, used in this general sense,

What is the Internet of Things? WIRED explains

16 Feb 2018

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Smart toasters, connected rectal thermometers and fitness collars for dogs are just some of the everyday “dumb items” being connected to the web as part of the Internet of Things (IoT).

Connected machines and objects in factories offer the potential for a ‘fourth industrial revolution’, and

Different Agile Methodologies: Find Which One Fits Best Your Needs


In the world of business, leaders must maximize efficiency, eliminate waste, even out roadblocks, and keep productions flowing in accordance with demand.

Once a business venture takes flight, however, a lot of different people get involved, each with their own knowledge, talent and methods for getting things accomplished. In order to ensure flow and consistency from

Embracing Agile

From the Μay 2016 Issue

Agile innovation methods have revolutionized information technology. Over the past 25 to 30 years they have greatly increased success rates in software development, improved quality and speed to market, and boosted the motivation and productivity of IT teams.

Now agile methodologies—which involve new values, principles, practices, and benefits

When to Apply Agile? Meet the Cynefin Framework

Extra bonus: Complexity, Cynefin, and Agile

stick figure trying to make a decision on which way to go with five choices available


One of the questions I often hear as an Agile Transformation coach is “When to Apply Agile?”, this is usually closely followed by “Agile doesn’t fit everywhere right?”. I used to feel that Agile practices can fit almost every situation and that Agile applies everywhere, however,

Innovation as a driver of organizational agility

BY CIRO PÉREZ 10, Jan 2018


1. What do we mean by innovation?

Today, the word innovation is on the lips of every executive or organizational leader, so often that it sounds like the latest fad of the moment or the promo item of the month. Conceivably for some companies, this is their reality: to say or to seek to …

What Is Disruptive Innovation?

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From the December 2015 Issue

The theory of disruptive innovation, introduced in these pages in 1995, has proved to be a powerful way of thinking about innovation-driven growth. Many leaders of small, entrepreneurial companies praise it as their guiding star; so do many executives at large, well-established organizations, including Intel, Southern …