Strategy / Innovation

Obsessive Curiosity & Uncompromising Idealism

Obsessive Curiosity & Uncompromising Idealism

What do a geneticist and war photographer have in common? More than you may think. I'm exploring how two traits—obsessive curiosity and uncompromising idealism—are powering innovation and creativity that shape our world.

Creating a Culture of Learning

Creating a Culture of Learning

Many organizations grow "barnacles" that drag on the company's ability to evolve and innovate at scale. These barnacles develop as leaders and employees sleep-walk through the motions of growing the business.

The antidote? Creating a culture of learning.

Keeping Your Digital Roadmap Alive

Keeping Your Digital Roadmap Alive

A digital roadmap is the foundation upon which organizations plan, build, execute and measure the impact of digital initiatives on their long-term vision. But your digital roadmap is not just a PowerPoint that’s presented during a meeting, then dies a slow death on the company server. Nor is it a tactical step-by-step set of instructions, like you’d get from Google Maps or Siri.

Why You Can't Separate Strategy & Execution

Why You Can't Separate Strategy & Execution

The terms “strategic” and “tactical” carry different weights within many organizations, and unfortunately one gains more attention or credence (often strategy). But in reality, both need each other. Strategy without execution chops—and execution without strategy—is a rudderless endeavor that leads nowhere.