My current role is Business Leader, Strategy & Innovation in PwC’s US Advisory Practice. I’ve spent most of my intellectual life looking at technology and its effects on organizations and markets. Also, I have a love of design too, and believe that digital technology changes the possibilities for design of human organizations. I have had the good fortune of teaching with or for friends at LBS, MIT, Oxford, Kellogg and many other places.
I recently wrote an article on Demystifying Innovation, and a video conversation with my colleague Chris Wasden. You can download the video and paper from this link. In this paper I note the tensions in creating an organization which can both perform incremental and radical innovation.
We are also working on new research into the global mega-trends and how they are making industries go from “mature” to “demature” — creating more opportunity for disruptive innovators to enter. This entire stream of work is called: Competition 2020, which is our effort to help organizations understand how to think about the future more creatively.
In addition, we are working on research that can help organizations get more profit per employee, and become what we are calling “productivity stars” who are companies that can grow profit and EBITDA per employee faster than their competition.
My personal practice areas is to help organizations improve their strategy, innovation, and leadership quality. I serve a wide variety of industries, and because I have been on the board of several companies I often find myself advising senior executives on both internal and external issues. I feel fortunate to have such a wide variety of clients and colleagues.
Prior to joining PwC in November 2010, I spent twelve years as vice chairman of Diamond Management, and before that twelve years as a professor at Harvard Business School. I received all my degrees from Harvard (B.A., 1979; M.B.A. 1983; D.B.A. 1986).