Avoiding the Innovation Blind Spot

Many companies have an innovator’s blind spot. No matter your situation, your success depends not just on your own efforts but also on the ability, willingness, and likelihood that the partners that make up your innovation ecosystem succeed as well.

In this Soundview Live webinar, Avoiding the Innovation Blind Spot, Ron Adner offers a new perspective — a wide lens — with which to assess your strategy. It introduces a new set of tools and frameworks that will expose your hidden sources of dependence. It will help you make better choices, take more effective actions, and multiply your odds of success.

Available: audio recording, video recording, summary of The Wide Lens

About the Speaker
Ron Adner

Ron Adner is an award-winning professor of strategy at the Tuck School. His research and teaching focus on innovation, strategy, and entrepreneurship. His work introduces a new perspective on the relationship among firms, customers, and the broader "innovation ecosystems" in which they interact to create value.

Professor Adner is a speaker and consultant to companies around the world. He is an accomplished teacher who was recognized in 2011 with the Tuck School’s inaugural Award for Teaching Excellence for his courses on innovation strategy. Prior to joining the Tuck faculty, he taught at INSEAD where he was honored with the Outstanding Teacher award five times (2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005).

Professor Adner’s book, The Wide Lens: A New Strategy for Innovation (Portfolio, 2012), has been heralded as a path-breaking guide to successful innovation in an interdependent world. His pioneering Harvard Business Review article, "Match Your Innovation Strategy to Your Innovation Ecosystem," is assigned reading in over fifty global MBA programs.

Professor Adner holds a PhD and an MA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, as well as master’s and bachelor’s degrees in mechanical engineering from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.

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