In this podcast, Nathan Furr(@nathan_furr) talks about leading transformation. He shares some of the crucial ingredients of transformational leaders. He sheds some light on how businesses could improve their storytelling to get the transformation agenda across. He shares some cool tips and tricks that help leaders plan for a transformation across data-driven and disruptive times.
1:39 Nathan’s journey.
4:49 Nathan’s current role.
13:55 Transforming legacy old company.
21:52 The right moment for companies to think about data transformation.
26:38 Using comic books to share transformational stories.
34:32 Who’s the most responsible person in an organization for transformation?
39:13 Qualities a leader must have for bringing in transformational change.
43:40 Nathan’s success mantra.
47:57 Nathan’s favorite reads.
50:29 Closing remarks.
Nathan’s Recommended Read:
East of Eden (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics) by John Steinbeck, David Wyatt https://amzn.to/2S9MHA0
The Innovator’s Method: Bringing the Lean Start-up into Your Organization by Nathan Furr, Jeff Dyer, Clayton M. Christensen https://amzn.to/2TeadJE
Leading Transformation: How to Take Charge of Your Company’s Future by Nathan Furr, Kyle Nel, Thomas Zoega Ramsey https://amzn.to/2CTw16z
Nail It then Scale It: The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Creating and Managing Breakthrough Innovation: The lean startup book to help entrepreneurs launch a high-growth business by Nathan Furr, Paul Ahlstrom https://amzn.to/2UfTpSC
Nathan Furr is a professor of strategy and innovation at INSEAD in Paris and a recognized expert in innovation and technology strategy. He has multiple books and articles published by outlets such as Harvard Business Review and MIT Sloan Management Review, including his most recent best-selling book, “The Innovator’s Method” (Harvard Business Review Press, September 2014), which won multiple awards from the business press. He has two forthcoming books from Harvard Business Review Press addressing 1) how companies lead transformation and 2) how innovators win support for their ideas.
Professor Furr has worked with leading companies to study and implement innovation strategies, including Google, Amazon, Citi, Deutsche Bank, Philips, Kimberly Clark, Solvay, and others. Professor Furr earned his Ph.D. from the Stanford Technology Ventures Program at Stanford University.
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