Scott Anthony Keynote Speaker

  • Named the world's 7th most influential management thinker by Thinkers50
  • Author of the HBR Press books "Dual Transformation" and “Eat, Sleep, Innovate”
  • Managing Director at Managing Partner Emeritus, Innosight

Scott Anthony's Biography

Scott D. Anthony is an internationally recognized expert and dynamic keynote speaker on topics related to navigating disruptive change.

An advisor, executive, innovator, teacher, writer, and speaker, Anthony is a consummate optimist that is passionate about spreading ideas that help individual and organizations thrive in today’s world of never-ending change.

Scott’s journey started more than two decades ago with a two-year apprenticeship under Harvard Business School legend Clayton Christensen, the father of disruptive innovation who was twice named the world’s most influential management thinker by Thinkers50.

In 2003, Scott became part of the early leadership team at Innosight, a growth strategy consultancy co-founded by Christensen. He helped to build Innosight’s US operations before moving to Singapore in 2010, where he lived until returning to the US in 2022. While in Singapore, he served as a member of the Committee on the Future Economy, which advised the Minister of Finance, and as Board member of subsidiaries of Temasek (MediaCorp) and NTUC (LearningHub).

From 2012 to 2018 Scott served as Innosight’s elected Managing Partner (CEO), a time where Innosight tripled its revenue. In 2017 Scott led a $100 million sale of Innosight to Huron, a diversified consulting company. During his time at Innosight, Scott has helped CEOs of major global organizations design new growth strategies, build innovation capabilities, and manage strategic transformation.

In 2022, he became a Professor at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, where he teaches the popular elective courses “Leading Disruptive Change” and “Horizon Scanning.” His research and teaching sits at the intersection of the disciplines of strategy, innovation, leadership, behavioral psychology, and systems psychodynamics

Scott has written eight books, including most recently Eat, Sleep, Innovate (2020) and Dual Transformation (2017), which describe how forward-thinking organizations can navigate disruptive change and own the future. His most recent Harvard Business Review article is “Persuade Your Company to Change Before It’s Too Late.” He has given keynote addresses on six continents and is Harvard Business Corporate Learning’s most in-demand external subject matter expert.

 

Scott has twice been named one of the world’s 10 most influential thinkers by Thinkers50. He has been nominated for the Thinkers50 Innovation Award three times, winning the award in 2017.

 

Scott received a BA in economics summa cum laude from Dartmouth College, an MBA with high distinction from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar, and an Executive Master in Change from INSEAD, where he graduated with distinction.

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Scott Anthony's Speaking Topics

  • Calmly Confronting Chaos

How can leaders thrive in a world of never-ending, seemingly contradictory choices? Scott describes how to turn either/or choices into both/and possibilities.

  • Building Your Adaptive Capacity

When the fog of uncertainty descends, it is natural to want to slow down. The right mindsets, mental models, and approaches can allow leaders to accelerate and turn ambiguity into opportunity.

  • The Fourth Era of Innovation

Who is best positioned to win the race for the future? Scott argues that large organizations that think and act in the right way can thrive in the coming fourth era of innovation.

  • Driving Dual Transformation

How can established organizations navigate disruptive change? In Dual Transformation, Scott presents a practical playbook for forward-thinking organizations seeking to turn disruption from a threat to an opportunity.

  • Building A Culture of Innovation

How can you create a culture of innovation? Drawing on his book Eat, Sleep, Innovate, Scott describes how to address “ghosts” inhibiting innovation with rituals encouraging curiosity and experimentation.

  • Tips and Tricks from the Trenches of Innovation

Many believe innovation is magical or mysterious, but in the Little Black Book of Innovation Scott describes how innovation is a discipline that can be mastered through careful practice.

  • Strategy Through Uncertainty: How to Turn Ambiguity into Opportunity

Scott believes that traditional approaches to strategy are insufficient for today’s challenges. Using new tools, like strategic sparring sessions and walk the line, can drive alignment and impact.

  • Speeding Through Innovation’s First Mile

Innovation success seems fleeting and unpredictable. In The First Mile, Scott describes how to smartly de-risk new ideas and beat the innovation odds.

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Videos of Scott Anthony

The History of Innovation
The History of Innovation
"Leadership Lessons from the Trenches of Disruption" | Talks at Google
Chartwell Bites - Scott Anthony (2020)
Chartwell Bites - Scott Anthony (2020)

Books by Scott Anthony

Dual Transformation
Eat, Sleep, Innovate

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