Owning Innovation

This past weekend I read a short summary of a new book titled Innovation Governance: How Top Management Organizes and Mobilizes for Innovation. You can read the summary on Scott Kirsner’s Innovation Leader website. I look forward to digging into the book itself, but the governance models laid out in the summary are worth a comment.

“Never in a Million Years”

“Never in a Million Years”

One of the great benefits of taking time off over the holidays is that I have time to catch up on reading. In theory. In reality, the past month was spent equally divided between sand, snow and strat planning. 

One thing I did read was the synopsis of an interview Clayton Christensen gave in December where he was asked if he would take the job of Chief Innovation Officer at a large, established company. 

He said, “Never in a million years.”