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Scott D. Anthony D’96

Clinical Professor of Business Administration





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EMC, INSEAD, 2021; MBA, Harvard Business School, 2001; AB, Dartmouth College, 1996

Areas of Expertise

Innovation, digital transformation, disruption, leadership, culture, organizational change


Leading Disruptive Change


Scott Anthony is a multidisciplinary expert who is passionate about helping individuals and organizations develop the capacity to thrive in today’s world of never-ending change. He has worked at Innosight, a growth strategy consultancy cofounded by Harvard Business School Professor Clayton Christensen, since 2003. As a senior partner there, he has advised leadership teams at top global companies on growth and innovation challenges. Anthony has given keynote addresses on six continents and is Harvard Business Corporate Learning’s most in-demand external subject matter expert. Anthony has been based in Singapore since 2010, where he served as a member of the Committee on the Future Economy and a board member of MediaCorp and NTUC LearningHub. Anthony 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. In 2021, Thinkers50 named Anthony the world’s seventh most influential management thinker; Anthony has been nominated for the group’s innovation award three times and won the award in 2017.

Current Research Topics

Organizational transformation, disruptive change, growth strategy, adaptive capacity

Professional Activities

Academic positions

  • Tuck School of Business, 2022–present
  • Senior researcher, Harvard Business School, 2001–03

Nonacademic positions

  • Senior partner, Innosight Consulting Asia-Pacific, 2011–present; managing director, Innosight Ventures, 2009–21; global managing partner (elected position), Innosight Holdings, 2012–18; president, Innosight, 2005–09; partner, Innosight, 2003­–05
  • Summer intern, strategic planning, Aspen Technology, 2000
  • Product manager, WorldSpace Corporation, 1998–99
  • Business analyst, McKinsey & Company, 1996–98

Editorial positions

  • Member, editorial advisory board, Journal of Business Strategy, 2022–present
  • Judge, McKinsey Award, Harvard Business Review, 2014–15
  • Editorial director, Strategy & Innovation, 2003–09


  • Innovation Award, Thinkers50, 2017

Working Papers

Selected Publications

  • With P. Siren and U. Bhatt, “Persuade Your Company to Change Before It’s Too Late,” Harvard Business Review, January-February 2022
  • With M. Putz, “How Leaders Delude Themselves About Disruption,” Sloan Management Review, Spring 2020
  • With R. T. Nair, N. Painchaud, and P. Cobban, “Breaking Down the Barriers to Innovation,” Harvard Business Review, November-December 2019
  • With B. Kümmerli and M. Messerer, “Unite Your Senior Team,” Harvard Business Review, November-December 2018
  • With D. S. Duncan and P. Siren, “Build an Innovation Engine in 90 Days,” Harvard Business Review, December 2014
  • “The New Corporate Garage,” Harvard Business Review, October 2012
  • With B. Brown, “How P&G Tripled Its Innovation Success Rate,” Harvard Business Review, June 2011
  • “Major League Innovation,” Harvard Business Review, October 2009
  • With M. W. Johnson and J. V. Sinfield, “Institutionalizing Innovation,” Sloan Management Review, Winter 2008
  • With C. M. Christensen, G. Berstell, and D. Nitterhouse, “Finding the Right Job for Your Product,” Sloan Management Review, Spring 2007
  • With M. J. Eyring and L. Gibson, “Mapping Your Innovation Strategy,” Harvard Business Review, May 2006


  • With A. Parker, N. Painchaud, and P. Cobban, Eat, Sleep, Innovate, Harvard Business Review Press, 2020
  • With C. G. Gilbert and M. W. Johnson, Dual Transformation, Harvard Business Review Press, 2017
  • With David S. Duncan, Building a Growth Factory, Harvard Business Review Press, 2012
  • The First Mile, Harvard Business Review Press, 2014
  • The Little Black Book of Innovation, Harvard Business Review Press, 2011 (paperback version with new prologue published in 2017)
  • The Silver Lining, Harvard Business Review Press, 2008
  • With M. W. Johnson, J. V. Sinfield, and Elizabeth J. Altman, The Innovator’s Guide to Growth, Harvard Business Review Press, 2007
  • With C. M. Christensen and E. A. Roth, Seeing What’s Next, Harvard Business Review Press, 2004