Scott Anthony

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Scott Anthony

Scott is a strategic adviser, writer and speaker who has spent close to two decades with Innosight, Huron’s strategy and innovation business, guiding senior leaders of some of the world’s most recognizable brands through growth and innovation.

About Scott

Transformation is a change in form or substance. It is not doing what you are currently doing better, faster or cheaper; it is a foundational change.

Scott is a leader at Innosight who has been based in the firm’s Singapore offices since 2010. During that time, he has led the regional expansion of Innosight’s consulting business, served as Innosight’s elected managing partner from 2012 to 2018 and overseen bounded experiments in venture capital (Innosight Ventures) and online platforms (Innosight X).

Throughout his time with Innosight, Scott has worked with leaders of Global 1000 companies, startups, nonprofits and governments around the world to design new growth strategies, build innovation capabilities, navigate industry disruption and manage strategic transformation. He has extensive experience in emerging markets, particularly in India, China and the Philippines.

Between 2009 and 2015 Scott served as the chair of the investment committee for IDEAS Ventures, a $10 million venture fund comanaged by Innosight and the Singapore government. He also served on the board of directors of MediaCorp, Singapore’s leading media company, from 2013 to 2019.

In 2019, Scott was recognized as the #9 most influential management thinker by Thinkers50, a biannual ranking of global business thinkers. In 2017, he was awarded the Thinkers50 Innovation Award, which recognizes the world’s leading thinker on innovation.

Scott is an in-demand speaker and author of eight books on the topic of corporate innovation and growth. He frequently contributes to the Harvard Business Review, and the MIT Sloan Management Review.

Areas of Expertise

  • Enterprise Strategy
  • Innovation and Commercialization


  • Technology Media and Telecommunications
  • Consumer Products
  • Education
  • Financial Services
  • Industrials and Manufacturing
  • Public Sector

Education & Certifications

  • MBA, Harvard Business School
  • B.A., Dartmouth College


  • The Evolution of Higher Education

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    The jobs-to-be-done framework allows higher education leaders to uncover meaningful insights about who they serve and what they expect from institutions.

  • Australia’s Transformation Champions

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    Spotlighting the eight Australian companies delivering nearly seven times higher returns than the ASX 200 the past five years through dual transformation.

  • The ‘Big-Event’ Disruption Playbook

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    The consequences of the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting economic upheaval seem impossible to predict.However, the right lenses and frameworks can help business leaders navigate today’s disruptive turbulence and find opportunities to innovate and grow.

  • 10 Questions for Executives in Uncertain Times

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    People often asked Innosight co-founder and Harvard Business School Professor Clayton Christensen to give his opinion about various industry developments. No matter what industry, no matter what context, he would always start by saying, “I don’t have an opinion. Theories have opinions.”

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In the Media

  • Unite Your Senior Team

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    Harvard Business Review

  • Breaking Down the Barriers to Innovation

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    Harvard Business Review

  • How Leaders Delude Themselves About Disruption

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    MIT Sloan Management Review

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Available to Purchase

  • Scott Anthony Book 1

    Eat, Sleep, Innovate: How to Make Creativity an Everyday Habit Inside Your Organization

    Leaders have experimented with open innovation programs, corporate accelerators, venture capital arms, skunkworks and innovation contests. Eat, Sleep, Innovate uses groundbreaking research in behavioral science to provide a first-of-its-kind playbook for empowering individuals and teams to make creativity an everyday habit.

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  • Scott Anthony Book 2

    Dual Transformation: How To Reposition Today’s Business While Creating the Future

    Dual Transformation lays out an approach to reposition today’s business to maximize its resilience while at the same time creating tomorrow’s new growth engine.

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  • Scott Anthony Book 3

    The Little Black Book of Innovation: How It Works, How to Do It

    The innovation imperative has never been more urgent, for organizations and managers alike. In The Little Black Book of Innovation, Scott Anthony combines the best of innovation theory and practice into a compact guide that will help even seasoned innovators improve their odds of success.

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  • Scott Anthony Book 4

    The First Mile: A Launch Manual for Getting Great Ideas Into the Market

    The first mile of innovation is that critical stretch when your idea moves from concept to the real world, where it will fly or fail. In The First Mile, Scott Anthony shows how to navigate the uncertainty, learn from creative experimentation and increase the odds of your new venture’s success.

  • Scott Anthony Book 5

    Building a Growth Factory

    Even the best-performing companies eventually stall. Sustaining momentum – and remaining a great growth company – takes a system. Building a Growth Factory introduces how to create an environment where innovation is repeatable and reliable.

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  • Scott Anthony Book 6

    The Silver Lining: An Innovation Playbook for Uncertain Times

    Though examining spending during recessions makes sense, the smartest executives do much more. As Scott Anthony reveals in The Silver Lining, these leaders continue innovating to emerge from downturns stronger than ever.

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  • Scott Anthony Book 7

    The Innovator’s Guide to Growth: Putting Disruptive Innovation to Work

    In The Innovator’s Guide to Growth, Scott Anthony, Mark Johnson, Joseph Sinfield and Elizabeth Altman provide a set of market-proven tools and approaches to innovation that have been honed through fieldwork with innovative companies and help organization’s unlock disruption’s transformational power.

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  • Scott Anthony Book 8

    Seeing What’s Next: Using the Theories of Innovation to Predict Industry Change

    Every day individuals take action based on how they believe innovation will change industries. Yet these beliefs are largely based on guesswork and incomplete data can lead to costly errors in judgment. Seeing What’s Next presents a groundbreaking framework for predicting outcomes in the evolution of any industry and illustrates the predictive power of innovation theory in action.

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