Scott Anthony is the Managing Director of Innosight Ventures, an incubation and investing company with offices in Singapore, India, and the United States. He previously was the President of Innosight’s consulting arm, where he advised companies such as Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, Credit Suisse, Time Warner, Kraft, VF Corp, Cisco Systems, and General Electric on topics of growth and innovation.
Scott has written three books on innovation: Seeing What’s Next with Harvard Professor Clayton Christensen (Harvard Business Press, 2004), The Innovator’s Guide to Growth with Mark Johnson, Joe Sinfield, and Elizabeth Altman (Harvard Business Press, 2008), and The Silver Lining: An Innovation Playbook for Uncertain Times(Harvard Business Press, June 2009). He has written articles in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, BusinessWeek, Forbes, Sloan Management Review, Advertising Age, Marketing Management and Chief Executive, is a regular contributor to Harvard Business Online and serves as the editorial director of Strategy & Innovation.
For better or worse, a new reality has sunk in. The crisis has become a condition, one that might last for quite some time. Innovators, take heart. A quick study of past downturns illuminates signs of hope, says Scott Anthony.