Each month, “Ammirati on Innovation” episodes will look at ways that the disruptive-startup mentality is spreading beyond young entrepreneurs to big established corporations. Serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist and Carnegie Mellon B-school professor Sean Ammirati, who sits at the intersection of these high-change dynamics, provides insight.
Reimagining our companies is on Sean’s mind. We need to figure out what the right innovation strategy is. The world is going to be very different, and you need to build new products, new services, and new value for your customers. And companies need to do all that more rapidly and with more commitment than ever before.
The notions of courage, commitment and vision in the face of daunting threats have been with us forever. I mention to Sean one of my favorite poems: “Horatius at the Bridge” by Thomas Babington Macaulay describes how Horatius steps forward to do what others believe is impossible as the Etruscan army is about to invade. The specific form of the challenges faced by people change over time, but the need for powerful and fearless leadership is a constant.
Sean concludes with revisiting your operational plan, and how you’re investing in your assets this year. In this time of crazy transition and transformation, that’s all we have.
Also in this episode:
- Steve Jobs and Corning Gorilla Glass
- Work from home forever!
- A magical time for your business
- The mirror is much closer than it appears
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'We need more of the world to think about themselves as entrepreneurs. That's never been more important than it is today.' #CloudWars Click To Tweet 'Those who lean in and play offense right now, I think they're going to look back in 18 to 24 months and say, wow, this was a magical time for our company.' #CloudWars Click To Tweet 'I think technology companies actually have a huge role to play in getting more companies to shift their focus, to look forward.' #CloudWars Click To Tweet
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Sean Ammirati is one of our regular Digital All-Stars appearing in monthly video podcasts. The conversations focus on the critical themes shaping (and re-shaping!) the business world in the digital age of 2020. Our intention is to provide regular chunks of timely ideas and insights about high-priority subjects from industry veterans with diverse backgrounds.
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