Pulse September 2015 | Page 59

P: What are some of the barriers to strategic innovation? K: I am now working on my next book, tentatively titled How to Change the World Without Quitting Your Job: A Playbook for Intrapreneurs. I’m drawn to this topic because I have found businesses lay down unnecessary barriers to strategic innovation. In my research, I have uncovered 52 key barriers but the most important three are: (1) talent, (2) capital, and (3) access to customers. If you think about it, businesses are really just ways to bring together great talent, investment capital, and access to customers to create value. The problem is most businesses are run like the centrally planned economies that the former USSR abandoned a couple of decades ago. One way t