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