CL220: Innovation Culture and Creative Construction – Interview with Gary Pisano

Gary Pisano
Gary Pisano is one of the world’s leading researchers in the fields of innovation, strategy, manufacturing, and competitiveness. He is the Harry E. Figgie Professor of Business Administration and the Senior Associate Dean For Faculty Development at the Harvard Business School. His latest book Creative Construction shows how large companies can construct a strategy, system, and culture of innovation that creates sustained growth.
In this episode, we cover:
  • 2:06 – Innovation in big companies
  • 5:06 – Innovation like a muscle. Large companies have weak muscles and need a workout.
  • 6:35 – Innovation culture – Psychological safety but brutally candid (flyting)
  • 6:51 – Amy Edmondson
  • 11:59 – Ed Catmull
  • 13:33 – Innovation system – The power of synthesizers
  • 16:22 – AI as boundary crossers
  • 21:57 – Innovation strategy – Disruptive, Routine, Architectural, Radical
  • 24:47 – Neopolitan pizzas
  • 25:02 – Does everything need to be innovative

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