The Author - Scott D. Anthony


Scott D. Anthony is president of Innosight, an innovation consultancy. He has worked with Fortune 500 and start-up companies in industries ranging from media (print and broadcast), consumer products, and investment banking to transportation and logistics, healthcare, medical devices, software, petrochemicals, and communications equipment. In 2005-2006 he spearheaded a year-long project to help the newspaper industry grapple with industry transformation (Newspaper Next). And in 2003-2004 he led a multi-month project to help the government of Singapore understand how to create an environment that fosters entrepreneurialism and innovation. He is a featured speaker on topics of growth and innovation.

Scott has written two books on innovation in addition to The Silver Lining:

He has also written articles for publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, BusinessWeek, Forbes, Sloan Management Review, Advertising Age, Marketing Management, and Chief Executive. In addition, he is a regular contributor to Harvard Business Online and serves as the editorial director of Strategy & Innovation.

Before joining Innosight, Scott was a senior researcher with Clayton Christensen, managing a group that worked to further Clay’s research on innovation. Previously, he worked as a consultant for McKinsey & Co., a strategic planner for Aspen Technology, and a product manager for WorldSpace Corporation. While at McKinsey, he co-authored a publicly released report on the United Kingdom's economic prospects.

Scott received a BA in economics summa cum laude from Dartmouth College and an MBA with high distinction from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar.