Introducing 100 Coaches: Pay It Forward Champions

Marshall Goldsmith

I am very excited to announce the selection of the 100 Coaches in our pay-it-forward project! For those of you who haven’t heard of the project, here is a little back story. I made a 30-second video about the project for LinkedIn. World authority on project management.

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Before Hiring a Design Partner, Consider This

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It''s your job to pour what you know into the project and travel with the team: think of it as an equal partnership. Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble have written at length on the challenges of execution in their book, The Other Side of Innovation. Design Project management

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The Other Side of Innovation: Solving the Execution Challenge.

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Business organizations are not built for innovation; they are built for efficiency.&# – Vijay Govindarajan In The Other Side of Innovation the authors demonstrate their absolute knowledge of an area that many organizations need more of, innovation! In the first part of the book they take you through the steps to create a project team: 1) Divide the labor.

The $300 House: The Performance Challenge

Harvard Business Review

Kudos to Vijay Govindarajan and Christian Sarkar for taking a moment to reflect on Affordable Housing Institute founder David Smith's observation that markets alone will never successfully house any nation's poorest people. The $300 House: The Challenge. The Financial Challenge.

The $300 House: The Corporate Challenge

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Editor's note: This post is one in an occasional series on Vijay Govindarajan's and Christian Sarkar's idea to create a scalable housing solution for the world's poor. As Robert Freling (another contributor to this series ) has so elegantly demonstrated with Solar Electric Light Fund projects, it's possible to create a simple solution that simultaneously takes on multiple fundamental issues.

Why the World Needs Doctors with These 3 Qualities

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health care system, but our five-year research project in India and the U.S. Vijay Govindarajan Ravi Ramamurti. David Leahy/Getty Images. Doctors are sometimes blamed for the ills of the U.S. revealed the opposite. Almost every high-performing health care organization we studied was led by a medical professional (something that academic research has also found ).

Negotiating Innovation and Control

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The company's core control mechanisms — the means by which it decides how to allocate resources, start and stop projects, and so on — were organized to do one thing: minimize mistakes. Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble suggest that companies can consciously manage the balance between the "performance engine" (that minimizes mistakes) and the "discovery team" (that encourages experiments) by being clear about what core capabilities should be forgotten and borrowed.

The $300 House: The Sustainability Challenge

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Editor's note: This post is one in an occasional series on Vijay Govindarajan's and Christian Sarkar's idea to create a scalable housing solution for the world's poor. I was pleased to discover the $300 House challenge and I applaud the efforts of Vijay Govindarajan and Christian Sarkar. My passion for a sustainable future led me to quickly say yes when asked to collaborate on this important project.

Whatever Happened to the $300 House?

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The idea to design and build a $300 house first appeared here on the HBR site in August 2010, in a post by me (Vijay Govindarajan) and Christian Sarkar, and then again as one of several ideas in the HBR Agenda 2011. What reverse innovation lessons might be learned by the participants in such a project? At the same time, the $300 House project initiated an international online design competition for the project. Can the $300 House project deliver on The Three Ds?

Three Innovation Trends in Asia

Harvard Business Review

A recent OECD study projected that spending by Asian middle class consumers will have grown from $4.9 Tuck Professor Vijay Govindarajan calls this reverse innovation. I recently participated in a panel discussion hosted by the Economist Corporate Network in Singapore about innovation in Asia.

31 Innovation Questions (and Answers) To Kick Off the New Year

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I thought it would be helpful to provide the list of 31 questions, and my one sentence perspective on each question, as it dovetails with my current book project (tentatively titled, The Little Black Book of Innovation.) Almost always longer than initial projections; be patient for growth and impatient for profits. Shut down "zombie projects" that are a drain on corporate resources.

Great Innovators Create the Future, Manage the Present, and Selectively Forget the Past

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It is important to allocate resources to Box 1, Box 2, and Box 3 projects to maintain a healthy balance among the boxes.” Vijay Govindarajan.

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The $300 House: The Urban Challenge

Harvard Business Review

Editor's note: This post is one in an occasional series on Vijay Govindarajan's and Christian Sarkar's idea to create a scalable housing solution for the world's poor. Among his early projects are some of the first high-rise buildings ever to be constructed in Silicon Valley.

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The $300 House: The Marketing Challenge

Harvard Business Review

Editor's note: This post is one in an occasional series on Vijay Govindarajan's and Christian Sarkar's idea to create a scalable housing solution for the world's poor. The $300 House: The Challenge. The Financial Challenge. The Design Challenge. The Energy Challenge. The Co-Creation Challenge.