Joining the podcast today is Andy Binns, co-author of the book Corporate Explorer. This book and Andy’s perspective goes against much of what we have learned as the right way to retain talent. What Andy brings to the table today is how to develop an entrepreneurial mindset to large corporate organizations. In his experience, large organizations are great to incubate and nurture this entrepreneurial attitude and skill set. Why is this important and why aren’t more organizations implementing this?
In addition, Andy and I discuss the challenges this current generation of talent is experiencing and what organizations can do to manage constant change. Developing an environment to retain people longer is different than it used to be and in this episode, you’ll discover that it is entirely different than you might think. This topic is very timely in the current climate that we are in and I know you will find great value in Andy’s perspective. His book Corporate Explorer is highly recommended. Enjoy listening to this conversation!
What We Talked About in This Episode:
- Andy’s Background and Experience
- Corporate Life and Entrepreneurship Can Go Together
- What is a Corporate Explorer?
- Large Companies Have Opportunities for Innovation
- What Companies Do to Foster Entrepreneurial Culture
- The Type of Culture for this Approach to Exist
- Cultural Incubators Within the Company
- Examples of Large Organizations That Use This Model
- Current Challenges in Business and Startups
- Things to Master and Managing Change
- Common Challenges for the Corporate Explorer
- Andy’s Book Recommendations and Daily Rituals
About Our Guest:
Andrew Binns is a co-founder of Change Logic, a Boston-based strategic advisory firm. He works with CEOs, boards, and senior teams as they lead significant business change. His goal is to help organizations liberate their potential to excite the world with innovation. Andy has 25 years of consulting experience as both an external and internal consultant for McKinsey & Co., the IBM Corporation, and Change Logic. At IBM, Andy was deeply involved in the Emerging Business Opportunity program, for which he received an award from IBM’s vice chairman. Andy is a frequent guest speaker and lecturer at companies and business schools. His article, “Three Disciplines of Innovation,” co-authored with Professor Charles O’Reilly, was named Best Article in the California Management Review for 2020. He also co-authored the “Ambidextrous CEO” in the Harvard Business Review, “The Art of Strategic Renewal” in the MIT Sloan Management Review, and a book chapter on “Getting Started with Ambidexterity.” He is an executive fellow at the Center for Future Organization at the Drucker School of Management and a member of the Fast Company Executive Board. Andy attended the University of Sussex, New York University, and the Quinlan Business School at Loyola University Chicago. He holds degrees in political science, marketing, and organizational development.
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