Scott D. Anthony

Leading adviser on innovation and champion of “dual transformation” strategy, helping businesses to turn disruption into advantage. 


Ranked #9 in 2023.

Previously featured:

#7 (2021, )#9 (2019), #34 (2017), #28 (2015), #12 (2013), and #4 (2011).


Recipient of the Thinkers50 2017 Innovation Award.


Named as a judge for the 2014-2015 HBR McKinsey Awards. 


A leading voice on innovation, strategy and growth, Anthony draws on stories from his research and field work to demystify innovation and provides practical tools to help innovators get their ideas into the market place. He co-developed the concept of “dual transformation” – a blueprint on leveraging disruptive change that shows organizations how to reposition their current businesses, while simultaneously creating tomorrow’s engine for growth.
He has written eight books, including most recently Eat, Sleep, Innovate (2020) and Dual Transformation (2017), which describe how forward-thinking organizations can navigate disruptive change and own the future. 


Scott D. Anthony is a Professor at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, where he teaches a course called “Leading Disruptive Change,” and a Managing Director and Managing Partner Emeritus at Innosight, where he helps leaders design new growth strategies, build innovation capabilities, navigate disruptive innovation, and manage strategic transformation. Scott received a BA in economics summa cum laude from Dartmouth College, an MBA with high distinction from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar, and an Executive Master in Change from INSEAD, where he graduated with distinction. 


Eat, Sleep, Innovate (with Paul Cobban, Natalie Painchaud and Andy Parker, HBR Press, 2020); Dual Transformation (with Clark G. Gilbert and Mark W. Johnson, HBR Press, 2017); The First Mile (HBR Press, 2014); Building a Growth Factory (with David S. Duncan, HBR Press, 2012); The Little Black Book of Innovation (HBR Press, 2011); The Silver Lining (HBR Press, 2009); The Innovator’s Guide to Growth (with Mark W. Johnson, Joseph V. Sinfield and Elizabeth J. Altman, HBR Press, 2008); Seeing What’s Next (with Clayton Christensen and Erik A. Roth, HBR Press, 2004).


Media picks


“The innovator’s innovator.” 

Stuart Crainer & Des Dearlove, Thinkers50

Subscribe to our newsletter to keep up to date with the latest and greatest ideas in business, management, and thought leadership.

*mandatory field

Thinkers50 will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide news, updates, and marketing. Please confirm that you agree to have us contact you by clicking below:

You can change your mind at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the footer of any email you receive from us, or by contacting us at . We will treat your information with respect. For more information about our privacy practices please visit our website. By clicking below, you agree that we may process your information in accordance with these terms.

We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing. Learn more about Mailchimp's privacy practices here.

Privacy Policy Update

Thinkers50 Limited has updated its Privacy Policy on 28 March 2024 with several amendments and additions to the previous version, to fully incorporate to the text information required by current applicable date protection regulation. Processing of the personal data of Thinkers50’s customers, potential customers and other stakeholders has not been changed essentially, but the texts have been clarified and amended to give more detailed information of the processing activities.

Thinkers50 Awards Gala 2023

Join us in celebration of the best in business and management thinking.