Whitney Johnson is a self-described “investor of stocks, people, concepts, and dreams.”  As a former investment banker and author of Dare, Dream, Do, Whitney inspires me and many others (including over 35,000 Twitter followers) with her perspectives on business, leadership, women’s challenges and opportunities, and innovation.  It’s this last topic that I invited Whitney to […]


“An amazing ‘invention’ that didn’t turn out to be an innovation” – that’s how one expert described Tata Motors’s Nano.  Indeed, the current predicament of the $2,000 compact car that was introduced in India with great fanfare in 2008 holds some valuable takeaways for aspiring disrupters. […]


Leading thinkers and practitioners gathered last month at Columbia Business School’s Center for Global Brand Leadership BRITE ’11 conference. It was billed as a forum “to discuss emerging trends in marketing, technology, society, and culture and how these trends can transform the ways that companies build and sustain great brands.” I found the perspectives on […]