Encouraging Leaps of Faith: Taking Fear Out of the Risk Equation Harvard Case Solution & Analysis

Microsoft Canada CEO Eric Gales speaks to Roger Martin, Dean of the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, regarding the need for more companies to require a leap of faith with respect to innovation.

The two discuss why Canadian companies lag their peers in initiation; the perils of the status quo for businesses in any sector; the role of IT in initiation; how the Canadian capital markets deter initiation; as well as the importance of having senior leaders who are willing to 'stick their necks out' for the sake of innovation. Martin ends by explaining why 'Prove it' is the most dangerous phrase in the English language when it comes to initiation.

PUBLICATION DATE: May 01, 2011 PRODUCT #: ROT141-HCB-ENG

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