The Gary Bisbee Show

31: Winning the Right Game, with Ron Adner, Professor of Business Administration; Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College

Episode Summary

In this episode, we sit down with Ron Adner, a professor of Business Administration, Strategy, and Entrepreneurship in the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. The conversation explores competition in today's world of blurring business sector distinctions, how firms can better prepare for or even cause ecosystem disruption, how different leadership styles are necessary for different settings, the complexities of healthcare innovation, and counsel to young innovators on how to bring good ideas to scale.

Episode Notes

Meet Ron Adner: 

Ron Adner, Ph.D. is a Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. He is also the Founder and CEO of Strategy Insight Group, which helps clients understand business ecosystems. Dr. Adner has won multiple awards for his research on business strategy and published two books on the subject. His first book, “The Wide Lens,” analyzes successful innovators. He recently published a second book on business disruption: “Winning the Right Game: How to Disrupt, Defend, and Deliver in a Changing World.” 

Key Insights: 

Ron Adner, Ph.D. analyzes business strategy from an ecosystem perspective. Businesses need to consider not just what they deliver to consumers, but also structures of interdependence built into the business world.