Innovation & Creativity


Will It Scale? Applying Data, Science, and Economics to the Art of Ideas

John List and Derrick Harris

Walmart Chief Economist John List on using data analysis and the scientific method to bridge the gap between idea and successful venture.

Well-Behaved Bubbles Often Make History

Byrne Hobart

The right kind of bubble brings together the right group of people at the right time — it's a coordinating mechanism that can do a surprising amount of good.

The Untapped Potential of Less

Leidy Klotz

To harness the untapped power of subtraction in the future, we need to understand why we haven’t embraced it in the past.

Amazon Narratives — Memos, Working Backwards From Release, More

Colin Bryar, Bill Carr, and Sonal Chokshi

Colin Bryar and Bill Carr, authors of "Working Backwards: Insights, Stories, and Secrets from Inside Amazon," share how Amazon achieved massive success.

Innovating in Bets

Annie Duke, Marc Andreessen, and Sonal Chokshi

Every organization, whether small or big, early or late stage makes countless decisions every day, where do consensus, forecasting, backcasting, etc. come in?

For the Billions of Creatives Out There

Brian Koppelman, Marc Andreessen, and Sonal Chokshi

What does it mean to showrun something, whether in TV or startup? Ultimately, it's all about unlocking and managing creativity, in arts of all kinds.

Network Effects, Origin Stories, and the Evolution of Tech

W. Brian Arthur, Marc Andreessen, and Sonal Chokshi

How the concept of network effects was born, diminishing returns and the role of timing or luck, globalization and economies around the world, and much more.

Startups and Pendulum Swings Through Ideas, Time, Fame, and Money

Marc Andreessen and Balaji Srinivasan

Marc Andreessen and Balaji Srinivasan discuss the optimal types of startups to work at, the funding environment, and how to decide when to IPO.

How to Be Original and Make Big Ideas Happen

Adam Grant and Sonal Chokshi

From Aaron Sorkin to Steve Jobs to Meredith Perry and Elon Musk, "original" thinkers often exhibit behaviors and traits that are counterintuitive.

Beyond Lean Startups

Eric Ries, Sonal Chokshi, and Michael Copeland

Eric Ries pioneered the lean startup movement. What began as a scientific approach to creating and managing startups has become a worldwide movement.