Doug at HBR
Do Women Take as Many Risks as Men?

One week before delivering the final manuscript of my book, Taking Smart Risks, I came to a disturbing realization. There were 38 stories in the book, but only seven were about women. Jill Logan, an employee helping me get the final product out the door, noticed it. I was stunned. My first reaction was That can’t be…

Doug at HBR
To Increase Innovation, Take the Sting Out of Failure

“We need more innovation around here. We need people to think more creatively and be more entrepreneurial. I’ve been saying this for the last couple years, and yet very little seems to be changing. It’s very frustrating.” This was a recent lament from a client, a senior leader at a medium-sized professional services firm. He…