by John Phillips
Recently, a piece I heard on NPR’s Morning Edition, “Does Business Innovation Depend on a CEO’s Age?”, while driving to work caused me to swerve from one lane to another. Fortunately, my swerve didn’t result in an accident, but it did ignite a cacophony of horns.
The NPR report dealt with new research by MIT concerning the role of age in the disruption of business (Young, Restless and Creative – Department of Economics). The research views business disruption as a good thing. It’s the key to innovation, which, in today’s business, is the shovel for hidden treasure.