'Risky Business' Blog

Our Risky Business blog delivers original thoughts, research, and insight on corporate venture capital, corporate strategy, along with overall perspectives on venture capital and entrepreneurship. We focus on frameworks for understanding innovation trends, together with practical advice for implementing professionally run corporate venture capital programs.

Is Your Personality Right For A Role In Innovation?

In an interview with Sally Hogshead, Scott explores her methodology from the Fascination Advantage and how it applies to careers in corporate innovation

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Corporate Innovation Requires Customization

With an understanding of context and a company's individual circumstances, it's possible to design a tailored approach to create meaningful impact.

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The Corporate Capital Correlation — One Year Later

Revisiting whether a corporate venture capital program may have a positive effect on stock price performance

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The Most Overlooked Skill in Corporate Innovation

Devote resources to the critical activity of deal management

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How to Detect a Fraud

Investors can learn to spot warning signs from Fyre Festival, Theranos, and similar situations

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Landing a Superstar

When courting the best entrepreneurs, corporate VCs should focus on how they can provide unique value

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