Carly talks about the dynamics of change and fear. She notes that entrepreneurship is about risk-taking, and this is always associated with trying something new. Fiorina concludes by asserting that change involves gathering enough energy and force to overcome the power of status quo.
Noam Wasserman, of Harvard Business School, explains how he came to focus on trying to understand why high potential startups commonly fail. According to Wasserman, while a certain percentage of these ventures succumb to issues of product or market fit, the vast majority meet their end due to people problems.
Jack Griffin’s Ouster: Lessons from a Failed “Change Agent” -- Julia Kirby -- Our Editors -- Harvard Business Review: What I get from this and other opinions on Jack Griffin’s demise at Time Inc. is not necessarily that the change management objectives were wrong--they may well have been spot on. The problem is when one person’s vision is perceived as independent of the very people needed to drive it or when the organisation is perceived by management as independent of the very people who are necessary to transform it.