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Dartmouth College

Leading Innovation with Vijay Govindarajan

Dartmouth College via edX Professional Certificate


Vijay Govindarajan, known as VG, is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal Best Selling author, Coxe Distinguished Professor at Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business, two-time winner of the prestigious McKinsey Award for the Best Article published in Harvard Business Review, and one of the world’s leading experts on strategy and innovation.

VG brings his expert knowledge to this Professional Certificate program, which will introduce you to the Three Box framework, which has the potential to transform the future of any organization that embraces it – whether it’s a large enterprise, a mid-size business, a start up, or a nonprofit organization.

The Three Box framework is a simple and proven method that allows organizations to successfully allocate an organization’s energy, time and resources across three boxes: Box 1 Manage the present: Managing the core business at peak efficiency Box 2 Selectively forget the past: Abandon ideas, practices, and attitudes that could inhibit innovation Box 3 Create the future: Develop and convert breakthrough ideas into new products and businesses

The Three Box framework makes leading innovation within your organization easier. VG has worked with CEOs and top management teams in more than 25% of the Fortune 500 firms, including Boeing, Coca-Cola, FedEx, General Electric, IBM, J.P. Morgan Chase, Johnson & Johnson, The New York Times, Procter & Gamble, Sony, and Wal-Mart, to discuss, challenge, and escalate their thinking about strategy and innovation. VG’s extensive research and consulting has resulted in the Best Seller The Three Box Solution: A Strategy for Leading Innovation, on which the two courses are based.

The content of these courses is relevant for a large corporation, a mid-size business, a startup or a nonprofit organization. Because innovation is a team sport, the Professional Certificate program is useful for individuals who intend to advance careers in R&D, Engineering, Manufacturing, Marketing, Sales, Service, Human Resources, Accounting, and Finance.

This is your opportunity to learn from the best and prepare your organization for success in the future.


Courses under this program:
Course 1: Developing Breakthrough Innovations with the Three Box Solution

An introduction tostrategy and innovation expertVijay Govindarajan's Three Box framework that has the potential to transform any organization that embraces it.

Course 2: Executing Breakthrough Innovations with the Three Box Solution

Learn how to execute the Three Box framework to help transform your organization and prepare for the future.


Taught by

Vijay Govindarajan


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  • Anonymous
    Definitely one of the best online courses on strategy. The only weakness of this course is lack of feedback. You don't know how you are progressing and whether your understanding is correct. But the lectures, to me, were already enough. You'll figure other things out from other participants' submissions. The course will make you understand how to stay relevant in the future. How companies like Kodak failed to stay in business with their seemingly competence ie. photography. And you'll learn that innovation are not always about technology. Few things about the instructor: Vijay Govindarajan is a Winner of the Thinkers50 2019 Innovation Award and the 2011 Breakthrough Idea Award.

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