Evans Baiya of The Innovators Advantage: 5 Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Began Leading My Company
Dr. Evans Baiya, Authority Magazine, April 2022
Thank you so much for joining us in this interview series! Before we dive in, our readers would love to “get to know you” a bit better. Can you tell us a bit about your ‘backstory’ and how you got started?
I am a trained scientist, engineer, and I worked in Silicon Valley. My background is in engineering and chemistry, so I didn’t know much about strategy until I started moving up the ranks. When you’re in management you’re responsible for the execution of strategy. I was constantly asking myself, “What is strategy?” This was one of the reasons I decided to get an MBA because I really wanted to understand this language of business. As I went farther up the corporate ladder, I became responsible for development of strategy. But one thing that was interesting was, I was also responsible for innovation. It was my responsibility to create new research and new products to pave the way for future technologies — which came from strategy. I quickly realized that in order to do great work in innovation, I must also have a very clear strategy.Read more.