Robert C. Wolcott Founder & Executive Director of the Kellogg Innovation Network (KIN) and a member of the faculty of the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.  Teaches corporate innovation and entrepreneurship for Kellogg in Evanston, Miami and Hong Kong (with HKUST).  Formerly Visiting Professor at the Keio Business School (Tokyo, Japan).  Advisor to the Nordic Innovation Center, Nordic Council of Ministers, Oslo, Norway.


His new book, with Dr. Michael Lippitz, Grow From Within:  Mastering Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation (McGraw-Hill) will launch November, 2009.  Wolcott’s work has appeared in MIT Sloan Management Review, The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, The Financial Times (UK/European Edition) and the New York Times.

In 2003, Wolcott founded the Kellogg Innovation Network (KIN), a network of senior executives dedicated to driving sustainable innovation.  The KIN’s annual summit, “KIN Global” takes place in late Spring and includes leaders from around the world from business, government, academia, non-profits and the arts who collaborate around issues of significance for their organizations and for humanity.

Wolcott also co-founded and serves as Managing Partner of Clareo Partners LLC, a corporate strategy and innovation management consultancy specializing in new business creation and growth (  Subsidiary Clareo Capital owns equity in a range of companies in the social enterprise and luxury markets.

Clareo’s headquarters, Clareo Studio, created in partnership with Herman Miller, Inc., serves as a collaboration space for special events, corporate off-sites and performances dedicated to innovation, entrepreneurship, social awareness and general inspiration.

He and his wife, Ada Yung, are regular attendees of the Renaissance Weekend programs.

Wolcott received a BA, European and Chinese History; and an MS and Ph.D., Industrial Engineering & Management Science, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois.

Harvard Club Roundtable - Grow from Within

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  Dr. Robert C. Wolcott Interview with Glenn Llopis
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