Scott has been writing professionally since he was 16 years old, when he was paid $25 for a story published in Teen Talk, a national newsletter aimed at, as one might guess, teenagers! He has written two different weekly syndicated newspaper columns over the years. These columns appeared regularly in over 75 newspapers across the country. One was a food-related column called The Hungry Hoosier in Indiana-based newspapers and Table Talk in newspapers outside Indiana. His other column, On the Street Where You Live featured stories about community. Scott’s columns received two Best Column awards from the Hoosier State Press Association.
In 2009 Scott, along with Indiana University professor Christine Barbour co-authored Home Grown Indiana: Good Eating in the Hoosier State. The book won the Best Creative Nonfiction award from the Indiana Center for the Book at the Indiana State Library and widely viewed as a key early voice in Indiana’s local food movement.
Scott’s latest book, Strategic Doing: Ten Skills for Agile Leadership (Wiley) was released in May of 2019.
The following are highlights of Scott’s writing on collaboration and strategy.
5 Things We Think We Know About Strategy…and Why We’re Wrong. Change This. Co-authored with Ed Morrison, Liz Nilsen, Janyce Fadden, and Nancy Franklin. 2019. Available here.
Strategic Doing: Ten Skills for Agile Leadership. Book co-authored with Ed Morrison, Liz Nilsen, Janyce Fadden, and Nancy Franklin. Publisher: Wiley (Released May 2019.)
Getting There: Understanding How Innovation and Entrepreneurship Become Part of Engineering Education. Proceedings of the American Society of Engineering Education’ Annual Conference. Columbus, OH. Co-authored with Liz Nilsen, Ed Morrison, and Raquel Asencio. 2017.
Strategic Doing: The Practitioner's Field Guide. Strategic Doing Institute. Co-authored with Liz Nilsen, Ed Morrison, and Janyce Fadden. 2017.
Reimagine: Improving the Productivity of Federally-Funded University Research. Co-authored with Ed Morrison, Duane Dunlap, and Antonino Ardilio. Written at the request of the Whitehouse Lab to Market Initiative. 2016
The Purdue University Experience: Nurturing an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in the Midwest of the United States. Co-authored book chapter with Nathalie Duval-Couetil- in Mitra, J., & Edmondson, J. (Eds.). (2015). Entrepreneurship and Knowledge Exchange (Vol. 7). Routledge.
Accelerating Civic Innovation through “Strategic Doing.” Co-authored with Ed Morrison for the Stanford Social Innovation Review. 2014.
Strategic DOING: Supporting Job Creation and Accelerating Civic Innovation in Indiana. Co-authored with Ed Morrison for the Agriculture & Applied Economics Association. 2011.
From Rustbelt Holdover to Innovation Stronghold: Continued Transformation of the Central Indiana Economy Policy Briefing prepared for the Brookings Institution. Washington, DC. 2010.