Clayton Christensen on the Capitalist Dilemma: Are Investors Bad For Business? Or does this important HBR article confuse two related, but different, things: “pursuit of short-term profit” and “use of ROA and ROIC”?
I’m convinced there is a part of all of us that wants to innovative. While it may be comfortable to do what we’re told, a wondering mind is free to dream of a better way. It is in our nature to create, to discover and to invent the next best product or process. What is the value of an innovative workplace?
Our research on innovation by companies in China shows that there are at least eight types of innovation, and that China’s success to date has been built much more on non-technology types of innovation.
In the last years of the nineteen-eighties, I worked not at startups but at what might be called finish-downs. Tech companies that were dying would hire temps—college students and new graduates—to do what little was left of the work of the employees they’d laid off. This was in Cambridge, near M.I.T. I’d type users’ manuals, save them onto 5.25-inch floppy disks, and send them to a line printer that yammered like a set of prank-shop chatter teeth, but, by the time the last perforated page coiled
SMEs are helplessly squeezed between tech start-ups and global corporations in this battle. SMEs should start their innovation engines, imagine their exciting futures and capitalise on these new disruptive technologies. The alternative is to become collateral damage in the crossfire between the faster and the mightier.
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Despite Apple’s success in proving its innovative chops once again, innovation remains a cryptic term for executives across all industries, who consistently wrestle with the question: "What is innovation, and how can we encourage it within our company?"
As computer pioneer Alan Turing is honored in the film "The Imitation Game" starring Benedict Cumberbatch, we see now that today's biggest innovations are coming from the combination of human inspiration and computer-processing power, writes Walter Isaacson
In Britain, we have a giant gap between good policies and the ability to deliver them. There is a lot of evidence that improving business-government-academia engagement, expanding the applied research budget, reshoring manufacturing jobs, and harnessing an ‘ecosystem of innovation’ can have long-term benefits for Britain’s productivity and competitiveness. The challenge now is implementation
The recipe for successful innovation: begin with a good measure of disruption. Add a heaping helping of talent, and don’t forget to mix in plenty of creativity. Finally, a pinch of intuition. Stir and bake. Recipe for innovation? Perhaps. But successful innovation? That’s another story. After all, whether an innovation will actually succeed — that…