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Why leaders of growing businesses need to treat innovators differently than other employees in the product-development process

The first thing you must realize: Genuine innovators are rare. And the larger the company, the rarer they are.

Abbie Griffin, Raymond L. Price, and Bruce A. Vojak, authors of a new book titled Serial Innovators, believe that innovators “represent anywhere from one in 50 members of an R&D and engineering staff at a smaller organization to one in 200 at a larger organization — and perhaps as few as one in 500 at most Fortune 200 companies,” notes Martha E. Mangelsdorf, editorial director of the MIT Sloan Management Review, in her review.