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Innovation in a Rapidly Changing World

Thu, 02/07/2013 - 10:30 -- KevinMcFarthing

The world is changing at an ever-increasing pace.  There may have been times in history when the current rate of change was matched, for example the industrial revolution in the UK in the 19th century, when the balance of society changed from agriculture to industry in the space of a couple of generations.  But it could certainly be argued that we are in a phase where so many markets are changing

The new 6Ps of radical innovation for large companies - #5 PERSISTENCE

Mon, 12/10/2012 - 09:41 -- KevinMcFarthing

How do large companies pursue radical innovation?  You know, the kind of new product that changes or creates a market.  In my first blog I summarized the 6Ps, a template that I believe could help to increase the output of game-changing innovation.  Since then I’ve covered

The new 6Ps of radical innovation for large companies - #3 PROTOTYPES

Tue, 11/20/2012 - 08:41 -- KevinMcFarthing

How do large companies pursue radical innovation?  You know, the kind of new product that changes or creates a market.  In my first blog I summarized the 6Ps, a template that I believe could help to increase the output of game-changing innovation.  The next blog covered

The new 6Ps of radical innovation for large companies - #2 POTENTIAL

Tue, 11/20/2012 - 08:34 -- KevinMcFarthing

How do large companies pursue radical innovation?  You know, the kind of new product that changes or creates a market.  In my first blog I summarized the 6Ps, a template that I believe could help to increase the output of game-changing innovation.  This was followed by the first “P”,

The New 6Ps of Radical Innovation for Large Companies

Thu, 11/01/2012 - 10:02 -- KevinMcFarthing

How do large companies pursue radical innovation?  You know, the kind of new product that changes or creates a market.  There is a school of thought that says large companies just can’t do it, that any new market disruption comes from an upstart startup.  There are, of course, exceptions to this generalization, for example Apple.  Mostly though, large companies have an inbuilt need to pursue innovation in markets and fields with which they are already familiar, and to protect their current positions rather than disrupt or cannibalize.  They don’t have the

Don’t Recruit Innovators by Using a Mirror

Mon, 10/08/2012 - 11:27 -- KevinMcFarthing

How do corporate culture and recruiting practices influence creativity and innovation? This question has been in my mind while reading some blog posts over the last couple of weeks. Amongst them was one from Scott Anthony in September’s HBR Magazine in an article entitled “The New Corporate Garage”. Scott has laid out some cogent arguments how larger companies will play an even greater role in the development of innovation. Another was from Jose Baldaia, “Rebels, creative and disruptive people, are they a threat”? Jose asked whether companies treat rebels as a threat or a stimulus.

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