The Resource The innovation paradox : why good businesses kill breakthroughs and how they can change, Tony Davila, Marc J. Epstein, (electronic resource)

The innovation paradox : why good businesses kill breakthroughs and how they can change, Tony Davila, Marc J. Epstein, (electronic resource)

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The innovation paradox : why good businesses kill breakthroughs and how they can change
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The innovation paradox
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why good businesses kill breakthroughs and how they can change
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Tony Davila, Marc J. Epstein
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eng
Summary
  • " It's a paradox: as big companies get better at achieving operational excellence, actual breakthroughs seem to decrease. It's the scrappy little startups, with comparatively tiny budgets, that continue to be founts of innovation. Why is it that as industry leaders get better at what they do, they get worse at innovation? By conducting deep research within companies as diverse as Apple, Google, Pfizer, General Motors, Nike, and Sony, the authors have found the answer: the very pursuit of operational excellence--that is, making one's existing business as efficient as it can be--blinds managers to the kinds of disruptive business model changes vital for innovation. These changes could threaten all that hard work. It's why Nokia famously killed its smart phone--the company was too invested in "dumb phones." Nothing less than a complete redesign and rethinking of the corporation--down to how accountants capture innovation costs and overhead--is necessary to get companies moving again. The authors' new model, "the startup corporation," marries the strengths of corporate scale to the nimbleness of entrepreneurs. For a model of the new startup corporation, the authors return again and again to Apple, which doesn't have the usual corporate structure and accounting systems. Not every company can be an Apple, but all companies can learn to break the bonds of operational thinking if they'll take the authors' lessons to heart"--
  • "From the bestselling authors of Making Innovation Work (30,000 copies sold and translated into ten languages) comes a book that questions everything about how organizations innovate. Key takeaway: classical business management and corporate structures by their very nature will kill, not create, breakthroughs. The authors describe a new kind of organization--the startup corporation--that will make established companies as innovative as startups"--
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658.4/063
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HD58.8
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.D3698 2014eb
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The innovation paradox : why good businesses kill breakthroughs and how they can change, Tony Davila, Marc J. Epstein, (electronic resource)
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The innovation paradox : why good businesses kill breakthroughs and how they can change, Tony Davila, Marc J. Epstein, (electronic resource)
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Machine generated contents note: 1. Managing Radical Innovation in Established Organizations -- 2. The Innovation Paradox -- 3. The Benefits and Limits of the Business Unit -- 4. Innovative Cultures -- 5. Leading for Radical Innovation -- 6. Hard Foundations: Strategy, Incentives, and Management Systems -- 7. The Startup Model -- 8. Startup Corporation: The New Kid on the Block -- 9. Designing Corporate Startups: Front End Designs -- 10. Designing Corporate Startups: Back End Designs -- 11. Designing the Startup Corporation -- 12. Wrapping up
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