Systemic Innovation: 7 Areas        How To Prevent Innovation: 10 Humorous Tips

 

 

Quote

Author

Company

Good job, but be sure to get to work right away on a product that will make this one unsaleable. (said to the person in charge upon the completion of a new product)

Konosuke Matsushita

Panasonic

What distinguishes the outstanding competitors from the rest? Two basic principles. First, they understand that constant innovation is the key to a company's survival. Being innovative some of the time, in one or two areas, just won't work.

Andrall Pearson

Harvard Business School

You have just got to constantly focus on innovation. And more competitors. You've got to constantly produce more for less through intellectual capital. Shun the incremental, and look for the quantum leap.

Jack Welch

GE

Past success stories are generally not applicable to new situations. We must continually reinvent ourselves, responding to changing times with innovative new business models.

Akio Morita

Sony

What we've done to encourage innovation is make it ordinary. By that I mean we don't separate it from the rest of our business. Many companies make innovation front-page news, and all that special attention has a paradoxical effect. By serving it up as something exotic, you isolate it from what's normal. You don't trumpet your ordinary business. The same has to be true of innovation. For innovation to be reliable, it needs to be addressed systematically, like any business issue in which you define the problem and then solve it.

Craig Wynett

Procter & Gamble

To turn really interesting ideas and fledgling technologies into a company that can continue to innovate for years, it requires a lot of disciplines... More

Steve Jobs

Apple

We're focused on providing innovations in software, driving the continuous improvement for a much better experience, and there's a lot going on here that speaks to this decade and what's going to happen in this decade. We can kind of sum it up in terms of saying, "Yes, you can."

Bill Gates

Microsoft

One of the surest ways to get a job done more innovatively is, quite simply, to reorganize frequently.

Ronald T. Kadish

U.S. Department of Defense

 

Discover the competitive strategies of leading companies

in the mini-course

3 Strategies of Market Leaders