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Strategic Alignment

 

 

Sam Walton on innovation and entrepreneurship

There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.

Sam Walton

Wal-Mart

 

 

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Company

Manage by creating a vision, chose the best people, make sure they run with that vision, and provide them with the necessary resources. And don't forget to get out of the way.

Jack Welch

GE

One way we try to foster innovations – both the technological innovation that leads to new drugs and the organizational innovation that improves the way we do business – is to align our business objectives with our ideals. Doing so reaches people's intrinsic motivation.

Daniel Vasella

Novartis

I try to create that same unconstrained environment in the project teams. I do, of course, try to provide focus, set reasonable goals, and map out timelines... My main role, though, is not to draw boundaries but to encourage people to keep reaching.

Mark Dean

IBM

People are blown away by the information you can get on MOMA, our intranet. Because there is so much information shared across the company, employees have insight into what's happening with the business and what's important.

Google's 9 Notions of Innovation

Marissa Mayer

Google

People think focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on. But that’s not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully... More

Steve Jobs

Apple

Mobilize your people around a common goal. Help them feel a part of something genuine, special, and important, and you'll inspire real passion and loyalty.

Michael Dell

Dell Inc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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