Field Notes on Innovation and Intrapreneurship (issue #11) — On the failing religion of business

On the failing religion of business

Thomas Friedman, the American journalist, three time Pulitzer Prize winner, and author of The World is Flat (2005)
  • Existing firms are genetically unable to cope with disruptive innovation; the only solution is to set up a new organization (Clayton Christensen)
  • The search for certainty through data and analysis has fostered exploitation at the expense of exploration. (Roger Martin, Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute)
  • Only 20% of R&D has any value, because most big firms lack a coherent approach to innovation. (Curt Carlson, former CEO of SRI)
  • In big organizations, being a promoter of innovation is often career suicide. (Alex Osterwalder)

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