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Innovative companies for 2013

innovation2.jpgThe Boston Consulting Group has released an interesting report on the most innovative companies for 2013.  It focused on the how and why innovation continues to increase as a company’s top strategic priority. The report includes various measures of successful Innovation. The great news from my perspective is that HP continued to be in within the top 20.


It is interesting though that there are more automakers than high-tech companies in the top 20. It makes me wonder if that is spurred by a focus on next generation manufacturing, sensors and automation… or something else. I talk about how resolving conflicts spurs on innovation and it is clear that the automakers have numerous conflicts on their plate.


The report goes on to analyse the sources of innovation strength:

  • Commitment to innovation
  • Leveraging IP
  • A managed portfolio of innovative initiatives
  • Strong customer focus
  • Strong processes


This last one is where people may be surprised. Some see innovation as something that is uncontrolled and spontaneous, to me strong processes help focus innovation where the creativity is needed.


The report was definitely worth looking at since it is example-based including a variety of perspectives.

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