Innovation & Growth

   
      

Innovation & Growth

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Ambidexterity

May 2016
As incumbents in the auto industry and in many others know, it's hard to respond to new rivals that have new business models and run your business at the same time.
October 2015
Alphabet is part of a broader trend toward the “fission” of bloated business structures, as evidenced by the increasing incidence of corporate splits and spins.
February 2013
Ambidexterity—the ability to excel simultaneously in efficiency and innovation—is a rare but increasingly critical asset in today’s complex business environment.

The Growth Imperative

April 2016
Corporate venturing is entrenched in the corporate landscape, and companies are expanding their repertoire of venturing tools. Here’s how to make the most of them.
October 2014
How can companies choose among the many possible avenues to growth? Three starting positions suggest the paths most likely to create value.
October 2014
A new growth strategy is only as good as the people and organizational practices that support it. Here are five secrets that leaders can use to promote the cooperation and behavior that new growth initiatives require.
October 2014
Business model innovation is a powerful approach to driving growth and to capturing a more durable competitive advantage. Four success stories point the way.

Social Responsibility

February 2016
Few large international nongovernmental organizations have an effective means of measuring long-term impact in the social sector. One organization has developed an effective approach, however.
February 2016
A revolution in philanthropy is brewing, driven by Silicon Valley’s young tech billionaires. Their approach—which emphasizes data, transparency, speed, and impact—could mark a new chapter in philanthropic giving.
October 2015
So-called A brands are losing out as highly profitable responsible-consumption products upset established market shares in the grocery industry.

Open Innovation

March 2016
A well-known brand and a unique business model are terrible things to waste. So why did the nonprofit organization give away both?
July 2014
The CEO of 3D Robotics—and former editor in chief of Wired—describes how open-source models are driving innovation and transforming business.
Robotics
September 2015
The use of advanced industrial robots is nearing takeoff, lowering labor costs, boosting productivity, and changing the competitiveness of major manufacturing economies.
September 2015
Economic and technical barriers to wider industrial robotics adoption are beginning to fall, putting advanced robots within the reach of even small manufacturers.
September 2015
Not all manufacturers and economies will share the benefits of advanced industrial robotics equally. Fast adopters will realize the biggest cost savings and productivity gains.

Innovation in Auto

February 2016
Car sharing is disrupting the automotive market. While not a game changer, it will reduce new-vehicle sales by about 1% by 2021.