Thomas Edison set the template for corporate innovation in the twentieth century. Basically, you gathered together resources – people and technology – and cut them off from the rest of the organization. So there was no distraction from coming up with brilliant ideas.
Henry Chesbrough from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, identifies the working assumptions that accompanied the twentieth century innovation worldview:
- The company that gets an innovation to market first will win.
- If you create the most and the best ideas in the industry, you will win.
- The . . .
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