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If you listen to nothing else on inspiring and executing innovation, listen to these 10 articles. We've combed through hundreds of articles in the Harvard Business Review archive and selected the most important ones to help you innovate effectively.
"loaded with great ideas"
If you want to succeed in the future, you have to put down roots now. Vijay Govindarajan, author of The Three Box Solution, joins us to talk about the three key steps you need to take to succeed, and which of those steps you're probably overlooking.
How Stella Saved the Farm is a simple parable about making innovation happen. Written by the authors of the New York Times best-selling Reverse Innovation: Create Far from Home, Win Everywhere, Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble, the story resonates in organizations of all types - public sector, private sector, and social sector, from mammoth corporations to small organizations employing just a few dozen people.
"innovation truths in a silly package"
Companies stumble when they imagine that innovation is mostly about ideas. The reality is that ideas are only beginnings. Indeed, even a company with the world’s best idea still faces a devilish challenge: it must build the business of tomorrow without endangering the business of today. Beyond the Idea is an essential book for any business that recognizes that innovation always has been, and always will be, the key to long term growth and vitality.
"Not good as an audio book."
The gap between rich nations and emerging economies is closing. As a result, the global dynamics of innovation are changing. No longer will innovations traverse the globe in only one direction, from developed nations to developing ones. They will also flow in reverse. Authors Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble, of the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, explain where, when, and why reverse innovation is on the rise, and why the implications are so profound — for nations, for companies, and for individuals.
"Localization means fit"
A simple, charming business parable about managing change, and making innovation happen. Inspired by George Orwell's Animal Farm and the international bestseller Our Iceberg is Melting, How Stella Saved the Farm is a simple parable about embracing change and managing innovation in difficult times. Bankruptcy, or the grim prospect of being acquired by a hostile human competitor, threatens Windsor Farm.
Slowly but steadily, it’s dawning on Western multinationals that it may be a good idea to design products and services in developing economies and, after adding some global tweaks, export them to developed countries.
Jeffrey R. Immelt, the Chairman and CEO of General Electric, Vijay Govindarajan, a professor at Darthmouth and chief innovation consultant at GE, and Chris Trimble, a professor at Dartmouth and consultant to GE, report on how GE is using reverse innovation in order to survive and prosper in the next decade.
In the first few years of the new millennium, at the height of the boom in the off shore call-center business, Tata Consultancy Services, the Indian technology-services giant, made the counterintuitive decision to divest its call-center operations.