Look for our next book, Beyond the Champion: Institutionalizing Innovation through People. coming out in late 2017.
Get your copy of Grabbing Lightning: Building a Capability for Breakthrough Innovation here:
Innovation is becoming its own discipline and its own function in companies today. Established companies are clamoring for breakthrough innovation, but are typically held back by the highly reliable, repeatable processes of their management systems. But to remain competitive, companies must create an innovation function—what the authors call a ‘Breakthrough Innovation Capability’—that will enable breakthroughs over and over.
This book outlines a model for Breakthrough Innovation Capability based on the authors ten year research project of nearly thirty companies, including: 3M, Air Products, Albany International, Corning, Dupont, GE, IBM, J&J Consumer, Kodak, MeadWestvaco, Sealed Air, and Shell Chemicals.
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This groundbreaking book reveals the patterns through which game-changing innovation occurs in large, established companies, and identifies the new managerial competencies firms need to make radical innovation happen. The authors define a radical innovation project as one that delivers a product, process, or service with either unprecedented performance features, or with familiar features that will enable market transformation through significant performance improvements or cost reductions. These projects are nurtured within the established organization, not skunkworks. They are not concerned with exploiting current lines of business, but with exploring entirely new ones. Based on evidence from a five-year, real time study of twelve radical innovation projects within ten major corporations–including General Electric, IBM, Nortel Networks, DuPont, and Texas Instruments–this book addresses managerial challenges large companies face in creating and sustaining radical innovation. The authors, experts in a variety of areas such as entrepreneurship, R&D management, product design, marketing, organizational behavior, and operations and project management, distill a comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach to mastering each of these challenges, from the conceptualization of viable ideas to the commercialization of radical innovations.