The Lean Enterprise: Applying Scalable, Repeatable, and Measurable Innovation in the World's Largest Organizations

The Lean Enterprise: Applying Scalable, Repeatable, and Measurable Innovation in the World's Largest Organizations

by Trevor Owens, Obie Fernandez, Grace Ng
     
 

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Opportunities and new markets appear unpredictably, and reacting to them quickly and aggressively is more important than ever for large enterprises. The monolithic nature of the enterprise, however, is quite often directly at odds with the notions of innovation and the lean methodology. For the leaders of such enterprises, a complete rethinking of strategy is in

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Opportunities and new markets appear unpredictably, and reacting to them quickly and aggressively is more important than ever for large enterprises. The monolithic nature of the enterprise, however, is quite often directly at odds with the notions of innovation and the lean methodology. For the leaders of such enterprises, a complete rethinking of strategy is in order.

Enter The Lean Enterprise, which provides enterprise leaders a detailed examination of the motivations that drive innovative individuals and the support structures they need to deliver breakthrough products and services within an enterprise context. More notably, the book points out examples of the many failures of corporate leadership to empower the very innovators within their walls. Spectacularly successful startups, such as Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram were founded after corporate employees became fed up with the stifling nature of corporate bureaucracy and decided it was easier, and more profitable, to venture out on their own.

Authors and Lean Startup experts Trevor Owens and Obie Fernandez will take you through methods, time tables, compensation, and financial investment related to successful enterprise innovation. They discuss the limitations of traditional innovation structures including skunk works, innovation labs, and intrepreneurship programs while introducing their own solution—the innovation colony. These concepts are illustrated further through a series of case studies and interviews that indicate real-world examples within large enterprises.

With the largest organizations in the world taking note of the obvious advantages of the lean approach, it is only a matter of time before enterprises level the innovation playing field. The Lean Enterprise: How Corporations Can Innovate Like Startups shows you how to unlock the hidden potential within your organization, today.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118852170
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/31/2014
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
927,951
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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“Owens and Fernandez show us how corporations can leverage lean startup methods and drive innovation through internal incubation, acqui-hires, and strategic investment. The Lean Enterprise provides savvy insights on the organizational structures, systems, and processes that will maximize success odds with corporate entrepreneurship."
Thomas Eisenmann, Harvard Business School, Howard H. Stevenson Professor of Business Administration

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