The Three-Box Solution Playbook: Tools and Tactics for Creating Your Company's Strategy

The Three-Box Solution Playbook: Tools and Tactics for Creating Your Company's Strategy

by Vijay Govindarajan, Manish Tangri

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A new, comprehensive playbook for innovation from the New York Times bestselling author of Reverse Innovation, Vijay Govindarajan

In his seminal book The Three-Box Solution, Vijay Govindarajan offered an amazingly simple and highly effective framework for leading innovation:

  • Execute the present core business at peak efficiency (Box 1)
  • Avoid the inhibiting traps of past success (Box 2)
  • Build a future day by day through breakthrough innovations (Box 3)

Since the book's publication, companies across the globe have used the three-box framework to great success. Now, along with Manish Tangri, a corporate dealmaker at Intel, Govindarajan goes deeper into the most crucial box of all: creating the future. Together they provide a repeatable process for companies to create new breakthroughs--from ideation through incubation to scaling.

Full of worksheets, exercises, tools, and examples, The Three-Box Solution Playbook is the guide you and your team need to drive innovation and growth--and continually revitalize your company.

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ISBN-13: 9781633698314
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
Publication date: 05/05/2020
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
File size: 17 MB
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About the Author

Vijay Govindarajan, author of The Three-Box Solution, is one of the world's leading experts on strategy and innovation. He is the Coxe Distinguished Professor of Management at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and the author of a number of influential books, including the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, Reverse Innovation (Harvard Business Review Press, 2012).

Manish Tangri has spent more than fifteen years executing entrepreneurial innovation activities in Fortune 500 organizations. At Intel Capital, Tangri executes strategic transactions--including mergers and acquisitions, equity investments, and partnerships--worldwide.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 Getting Started 5

Part 1 Ideation

2 Gathering Weak Signals 29

3 Strategic Intent 39

4 Core Competencies 49

5 Generating and Selecting Box 3 Ideas 55

Part 2 Incubation

6 Testing Critical Assumptions 81

Part 3 Scale

7 Forget 121

8 Borrow 145

9 Learn 165

10 Wrap-Up 193

Appendix: Sample Questions about Critical Assumptions for Meeting Attendees 199

Notes 205

Index 209

Acknowledgments 217

About the Authors 219

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