The Wide Lens: What Successful Innovators See That Others Miss

The Wide Lens: What Successful Innovators See That Others Miss

by Ron Adner

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The Wide Lens: What Successful Innovators See That Others Miss by Ron Adner

How can great companies do everything right—identify real customer needs, deliver excellent innovations, beat their competitors to market—and still fail?

The truth is that many companies fail because they focus too intensely on their own innovations, while neglecting the ecosystems on which their success depends. In our increasingly interdependent world, winning requires more than just delivering on your own promises. It means ensuring that a host of partners—some visible, some hidden—deliver on their promises, too.

Ron Adner draws on over a decade of research and field testing to reveal the hidden structure of success, from Michelin’s failed run-flat tires to Apple’s path to market dominance. The Wide Lens offers a powerful new set of frameworks and tools that will multiply your odds of innovation success.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781591846291
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/25/2013
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 481,231
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

RON ADNER has spent the past decade studying the root causes of innovation success and failure. He is an award-winning professor of strategy at Dartmouth College, whose writings have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, Forbes, and the Harvard Business Review.

 

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