BusinessWeek reveals the secrets of 3M’s success. 3M is 104 years old, but the company churns out cutting-edge products like a brash new startup. 3M stays so inventive by paying attention to the “Seven Habits of Highly Innovative Corporations.”
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The Microsoft Center for Information Work (CIW) showcases the company’s evolving vision for the future of information work by demonstrating innovative productivity software that will make this vision real for customers and organizations in five to seven years.
The 100 companies selected by Red Herring magazine in this year’s judging reflect the rich vein of innovation and entrepreneurial activity in Europe and the Middle East. The selection process focused on technology, quality of management, financing, and the company’s competitive positions.
Executives see innovation and the free flow of information as the primary drivers of ever-faster change in the business world, according to a McKinsey survey.
To discover which companies innovate best — and why — BusinessWeek joined with The Boston Consulting Group to produce their second annual ranking of the 25 most innovative companies. More than 1,000 senior managers responded to the global survey, making it their deepest management survey to date on this critical issue.
Speed is emerging as the ultimate competitive weapon, reports the latest cover story in the BusinessWeek magazine.
According to the article some of the world’s most successful companies are proving to be expert at spotting new opportunities, marshalling their forces, and bringing to market new products or services in a flash.
The Global Innovation Outlook (GIO), has opened up IBMs’ technical and business forecasting processes to include external leaders from business, academia, the public sector, NGOs and other influential constituents of the world community.