December 18, 2010
Who's Really Innovative?

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Here's a real treat: Gary Hamel's Who's Really Innovative? article recently published on (in?) the Wall Street Journal blog.

Once again, the lucid, straight shooting, and refreshing Hamel, hits a home run -- taking on the phenomenon of annual "most innovative companies" lists.

Hamel makes some very useful distinctions between the four different kinds of innovative companies: Tyros, Nobel Laureates, Artistes, and Cyborgs. Lots to learn here.

The paradox? By the time you finish reading Hamel's article, at least three more publications will come out with yet another list of the "most innovative companies of 2010."

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Posted by Mitch Ditkoff at December 18, 2010 07:44 PM

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