Serial Innovators: Firms That Change the World
"The average life expectancy at "birth" of a firm is roughly 15 years, and only one out of twenty lives longer than fifty years.
Firms are born, they grow, then they struggle to keep up with changing markets. Slow adapters often become big losers, fall by the wayside, and die. Serial Innovators studies the factors affecting the aging of firms, particularly those that slow down their ability to adapt to changes in the marketplace. The book reviews recent findings in relevant academic fields—behavioral economics, psychology, neuroscience, organizational science, network theory, anthropology, sociology, and strategy—to understand how firms, as they grow, develop rigidities that prevent change.
It develops a model of organization that is adaptive, innovative, and can create significant value for its stakeholders for long periods of time".
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Review: Serial Innovators: Firms That Change the WorldUser Review - Jennifer - Goodreads
A lovely book with an innovative format--fictional narrative and well-researched ideas. Inspirational ending. Read full review
Review: Serial Innovators: Firms That Change the WorldUser Review - Mark Bartlett - Goodreads
I read this one as a recommendation from a colleague. Some of it was interesting, some of it was rather obvious, I would have preferred a little more depth on the people as well as the innovation processes - but that might just be my bent for autobiographies coming through! Read full review