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The Innovation Wave

 Dalian Convention centre

Innovation is rapidly moving up the agenda of CEOs throughout the global economy.

“Meeting the Innovation Imperative” is the key theme at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in the Chinese seaport city of Dalian.

With global competition fiercer than ever, leaders of countries and companies have no option but to employ an innovation-driven strategy: to harness technological, economic and social shifts and create an environment conducive to entrepreneurship and innovation.

 

Innovation, by definition, has the potential to ignite growth and boost performance. It is sought – and celebrated – here for good reason. In a recent BCG study of the world’s most innovative companies, 85 per cent of CEOs surveyed ranked innovation as a top priority. They understand, better than most people do, that in a world of rapid change, standing still means falling behind. The right idea, launched at the right time, can push a company far ahead of its peers.

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A.G. Lafley :: How Strategy Really Works

A.G. Lafley
Former CEO of Procter & Gamble (2000-2009)
“Playing to Win: How Strategy Really Works”
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The biggest shortcoming among today’s CEOs is that they don’t think they need a strategy. They think they have a hot product or hot service. They think benchmarking, best practices and copying what the rest of the industry does is a strategy. They try to be all things to all people.
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If you’re not clear about which customers you’re going to serve, how to serve them in a unique and better way that creates real value for them, and your core competencies, you’re just not going to have as much of a chance to win. You cannot grow if you don’t end up making a meaningful difference in consumers’ lives.
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