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Amazon - AMZN - $5.50 - The secret sauce

Amazon – The secret sauce! Many ingredients! A comparison with 3M. CIO’s innovation management score card . An IM report. 21 pages. April 12, 2018

 

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3M - MMM - $12.00 - nominated for best innovation management practices

A highly-diversified, idea-intensive company, which has the best combination of policies and management practices encouraging innovation. How 3M manages innovation. Under Thulin, 3M is back on track. An IM report. 39 pages. March 1, 2017.

 

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Starbucks - SBUX - $1.00 - controlled innovation at its best

Follow the innovation management policies and practices in use since 2008. Innovation history since founding in 1971. With Schultz stepping down officially on April 3, 2017, will innovation continue to be a major priority for Johnson? An IM report. 32 pages. February 3, 2017.

 

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Deere & Company - DE - $5.50 - solid management of innovation

DE, established in 1837 as John Deere, continues to dominate the agricultural equipment sector globally and, particularly over the last decade, has reinforced its commitment to innovation by strengthening its approach to both people and financial management. An IM report. 31 pages. February 12, 2017.

 

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IBM - Can it survive? $9.00

IBM is in transformation. Will it be sufficient? This essay sets out five new initiatives (IBM’s Survival pptx) drawing on the review of three periods – the eras of the Watsons’, Gerstner, and Palisamo/Rometty. The author is Peter Farwell. 72 pages. February 15, 2016.

 

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The Personal Computer - $9.75 - Past, Present and Future

As a major driver of innovation, the PC is on a par with electricity. Knowing the history of the development of the personal computer is one way of foreseeing its future. In this newly-released book, Peter Farwell provides an easily understandable description of the PC’s development and insight into new developments such as AI and Voice activation. Written with the non-technical person in mind!

 

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General Electric - GE - $2.50 - back to its root culture

GE ‘s restructuring  is almost complete. With mostly a great culture and effective management practices in place, the immediate challenge is to improve financial returns. Innovation, decentralization and ‘simplicity’ are keys to success. An IM report. 45 pages. February 25, 2017. Update being prepared; November 2018.

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Procter & Gamble - PG - $3.00 - to early to see results

Taylor’s strategic changes are great but management needs to address bureaucracy and impact the traditionally insular structure. ‘Simplicity’ is part of the plan. An IM report. 51 pages. March 10, 2017.

 

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DSM Mini profile - $2.50 - transformation initiatives

DSM, a Netherlands-based company, has transformed itself at least eight times since 1908 using a variety of creative management initiatives. 16 pages. March 17, 2017.

 

Innovation management (IM report) reports addresses the question; how did these companies build and sustain innovation. Reports offer insights and ideas into the management of innovation. Background on IM reports.

A great source of ideas for students of management, young and old, and organized so the analyst can apply best practices to their own organization.

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Mini-profiles (MP) explore innovation management best and worst practices.

Based on researching over 40 companies. Companies researched. 25 Factors have been identified as impacting entrepreneurship and innovation

 

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