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The Serial Innovation Imperative



Facing turbulent and fast-changing markets, innovators need a well-tuned innovation system that can spot emerging product, service, and business model opportunities—and then rapidly develop and successfully scale them—over and over again.

Even the Most Innovative Companies Have a Hard Time Staying That Way

Successful Serial Innovators Get Three Things Right

1. They “Walk the Talk”

Innovation success starts with commitment—making innovation a priority and investing decisively behind that ambition. And boldness—being willing to pursue opportunities beyond your core. While 60% of companies rank innovation as a top 3 priority, not all walk the talk.

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2. They Embrace the Benefits of Scale

Despite the conventional wisdom, larger companies pre-COVID-19 were not statistically disadvantaged on innovation versus smaller rivals. There are reasons to believe larger companies may now have an edge in developing winning products, services, and business models.

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3. They Calibrate Their Innovation Systems for Success

You need a well-tuned system to drive a cycle of perpetual success. Ensuring that the “machine that makes the machine” embraces best practices and is internally consistent across all dimensions is essential.

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