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Innovation on a Chalk Board

Growing up, I vividly remember watching Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion on the Disney Channel. I loved that it was a place where "all the women are strong, all the men are good looking, and all the children are above average." That sounded like exactly the type of place I would like to live. But then I got a bit older and realized - we can't all be above average.

The same thought occurred to me while reading McKinsey's 2010 Innovation and Commercialization survey. More than half said that "their companies are better than their peers at innovation." With the success rate of innovation estimated at anywhere from 2 percent to 30 percent, the bar for "being better than (your) peers" is not that high. But, we can't all be above average. Our experience frequently points to three root causes.


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Author: Robin Bolton