Some companies can’t seem to figure out how to reinvest cash in a new business while others have wave after wave of market-creating growth. Why is it so hard for some great companies to have second (or third) acts? Why [...]
Please review this graph. One of the questions we’ve been exploring the most intensively is “Why do market-creating innovations create the most jobs?”, and we think we’ve come up with the answer. This is a tangled subject area—a lot of [...]
Whom should we definitely study and try to talk to? Are there any big, interesting companies? Big, interesting and public?
Many believe it is truly hard for companies to invest in MCIs. Do you agree? If so, what factors make it difficult? How would you address those challenges? Some theories covered in BSSE note the great difficulty many companies face [...]
Why or why not? In some instances, VCs have been an important part of successful market-creating innovations. VCs largely funded many of today’s most innovative companies including Apple, Google, Cisco, Amazon, Starbucks, Costco, Amgen, and Genentech. The market-creating importance and [...]
Are there metrics that would reveal this perspective? A question analysts seldom ask, and that many CEOs would perhaps be unprepared to answer, is “What is the time horizon you are managing toward?” It would be interesting to compare the [...]
Do companies have a selfish or societal interest in creating jobs? While different governance systems in use around the world place radically different weight on the rights of shareholders as against employees and other stakeholders, very few business initiatives are [...]
Is it even correct for large-company management to focus “over the horizon?” What role do common performance metrics play in guiding company focus and activity? A debate that rages in the academic literature is also a constant topic of conversation [...]
Do we have a growth problem – economic, employment or both? Why or why not ? In his book The Rise and Fall of American Growth, Robert Gordon has famously claimed that we’ve seen the end of ever-increasing innovation gains and [...]
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