The hands-on guide for fostering relentless innovation within your company
Gerard Tellis, a noted expert on innovation, advertising, and global markets, makes the compelling case that the culture of a firm is the crucial driver of an organization's innovativeness. In this groundbreaking book he describes the three traits and three practices necessary to create a culture of relentless innovation. Organizations must be willing to cannibalize successful products, embrace risk, and focus on the future. Organizations build these traits by providing incentives for enterprise, empowering product champions, and encouraging internal markets.
Spelling out the critical role of culture, the author provides illustrative examples of organizations with winning cultures and explores the theory and evidence for each of the six components of culture. The book concludes with a discussion of why culture is superior to alternate theories for fostering innovation.
- Offers a groundbreaking take on innovation that is driven by a company's culture
- Shows what it takes to create a culture of innovation within any organization
- Based on a study of 770 companies across 15 countries, the origin of 90 radical innovations spanning over 100 years, and the evolution of 66 markets spanning over a 100 years
- Provides numerous mini cases to illustrate the workings of culture
- Written by Gerard Tellis director of the Center for Global Innovation
This must-have resource clearly shows the role of culture in driving relentless innovation and how to foster it within any organization.
Wiley; December 2012
- ISBN: 9781118420393
- Edition: 1
- Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
- Title: Unrelenting Innovation
Series: J-B Warren Bennis Series
- Author: Gerard J. Tellis
About The Author
Gerard J. Tellis is a professor of marketing, management, and organization, Neely Chair of American Enterprise, and director of the Center for Global Innovation, at the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business. Dr. Tellis is an expert in innovation, advertising, global market entry, new product growth, quality, and pricing. His book, Will and Vision, was cited as one of the top 10 books in business by the Harvard Business Review and was the winner of the American Marketing Association Berry Award for the best book in marketing over the last three years.