Successful innovations need innovation ecosystems
High Definition TVs should be a huge success yet so far they have been an unmitigated failure - a great example of the launch of a high tech product whose supporting ecosystem was not sufficiently mature.
Ron Adner, writing in Match Your Innovation Strategy to Your Innovation Ecosystem, (Harvard Business Review April 2006) argues that even if products are fully market-ready they will fail if the supporting ‘innovation ecosystem’ is not in place.
Bioteams Books Reviews
I have been thinking a lot about what happens when a leader gets under severe pressure, usually because things are not going according to plan. It seems to me this is the very essence of real leadership and where leaders can really justify their salaries. BUT according to Professor Dietrich Dorner, in his excellent book The Logic Of Failure: Recognizing And Avoiding Error In Complex Situations, there are two very tempting but ultimately disastrous tangents a leader can pursue in a crisis instead of addressing the real issues.