Bret, this is great research — thanks for doing this. We have found that regardless of the innovation framework, the biggest problem to encumbent companies innovating is their immune system response. We’ve spent the last three years (at www.openexo.com) building toolsets to solve this problem. Happy to discuss!
Stowe, totally agree with this analysis — it’s very hard to stay true to the MTP.. we believe this IS the real work of leaders going forward — to set and maintain the vision and core purpose of the organization.
Regarding Google, we praise their effort to break up into Alphabet so each unit can be more nimble.. and yes…
Harry, if you’re a novelist, then think about the value of a spell-checker or grammar-checker. Programmatic control over a multitude of devices where you set the policy is analogous to the usefulness of a spell-checker.
And, to be clear, I’m hoping never to see a tweet from my milk container.
(Hopefully used all my commas in the right place :)) ,
Our research indicates the opposite… A lot of these companies are making real revenues. For example, if you own a car, it sits empty 95% of the time. Uber (and a bunch of others) are tapping into that latent supply, and 95% means there’s a lot of utilization out there to tap into.. you can blame these companies if you want, but the starting question…