Best Practices: Innovate Like a Start-Up, Don’t Think Like One

Best Practices: Innovate Like a Start-Up, Don’t Think Like One

06.22.11

As organizations grow and become more financially secure, they begin to take fewer risks than typical start-up companies. But this timid approach – grown out of fear that the company will lose its existing business and client base – has the tendency to stunt growth. In Can a Big Company Innovate Like a Start-Up? online at HBR.org, Ron Ashkenas explores the issue of how large, powerhouse organizations can maintain their “start-up edge” while maintaining market-leading positions in their industries.

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