As a college student, I was a volunteer on Joe Biden’s initial race for U.S. Senate. I recalled him saying something like, “If I’m elected, come see me in Washington.” Twenty or so years later I did just that. I put Biden to the test. It was after a speaking engagement in Washington, D.C. I was about to head to…
At The Economist’s 2013 Ideas Conference in Berkeley, Robert B. Tucker was invited to report on the best practices of the world’s most innovative companies. Guess who’s not on the list?
The media is always ranking “the most innovative companies”-Forbes does it. Fast Company does it. The Economist Intelligence Unit even does it. But what do innovation rankings really measure and do they help business leaders understand the new rules of innovation?
Back in the mid-2000s, a new class of senior managers emerged at forward-thinking companies. Often called chief innovation officers, their job was to drive growth and transformation in a systematic way. But almost a decade on, are these leaders delivering the goods?