established business vs. innovation

Gary Lawrence Murphy
09 Jan 2002 15:06:07 -0500

>>>>> "D" == Dave Long <> writes:

    D> Bingo.  Much of my argument is based on the (observed) fact
    D> that dominant players are not innovators.


Of course, all three are highly diversified and have corporate culture
that encourages innovation.  Maybe it's closer to your thesis to say
that one-trick-ponies rarely innovate for fear of obsolescing their
cash cow, but that's a factor of diversification, I don't think the
size of the business per se has much to do with it.  I mean, my
company is as small as is possible, yet we have never really been
totally guilty of innovation ;)

IMHO, post-it notes are pretty darn innovative.

Gary Lawrence Murphy <> TeleDynamics Communications Inc
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