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The Five Characteristics of Successful Innovators

There is not much agreement about what makes an idea innovative, and what makes an innovative idea valuable. For example, discussions on whether the internet is a better invention than the wheel are more likely to reveal personal preferences than logical argumentation. Likewise, experts disagree on the type and level of innovation that is most beneficial for organizations. Somestudiessuggest that radical innovation (which does sound sexy) confers sustainable competitive advantages, butothersshow that “mild” innovation – think iPhone 5 rather than the original iPhone – is generally more effective, not least because it reduces market uncertainty. There is also inconclusive evidence on whether we should pay attention to consumers’ views, with somestudiesshowing that a customer focus is detrimental for innovation because it equates to playing catch-up, butothersarguing for it. Even Henry Ford’s famous quote on the subject – “if I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said fast…

The World’s Biggest Public Companies. No, Apple and Samsung are out!


To the commoner, the biggest corporations in the world are worth a few billions. But how many billions are we really talking about? How much does it take to build some of the biggest public companies? Few have a clue. We dug up the numbers and came up with the most eye-watering figures you could ever imagine.

BI India compiles the top 10 biggest public companies in the world. 
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