Forbes Magazine has compiled a list of the world’s most innovative companies based on what it calls “the five skills of disruptive innovators.”
“Questioning allows innovators to challenge the status quo and consider new possibilities;
Observing helps innovators detect small details—in the activities of customers, suppliers and other companies—that suggest new ways of doing things
Networking permits innovators to gain radically different perspectives from individuals with diverse backgrounds;
Experimenting prompts innovators to relentlessly try out new experiences, take things apart and test new ideas;
Associational thinking—drawing connections among questions, problems or ideas from unrelated fields—is triggered by questioning, observing, networking and experimenting and is the catalyst for creative ideas.”
In this list, Cupertino based Apple ranked fifth. Google also made the list, but surprisingly it ranked seventh. Microsoft was found near the bottom of the list, ranking 86th.
Some notable mentions:
Forbes’ World’s Most Innovative Companies:
3. Intuitive Surgical
4. Tencent Holdings
6. Hindustan Unilever
8. Natura Cosméticos
9. Bharat Heavy Electricals
54. Adobe Systems
56. HTC Corp
Check out the full list here.
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