The Road Ahead
The modern company
The modern company must be able deliver products and services with great reliability and quality, but also have the capability to discover what new products to produce.
A company in which every employee has the opportunity to be an intrapreneur. A company that is disciplined in the rigorous execution of its core business—without discipline, no innovation is possible—but it also employs a complementary set of entrepreneurial management tools for dealing with situations of extreme uncertainty.
A portfolio of smart experiments. Focused on sustained impact via continuous innovation. Rewarding productive failures that lead to smart changes in direction and valuable information.
Lean startup thinking
Cross-functional teams. Iterative delivery. Metric driven. Customer facing. Executing (because ideas alone are worthless). Constantly learning.
Internal startups. Passionate. With one idea.
Think big. Start small. Scale fast.