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Sunday, June 25, 2006

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Jim Norton

It's not unusual for large companies to buy their innovation rather than grow it. Buying market tested new ideas is a wonderful idea for companies that aren't really capable of handling the experimental model like newspapers. If you manage a large company you should be looking for small firms who have found something that you can grow. Nobody has corner on the market for good ideas.

Innovation comes easier to small organizations because good ideas rise quickly while junk falls by the wayside. GE buys up small companies at an incredible rate. There are people who have made entire careers of innovative companies that they have sold to larger companies.

Christian carter

While many of these technologies are threatening to their incumbent business models, many are also well-suited to augment and expand their market-leading, huge cash-flow generating, off-line businesses.

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