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The Wide Lens by Ron Adner

To ask other readers questions about The Wide Lensplease sign up. Same with the ecosystem carryover discussion, this is all about establishing your offering as a platform — about winning the platform war. Right Here, Right Now. Paperbackpages. There are some morals that can be extrapolated for your normal life, but that being said, it’s true helpfulness comes from redefining the way adenr look at business relstionships.

Well-written, engaging, and interesting. The concept of co-innovation and co-adoption risk was new to me and very helpful in explaining why innovations, even though superior to their competitors, may fail if they don’t adnfr into consideration the whole eco-system in which they operate. He repeatedly discusses maximizing probabilities and offers no “one size fits all” elixir to this new world of ecosystems.


This book is absolutely a business book. Sep 15, Abby Adams rated it it was ok. Very good points for project managers to consider. Your company and its products, innovations and decisions, are part of an ecosystem. And that is one of the book’s cardinal strengths.

The Wide Lens – A book by Ron Adner

Invention used to be 1 percent inspiration, 99 percent perspiration. Ron Adner The Wide Lens: Specific examples and analysis help you apply these ideas to daily innovations you read or hear about, and then into your own business life.

In The Wide Lensinnovation expert Ron Adner draws on over a decade of research and field-testing to take you on far-ranging journeys from Kenya to California, from transport to telecommunications, to reveal the hidden structure of success in a world of interdependence. Jun 15, Shahid Khan rated it it was amazing.

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But outside of that concept, this book didn’t have too much more to offer. A riveting study that offers a new perspective on triumphs like Amazon’s e-book strategy and Apple’s path to market dominance; monumental failures like Michelin with run-flat tires and Pfizer with inhalable insulin; and still unresolved issues like electric cars and electronic health records, The Wide Lens offers a powerful new set of frameworks and tools that will multiply your odds of innovation success.


The Wide Lens

Good to know, as I’ve been bitten by this little mathematical fact before. It means ensuring that a host of partners -some visible, some hidden- deliver on their wiide, too. Personally, the Wide Lens framework is useful even for projects internal to an organization that involves several other stakeholders. One of the best books on Innovation that I have read.

Return to Book Page. Aug 14, Wilbert Van Der Kruk rated it it was amazing. These days, it’s probably 50 percent collaboration. Mar 01, Pages Buy.

Open Preview See a Problem? The ecosystem in which a product launches is important. A New Strategy for Innovation Ron Adner Penguin- Business planning – pages 1 Review How can great companies do everything right – identify real customer needs, deliver excellent innovations, beat their competitors to market – and still fail? In our increasingly interdependent world, winning requires more than just lenz on your own promises.