IDENTIFYING BARRIERS TO CARDIAC CARE Across India, heart disease has been rising, with some studies estimating that this nation of 1 billion accounts for 60% of the world’s heart disease. Since most people don’t have health insurance, only a tiny percentage can afford proper cardiac care. As the world’s leading company dedicated to medical devices, Medtronic… Read More

IMAGINING A SOLUTION FOR NON-CONSUMERS The name Godrej is synonymous with refrigerator in India, but electricity is unavailable or unreliable in many rural areas, and millions of families earning under $5 per day can’t afford to buy one. The idea to address the basic refrigeration needs of rural households in began in 2006 at a… Read More

MEETING THE CONTINUAL GROWTH CHALLENGE Best known for its marketing might, P&G’s legacy as an innovator is equally rich. Over its 175-year history, the Cincinnati firm has consistently created new categories of consumer goods—from the first disposable diaper (Pampers) to the first fluoride toothpaste (Crest) to the first synthetic laundry detergent (Tide). But in March… Read More

STAYING AHEAD OF DISRUPTION Beginning life as a disruptive threat to traditional broadcast networks, cable television has in turn been challenged by newer waves of disruption, from YouTube to Netflix to social media to digital advertising models. A semi-autonomous unit of Time Warner, Turner Broadcasting has always aimed to be proactive about tackling threats and… Read More

A STRATEGY FOR NEW GROWTH The electric car itself is not a new idea. But there have always been problems with the state of batteries—they’ve been too bulky and expensive and only offered a limited driving range. The Volt team turned the problem on its head by embracing the range limitation, conceiving a car with… Read More

CHOOSING ONE BIG OPPORTUNITY TO GROW Innosight kicked off a 10-month project at VF Corp.’s Greensboro, N.C. headquarters by auditing current innovation practices and bottlenecks. After evaluating the existing innovation portfolio, we calculated the “growth gap,” the space between the revenue that was desired and what was probable if the company’s approach to innovation didn’t… Read More

MEETING THE INNOVATION CHALLENGE As one of Earth’s largest agri-businesses, Syngenta aims to achieve many different kinds of growth on a daily basis. Formed in 2000 as a result of a large merger, the Basel, Switzerland firm found itself unable to bring to market enough new products to achieve consistent, organic growth—even though the 25,000-employee… Read More