Vijay Govindarajan

Experto y líder mundial en estrategia

"The Three Box Solution" - Una estrategia para liderar la innovación


Vijay Govindarajan es el experto y líder mundial en estrategia. Forbes lo incluye en su lista como uno de los cinco coaches ejecutivos en estrategia más respetados y The London Times, como uno de los pensadores de administración más admirados del mundo.

Vijay Govindarajan ha trabajado con el 25% de las empresas de Fortune 500, incluyendo Boeing, Coca-Cola, Colgate, Deere, FedEx, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, J.P. Morgan Chase y Sony, entre otras.

Vijay Govindarajan es autor del best-seller internacional “Ten rules for strategic innovators” y de más de 70 artículos en revistas como Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Harvard Business Review, California Management Review y MIT Sloan Management Review. En abril de 2012 ha publicado su libro “Reverse Innovation”, donde profundiza sobre el concepto: “innovación inversa” y en el que muestra una serie de acciones concretas y de herramientas para ayudar a los nuevos mercados.

Su libro más reciente “The Three Box Solutions: A Strategy for Leading Innovation” se apoya en ejemplos reales de compañías como Mahindra & Mahindra, Hasbro, IBM, United Rentals y Tata Consultancy Services junto con testimonios de grandes líderes empresariales para  resolver de una vez por todas el dilema práctico de cómo atender las exigencias fundamentales de una empresa a través de la innovación.

Vijay Govindarajan es Profesor Earl C. Daum 1924 de Negocios Internacionales y Director Fundador del Centro para el Liderazgo Global de la Escuela de Negocios Tuck del Dartmouth College.

Vijay Govindarajan forma parte del Salón de la Fama del Academy of Management Journal, y el Management International Review lo ha clasificado como “una de las 20 súper estrellas estadounidenses” por su trabajo de investigación en estrategia y organización.

La revista BusinessWeek lo considera como profesor sobresaliente en la Guía de las Mejores Escuelas de Negocios y uno de los 10 mejores profesores de negocios en Corporate Executive Education.

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The Three-Box Solution: A Strategy for Leading Innovation

How to Innovate and Execute

Leaders already know that innovation calls for a different set of activities, skills, methods, metrics, mind-sets, and leadership approaches. And it is well understood that creating a new business and optimizing an already existing one are two fundamentally different management challenges. The real problem for leaders is doing both, simultaneously. How do you meet the performance requirements of the existing business—one that is still thriving—while dramatically reinventing it? How do you envision a change in your current business model before a crisis forces you to abandon it?

Innovation guru Vijay Govindarajan expands the leader’s innovation tool kit with a simple and proven method for allocating the organization’s energy, time, and resources—in balanced measure—across what he calls “the three boxes”:

• Box 1: The present—Manage the core business at peak profitability
• Box 2: The past—Abandon ideas, practices, and attitudes that could inhibit innovation
• Box 3: The future—Convert breakthrough ideas into new products and businesses

The three-box framework makes leading innovation easier because it gives leaders a simple vocabulary and set of tools for managing and measuring these different sets of behaviors and activities across all levels of the organization. Supported with rich company examples—GE, Mahindra & Mahindra, Hasbro, IBM, United Rentals, and Tata Consultancy Services—and testimonies of leaders who have successfully used this framework, this book solves once and for all the practical dilemma of how to align an organization on the critical but competing demands of innovation.

The Three-Box Solution: A Strategy for Leading Innovation

Ten Rules for Strategic Innovators: From Idea to Execution

Even world-class companies, with powerful and proven business models, eventually discover limits to growth. That's what makes emerging high-growth industries so attractive. With no proven formula for making a profit, these industries represent huge opportunities for the companies that are fast enough and smart enough to capture them first. But building tomorrow's businesses while simultaneously sustaining excellence in today's demands a delicate balance. It is a mandatory quest, but one that is fraught with contradiction and paradox. Until now, there has been little practical guidance. Based on an in-depth, multiyear research study of innovative initiatives at ten large corporations, Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble identify three central challenges: forgetting yesterday's successful processes and practices; borrowing selected resources from the core business; and learning how the new business can succeed.The authors make recommendations regarding staffing, leadership roles, reporting relationships, process design, planning, performance assessment, incentives, cultural norms, and much more. Breakthrough growth opportunities can make or break companies and careers. "Forget, Borrow, Learn" is every leader's guide to execution in unexplored territory.

Ten Rules for Strategic Innovators: From Idea to Execution

Reverse Innovation

The gap between rich nations and emerging economies is closing. As a result, the global dynamics of innovation are changing. No longer will innovations traverse the globe in only one direction, from developed nations to developing ones. They will also flow in reverse. Authors Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble of the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth explain where, when, and why reverse innovation is on the rise, and why the implications are so profound ― for nations, for companies, and for individuals. The authors focus in particular on a traditional pillar of rich-world economic vitality: successful and long-established multinational corporations. All are now seeking explosive growth in emerging economies, and all must learn new tricks in order to succeed. Reverse Innovation shows leaders and senior managers how to make innovation in emerging markets happen, and how such innovations can unlock opportunities throughout the world. The book highlights the tribulations and triumphs of some of the world’s leading companies (including GE, Deere & Company, P&G, and PepsiCo), illustrating exactly what works and what does not. The new reality is that the future lies far from home. Whether you are a CEO, financier, strategist, marketer, scientist, engineer, national policymaker, or even a student forming your career aspirations, reverse innovation is a phenomenon you need to understand. This audiobook will help you do that.

Reverse Innovation

The Other Side of Innovation: Solving the Execution Challenge

Companies can’t survive without innovating. But most put far more emphasis on generating Big Ideas than on executing them—turning ideas into actual breakthrough products, services, and process improvements.
That’s because “ideating” is energizing and glamorous. By contrast, execution seems like humdrum, behind-the-scenes dirty work. But without execution, Big Ideas go nowhere.
In The Other Side of Innovation, Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble reveal how to execute an innovation initiative—whether a simple project or a grand, gutsy gamble.. Drawing on examples from innovators as diverse as Allstate, BMW, Timberland, and Nucor, the authors explain how to:
• Build the Right Team: Determine who’ll be on the team, where they’ll come from, how they’ll be organized, how much time they’ll devote to the project, and how they’ll navigate the delicate and conflict-rich partnership between innovation and ongoing operations.
• Manage a Disciplined Experiment: Decide how team members can quickly test their assumptions , translate results into new knowledge, and measure progress. Give innovation leaders a tough but fair performance evaluation.
Practical and provocative, this new book takes you step-by-step through the innovation execution process—so your Big Ideas deliver their full promise.

The Other Side of Innovation: Solving the Execution Challenge

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