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Starbucks - SBUX - $1.00 - controlled innovation at its best

Follow the innovation management policies and practices in use since 2008. Innovation history since founding in 1971. With Schultz stepping down officially on April 3, 2017, will innovation continue to be a major priority for Johnson?
An IM report. 32 pages.

Check out Starbuck’s ‘Envisioning’.



General Electric - GE - $3.00 - back to its root culture

GE ‘s restructuring  is almost complete. With mostly a great culture and effective management practices in place, the immediate challenge is to improve financial returns. Innovation, decentralization and ‘simplicity’ are keys to success.
An IM report. 45 pages.

Check out (for free) the latest; GE with Culp,

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Deere & Company - DE - $2.50 - solid management of innovation

DE, established in 1837 as John Deere, continues to dominate the agricultural equipment sector globally and, particularly over the last decade, has reinforced its commitment to innovation by strengthening its approach to both people and financial management.
An IM report. 31 pages.



3M - MMM - $3.75 - nominated for best innovation management practices

A highly-diversified, idea-intensive company, Under Thulin, 3M was put back on track. Now under Mike Roman and with the recent acquisition of Acelity Inc., the largest acquisition in 3M’s history, how will 3M fare?
An IM report. 41 pages, September 29, 2019. 



Procter & Gamble - PG - $3.00 - to early to see results

Taylor’s strategic changes are great but management needs to address bureaucracy and impact the traditionally insular structure. ‘Simplicity’ is part of the plan.
An IM report. 51 pages.



Amazon - AMZN - $2.25 - The secret sauce

Amazon – The secret sauce! Many ingredients! A comparison with 3M. CIO’s innovation management score card .
An IM report. 21 pages.



AI and its impact on jobs by industrial sector. $6.00

Author Peter Farwell postulates that AI will create more jobs than it will destroy. He reviews the latest arguments, both pro and con, and sets out AI’s impact by sector. 90 pages. April, 2020.



DSM Mini profile - $1.00 - transformation initiatives

DSM, a Netherlands-based company, has transformed itself at least eight times since 1908 using a variety of creative management initiatives. 16 pages.


Companies researched by CIO

Each IM report (innovation management) addresses the question; how did the company build and sustain innovation. Reports offer insights and ideas into the management of innovation.

Background to CIO’s IM reports. Starbucks, GE, John Deere, 3M, P&G. Try the IM report on Starbucks for a buck (1$) to understand the structure of each IM report.

A great source of ideas for the management of innovation organized so the CEO or analyst can apply best practices to their own organization.

Mini-profiles (MP) explore innovation management best and worst practices. Plus essays and papers on innovation-related  topics




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