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HBR List of Breakthrough Ideas

February 6th, 2007 · No Comments

[via Thejo] Here. For 2007. Among them:

1. The Accidental Influentials: In his best seller The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell argues that social epidemics are driven in large part by the actions of a tiny minority of special individuals. The idea seems intuitively rightwe think we see it happening all the time. Nevertheless, this isnt actually how ideas spread. Its better to focus on getting enough plain, ordinary people to sign on.

15. Act Globally, Think Locally: Companies are usually told to think globally and act locally. But thanks to their own global information systems and the Internet, knowledge from faraway places can be acquired relatively easily and cheaply. This means that firms have to discover and quickly incorporate good ideas from these diverse sources before their rivals do.

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