How We Think About Innovation at Cisco

Harvard Business

In the manufacturing sector alone, market intelligence firm IDC expects the IoT market to grow to about $100 billion by 2018, a five-year combined annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18%. The question confronting Cisco and other companies is how to do that – how to speed the process of innovation, especially as technological change threatens to upend our current business models. Innovation Digital ArticleNo one doubts that the future belongs to the Internet of Things.


VCs See Gold Rush in the HR Tech Scene

HR Digest

Core HR software is projected to peak at a CAGR of 9.4% Core HR software is projected to peak at a CAGR of 9.4% It’s the need to diversify and innovate this space that is driving crazy money.


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Research Shows That Smaller M&A Deals Work Out Better

Harvard Business

WPP began the period in the middle of the pack, with an average economic profit of $8 million, but ended with a top-quintile-worthy $677 million and saw an 11% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in total shareholder return over the decade. The company’s disciplined approach to M&A repositioned it solidly for the digital age and led to a 10% CAGR in total shareholder return over the decade. miragec/Getty Images. The myth that 75% of all mergers fail has long been dispelled.


3 Reasons Global Firms Should Keep Investing in India

Harvard Business

Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos and Renault’s CEO Carlos Ghosn are in India for the long-term, as a hub for middle-of-the–pyramid innovations that can serve all emerging and even developed markets. Amazon’s India CEO Amit Agarwal and Renault’s India CEO Sumit Sawhney have considerable autonomy to innovate in India. The country has over 350 million smart phones and this number is growing 25% CAGR. boris sv/Getty Images.


There Is Such a Thing as Too Much Incentive for Entrepreneurs

Harvard Business Review

Let''s say you earn $4 million after 5 years on the $100K you put in; assuming you give up $500K in total salary, this is a 100% CAGR). Disruptive innovation Entrepreneurship Many entrepreneurs have their entire net worth tied up in their companies. For a long time, this is exactly what most venture investors wanted: more to gain (and lose) means a stronger incentive, greater focus, and better performance - right?