"As Ron Adner makes crystal clear, when it comes to proliferating a successful innovation, "it takes a village!" And if you do not think about the needs of your co-innovators, or the chain of adopters that helps it get all the way into the hands of your end users, you are likely to find yourself stranded on the wrong side of a chasm, looking longingly at the customers that could have been yours."
About the Author
Ron Adner is a tenured professor at Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and former Fellow and professor of Strategic Management at INSEAD. He teaches executive education courses and has advised companies such as Microsoft, PWC, Siemens and Toshiba. He has been published in the Financial Times
, Wall Street Journal
, and is an official blogger for the Huffington Post