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The essentials of innovation

Why are some big companies simply better innovators? The leaders of McKinsey’s Innovation practice, Erik Roth and Nathan Marston, explain the critical factors.

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The essentials of innovation

Why are some big companies simply better innovators? In this first episode of the McKinsey Podcast, the leaders of McKinsey’s innovation practice, Erik Roth and Nathan Marston, talk with the editor in chief of McKinsey Quarterly, Allen Webb, about the strategic and organizational factors that distinguish successful innovators—and why having a chief innovation officer isn’t usually the best way to go.

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