Fast Company's 50 Most Innovative Companies
The March issue of Fast Company lists their 50 most innovative companies. Once again, Apple is number #1. Why? Because "where Apple goes, everyone follows."
What I find interesting is who they selected and what is innovative about the company. Here are a couple of examples.
Occupy Movement #7. Why innovative? "Transparent. Tech savvy. Design savvy. Local and global. Nimble. Values-driven."
Southern New Hampshire University #12. Why innovative? The university wanted to "create the business model that blows up our current business model." They are now the largest online-degree provider in New England. What makes their online-degree programs different than other online providers? Treating their students as customers and respecting their opinions. One example is their software system that tracks a "slew of factors that predict success" for students.
Greenbox #17, a children's clothier based in Shanghai. Why innovative? Greenbox turned down Disney's offer to manufacture a line of Disney-branded apparel. Why? The company didn't want their brand name subsumed by Disney's. Instead, Greenbox persuaded Disney to collaborate with them by having the labels on the clothing read "Disney By Greenbox."
Do the quizzes, games and brainteasers that can help you rate the "Fab Four" compared to Fast Company. Enjoy!
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