Reverse innovation: when developing countries have the answers

Author: Henrique Barbosa
Published: 2015-03-15

What used to be a sharp distinction between central and peripheral markets in the global economy has become blurred by a worldwide restructuring of sourcing and the hyper-connectivity of businesses. As a result, while innovation is still regarded by some as a phenomenon of developed countries and high-end markets, this is no longer true. Developing countries which were once seen …

Telecom Operators’ Innovation Dilemma

Author: Ricardo Tavares
Published: 2014-10-18

Professor Clayton Christensen, the world’s foremost authority on disruptive innovation, believes many large companies pay too much attention to their customers’ perceived needs, but are slow to catch-up with new technology and business models. A successful innovator of an earlier era would agree. “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses,” is a quote …