The innovation week in review: Breakthrough products & more

Welcome to Innovation Leader’s first weekly collection of “required reading” from the week of May 5-May 9, including executive comings-and-goings, and new books and reports worth knowing about…

Articles & Research

Innovation exec. says companies need “portfolio of ideas” in the hopper

levis-johnIn a recent interview, Deloitte partner John Levis, who serves as the firm’s Global Chief Innovation Officer, said that large companies should be more concerned with “unseen competitors” than they are with traditional rivals. “Time is on the side of the unseen competitors,” he told To respond, companies should have a “portfolio of ideas” they can deploy, and quickly. The interview is here, as is a new Deloitte report on business trends called “Innovation from everywhere.”

Which innovative products resulted in most sales? Nielsen has the list

Research company Nielsen recently unveiled its annual list of “breakthrough” innovative products, or those that brought in at least $50 million in first-year revenue. Among the winners: Mondelez’s new breakfast biscuits, and Bud Light Lime Ritas from Anheuser-Busch. Click here to see the complete list, courtesy Forbes.

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