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"What really makes the difference is the presence of...

Jean-Philippe Deschamps has been at the forefront of innovation research for a long time. In 1981 he created Arthur D. Little’s Technology and Innovation Management practice.

Strategy, Technology & innovation management

"Knowledge is the only resource that increases through...

As Arthur D. Little celebrates its 120th anniversary we reprint snapshots from a selection of Prism articles from the Nineties to see how the concepts and thoughts presented back then fare in today’s light.


"Who says it can't be done?" A light-hearted...

In a light-hearted potted history of Arthur D. Little, we explore our company’s past while shedding light on the present, showing what’s different, what’s fun and what is particularly special about Arthur D. Little and its people.


"Ours is not a glamorous business, but we make sure it...

Gunnar Brock, CEO of Atlas Copco, a world leading provider of industrial productivity solutions, talks with us about the source of the company’s profitability. It comes down to simplicity and innovation.


"Truth, clarity and consistency - that's what it...

Since Utz Claassen became chairman of the board of EnBW the company's performance has rocketed both financially and operationally. Here he explains to Thorsten Gerhard and Jochen Gerber what it takes to turn an energy behemoth into a successful powerhouse.


"Doing your best is not good enough - you have to...

Being a strong advocate of performance, Lars Renström, CEO of Alfa Laval, explains to Nils Bohlin and Henrik Sandréus how his management style is designed to bring the best out of his management team as they pursue a Vital Few improvement programmes.


Creating competitive advantage: Lessons from Smart...

They exist in every industry and everywhere around the globe - companies that consistently outperform their competition. But what do they have in common?


Global R&D: Where to place the bets?

The old model of R&D is quickly morphing into something completely different as centralised R&D functions are replaced by global cooperation across the board.

Technology & innovation management

Creative Power - Unleashing the creativity of your...

Companies are always trying to get the best ideas out of their employees, but traditional approaches usually don't bring the desired results. In this article the authors show how the best way to really tap into this richest of all creative sources is through innovation award programmes.


Smart Innovation - Innovate to seize the opportunity in...

Companies striving to stay ahead of their competitors through innovation need to become Smart Innovators by developing the ability to spot the opportunity in complexity. This article explains how companies, by developing this ability, can gain access to the best of both worlds.

Strategy, Technology & innovation management