Get Your Free Audiobook

Listen with Audible free trial

₹199.00/month

1 credit a month to use on any title to download and keep
Listen to anything from the Plus Catalogue—thousands of Audible Originals, podcasts and audiobooks
Download titles to your library and listen offline
₹199 per month after 30-day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy Now for ₹703.00

Buy Now for ₹703.00

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice.

Publisher's Summary

How to innovate and execute.

Leaders already know that innovation calls for a different set of activities, skills, methods, metrics, mind-sets, and leadership approaches. And it is well understood that creating a new business and optimizing an already existing one are two fundamentally different management challenges. The real problem for leaders is doing both simultaneously. How do you meet the performance requirements of the existing business - one that is still thriving - while dramatically reinventing it? How do you envision a change in your current business model before a crisis forces you to abandon it? Innovation guru Vijay Govindarajan expands the leader's innovation tool kit with a simple and proven method for allocating the organization's energy, time, and resources-in balanced measure-across what he calls "the three boxes":

  • Box one: The present - Manage the core business at peak profitability
  • Box two: The past - Abandon ideas, practices, and attitudes that could inhibit innovation
  • Box three: The future - Convert breakthrough ideas into new products and businesses

The three-box framework makes leading innovation easier because it gives leaders a simple vocabulary and set of tools for managing and measuring these different sets of behaviors and activities across all levels of the organization. Supported with rich company examples - GE, Mahindra & Mahindra, Hasbro, IBM, United Rentals, and Tata Consultancy Services - and testimonies of leaders who have successfully used this framework, this book solves once and for all the practical dilemma of how to align an organization on the critical but competing demands of innovation.

©2016 Vijay Govindarajan (P)2017 Recorded Books

What listeners say about The Three-Box Solution

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    0
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

No Reviews are Available
Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-02-18

Buy the book, not the audio book

The information in the book is great - a strategy for organizing business imperatives. A balance of focusing on the core business of the present day to continue generating revenue, future business investments required today so that you win tomorrow, and shedding past practices that are holding you back.

However, I first purchased the audio book, and desperately attempted to listen, but couldn't bear it. The voice actor is not a match for the content, sounding like a hollow announcer who has no understanding of the material being presented, along the lines of an infomercial or industrial training video. I ended up purchasing the book, so I could learn the content without the distraction of an overly dramatic voice presentation.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Tech Junkie
  • 20-11-21

Way longer than it needs to be

This book clearly has some great content, great stores and some key themes. That said, the book probably could be summarized in a few chapters. It isn’t enough relevant content for an entire book. It seems like they go into more detail in some of the stories just to fill up pages of the book, versus really thinking about what parts of the stories are really relevant to the point the author is making. This book could be edited and improved dramatically.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Alan Harlam
  • 26-01-18

Not suitable for listening. Returned it

This book is Not suitable for listening - I returned it after five minutes listening. Bummed

2 people found this helpful

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Anonymous User
  • 09-10-20

must read book for every leader

A must read book for every one who wish to be a leader in organisation