12 Aug 2015

Google Building New Innovation Model with Alphabet Inc.


Not known for resting on its laurels, Google is restructuring in order to keep the flames of innovation burning bright.

Linda Hill is the Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, where she studies organizational creativity and innovation. Her 2014 book Collective Genius: The Art and Practice of Leading Innovation investigates the importance of companies actively managing innovation to drive growth, much as Google is doing, according to its recent Alphabet announcement. Hill discussed how some of the world's largest and most successful companies enable creativity and innovation in a TEDex Cambridge 2014 talk below. She also focused on Google's infrastructure in a 2014 HBR article.

Tom Eisenmann is the Howard H. Stevenson Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School and faculty co-chair of the HBS Rock Center for Entrepreneurship. He believes that there is some precedent for the Google restructuring and even a specific example that Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin should follow.

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