Real Innovation Awards: Best Beats First

VOTE NOW: This award celebrates the second movers, who take an original idea and make a success of it.

by MT Staff
Last Updated: 15 Sep 2017

Real innovation is nothing like you see in the text books. In the words of London Business School professor Julian Birkinshaw, it’s ‘messy, hard and often elusive’. To celebrate how innovation actually happens, Management Today and LBS have teamed up to produce the Real Innovation Awards – and we need your help to pick the winners.

Best Beats First

First movers don’t always have the advantage. Sometimes the smart thing is to wait for the pioneers to take the initial risks, and to do the hard work in shaping a market. This award is for the company that moved quickly to dominate an emerging market category, typically with a different and better business model than the first mover.

On the shortlist this year:

You can vote by clicking here or on the image below:

The winners in all categories will be chosen by our panel of judges, with the popular vote determining the People’s Choice winners. Voting is open throughout September, and the winners will be announced at an award ceremony at London Business School on November 2. 


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