Innovation has nothing to do with how many R&D dollars you have. When Apple came up with the Mac, IBM was spending at least 100 times more on R&D. It’s not about money. It’s about the people you have, how you’re led, and how much you get it.
Throughout the year we investigate some of the most innovative trends and market developments that govern and dictate socioeconomic models, industrial and scientific ingenuity, and the corporate landscape.
The New Economy Awards section of the magazine’s editorial agenda seeks to recognise those industry leaders who have set out to establish progress – rather than rely on the status quo. At the end of each year we announce a comprehensive list of the very best performers who have changed the way society interacts.
Working throughout the year, our research body investigates firms across the world in order to garner an understanding of the texture and thread of commercial markets. Inspecting top performers, our analysts look at firms and individuals that pose big questions and answer with big ideas.
Here, tell us who you consider is transforming the world as we move into 2014. Results will be announced in the January – February 2015 issue of The New Economy.