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Bottleneck: The Intransigent Middle Turning Innovation at 50x 031616

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Bottleneck: The Intransigent Middle
Turning Go into No
• Top of the organization says, “Do it”
• Bottom of the organization
(innovators) ready to go
• Middle management kills it
– Actively
– Sabotage
– Benign Neglect
• Innovation programs die
Steve Blank
Innovation
Groups Ready
Middle Mgmt
Barrier
Executive
Buy-In
GO
NO

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