THE WORLD’S MOST INNOVATIVE
What did Thomas Edison have that Nikola Tesla didn’t? Well, the la tter died penniless. And Edison had wha t professors Jeff Dyer of Brigham Young University and Nathan Furr of INSEAD business school call inno vation capital. Dyer and Furr have ranked the leader s with the gr eatest innovation capital today by measuring f our essential qualities: reputation for innovation ( looking at media c overage over five years), social c onnections and ne tworks ( on Twitter and Linkedin), track record for value creation ( based on the mark et value growth of their c ompanies) and investor expectations for future value creation ( measured by the premium investors put on their c ompanies’ stock). Here are the t en top finisher s; Forbes will publish a full lis t of the 100 mos t innovative leaders in 20 19.