This chapter presents both large and small innovation successes in the private sector. The most significant innovation is associated with the development of a highly advanced CAT (Computerized Axial Tomography) scanner that shook the marketplace and established General Electric (GE) as the standard in the industry. This chapter will explore several other shorter stories of innovation success. Each of these stories highlights an innovation success that is based on the key elements of a successful innovation leader, which include the ability to recognize opportunities, having the courage to define a challenging and engaging future state that others will buy into, gathering ...

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