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Too Big to Adapt?

29 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 07 September 2013

In the week that the electronics company Samsung unveiled its smartwatch, and Microsoft bought Nokia's mobile phone business, In the Balance looks at innovation. Do innovation and individualism have a place in big corporations, or are they, as someone once said, "as welcome as large meteors were to dinosaurs"?

Bob Collymore, CEO of Kenya's Safaricom, venture capitalist Simon Cook, and Warwick Business School's assistant professor of strategy, Ronald Klingebiel, discuss with Manuela Saragosa whether companies have to be small and nimble to stay ahead of their game. What does it take to foster creativity within an organisation?

And Colm O'Regan reports from Paris on the first leg of his grand tour. Will he succeed in reinventing himself?



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