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Apple tops BusinessWeek's 25 "Most Innovative" list

updated 06:55 pm EDT, Thu April 17, 2008

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BusinessWeek today released its list of "The 25 Most Innovative Companies" in the world, with Apple, Google, and Toyota taking the top three spots, respectively. The publication states the list is based on companies who nurture cultures that value creative people in good economic times and bad, as well as those that develop a diversified stock portfolio, and display independent though for corporate strategy, despite "finger-wagging" from analysts.

The Boston Consulting Group compiled these results from recommendations by executives who were asked to identify the most pioneering companies in the last year. BCG weighted the results financially as well, with 80-percent coming from the survey, 10-percent from stock returns, with margin growth and three-year revenue each at 5-percent.

Rounding out the top 10 are General Electric, Microsoft, Tata Group, Nintendo, Procter & Gamble, Sony, and Nokia.




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  1. bmn

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Is it Any Surprise

    Forbes just did the same too.

    www.mailbysnail.com

  1. climacs

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    #5 is Microsoft

    *rolling eyes*

  1. tindrum

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    I like Tata Group

    They're bodacious.

    What do they make, anyway?

  1. climacs

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    tata's!!!

    well you could try reading the linked article to find out.

    Anyway I heard on NPR this morning about them (though I had heard of them before). They are a low-cost auto manufacturer in India which is just now breaking into the US market. Get this - they ship their cars in a somewhat unassembled state and the dealer puts them together! Isn't that crazy? I don't know enough to judge whether that is stupid or insanely brilliant, but I think their cost is low enough that it is virtually a disposable car. Whether it is the next Yugo remains to be seen.

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