established business vs. innovation

Jeff Bone
Wed, 09 Jan 2002 15:05:42 -0600

Gary Lawrence Murphy wrote:

> 3M
> Dupont
> Lucent

I'll agree with 3M and Dupont.  Lucent has a legacy of innovation that's
largely a result of other weird market-distorting circumstances, namely the
multi-decade monopoly AT&T enjoyed.

> IMHO, post-it notes are pretty darn innovative.

Yeah, but they were accidental.  I'm not sure accidents count as innovation,
but it's an interesting question.