Innovation at Anheuser-Busch

Interesting guest blog here on the HBR site concerning how Anheuser-Busch (the US beer company behind Budweiser) thinks about innovation. What I liked about it was not so much the plan they outline, but how it is communicated very clearly.

Sometimes coming up with a plan is the easy part. The challenge is sharing the plan clearly and simply, and Patrick O’Riordan appears to communicate the plan well.

One response to “Innovation at Anheuser-Busch

  1. Thanks for sharing this article. I like the perspective about “Brand Renovations” – nice term too. While you don’t want to revamp successful products and lose the “steam” you’ve built up already, sometimes it’s important to identify brands that could perform a little better and tweak them accordingly. A-B does this pretty effectively. And it’s just as important as coming up with new products on a regular basis.

    josh@flagpole-software.com
    http://www.flagpole-software.com

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