How to decide If your
innovation portfolio has
Silicon Valley firms use the following methods.
Balance between revolutionary and
evolutionary initiatives. First, Silicon Valley companies assess the
projects. The ultimate arbitrator of
portfolio stretch if the
innovation leaders’ judgment, experience,
intuition, and luck.
constantly ask, if we execute our portfolio successfully, where will
position our company a year or two from today?
Externally, Silicon Valley
executives test their
portfolios through their network of contacts, augmented with technical
conferences, trade shows, analysts’ reports, and
briefings. The real challenge is learning not just what others are
working on but what level of success they’ve achieved.