Innovation Strategy: The Three Horizons of Growth (McKinsey)

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Innovation Strategy: The Three Horizons of Growth (McKinsey)
Charles Alter, Consultant, United States

One of ways of thinking about innovation strategy is to use the 3 Horizons of Growth developed by Steve Coley at McKinsey.
The framework provides a useful mold to formulate an organizationís product and service portfolio strategy. It's a diagnostic tool that allows for evaluating the health of a product/service strategy pipeline and for setting up the alignment of short, medium, and long term (innovation) plans of an organization. The model describes 3 innovation horizons in the following manner:
The Three Horizons of Growth model...- Horizon #1: The Core Business that is most associated with the company in its current state. This typically is an established business that requires most of the attention of the companyís employees and generates the bulk of the sales volume, cash flow a... Register

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Great thought prompter. I will use this at my next...

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Why starting with a core business when in new vent...

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I agree with Edith Ohri and, as usually, the artic...

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Though I appreciate Charles' comment, in my opinio...

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I agree with Ohri. In my humble opinion, the three...

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Edith is correct, not only this model is in the sc...

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@Edith Ohri: adm...

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simon haafs, Student (MBA), Netherlands
I underscribe the model. The challenge is to in...

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Gary Stead, Director, United Kingdom
It seems the real innovation is in horizon 3. The ...

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I like the idea and I share the concepts with part...

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@Edith Ohri: und...

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SAMUEL NDUATI MBUGUA, Management Consultant, Kenya
Whereas the main objective of the three horizons i...

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This basic framework is very sound. It provides a ...

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Leodegardo M. Pruna, Professor, Philippines
The first horizon to my mind is where an enterpris...

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Sorni Tindanzo Namateng, Student (University), Ghana
Thank you Charles, today is my first time at 12man...

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@Gary Stead: The...

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It's like these 3 horizons. I will use the model i...

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Certainly, these frameworks are usual steps for es...

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Charles Alter, Consultant, United States
Thank you to everyone who has replied and shared t...

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Aladdien Mohamed, Manager, Saudi Arabia
Actually I have a comment on stage 1. Organization...

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Jaap de Jonge, Editor, Netherlands
That's right, the 3 horizons of growth are especia...

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@Gary Stead: mor...

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GAMANSON, Management Consultant, Sri Lanka
Any business has to ensure first it survives in th...

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In our organisation the 3 horizons are standard di...

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@Gamanson: all 3...

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Excellent model for drawing attention on where res...

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Seems a correct approach for medium- large compani...


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Business growth cannot be limited to these 3 horiz...

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No doubt, this 3 horizons model is not cast in sto...

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@Zahra Gheidar: ...

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KATHRYN STEINER, MBA, Entrepreneur, United States
@Charles Alter: ...

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In fact, it is quite a good model for our organiza...

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This model would be interesting to translates into...

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Certainly measuring a precise, definite time and d...

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Looking at the three horizons, it is all about dif...

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I think that the model is quite generic. The real ...


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This framework helps you how to think but not how ...

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@Jasmin: I gues...

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I think this proposal would be an interesting star...


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