In Forbes’ latest Most Innovative Companies List, Intuit has climbed 27 places since last year, to number 57.
Intuit’s CEO Brad Smith and co-founder Scott Cook are interviewed in-depth in the latest issue and they share their thoughts on how Intuit stays innovative and still thinks like a start-up after 30 years in business.
You can read the article Intuit: The 30-Year-Old Startup online, or in full in the magazine or on the iPad/Kindle. It gives an insight into how Intuit works and how we are using new technology and experimentation to try and improve our products all the time.
Brad Smith also gives his tips on how all businesses can stay innovative. These are:
- Get people to fall in love with problems, not solutions.
- Create an environment where people can test their ideas quickly and cheaply.
- Share the lessons of failures in the most public forum possible.
- Leaders live by the same rules as everyone else.
You can read the tips and Brad’s explanation behind them in full here or in the latest edition of Forbes magazine.
Have you read the Forbes article and Brad’s tips yet? What do you think of Brad and Scott’s comments? Do you have any tips of your own on how small business can stay innovative as they grow?