Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing: Why do Fast Followers often beat the First Mover innovators?

 

Before exploring the reasons for success or failure lets review a list of innovation leaders and fast followers.

  • AltaVista -> Google
  • Napster -> iTunes
  • VisiCalc -> Lotus 123 -> Excel
  • Word Perfect -> Word
  • Netscape -> Internet Explorer
  • Apple Newton -> Palm Pilot -> Blackberry
  • IBM PC -> Compaq -> Dell
  • Double Click -> Google Ad Sense
  • Ofoto -> Flickr
  • Compuserve -> AOL -> @Home -> Comcast & Verizon
  • Nintendo โ€“> Xbox
  • Friendster โ€“> Facebook
  • Blackberry โ€“> iPhone

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