Innovation, the gap between aspiration & accomplishment seems as big as ever. What’s the problem?

Innovation is the hottest business topic, yet success appears to be elusive. By comparison, consider the progress businesses have made re-engineering their supply chains, boosting product quality, and rolling out lean processes, so what’s hold innovation back?

Gary Hamel and Nancy Tennant do a great job of surfacing the barriers to success in this Harvard Business Review article, The 5 Requirements of a Truly Innovative Company.