The World’s Most Innovative Companies

Forbes have published “The World’s Most Innovative Companies” list.
Innovation is usually defined as the development of a better, novel idea or method to create customer value.
This is accomplished through different or more effective products, processes, services, technologies, or ideas that are readily available to markets, governments, and society.

Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things.
– Theodore Levitt

These are the top 10:

#1 Salesforce.com (U.S.) Innovation Premium: 73.0% Sales Growth: 37.7% Return: 29.7%
#2 Alexion (U.S.) Innovation Premium: 72.3% Sales Growth: 46.5% Return: 47.6%
#3 Amazon.com (U.S.) Innovation Premium: 58.3% Sales Growth: 34.9% Return: 26.3%
#4 Red Hat (U.S.) Innovation Premium: 58.1% Sales Growth: 22.6% Return: 23.9%
#5 Baidu (China) Innovation Premium: 57.6% Sales Growth: 73.9% Return: 50.0%
#6 Intuitive Surgical (U.S.) Innovation Premium: 54.0% Sales Growth: 27.6% Return: 20.8%
#7 Rakuten (Japan) Innovation Premium: 51.5% Sales Growth: 18.3% Return: 25.8%
#8 Edwards Lifesciences (U.S.) Innovation Premium: 46.9% Sales Growth: 13.1%

Return: 33.7%
#9 Larsen & Toubro (India) Innovation Premium: 46.1% Sales Growth: 19.0% Return: -0.5%
#10 ARM Holdings (U.K.) Innovation Premium: 45.4% Sales Growth: 16.9% Return: 27.3%