The New Age of Innovation
Author: C.K. Prahalad
Date Published: 4/08/2008
Description: Prahalad and Krishnan show us how innovation will be driven by the seamless integration of strategy, business processes, technology, and people. While this may seem an insurmountable task, the authors delight the reader by creating an architectural framework for business transformation. I have yet to come across a book that offers such a clear roadmap.”-S. Ramadorai CEO Tata Consultancy Services
Making Innovation Work : How to Manage It, Measure It, and Profit from It
Author: Jim Collins
Date Published: 8/01/2005
Description: Making Innovation Work presents a formal innovation process proven to work at HP, Microsoft and Toyota, to help ordinary managers drive top and bottom line growth from innovation. The authors have drawn on their unsurpassed innovation consulting experience — as well as the most thorough review of innovation research ever performed. They’ll show what works, what doesn’t, and how to use management tools to dramatically increase the payoff from innovation investments. Learn how to define the right strategy effective innovation; how to structure an organization to innovate best; how to implement management systems to assess ongoing innovation; how to incentivize teams to deliver, and much more. This book offers the first authoritative guide to using metrics at every step of the innovation process — from idea creation and selection through prototyping and commercialization.
A Whack on the Side of the Head: How You Can Be More Creative
Author: Roger von Oech
Date Published: 12/01/1998
Description: Revised and expanded for the 1990s, here is the bestselling creative-thinking classic written by America’s foremost creativity consultant.
Payback: Reaping the Rewards of Innovation
Author: James P. Andrew, Harold L. Sirkin, and John Butman
Date Published: 1/09/2007
Description: If you’re like most people, you bet your career and company on innovation–because you must. Payback: Reaping the Rewards of Innovation offers you a new way to think about and manage innovation that will dramatically improve the odds of success.
Payback offers you practical and economically sound advice on when to pursue cash flow indirectly by first pursuing other benefits, such as brand and knowledge. It also shows you how to reshape the cash curve by using different business models–integrator, orchestrator, and licenser–each of which balances risk and reward differently.
The authors then present a short list of decisions and activities that you must make–not delegate–to achieve a high return on innovation. You won’t find facile answers in Payback–but you will find valuable insights and practical guidance for mastering one of the most challenging and critical business activities: innovation.
Think Better: An Innovator’s Guide to Productive Thinking
Author: Tim Hurson
Date Published: 9/26/2007
Description: Think Better is about Productive Thinking — why it’s important, how it works, and how to use it at work, at home, and at play. Productive Thinking is a game changer — a practical, easy-to-learn, repeatable process that helps people understand more clearly, think more creatively, and plan more effectively. It’s based on the thinking strategies that people we celebrate for their creativity have been using for centuries. Tim Hurson brings Productive Thinking out of the closet and presents it in a way that makes it easy for anyone to grasp and use — so you can think better, work better, and do better in every aspect of your life.
The Innovator’s Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book that Will Change the Way You Do Business (Collins Business Essentials)
Author: Clayton M. Christensen
Date Published: 1/01/2003
Description: In this revolutionary bestseller, Harvard professor Clayton M. Christensen says outstanding companies can do everything right and still lose their market leadership, or worse, disappear completely. And he not only proves what he says, he tells others how to avoid a similar fate.
The Art of Innovation: Lessons in Creativity from IDEO, America’s Leading Design Firm
Author: Tom Kelley, Jonathan Littman, and Tom Peters
Date Published: 1/16/2001
Description: In this book Tom Kelley, general manager of the Silicon Valley based design firm IDEO, takes readers behind the scenes of this wildly imaginative and energized company to reveal the strategies and secrets it uses to turn out hit after hit.
The Ten Faces of Innovation: IDEO’s Strategies for Defeating the Devil’s Advocate and Driving Creativity Throughout Your Organization
Author: Thomas Kelley and Jonathan Littman
Date Published: 10/18/2005
Description: Filled with engaging stories of how companies like Kraft, Procter and Gamble, Cargill and Samsung have incorporated IDEO’s thinking to transform the customer experience, THE TEN FACES OF INNOVATION is an extraordinary guide to nurturing and sustaining a culture of continuous innovation and renewal.
Winning at New Products: Accelerating the Process from Idea to Launch, Third Edition
Author: Robert G. Cooper
Date Published: 6/05/2001
Description: The landmark book that defines successful product development-revised, updated, and expanded for the next generation of product leaders.
Leading for Innovation: And Organizing For Results
Authors: Frances Hesselbein, Marshall Goldsmith and Iain Somerville
Date Published: 10/15/2001
Description: Leading for Innovation brings together Clayton M. Christensen, Jim Collins, Howard Gardner, Charles Handy, Rosabeth Moss Kanter, C. William Pollard, Margaret Wheatley, and other thought leaders to offer you practical guidance on leading your organization to a new dimension of performance. This unprecedented collection explores the unique qualities required to lead innovators, and shows you the way to develop a culture that promotes innovation.