The Way of Innovation

Master the Five Elements of Change to Reinvent Your Products, Services, and Organization

Author: Kaihan Krippendorff

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440514488

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 6821

Inside The Way of Innovation, corporate strategist Kaihan Krippendorff explains how you can adapt and thrive by recognizing, understanding, and utilizing the ancient Asian approach to innovation. He illustrates how companies like Microsoft and Nokia use this powerful wisdom, and how you too can pass through the five stages of innovation: Metal (Admit you are stuck) Water (Conceive new winning options) Wood (Assemble your resources) Fire (Break out your innovation) Earth (Make it sustainable) With this book, you have the ancient strategies you need to lead the way to a more productive - and profitable - future.

The power of innovation

how to make innovation a way of life and put creative solutions to work

Author: Min Basadur

Publisher: Financial Times Management


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 330

View: 7836

Outlining a framework for releasing creativity and innovation in individuals and organizations, a guide to making innovation a way of life offers a thinking technology based on the Simplex process developed and tested by the author in major international corporations. IP.

Handbook on the Geographies of Innovation

Author: Richard Shearmur,Christophe Carrincazeaux,David Doloreux

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1784710776

Category: Social Science

Page: 512

View: 5475

Strategies and Promotion of Innovation in Regional Policies around the Mare Balticum

Author: Baltic Sea Academy,Max Hogeforster

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3848272490

Category: Political Science

Page: 432

View: 9844

A sound promotion of innovation is essential for the future of the Baltic Sea Region, in particular to support the small- and medium sized enterprises. For this purposes stakeholders from medium-sized businesses, science, politics, and administration met at the seventh Hanseatic Conference in May 2012 in Hamburg. For two days the participants discussed about "Innovation and innovative strategies in the regional policy around the mare balticum" to further strengthen the region. It became evident, that a sustainable promotion of innovation demands a closer cooperation within the regions, on a transnational level but also between administrations and especially between companies and R&D institutions. The Baltic Sea area will only be one of the most innovative and strong regions in the world, if the bordering countries build a unit. This publication included the presented papers and summarizes the discussion of the participants.

The Routledge International Handbook of Innovation Education

Author: Larisa V. Shavinina

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136698019

Category: Education

Page: 664

View: 9640

The Routledge International Handbook of Innovation Education is the international reference work on innovation education and potentially opens an entirely new direction in education. The overall goal of the handbook is to address the question of how to develop innovators in general and how to develop the innovative potential of today’s young people with exceptional talents in science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) disciplines in particular. Today many governments around the world are interested in the development of STEM innovators. This handbook provides the first and most comprehensive account available of what should be done in order to develop innovators and how to do it successfully. It includes chapters by leading specialists from around the world responsible for much of the current research in the fields of innovation, gifted education, scientific talent, science education, and high ability studies. Based on the latest research findings and expert opinion, this book goes beyond mere anecdotes to consider what science can tell us about the development of innovators. By enlisting chapters from innovation experts, educators, psychologists, policy makers, and researchers in the field of management The Routledge International Handbook of Innovation Education will allow all of these scholars to speak to each other about how to develop innovators via innovation education, including such issues as: the nature of innovation education, its basis, main components and content, its criteria and specificity in various domains and contexts, societal demands placed upon it. This ground-breaking and potentially field defining work will thus serve as the first authoritative resource on all aspects of theory, research, and practice of innovation education.

Putting Our Differences to Work

The Fastest Way to Innovation, Leadership, and High Performance: Easyread Super Large 24pt Edition

Author: Debbe Kennedy


ISBN: 144297088X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 380

View: 5862

Do you ever feel like the whole world is looking to you for leadership - even if it's just your own world? Today we find ourselves in similar places regardless of our business or organization. The pressures are on. Demands for new ideas and new talent are real. Growth seems to be on everyone's mind, whether it is to grow your business, expand your influence, multiply your supporters, increase your diverse talent pool, or gain market share. And, by the way, make it fast. A respected leader once shared with me that the word leadership has a Germanic origin meaning to ''find a new path.'' What is encouraging amid all the chaos today is there is a constant stream of achievements rising up from individuals and organizations across the world finding new paths that are creatively addressing the problems we face with new thinking and a resurgence of our pioneering spirit as people. I wrote this book for you to experience walking on some of those new paths and, at the same time, take away everything you need to forge your own. The idea for this book arose out of observation, experience, participation, and inspiration from what seems a lifetime of study and practice that has involved putting our differences to work. The most meaningful part of the journey has come from those I met and learned from and with along the way.

Managers of Innovation

Insights into Making Innovation Happen

Author: John Storey,Graeme Salaman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405178523

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 5095

Innovation is increasingly identified as the critical factor in ensuring economic competitiveness. Departments of state and quasi-governmental organizations in many countries including, Austria, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Sweden and the UK, have issued reports and calls to action; but implementation will continue to be problematic unless the points made in this book are taken into account. Drawing on 350 in-depth interviews with senior managers, this book presents an original theory about the characteristics of managers in “good innovative organizations” and “poor innovative organizations”. It pays close attention to the attitudes, understandings, assumptions and interpretations of managers, who are often the ultimate decision-makers when it comes to innovation. The text is supported by real-life, internationally-known cases such as Hewlett-Packard, Zeneca and the BBC, as well as voluntary sector cases such as Oxfam. It is also enriched by substantial and highly revealing quotations from senior managers themselves.

The Future of Innovation

Author: Dr Anna Trifilova,Dr Bettina von Stamm

Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409460665

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 528

View: 2677

Three unassailable facts will strike you as soon as you start to read The Future of Innovation: • One: innovation is the new mantra; whether you're involved in teaching art and design, new product development for a blue chip consumer brand or responsible for providing public services to citizens; • Two: understanding innovation requires multiple perspectives; from culture and mindset, social and commercial context, new ways of working as much as new products or services; • Three: innovation is a journey; drawing on insights from around the globe is essential to accelerate our progress. Bettina von Stamm and Anna Trifilova have gathered together the thoughts and ideas of over 200 of the most creative innovators from business, professional practice and academia from nearly 60 countries. The contributors look at innovation from almost every angle. Their statements offer an unparalleled view of innovation and provide a depth of insight that is extraordinary. The editors' reflection on each statement and on the sections within the book, provide useful links between themes and reinforce the relationships between many of the ideas. Anyone interested in innovation (student, researcher or practitioner) will benefit from this global thought collection. The contributors' multiple perspectives, models, practical examples and stories provide a sense of innovation that no single writer could ever capture. The Future of Innovation is supported by the website, where you can find even more contributions and tools that enable you to exchange, expand, elaborate and develop your perspectives on the future of innovation.

Die Innovationsmaschine

Wie die weltbesten Unternehmen Innovationen managen

Author: Rolf-Christian Wentz

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3540736271

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 284

View: 897

Unternehmen sind heutzutage gefordert in hohem Tempo nachhaltige und erfolgreiche Innovationen auf den Markt zu bringen. Dazu müssen sie Strategie, Prozesse, Portfolio, Struktur, Teams und die Unternehmenskultur mit dem Ziel der Innovation aufeinander abstimmen. Im Erzählstil und in der anschaulichen Sprache eines Praktikers zeigt der Autor, wie die weltbesten Innovatoren (z.B. Apple, Google, 3 M) die komplexe Aufgabe bewältigen. Er erläutert Maßnahmen für eine erfolgreichere Innovationskultur Ihres Unternehmens. Benchmarking mit den weltbesten Unternehmen und die Zusammenfassung der Ergebnisse jedes Kapitels helfen Ihnen bei der Umsetzung.

Running Lean

Das How-to für erfolgreiche Innovationen

Author: Ash Maurya

Publisher: O'Reilly Media

ISBN: 3955611299

Category: Computers

Page: 240

View: 6527

Warum scheitern so viele Startups und neue Produkte? Und wie kann man die Chancen deutlich erhöhen, mit einer Innovation erfolgreich zu sein? Als Antwort auf diese Fragen hat Ash Maurya die in diesem Buch vorgestellte Methode entwickelt, die auf Strategien des Lean Management und der agilen Entwicklung aufbaut und speziell auf Innovationsprozesse zugeschnitten ist. Der Trick besteht darin, frühzeitig, konsequent und in allen Projektphasen potenzielle Kunden in den Entwicklungsprozess einzubeziehen und das eigene Geschäftsmodell immer wieder zu hinterfragen. Ein entscheidendes Tool ist dabei die "Lean Canvas", ein Template, das eine einfache Visualisierung des Businessplans ermöglicht und erheblich einfacher zu erfassen und zu überarbeiten ist als die üblichen, viele Seiten starken Konzeptpapiere. Ash Maurya hat die Methode anhand eigener Projekte entwickelt und erfolgreich getestet. In Running Lean erläutert er sie ganz praktisch mit Schritt-für-Schritt-Anleitungen anhand eines konkreten Beispiels. Alle Schritte können einfach nachvollzogen und auf die eigenen Innovationsprojekte angewandt werden. Die Lean Canvas sowie die Fragebögen für Kundeninterviews lassen sich direkt aus dem Buch übernehmen. Ein Problem identifizieren, das viele Menschen umtreibt, und eine Lösung dafür definieren. Die Kunden in den gesamten Entwicklungsprozess einbinden. Das Produkt / die Idee kontinuierlich testen, in immer kürzeren Iterationszyklen. Erkennen, wann die Marschrichtung geändert werden sollte. Entwicklungsgeschwindigkeit, Erkenntnisprozesse und Ausrichtung optimieren. Den idealen Zeitpunkt für Finanzierungsrunden finden.

Complexity and Innovation in Organizations

Author: José Fonseca

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415250290

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 130

View: 9032

People in organizations often speak of innovation as if it were the ultimate new idea, one that would finally deliver them from the pressures of competition if they could only make the right choice. Since they believe that innovation is the realization of a rationally chosen goal, it is difficult to explain, even to themselves, why they never reach this promised land, and must keep innovating. From the perspective of rational choice, one can only conclude that failure to identify an innovation in advance is due to incompetence, and this inevitably leads to frustration and anxiety. Complexity and Innovation in Organizations takes a different approach. Innovation is shown to be simply a new patterning of our experiences of being together, as new meaning emerging from ordinary, every-day work conversations. Viewed from a complex responsice processes perspective, innovation feels less menacing and becomes a challenging, exciting process of participating with others in the evolution of work.

The Myths of Innovation

Author: Scott Berkun

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9781449399610

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

View: 1712

In this new paperback edition of the classic bestseller, you'll be taken on a hilarious, fast-paced ride through the history of ideas. Author Scott Berkun will show you how to transcend the false stories that many business experts, scientists, and much of pop culture foolishly use to guide their thinking about how ideas change the world. With four new chapters on putting the ideas in the book to work, updated references and over 50 corrections and improvements, now is the time to get past the myths, and change the world. You'll have fun while you learn: Where ideas come from The true history of history Why most people don't like ideas How great managers make ideas thrive The importance of problem finding The simple plan (new for paperback) Since its initial publication, this classic bestseller has been discussed on NPR, MSNBC, CNBC, and at Yale University, MIT, Carnegie Mellon University, Microsoft, Apple, Intel, Google,, and other major media, corporations, and universities around the world. It has changed the way thousands of leaders and creators understand the world. Now in an updated and expanded paperback edition, it's a fantastic time to explore or rediscover this powerful view of the world of ideas. "Sets us free to try and change the world."--Guy Kawasaki, Author of Art of The Start "Small, simple, powerful: an innovative book about innovation."--Don Norman, author of Design of Everyday Things "Insightful, inspiring, evocative, and just plain fun to read. It's totally great."--John Seely Brown, Former Director, Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) "Methodically and entertainingly dismantling the cliches that surround the process of innovation."--Scott Rosenberg, author of Dreaming in Code; cofounder of "Will inspire you to come up with breakthrough ideas of your own."--Alan Cooper, Father of Visual Basic and author of The Inmates are Running the Asylum "Brimming with insights and historical examples, Berkun's book not only debunks widely held myths about innovation, it also points the ways toward making your new ideas stick."--Tom Kelley, GM, IDEO; author of The Ten Faces of Innovation

Strategic Alignment of Innovation to Business

Balancing Exploration and Exploitation in Short and Long Life Cycle Industries

Author: Frances Fortuin

Publisher: Wageningen Academic Pub

ISBN: 9086860567

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 173

View: 6137

This book addresses the crucial question for innovative prospector companies of how to bridge the gap between exploration and exploitation. Whereas exploration deals with the search for new ideas and opportunities, exploitation is about incrementally moving the performance bar a little bit higher. Finding the right balance between exploration and exploitation is essential for the long term survival in today?s highly dynamic business environments.In a cross-industry study of ten large, multinational prospector companies, which are world leaders in their respective industries, it was discovered that the 'industry clockspeed?, the length between the subsequent product generations, plays an essential role in bridging this gap. The product generation life cycle (PGLC) typically ranged from just several months in short life cycle industries (SLCIs), such as electronics and the mobile phone industry, to (more than) 10 years in long life cycle industries (LLCIs), such as aerospace and pharmaceutics. Our data indicate that companies operating in SLCIs face major problems in maintaining the long term knowledge base of their firms, whereas companies in LLCIs tend to have problems in aligning their innovation strategy to the short term business needs. To investigate the dynamics of strategic alignment, in one of the LLCI companies, a multinational supplier of industrial components, a six-year longitudinal study was conducted. Here our data indicate that finding a funding structure that effectively balances exploration and exploitation, combined with regular structured feedback between the exploration and exploitation function is needed to maintain long term strategic alignment.CTOs and innovation managers can use this book by first establishing the industry clockspeed(s) in their respective industries or product range(s) and then benchmark their innovation processes to those of the first class (SLCI or LLCI) prospector companies included in this book.

The Persistence of Innovation in Government

Author: Sandford F. Borins

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 0815725612

Category: Political Science

Page: 230

View: 6980

Sandford Borins addresses the enduring significance of innovation in government as practiced by public servants, analyzed by scholars, discussed by media, documented by awards, and experienced by the public. In The Persistence of Innovation in Government, he maps the changing landscape of American public sector innovation in the twenty-first century, largely by addressing three key questions: • Who innovates? • When, why, and how do they do it? • What are the persistent obstacles and the proven methods for overcoming them? Probing both the process and the content of innovation in the public sector, Borins identifies major shifts and important continuities. His examination of public innovation combines several elements: his analysis of the Harvard Kennedy School's Innovations in American Government Awards program; significant new research on government performance; and a fresh look at the findings of his earlier, highly praised book Innovating with Integrity: How Local Heroes Are Transforming American Government. He also offers a thematic survey of the field's burgeoning literature, with a particular focus on international comparison.

The Art of Innovation

Lessons in Creativity from IDEO, America's Leading Design Firm

Author: Tom Kelley

Publisher: Currency

ISBN: 9780307423863

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 6017

IDEO, the widely admired, award-winning design and development firm that brought the world the Apple mouse, Polaroid's I-Zone instant camera, the Palm V, and hundreds of other cutting-edge products and services, reveals its secrets for fostering a culture and process of continuous innovation. There isn't a business in America that doesn't want to be more creative in its thinking, products, and processes. At many companies, being first with a concept and first to market are critical just to survive. In The Art of Innovation, 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. IDEO doesn't buy into the myth of the lone genius working away in isolation, waiting for great ideas to strike. Kelley believes everyone can be creative, and the goal at his firm is to tap into that wellspring of creativity in order to make innovation a way of life. How does it do that? IDEO fosters an atmosphere conducive to freely expressing ideas, breaking the rules, and freeing people to design their own work environments. IDEO's focus on teamwork generates countless breakthroughs, fueled by the constant give-and-take among people ready to share ideas and reap the benefits of the group process. IDEO has created an intense, quick-turnaround, brainstorm-and-build process dubbed "the Deep Dive." In entertaining anecdotes, Kelley illustrates some of his firm's own successes (and joyful failures), as well as pioneering efforts at other leading companies. The book reveals how teams research and immerse themselves in every possible aspect of a new product or service, examining it from the perspective of clients, consumers, and other critical audiences. Kelley takes the reader through the IDEO problem-solving method: • Carefully observing the behavior or "anthropology" of the people who will be using a product or service • Brainstorming with high-energy sessions focused on tangible results • Quickly prototyping ideas and designs at every step of the way • Cross-pollinating to find solutions from other fields • Taking risks, and failing your way to success • Building a "Greenhouse" for innovation IDEO has won more awards in the last ten years than any other firm of its kind, and a full half-hour Nightline presentation of its creative process received one of the show's highest ratings. The Art of Innovation will provide business leaders with the insights and tools they need to make their companies the leading-edge, top-rated stars of their industries.

The Circle of Innovation

You Can't Shrink Your Way to Greatness

Author: Tom Peters

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307764744

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 544

View: 7708

Tom Peters--brilliant, original, and perhaps the most inspiring and listened-to business thinker of our time--has a lot on his mind these days. And he wants to share it in The Circle of Innovation. The world of business is in a permanent state of flux, he argues, a state of chaos in which constant innovation is the only survival strategy--for the individual and for the organization. And he presents here a lifesaving handbook--both provocative and practical--designed to turn any organization into a perpetual innovation machine. In 400 seminars in 47 states and 22 countries in the last five years, Peters has reexamined, refined, and reinvented his views on innovation. Now he brings those seminars--and his passion--to the reader in a landmark book. It is meant, he writes, to both "terrify" and "enlighten." These are "times of matchless peril for those who fail to grasp the nettle...and times of matchless opportunity for those who do." To keep us alert, limber, and ready for action, he provokes and cajoles in chapter after chapter. Among his institutions and revelations: We Are All Michelangelos. He shows how to transform every "jobholder" into a full-fledged businessperson. All Value Comes from the Professional Services. How to convert sluggish staff units into Vital Centers of Intellectual Capital Accumulation. The System is the Solution. How to build great systems--which go far beyond nuts and bolts. Create Waves of Lust. Quality is not the automatic advantage it recently was. There is a pressing need to reverse the rising tide of product and service "commoditization." Tommy Hilfiger Knows. In a crowded marketplace, branding is far more important than ever before. It's a Woman's World. How to capitalize on the fact that women purchase/are purchasing agents for well over half of U.S. commercial and consumer goods. Little Things Are the Only Things. As the Blight of Sameness encroaches on market after market, design is often the best tool in services or manufacturing for sustainable differentiation. We're Here to Live Life Out Loud. Why transformational leaders of the future must have laser-like focus, tell the truth, and live on the lunatic fringe. The hallmarks of Tom Peters legend are an insatiable curiosity, an agile intellect, a pragmatic perspective, and an uncanny ability to gauge the global zeitgeist. These qualities are all brought to bear as Peters sets out to engage, enrage, and ultimately empower his readers, amid forces that are reshaping not only business but every aspect of human experience.