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: 3610

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

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 330

View: 3141

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.

Der Innovationskreis

ohne Wandel kein Wachstum - wer abbaut, verliert

Author: Thomas J. Peters

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783430174572

Category:

Page: 519

View: 3597

Cats

die neun Leben der Innovation

Author: Stephen C. Lundin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783868810363

Category: Innovationsfähigkeit - Arbeitsmotivation - Lebensführung - Ratgeber

Page: 182

View: 3783

The Way of the VC

Having Top Venture Capitalists on Your Board

Author: Ying Tan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118579984

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 1815

Venture Capital funds are the fastest growing sector of thefinancial industry, and possibly the least understood. In thisbook, the author provides a primer on what some of the world's bestventure capitalists have in common. How do the world's top venturecapitalists consistently obtain supernormal returns? How do theyadd value to entrepreneurs they have backed? Why is a top venturecapitalist like a skilled chef? How did Lip Bu Tan, when he was Chairman of Walden, manage toinvest in Creative Technology, despite the CEO's aversion forVCs? How did Nam Ho, Founder and Managing Partner of Altos Venture,turn an introduction by a Stanford Business School professor into aventure capital firm managing a quarter billion dollars ofcapital? How does Bing Gordon, Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield &Byers and author of the business plan that resulted in KPCB'sinvestment in Electronic Arts, time exits properly? Why did Soo Boon Koh, Managing Director of IGlobe Ventures,back a GPS company which was filing for Chapter 11, in the post9-11 market? The Way of the VC: Having Top Venture Capitalists on YourBoard is essential reading for venture capital practitioners,including partners, principals, analysts, consultants and limitedpartners--both institutional and private. It is also useful tostudents of finance who want a better understanding of what goes onin the venture capital world.

Besser als der Zufall

"Jobs to Be Done" – die Strategie für erfolgreiche Innovation

Author: Clayton M. Christensen

Publisher: Plassen Verlag

ISBN: 3864705029

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 4875

Produkte werden technisch immer ausgefeilter, es gibt Dutzende verschiedene Versionen, aus denen der Kunde wählen kann. Trotzdem liegen sie wie Blei in den Regalen. Warum? Hersteller beachten nicht, welchen "Job" ein Produkt oder auch eine Dienstleistung für den Kunden erfüllen soll. Clayton M. Christensen liefert mit dem "Jobs to Be Done"-Ansatz eine umfassende Theorie, wie man die Wünsche der Kunden erkennt und in den eigenen Produkten oder Dienstleistungen umsetzt. Er zeigt die praktische Anwendung und welche Auswirkungen die Methode auf Organisationsstrukturen und Führungsentscheidungen hat. So wird Innovation von der reinen Glückssache zu einem planbaren Prozess, der Unternehmen den entscheidenden Marktvorteil bringt.

Putting Our Differences to Work

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

Author: Debbe Kennedy

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 144297088X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 380

View: 4776

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.

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: 4417

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.

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: 7179

The 3M Way to Innovation

Balancing People and Profit

Author: Ernest Gundling

Publisher: Kodansha Amer Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 247

View: 5409

Gundling traces the reasons for 3M's astounding success.

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: 3559

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.

CATS: The Nine Lives of Innovation

Author: Stephen C. Lundin

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071602224

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 6555

It's time to let the CATS out of the bag . . . Curiosity might have killed the proverbial cat, but without it very real achievements would never occur. With this book as your guide, you’ll learn how to spark your innate curiosity, pounce on problems in ways you never imagined, and enjoy greater success and satisfaction at work—and in your personal life. Playful, profound, and positively upbeat, CATS provides what you need to tap into your power of innovation—and then unleash it in every member of your organization. While most business thinkers view this challenge from the top down, Stephen Lundin sees the subject from a CAT's-eye view, explaining how to get every employee--no matter what level--to think and act in innovative ways. Inside, he examines the four challenges to innovation and offers practical measures aimed at conquering them. You'll learn how to: Be brave ('fraidy cats never innovate) Stop being “normal” (make your own rules!) Embrace failure (it's the only way to learn) Foster creativity (don't be a control freak) Lundin then describes the Nine Lives of Innovation, each of which is a step toward realizing your inner CAT and becoming a fully contributing member of an innovative organization. Prowling inside every employee is a questioner, a creator, an innovator--claws out and ready to pounce. Become a CAT and you may fi nd yourself springing on ideas in a way that surprises you—and everyone around you.

Look at More

A Proven Approach to Innovation, Growth, and Change

Author: Andy Stefanovich

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118019610

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 7129

Praise for Look At More "Andy Stefanovich is a masterful storyteller and a true 'curator of inspiration.' Look At More gives you a dose of Andy's adrenaline and creative can-do spirit, and it provides you with a powerful how-to guide for inspiring workplace innovation that lasts."—Beth Comstock, chief marketing officer, GE "Andy Stefanovich has always exhorted his clients to 'look at more stuff, think about it harder.' With this inspired and inspiring book, he shares dozens upon dozens of ways to put that principle to work. Look At More offers a way to real business transformation." —Daniel H. Pink, author, A Whole New Mind and Drive "Andy offers the reader a unique insight into what it really takes to create innovation within the structure of a corporate environment today. Andy doesn't think outside the box. He blows it up and starts again, helping large corporations think and behave like start-ups." —Duncan Wardle, vice president, Creative Inc., Disney Company "Andy Stefanovich delivers a host of innovative approaches to transform you and your business. The addictive narrative, while informative and actionable, is as creative as he wants us all to be."—Ivy Ross, executive vice president, marketing, Gap Brand at Gap Inc. "Look At More gives business leaders a practical and comprehensive framework to build, maintain, and most importantly inspire innovation not only at work but in all parts of life."—Stew Friedman, Wharton professor and author, Total Leadership

The Future of Innovation

Author: Dr Anna Trifilova,Dr Bettina von Stamm

Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409460665

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 528

View: 1933

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 www.thefutureofinnovation.org, 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.

Zentrepreneur

Get Out of the Way and Lead, Create a Culture of Innovation and Fearlessness

Author: John Murphy

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504020235

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 3033

What happens when you integrate the art of positive thinking and the freedom of spiritual well-being with the business of getting desirable results? · You tap the extraordinary power and mystery of the Zentrepreneur · You overcome resistance to change · You see opportunities instead of problems · You transcend fear-based motivation and the illusion of control · You inspire limitless creativity and leading-edge innovation The world of business does not rest. The journey of innovation does not end. Competitive advantage is now all about who comes up with the solution first, often without the market even knowing there is a problem. John J. Murphy combines profound spiritual wisdom and emotional intelligence with intellectual capital and thirty years of practical business experience to demonstrate a new level of leadership. Resistance to change is a challenge every leader must face. Here is a book on how to overcome it. “Let John Murphy be your guide through the mine fields that accompany any change effort.” —Dr. Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager “If you want a strong, positive ‘jump start’ to your professional and personal lives, then John Murphy’s books are must reads!” —Ed Robertson, Brig. General, USAF (Ret.)

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: 2189

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.

Digital Disruption

Unleashing the Next Wave of Innovation

Author: James McQuivey

Publisher: Amazon.Com Publishing

ISBN: 9781477800126

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 171

View: 2826

The barriers to entry in your market just vanished. Unexpected competitors are swarming in. Are you ready? You always knew digital was going to change things, but you didn't realize how close to home it would hit. In every industry, digital competitors are taking advantage of new platforms, tools, and relationships to undercut competitors, get closer to customers, and disrupt the usual ways of doing business. The only way to compete is to evolve. James McQuivey of Forrester Research has been teaching people how to do this for over a decade. He's gone into the biggest companies, even in traditional industries like insurance and consumer packaged goods, and changed the way they think about innovation. Now he's sharing his approach with you. McQuivey will show you how Dr. Hugh Reinhoff of Ferrokin BioSciences disrupted the pharmaceutical industry, streamlining connections with doctors and regulators to bring molecules to market far faster--and then sold out for $100 million. How Charles Teague and his team of four people created Lose It!, a weight loss application that millions have adopted, achieving rapid success and undermining titans like Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig in the process. Regardless of your background and industry, you can learn how to be a digital disruptor too. First, adopt the right mindset: Take risks, invest as cheaply as possible, and build on existing platforms to find the fastest path to solving a customer's problem. Second, seek the "adjacent possible"--the space just next to yours where new technology creates opportunity. That's how Benjamin Rubin and Paolo DePetrillo of Zeo created a $100 sleep monitor that does much of what you'd get from a $3,000 sleep lab visit. Finally, disrupt yourself. Use these tools to make parts of your business obsolete before your competitors do. That's what Tim FitzRandolph did at Disney, creating a game that shot to the top of the app store charts. With the tools in this book you can assess your readiness, learn the disruptive mindset, and innovate rapidly, starting right within your own business.