A new classic, cited by leaders and media around the globe as a highly recommended read for anyone interested in innovation.In The Innovator’s DNA, authors Jeffrey Dyer, Hal Gregersen, and bestselling author Clayton Christensen (The Innovator’s Dilemma, The Innovator’s Solution, How Will You Measure Your Life?) build on what we know about disruptive innovation to show how individuals can develop the skills necessary to move progressively from idea to impact.By identifying behaviors of the world’s best innovatorsfrom leaders at Amazon and Apple to those at Google, Skype, and Virgin Groupthe authors outline five discovery skills that distinguish innovative entrepreneurs and executives from ordinary managers: Associating, Questioning, Observing, Networking, and Experimenting.Once you master these competencies (the authors provide a self-assessment for rating your own innovator’s DNA), the authors explain how to generate ideas, collaborate to implement them, and build innovation skills throughout the organization to result in a competitive edge. This innovation advantage will translate into a premium in your company’s stock pricean innovation premiumwhich is possible only by building the code for innovation right into your organization’s people, processes, and guiding philosophies.Practical and provocative, The Innovator’s DNA is an essential resource for individuals and teams who want to strengthen their innovative prowess.
|Turning Research Into Results: A Guide to Selecting the Right Performance Solutions|
by Richard E. Clark (Author), Fred Estes (Contributor)
The goal of This book is to describe how you can adopt the results of solid performance research and turn it into practical, and cost-beneficial performance results for your organization. A review of this book by Dr. Brenda Sugrue (currently Director of Instructional Systems for Ford Motor Company-formerly a training manager for IBM and a professor at the University of Iowa) described it in the following way: This book is all you need to understand the process of performance improvement in...
|The Innovator's Method: Bringing the Lean Start-up into Your Organization|
by Nathan Furr (Author), Jeff Dyer (Author), Clayton M. Christensen (Foreword)
Have you ever come up with an idea for a new product or service but didn’t take any action because you thought it would be too risky? Or at work, have you had what you thought could be a big idea for your companyperhaps changing the way you develop or distribute a product, provide customer service, or hire and train your employees? If you have, but you haven’t known how to take the next step, you need to understand what the authors call the innovator’s methoda set of tools...
|The Innovator's Solution: Creating and Sustaining Successful Growth|
by Clayton M. Christensen (Author), Michael E. Raynor (Author)
An innovation classic. From Steve Jobs to Jeff Bezos, Clay Christensen’s work continues to underpin today’s most innovative leaders and organizations.
A seminal work on disruptionfor everyone confronting the growth paradox.
For readers of the bestselling The Innovator’s Dilemmaand beyondthis definitive work will help anyone trying to transform their business right now.
In The Innovator’s Solution, Clayton Christensen and Michael Raynor...
|Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration|
by Ed Catmull (Author), Amy Wallace (Author)
From a co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios, the Academy Award–winning studio behind Coco, Inside Out, and Toy Story, this guide to turning a dream into success makes a perfect graduation gift.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Huffington Post • Financial Times • Success • Inc. • Library Journal
Creativity, Inc. is a manual for anyone...
|Marketing 3.0: From Products to Customers to the Human Spirit|
by Philip Kotler (Author), Hermawan Kartajaya (Author), Iwan Setiawan (Author)
Understand the next level of marketing
The new model for marketing-Marketing 3.0-treats customers not as mere consumers but as the complex, multi-dimensional human beings that they are. Customers, in turn, are choosing companies and products that satisfy deeper needs for participation, creativity, community, and idealism.
In Marketing 3.0, world-leading marketing guru Philip Kotler explains why the future of marketing lies in creating products, services, and...
|Building Powerful Community Organizations: A Personal Guide to Creating Groups that Can Solve Problems and Change the World|
by Michael Jacoby Brown (Author)
Intended for individuals who want to start, strengthen, or revitalize a group to address a community issue, this indispensable guide includes a series of practical steps that help build a successful community orgranization and offers sample cases that more clearly illustrate each step. In addition to addressing common problems that are often encountered, the book also discusses how to run engaging meetings, recruit and motivate community members, raise necessary funds, and turn a passion into...
|Six Thinking Hats|
by Edward de Bono (Author)
Used successfully by thousands of business managers, educators, and government leaders around the world, Six Thinking Hats offers a practical and uniquely positive approach to making decisions and exploring new ideas.
Your success in business depends on how you think. "The main difficulty of thinking is confusion," writes Edward de Bono, long recognized as the foremost international authority on conceptual thinking and on the teaching of thinking as a skill. "We try to do too...
|The Innovator's Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail (Management of Innovation and Change)|
by Clayton M. Christensen (Author)
Named one of 100 Leadership & Success Books to Read in a Lifetime by Amazon Editors
A Wall Street Journal and Businessweek bestseller. Named by Fast Company as one of the most influential leadership books in its Leadership Hall of Fame. An innovation classic. From Steve Jobs to Jeff Bezos, Clay Christensen’s work continues to underpin today’s most innovative leaders and organizations.
The bestselling classic on disruptive innovation, by...
|The Ten Faces of Innovation: IDEO's Strategies for Beating the Devil's Advocate and Driving Creativity Throughout Your Organization|
by Tom Kelley (Author), Jonathan Littman (Author)
The author of the bestselling The Art of Innovation reveals the strategies IDEO, the world-famous design firm, uses to foster innovative thinking throughout an organization and overcome the naysayers who stifle creativity.
The role of the devil's advocate is nearly universal in business today. It allows individuals to step outside themselves and raise questions and concerns that effectively kill new projects and ideas, while claiming no personal responsibility. Nothing is...
|Writing Literature Reviews: A Guide for Students of the Social and Behavioral Sciences|
by Jose L. Galvan (Author)
• Guides students in the preparation of literature reviews for term projects, theses, and dissertations.
• Most chapters are conveniently divided into easy-to-follow guidelines, sequential steps, or checklists. Numerous examples throughout the book show students what should and should not be done when writing reviews.
• Emphasizes critical analysis of reports of empirical research in academic journals―making it ideal as a supplement for research methods courses. This...