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10 books about innovation I recommend you read

*+-Like other people who write about, consult on , and do innovation, I get asked about books a lot. There are the basics you want to read like Innovation and Entrepreneurship by Peter Drucker, The Innovator’s Solution, Crossing the Chasm and others. I tend to want to read books that have more unconventional ideas in […]

For innovation, don’t ignore the Zero Gravity Thinker

*+-It’s been a while since I’ve posted about a book about innovation. Being that there are so many of them, and I get quite a few to read and review, there are only a handful that I would recommend. The Innovation Killer by Cynthia Barton Rabe is one of those that I recommend you read. […]

Innovator’s use different metrics to measure their impact

*+-When I was in high school and college, I got to work both as a customer service and as technical service rep for Tracfone and Verizon. I broke a lot of rules in that time. Stupid rules like reading the script. Back then, over a decade ago, it was a common practice to read a […]

Is too much experimentation unproductive for innovation?

*+-I must say, I’m highly experimental. So when I saw the tweet below, I was a little skeptical about the content.

5 ways to champion learning in your organization

*+-How do leaders go about creating an environment for innovation and innovative thinking? In five ways:

Insights and steps for making innovation a larger part of your culture

*+-Partnership, visibility, and relevance: critical components to driving innovation #innovationcafe — Spigit (@Spigit) December 4, 2013 Innovation can be taught. That is a given. But, just like everything else that matters, it takes work.

Customers don’t care if you’re innovative or not

*+-They don’t care about your business strategy, your marketing strategy, your supply chain, your approach to human resources; nothing. They also don’t care about your latest innovation program. And, unless you’re Apple, they don’t care about your latest product extension. Seriously, they don’t. A recent post on the Wall Street Journal has pretty much put […]