- Ten Red Flags for Innovation: Why It Fails by @lindegaard
- Why Innovators Don’t Always Win – Forbes
- Crowdsourcing Innovation: How To Make Sure You Spot The Best Ideas – FastCoCreate
- The Four Worst Innovation Assassins – HBR
- Why You Won’t Get Breakthrough Innovation by Being Nice – HBR
- How to tell if you are an innovator by @ovoinnovation
- Is Innovation Too Messy To Be Managed And Taught? Hardly – FastCo Design
- The Truth: Creativity Comes From Blending Dissonant Goals Into Radical Harmony – FastCo Design
- Are You Learning as Fast as the World Is Changing? – HBR
- Truthtellers by @johnsonwhitney
- Age of Disruption? – Dachis Group
- Want Innovation? Hire for Skills not Attitude by @bill_fischer
There were a lot more interesting reads this week, check out my Delicious bookmarks on Innovation for more.
How can your company become a relentless innovator? How do you sustain innovation over long periods of time like Apple, 3M and Google?
Jeffrey Phillips of Innovation Consultancy OVO, persuasively writes that the way to create a sustainable innovation capability in large organizations is by turning what keeps your wheels running, middle management, into innovation Champions.
Not easy. But that’s the main premise of the book. And it is this reason alone why I think this is a must read book. While there are other authors who have touched on the topic of management as an inhibitor to innovation, Jeffrey really goes a lot deeper.
Other books on innovation either deal with the pretty part of ideation or they’re all over the place. Relentless Innovation is easy to read with many interesting case studies and practical advice. This is a very focused book and addresses the ‘how’ to create culture of innovation within a large and complex organization.…
- How to Use Social Media for Innovation – 11 Great Reads by @lindegaard
- The Innovating Power of Eight Words by @paul4innovating
- Inventing the Collaborative Workspace by @richardsona
- Enabling innovation and its implementation – Ivey Business Journal
- The Internet: Triumph or Tragedy of Innovation? – The Atlantic
Kevin Lynch, CTO of Adobe, interviews Stephen Elop, CEO of Nokia.
Mr. Elop has some great thoughts about innovation and about managing through disruption. It’s interesting because both of them worked at Macromedia before it was bought by Adobe. If you remember well, Macromedia used to make authoring tools for CD-Rom’s back in the day before the internet existed.
They saw that the internet was a potentially disruptive force that would undermine their business and so they had to make decisions on where to focus and place their bets. Their bet was Flash and they put all of the resources behind it. Flash went on to become the leading platform for creating dynamic content on the web.…
- GE’s Beth Comstock on What Design Can Do For Your Company
- Ten Innovation Myths – Scott Anthony – HBR
- Tom Peters – Innovation Comes from Dissatisfied People – Innovation Excellence
- Stop the Reckless Brainstorming and Focus your Creativity! – Innovation Management
- Booz: corporate culture is a key factor in successful innovation – Smart Planet
- If risk-taking is adaptive, why aren’t people smarter about it? via @ralph_ohr