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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.

This is one of the best “least talked about” books about innovation out there. And, it isn’t even new. It was published in 2006, but it’s ideas will always be relevant because it focuses on how an organization can overcome human nature.

There are many companies that follow the basics that contribute to innovation: they create diverse teams, they encourage dissent and accept that mistakes will be made.

Yet, the two main killers of innovation, expert think and group think, are not kept at bay. They become blinders, and most don’t have a way to determine when this happens.