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Message: 427
Posted by: Stefan
Posted on: Monday, 2nd April 2007


Ellen – The lists of innovation specialists are fun to read but not helpful. Usually they highlight particular person or persons who are extra creative. This does not help with being more innovative.

And what criteria? New products launched? What if someone else is more innovative in process = you don't see that in those lists.

Stefan


Message: 430
Posted by: Ellen Domb
Posted on: Monday, 2nd April 2007


Hi, Stefan–I'm glad we agree.  I saw the worst one ever this week–Information Week Magazine had its list of most innovative companies in the information business.  They said that they would NOT post the criteria for selection, because then people would try to manipulate their activities to get on the list!    So the criteria for being on the list are that the editors, using un-published criteria, put you there.  How does anybody learn anything from that?


Message: 432
Posted by: Mike Carnell
Posted on: Tuesday, 3rd April 2007


Does anyone have a list of good innovation books?


Message: 437
Posted by: Kelly
Posted on: Wednesday, 4th April 2007


There's the classic “Innovator's Dilemma” by Clayton Christensen. I also liked Harvard Business Review “On Innovation” and “Serious Play”.

Do you have favorites?


Message: 438
Posted by: Mike Carnell
Posted on: Wednesday, 4th April 2007


No. I am looking.

There is a book I like that I see as a type of innovation book “How Come Every Time I Get Stabbed In The Back My Fingerprints Are On The Knife?” I don't think most would consider it an innovation book,

Thank you for the titles. I will give them a try.

Regards


Message: 440
Posted by: Praveen Gupta
Posted on: Thursday, 5th April 2007


Hi Mike:

Here are a few books I like:

Innovator's Dilemma

Open Innovation

Making Innovation Work

Business Innovation in the 21st Century

I am sure there are many more…

Praveen


Message: 442
Posted by: Mike Carnell
Posted on: Thursday, 5th April 2007


Praveen,

Thank you for your list. I appreciate the help.

Regards


Message: 446
Posted by: Kelly
Posted on: Thursday, 5th April 2007


Mike, Thanks for the suggestion. I'll add it to my list.


Message: 447
Posted by: Jay Bronec
Posted on: Thursday, 5th April 2007


I liked the Innovator's Dilemma too.

I am a huge fan of TRIZ and the rich content on the triz-journal website (thanks Ellen Domb and friends).  My favorite TRIZ book so far is Darrell Mann's Hands On Systematic Innovation for Business and Management.  Also for those in the right-brain innovation business
The Art of Innovation by Tom Kelley was worth my time.  It is hard to argue with IDEO's success but not as easy to duplicate it.  Lastly, I enjoyed Fast Innovation by Michael George and friends (forward by C Christensen). 


Message: 448
Posted by: Kelly
Posted on: Thursday, 5th April 2007


I read the IDEO book too. Also read his “The Ten Faces of Innovation.” They are certainly interesting examples, but I didn't come away with any way of duplicating their efforts and it seems like you didn't either.

Have you tried “Simplified TRIZ”? I have it on my list but have not read. I am new to TRIZ.


Message: 449
Posted by: Jay Bronec
Posted on: Thursday, 5th April 2007


I have not read Simplified TRIZ and I am probably going to hear about
that from Ellen Domb (co-author) when I see her at TRIZCON 2007 in Louisville.  I did go to her two day workshop which was life changing.

I would encourage you to continue your research with TRIZ. It takes some time to get over some conceptual barriers but once you breakthrough them it is extremely powerful tool and more importantly something that can be repeated!


Message: 463
Posted by: Amazingracesq
Posted on: Tuesday, 10th April 2007


Managing Creativity and Innovation by Harvard Business Essentials, Copyright 2003.


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