Making Innovation Work

Author: Tony Davila
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 9780133093353
Release Date: 2012-11-09
Genre: Business & Economics

Profitable innovation doesn’t just happen. It must be managed, measured, and properly executed, and few companies know how to accomplish this effectively. Making Innovation Work presents a formal innovation process proven to work at HP, Microsoft and Toyota, to help ordinary managers drive top and bottom line growth from innovation. The authors have drawn on their unsurpassed innovation consulting experience -- as well as the most thorough review of innovation research ever performed. They'll show what works, what doesn't, and how to use management tools to dramatically increase the payoff from innovation investments. Learn how to define the right strategy for effective innovation; how to structure an organization to innovate best; how to implement management systems to assess ongoing innovation; how to incentivize teams to deliver, and much more. This book offers the first authoritative guide to using metrics at every step of the innovation process -- from idea creation and selection through prototyping and commercialization. This updated edition refreshes the examples used throughout the book and features a new introduction that gives currency to the principles covered throughout.

Making Innovation Work

Author: Tony Davila
Publisher: Financial Times/Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0133092585
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Business & Economics

Drawing on the authors consulting experience and on a review of innovation research, offers a start-to-finish process for driving sustained growth from innovation.

Innovation to the Core

Author: Peter Skarzynski
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 9781422102510
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Business & Economics

Building on the work of strategy guru Gary Hamel, this guide shows organizations how to move innovation from a buzz word to a core competency. Skarzynski, a consultant on international growth and strategy, and Gibson, a global business strategist, draw on a wealth of examples from real companies including GE, Procter & Gamble, Nokia, and IBM. They provide frameworks, step-by-step action lists, and other practical tools for improving an organization's capacity for innovation by mobilizing the imagination of employees, customers, and business partners.

The Myths of Innovation

Author: Scott Berkun
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449399614
Release Date: 2010-08-13
Genre: Business & Economics

In this new paperback edition of the classic bestseller, you'll be taken on a hilarious, fast-paced ride through the history of ideas. Author Scott Berkun will show you how to transcend the false stories that many business experts, scientists, and much of pop culture foolishly use to guide their thinking about how ideas change the world. With four new chapters on putting the ideas in the book to work, updated references and over 50 corrections and improvements, now is the time to get past the myths, and change the world. You'll have fun while you learn: Where ideas come from The true history of history Why most people don't like ideas How great managers make ideas thrive The importance of problem finding The simple plan (new for paperback) Since its initial publication, this classic bestseller has been discussed on NPR, MSNBC, CNBC, and at Yale University, MIT, Carnegie Mellon University, Microsoft, Apple, Intel, Google, Amazon.com, and other major media, corporations, and universities around the world. It has changed the way thousands of leaders and creators understand the world. Now in an updated and expanded paperback edition, it's a fantastic time to explore or rediscover this powerful view of the world of ideas. "Sets us free to try and change the world."--Guy Kawasaki, Author of Art of The Start "Small, simple, powerful: an innovative book about innovation."--Don Norman, author of Design of Everyday Things "Insightful, inspiring, evocative, and just plain fun to read. It's totally great."--John Seely Brown, Former Director, Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) "Methodically and entertainingly dismantling the cliches that surround the process of innovation."--Scott Rosenberg, author of Dreaming in Code; cofounder of Salon.com "Will inspire you to come up with breakthrough ideas of your own."--Alan Cooper, Father of Visual Basic and author of The Inmates are Running the Asylum "Brimming with insights and historical examples, Berkun's book not only debunks widely held myths about innovation, it also points the ways toward making your new ideas stick."--Tom Kelley, GM, IDEO; author of The Ten Faces of Innovation

The Innovation Zone

Author: Thomas Koulopoulos
Publisher: Nicholas Brealey
ISBN: 9780891063704
Release Date: 2011-01-11
Genre: Business & Economics

Explores the methods and tools needed to increase market value and brand respect for a company.

The Innovation Paradox

Author: Tony Davila
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 9781609945541
Release Date: 2014-06-30
Genre: Business & Economics

"From the bestselling authors of Making Innovation Work (30,000 copies sold and translated into ten languages) comes a book that questions everything about how organizations innovate. Key takeaway: classical business management and corporate structures by their very nature will kill, not create, breakthroughs. The authors describe a new kind of organization--the startup corporation--that will make established companies as innovative as startups"--

Measuring and Improving Social Impacts

Author: Marc J. Epstein
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351276221
Release Date: 2017-09-08
Genre: Business & Economics

Identifying, measuring and improving social impact is a significant challenge for corporate and private foundations, charities, NGOs and corporations. How best to balance possible social and environmental benefits (and costs) against one another? How does one bring clarity to multiple possibilities and opportunities? Based on years of work and new field studies from around the globe, the authors have written a book for managers that is grounded in the best academic and managerial research.It is a practical guide that describes the steps needed for identifying, measuring and improving social impact. This approach is useful in maximizing the impact of different types of investments, including grants and donations, impact investments, and commercial investments.With numerous examples of actual organizational approaches, research into more than fifty organizations, and extensive practical guidance and best practices, Measuring and Improving Social Impacts fills a critical gap.

Sustainable Growth and Profits

Author: Magnus Penker
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1984141430
Release Date: 2018-02-14
Genre:

Innovative concepts are like living organisms-they require energy and resources to survive. Innovation can only thrive when it emerges from an organization committed to the growth and sustainability of the enterprise. Instead of thinking of cultivating an innovation in isolation, organizations are more successful when they generate a cluster of innovations, manage them side-by-side, and evaluate how they interact as a portfolio of initiatives. Volume 5, the final volume in this detailed reference series, tackles the changing role of strategy, leadership, transformation, sustainability, and how to manage a balanced portfolio of strategic initiatives. Over the past two decades, Innovation360 founder Magnus Penker has counseled countless enterprises on making innovation profitable, executing digitization and the global implications of new business models. He was recognized as "CEO of the Year" in 2016 for his achievements in Innovation and Growth Strategies. While devoting time to helping others, he successfully launched 10 startups and turned around more than 30 businesses throughout the continent of Europe. Penker and his colleagues bring their collective wisdom and contemporary examples from well-known corporations to this thought-provoking and game-changing approach to innovation. "In our degree programme, we aim to give leaders the tools and know-how to innovate and transform their companies & industries. This book is an excellent resource to understand the external influences and internal abilities to do so." - Melissa Rancourt, Academic Director of Global Executive Master Degree on Strategic Design & Management at Parsons School of Design. "This book discusses the critical role that people and organization have in making innovation happen. The text is nicely organized, and it aligns well the emerging ISO/CD 50501 standard/guidance for innovation management." - John Saiz, Principal Industrial Fellow at the Univ. of Cambridge and former CTO of NASA JSC.

Creative Approaches to Problem Solving

Author: Scott G. Isaksen
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412977739
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Business & Economics

Creative Approaches to Problem Solving (CAPS) is a comprehensive text covering the well-known, cited, and used system for problem solving and creativity known as Creative Problem Solving (CPS). CPS is a flexible system used to help individuals and groups solve problems, manage change, and deliver innovation. It provides a framework, language, guidelines, and set of easy-to-use tools for understanding challenges, generating ideas and transforming promising ideas into action. Features and Benefits: - Specific objectives in each chapter for the reader - This provides a clear focus for instruction or independent learning - Practical case study introduced in the beginning of each chapter and then completed as a "rest of the story" toward the end of the chapter - This feature provides an application anchor for the reader - Upgraded mix of graphics - These updated and refreshed graphics include tables, figures, and illustrative images that are designed to provide "pictures" to go along with the word. The aim has been to aid attention, retention, and practical application - Enhanced emphasis on flexible, dynamic process-- Enables users to select and apply CPS tools, components, and stages in a meaningful way that meets their actual needs - A framework for problem solving that has been tested and applied across ages, settings, and cultures-- Readers can apply a common approach to process across many traditional "boundaries" that have limited effectives. Creative Approaches to Problem Solving has been (and continues to be) used as a core text for faculty who are teaching courses in Creative Problem Solving or Creativity and Innovation as part of an MBA program, or in Education, a course on Creativity (often as a component of certification or endorsement requirements in gifted education). It is also used as a core text for those enrolled in professional development, continuing education, or executive education programmes.

Harvard Business Essentials

Author: Harvard Business School Press
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 1591391121
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Business & Economics

Innovation is an undisputed catalyst for company growth, yet many managers across industries fail to create a climate that encourages and rewards innovation.Managing Creativity and Innovationexplores the manager's role in sparking organizational creativity and offers insight into what managers and leaders must do to increase successful innovation. Contents include: Generating new ideas and recognizing opportunities Moving innovation to market Removing mental blocks to creativity Establishing a strategic direction for profitable product development Brainstorming and fostering creative conflict within groups Creating an innovation-friendly culture Plus, readers can access free interactive tools on the Harvard Business Essentials companion web site. Series Adviser: Ralph Katz Dr. Katz is professor of management at Northeastern University's College of Business and in the Management of Technology Group of M.I.T.'s Sloan School of Management. He has carried out extensive management research on technology-based innovation with emphasis in the management of technical professionals and project teams. Harvard Business Essentials The Reliable Source for Busy Managers The Harvard Business Essentials series is designed to provide comprehensive advice, personal coaching, background information, and guidance on the most relevant topics in business. Drawing on rich content from Harvard Business School Publishing and other sources, these concise guides are carefully crafted to provide a highly practical resource for readers with all levels of experience. To assure quality and accuracy, each volume is closely reviewed by a specialized content adviser from a world class business school. Whether you are a new manager interested in expanding your skills or an experienced executive looking for a personal resource, these solution-oriented books offer reliable answers at your fingertips.

Democratizing Innovation

Author: Eric von Hippel
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262002745
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Business & Economics

The process of user-centered innovation: how it can benefit both users and manufacturers and how its emergence will bring changes in business models and public policy.

The Innovation Solution

Author: Praveen Gupta
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 1456558102
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Business & Economics

While others talk about the known innovation problem, The Innovation Solution offers a well researched, logical and holistic understanding of the innovation process, taught for many years at several colleges and Universities. The Twenty-first century requires twenty first century solutions. In this groundbreaking book, Praveen Gupta provides an easy to understand, powerful innovation framework for anyone interested in learning about innovation and striving for success at the personal or organizational level. But more than that, it demonstrates that innovation skills can be taught and learned for pursuing ones passion and growth. Gupta has recognized that Innovation is a learned skill, and he has applied Einstein's revolutionary work correlating innovation as a function of ones speed of thought to develop his overall framework. Known as Breakthrough Innovation (or Brinnovation), this framework has combined strategies for success, the Rule of Two, management techniques, measures, return on innovation, a curriculum to jump-start an innovation initiative and the powerful TEDOC methodology (Target, Explore, Develop, Optimize, and Commercialize). Systematically explaining the various aspects of innovation and how they impact companies in the knowledge age, Gupta shares his own experience in what is arguably the most profoundly affecting innovation management book available for the casual reader and seasoned veteran alike. Surprising, challenging, and altogether inspiring, The Innovation Solution is a life-altering guide to jump-starting a dynamic profitable future.

The Center for Creative Leadership Handbook of Leadership Development

Author: Ellen Van Velsor
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470387399
Release Date: 2010-03-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Praise for The Center for Creative LeadershipHandbook of Leadership Development "The most authoritative, comprehensive, and practical source for developing leadership capability in any organization. The handbook integrates the very best of theory and practice, and serves as a valuable road map to creating a foundation of systemic leadership excellence, now and for the future." —Thomas J. Griffin, vice president, organizational learning and chief teaching officer, U.S. Cellular "Only from the Center for Creative Leadership could we expect to see such a rich, authoritative, and actionable set of the latest resources for developing leaders. All those who have responsibility for developing leaders (senior executives, leader development professionals, and leaders themselves), as well as those who study leadership, need to read this book." —Douglas T. "Tim" Hall, founding director, Executive Development Roundtable, Boston University "The changes in the third edition of The Handbook of Leadership Development make a good book even better. The authors provide a broad perspective on the most relevant topics for academics and practitioners. The emphasis on development of collective leadership capacity as well as development of individual leaders is consistent with the growing recognition that strategic leadership, shared leadership, and flexible change leadership are essential for sustained organizational effectiveness in a dynamic global economy. The book is a valuable source of knowledge and practical advice for anyone who is responsible for providing or managing leadership development." —Gary Yukl, professor of management, University at Albany-SUNY "We consider leadership to be the single most important factor influencing the performance of our organization. This book is brilliant in defining what we need to do and what capabilities we need to assist our leaders to grow and develop." —Morten Raabe, vice president of Organisation Development, WW ASA, Oslo, Norway Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.