Here is the selection of 5 business books I find most intriguing in last year.
The Age of Surge: A Human Centered Framework for Scaling Company Wide Agility and Navigating the Tsunami of Digital – Brad Murphy, Dr. Carol Mase
What will future bring for the companies internally, how they will change and how will common business process adapt for new challenges? Guiding through the current wave of digital transformation (digital tsunami) which affects literally all companies. The technology across digital domains explaining waves of this change and how it is inevitable.
Many examples led this book to be one of the true discoveries of this year.
Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days – Jake Knapp, John Zeratsky, Braden Kowitz
Methodology created by a team from Google is super-useful and super-up-to-date. It is tool for designers, marketers, but also developers or engineers. The book gives a comprehensive guide through this 5-day process of developing ideas and can be used as a manual for facilitator of this creative training for every day and even what to do after. Very useful.
Building a Culture of Innovation: A Practical Framework for Placing Innovation at the Core of Your Business – Cris Beswick, Derek Bishop, Jo Geraghty
Manual for stepping into innovation process with six-stage framework for building a culture of innovation. It will help everyone who needs to create innovation setup in organization.
The Startup Way: How Modern Companies Use Entrepreneurial Management to Transform Culture and Drive Long-Term Growth – Eric Ries
A new book from Eric Ries, writer of Lean Startup takes us where he stopped in previous book, but now main focus is on all organizations – not just startups. How companies should use entrepreneurial and startup methods in their processes and how continuous innovation can be the process implemented in big companies, too.
I was always loving the books on creativity and this is one of the best! Author interviewed many creatives and show the way how them found the creative path. Creative curve, or the way to achieve it brings a new light to the theory with 4 laws of the creative curve: Consumption, Imitation, Creative Communities, Iterations. Numerous examples guides us through this theory.