The most common myth in entrepreneurship can lead your startup to a dead end! One of the most common advice startups get as they begin their entrepreneurial journey is to adopt a “laser sharp”focus approach. And the reason for that is crystal … Continue reading Where to Play
A great business book about the current digital transformation (digital tsunami) which affects literally all companies. Part about the technology across digital domains was particularly interesting explaining waves of this change. As this change is inevitable and currently in progress … Continue reading The Age of Surge – Book review
Davila&Epstein has done it again. After their first book “Making Innovation Work” (Davila, Epstein, Shelton 2006.) they are back with “The Innovation Paradox – Why good businesses kill breakthroughs and how they can change”.
After reading dozens of innovation & creativity books I stopped thinking that there could be a new great book which will enforce me to underline 1/3 of content but here we are… Continue reading “The Innovation Paradox – book review”
There are hundreds of books published each year with topic: Innovation. Many of them are strictly scientific, others are business or inspirational, but how to know which are worth to read?
My humble choice of books published in last 10 years is following:
When I heard that Jeremy Gutsche is releasing the second book I was eager to read it, as “Exploting Chaos” (Jeremy’s first book) is one my favourite books covering the topic of Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship. And I’m not disappointed, … Continue reading Book Review: Better and Faster
After brilliant and inspiring “Exploting Chaos”, Jeremy Gutsche (TrendHunter) is releasing his second book “Better and Faster“.
First chapter is free for download. The book launches on March 17th. Continue reading “New book from Jeremy Gutsche “Better and Faster””
In his newest book Jeffrey Baumgartner is introducing Anticonventional Thinking – a new creativity method as an alternative to the well-known brainstorming. In first chapters Jeffrey is explaining brainstorming method and reasons why it’s not working. I must say that … Continue reading Book Review: Anticonventional Thinking
Many Innovation books share the same content, some also the same form and style, this book – on the other hand, is written from the different perspective as some kind of innovation manual.
Persons which can inspire creative people? Here is a small list… First thought is Richard Branson (website) – his carrier is truly an inspiration, like story about starting Virgin Records(video above) or his idea about going to Airline business with starting Virgin Atlantic. His book “Screw It, Let’s Do It” is a big recommendation. He can be followed on twitter @richardbranson. “Everyone that works in Virgin is unique. They are not sheeps. They think for themselves. They have good ideas and I listen them. What is the purpose of hiring smart people, when you are not using their talent.” David and Tom … Continue reading Creative persons which can inspire other creatives
Book review: Oliver Gassmann, Fiona Schweitzer: Management of the Fuzzy Front End of Innovation (Springer, 2014)
Well, this was a surprise! This book really gives a wide range of topics with interesting examples and advices useful for work in creative industry. Continue reading “Book: The Fuzzy Front End of Innovation”
Teaser for Scott Berkun’s new book, check details at his site. Continue reading The Year Without Pants
After few business books that was terrible with same old stories and nothing interesting for me, I just finished interesting and inspiring book about the everyday work in a company, based on the real-life example of the writers. The book is called “REWORK, Change the way you work forever”.
Great short video on “Fast Company” where Eric Ries (writer of the book “The Lean Startup”) is explaining his term: The Pivot – link The easiest way to explain it – remember what the pivot in handball match is doing … Continue reading Eric Ries explaining “The Pivot”
My iPhone/iPad Application Unleash Your Creativity is now published on AppStore. After trying to find a way to publish book, I decided that it’s more “innovative” and easier way to create an App. I hope that this could be good … Continue reading Unleash Your Creativity App is published now!
I’ve been trying to find the way to publish short book. First, I try in my country, but I couldnt do it without sponsors. The market is simply too small for this topic. Next was to try to do it on english. Well, that’s not so easy, there are too many books about innovation that comes to stores eery year. Many of these book are too scientific, others covers similar stories which are repeated over-and-over again. So, how to make something innovative? Maybe it’s the smartphone application! There are not so many apps about creativity, so I figure out that … Continue reading mobile app “Unleash Creativity” soon available
GRASP The Solution: How to find the best answers to everyday challenges When I started to read this book, I couldn’t stop… Book is explaining useful methodology how to come up to new ideas and what to do next. GSP … Continue reading GRASP The Solution: book review
Great book book from topic of innovation management, here is my short review (I warmly recommend it): Jeffrey Phillips has done a great work covering topics needed for success in developing innovation culture in companies. Also, many hurdles and problems … Continue reading Relentless Innovation – Review
Indeed, many innovation books are too boring! Large number of books from this topic are published each year and I don’t even count those who has only university-like style inside. Those books looks like just the group of articles or … Continue reading innovation books, 2 of 3 are boring, why?
I’ve just finished reading “Making Ideas Happen” by Scott Belsky. This is the book for every leader, creative person or even for someone who’s starting a career. It’s full of examples how to organize ourselves and our organization to became … Continue reading making ideas happen
This book gives a stories of era – Google era and it bring some future trends connected with Google Business Model. I expected more innovation minded approach and more inside stories from Google, but nevertheless I’m satisfied because it gives … Continue reading what would google do?
Just finished with “Everyday Engineering” by IDEO’s Andrew Burroughs. Nice and inspiring book which looks like it follows Jane Fulton Suri’s “Thoughtless Acts”, The book observes everyday things with designer+engineer eyes. The story continues with flickr group. Continue reading everyday engineering