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”.
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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
Here is my selection of books from topic: innovations&creativity. During winter time there is more time for reading so maybe this list could help someone in selecting right books. Together with this books I must mention one “blook”: Pulp Innovation … Continue reading innovations & creativity reading list
exploiting chaos by jeremy gutsche Interesting and easy-to-read book which gives you examples of innovation success stories and the guideline for creativity. Useful for everyone not just for the persons involved in work with ideas. Culture of revolution ad trend hunting is the topics that you won’t see in other books 😉 It looks trendy & “sexy” and it’s the book that everyone that have it on the bookshelf, will go back over and over. idea book by fredrik hären Book about creativity with blank pages for reader’s notes and ideas. It’s a sort of creativity handbook for anyone interested … Continue reading book reviews
Cynthia Baron Rabe in her book “Innovation Killer” is speaking about Groupthink as: ” a well documented and often detrimental human tendency to go along with decisions that the majority of a group will accept.” Sometimes is enough to keep your mouth shut during the group conversation and it will mean that your think like others in the group, which can lead to problems later. Groupthink must, for sure, be avoided in brainstorming sessions, as it can destroy it. Shortly, groupthink is the opposite to innovation & innovation culture. Continue reading groupthink
So, here’s the first chapter of my what-will-be book “I have the idea, and what now?” I have to note, that english is not my native language, so there are certainly some errors in text. 😉 what is innovation? The term innovation can be heard in recent times from every direction. TV, newspapers, adds – everywhere we can see the word ‘innovation’ connected with wide range of products, from commercials for cosmetic products, to banking services. Politicians, professors, businessman or journalists – everyone have something to say about innovations. The term is used so much that there is the danger … Continue reading i have the idea, and what now? (1)
That’s a question that I’ve been asking myself last four months. I’ve contacted the most probably interested publishers in Croatia, but they are not interested to publish my book about innovation management.The country is small, so even if I find a publisher, the edition will be over 1000 copies. Maybe there will be more chances if I translate the book on english and try to publish it in UK or US. But the problem is the lach of time to do that.I’m really dissapointed because I wrote it to help small and medium-sized firms to start with innovation climate. This … Continue reading how to publish a book?
I saw an interesting article on IdeaConnection. An Interview with Scott Berkun, author of the book: The Myths of Innovation.Here is the set of Myths:1.The myth of epiphany — there is no eureka moment, ideas never stand alone2. We understand the history of innovation — we have simplified legends3. There is a method for innovation — there are infinite paths to innovation4. People love new ideas — most people fear change5. The lone inventor — all innovation is bound to what came before6. Good ideas are hard to find — humans are built for creative thinking7. Your boss knows more … Continue reading the myths of innovation
Useful book from John Adair, for everyone who wants to start its creative engine. What makes this book really fun to read are many examples of ideas/inventions, and the big number of inspirational quotes. The chapters are sorted as useful advices, so it can be viewed as an user manual for creativity 🙂 Continue reading the art of creative thinking
I’ve yesterday run in to a book ‘Innovative Leader’ from Paul Sloane. I’ve read it in a three hour trip on the train from Zagreb to Osijek. This describes how fluently it is written, and how interesting it was. Ok, I knew a bunch of techniques and examples shown in this book, but some things were really new to me. This is really a welcoming book to every new innovation manager or leader.More about Paul Sloane on his website: http://www.destination-innovation.com Continue reading innovative leader