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Intelligent Innovation

Intelligent Innovation

By: John Cogliandro

Publisher: J. Ross Publishing

Publication Date: 18-JAN-2007

Insert Date: 06-DEC-2013

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Innovation is the key to success in any economy. Even non-profits and government agencies are discovering the importance of unique, innovative, customer-oriented value-added services. Intelligent Innovation explains the importance and application of innovation throughout the lifecycle of any product or service, from development to delivery. Using a practical, easy-to-remember four-step process, this book includes several tools and methods to achieve increased performance within the entire organization — from work satisfaction to stock price and profitability. Intelligent...

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Powering the Dream

Powering the Dream

By: Alexis Madrigal

Publisher: Da Capo Press

Publication Date: 05-FEB-2013

Insert Date: 23-NOV-2013

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Few today realize that America’s relationship with green technology is far from a recent development. The truth is Americans have been inventing green for more than a century.  Powering the Dream  tells the fascinating stories of the brilliant, often irascible inventors who foresaw our current energy problems, tried to invent cheap and renewable solutions, and drew the blueprint for a green future. ...

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ENOVALE: How to Unlock Sustained Innovation Project Success

ENOVALE: How to Unlock Sustained Innovation Project Success

By: Greg McLaughlin; Vinny Caraballo

Publisher: Productivity Press

Publication Date: 16-OCT-2013

Insert Date: 12-NOV-2013

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This book provides a strategy for implementing innovation projects following the ENOVALE methodologies: envision the need, nominate, objectify, validate, align and adapt, link, and execute. The authors explain what the strategy means in terms of innovation and demonstrate its transformative power for products, processes, and services. They also provide a step-by-step process for initiating and conducting an innovation project. The book includes business examples, templates, tools, and strategies for each of the "means" of innovation. ...

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The Myths of Creativity: The Truth About How Innovative Companies and People Generate Great Ideas

The Myths of Creativity: The Truth About How Innovative Companies and People Generate Great Ideas

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Publisher: Jossey-Bass

Publication Date: 07-OCT-2013

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How to get past the most common myths about creativity to design truly innovative strategies We tend to think of creativity in terms reminiscent of the ancient muses: divinely-inspired, unpredictable, and bestowed upon a lucky few. But when our jobs challenge us to be creative on demand, we must develop novel, useful ideas that will keep our organizations competitive. The Myths of Creativity demystifies the processes that drive innovation. Based on the latest research into how creative individuals and firms succeed, David Burkus highlights the mistaken ideas that hold us back and shows...

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Experience Design: A Framework for Integrating Brand, Experience, and Value

Experience Design: A Framework for Integrating Brand, Experience, and Value

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 26-AUG-2013

Insert Date: 10-NOV-2013

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Bridge the gap between business and design to improve the customer experience Businesses thrive when they can engage customers. And, while many companies understand that design is a powerful tool for engagement, they do not have the vocabulary, tools, and processes that are required to enable design to make a difference. Experience Design bridges the gap between business and design, explaining how the quality of customer experience is the key to unlocking greater engagement and higher customer lifetime value. The book teaches businesses how to think about design as a process, and how...

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A compendium of tools and techniques that every innovator needs The Innovator's Toolkit is an essential companion for every innovator, innovation team leader, operations manager, and corporate change agent who needs to drive organic growth. Written and presented in an easy-to-use reference format, the book helps users understand why, when, and how to apply each technique for maximum benefits and results. The fifty-plus tools and techniques in this book are organized around a framework for identifying innovation opportunities, generating new and unusual ideas, selecting the best ideas for...

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Success in Innovation

Success in Innovation

By: Jan Verloop

Publisher: Elsevier

Publication Date: 13-MAR-2013

Insert Date: 31-OCT-2013

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Success in Innovation tackles its subject from a novel perspective: instead of focusing on factors for success, it specifically examines the factors for failure. Similar books often attempt to stimulate more effort on innovation with success stories and methods. But innovation is risky business and most innovative ideas fail. By understanding the typical pitfalls and hurdles in the process, and how to avoid or manage them, readers can significantly improve their chances of success. Success in Innovation is broad in scope and useful to managers, consultants, entrepreneurs, tech...

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Crowdstorm: The Future of Innovation, Ideas, and Problem Solving

Crowdstorm: The Future of Innovation, Ideas, and Problem Solving

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 04-FEB-2013

Insert Date: 18-OCT-2013

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A practical guide to tapping into the abundant ideas and talent outside your organization Successful organizations are constantly searching for new ideas. Historically, organizations have looked to their employees and select partners. They have used techniques like brainstorming to gather and evaluate ideas. However, in today's market, talent and new ideas can be found everywhere. The Internet has enabled organizations to greatly expand their searches far beyond their four walls. Instead of ten or one hundred people, organizations from startups to Fortunate 500 firms can work with...

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Getting Innovation Right: How Leaders Leverage Inflection Points to Drive Success

Getting Innovation Right: How Leaders Leverage Inflection Points to Drive Success

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Publisher: Jossey-Bass

Publication Date: 11-MAR-2013

Insert Date: 09-OCT-2013

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Real-world strategies for uncovering potential and capitalizing on opportunity Innovation is worth little unless it generates lasting success, and gaining measurable results from new ideas requires more than creative risk-taking. Successful innovation demands a tactical approach, and Getting Innovation Right reveals how your company can secure real traction and growth in the marketplace. With Seth Kahan's outcome-based approach, based on his experience leading innovation initiatives at a diverse range of organizations, you will identify the inflection points that generate market...

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Fully exploit new conditions and opportunities created by current technological changes The combined impact of social technologies, the mobile Internet, and cloud computing are creating incredible new business opportunities. They are also destroying unprepared companies, transforming industries, and leaving behind workers who are unwilling or unable to adapt. Business Models for the Social Mobile Cloud reveals a compelling view from PwC of how the social mobile cloud and a combination of new technology changes are key players in a digital transformation in business and society that is...

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Design Thinking for Strategic Innovation: What They Can't Teach You at Business or Design School

Design Thinking for Strategic Innovation: What They Can't Teach You at Business or Design School

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 12-AUG-2013

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A comprehensive playbook for applied design thinking in business and management, complete with concepts and toolkits As many companies have lost confidence in the traditional ways of running a business, design thinking has entered the mix. Design Thinking for Strategic Innovation presents a framework for design thinking that is relevant to business management, marketing, and design strategies and also provides a toolkit to apply concepts for immediate use in everyday work. It explains how design thinking can bring about creative solutions to solve complex business problems. Organized...

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The Innovator's Path: How Individuals, Teams, and Organizations Can Make Innovation Business-as-Usual

The Innovator's Path: How Individuals, Teams, and Organizations Can Make Innovation Business-as-Usual

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 10-SEP-2013

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A guide to creating and sustaining a culture of innovation focused on business value The Innovator's Path introduces business readers to thought leader Madge M. Meyer's unique, cross-cultural perspective on corporate innovation. The book presents eight essential disciplines (Listen, Lead, Position, Promote, Connect, Commit, Execute, and Evolve) that pave the way for individuals, teams, and organizations to continually innovate in ways that create new business value. The author overturns existing assumptions about inspiring and managing innovation, while offering new insights and...

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Innovation

Innovation

By: Kim Chandler McDonald

Publisher: Kogan Page

Publication Date: 03-OCT-2013

Insert Date: 26-SEP-2013

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Any organisation looking to succeed in the global digital economy of today - and tomorrow - must innovate. !nnovation introduces the global pioneers whose ideas and products have driven the changes that have revolutionised our world in every field. It showcases the pioneers who have broken the mould and led the pack in every field from business and technology to food, fashion, culture and healthcare. Drawing on exclusive interviews with more than 100 leading innovators from around the world, !nnovation highlights the common denominators linking these highly creative people. It presents the...

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Disrupt Together: How Teams Consistently Innovate

Disrupt Together: How Teams Consistently Innovate

By: Stephen Spinelli Jr.; Heather McGowan

Publisher: Pearson FT Press

Publication Date: 12-DEC-2013

Insert Date: 26-SEP-2013

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Spinelli and McGowan integrate a broad network of international leaders on innovation to demonstrate the tight linkages between innovation and opportunity recognition. Building on the award winning Philadelphia University curriculum redesign that is reshaping how innovation is taught worldwide, these experts highlight how to identify relevant opportunities more effectively than ever before. The team covers every facet of innovation, including design processes, team development, ethnography, audits and charrettes, opportunity shaping and assessment, business models, value delivery,...

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The Year Without Pants: WordPress.com and the Future of Work

The Year Without Pants: WordPress.com and the Future of Work

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Publisher: Jossey-Bass

Publication Date: 10-SEP-2013

Insert Date: 25-SEP-2013

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A behind-the-scenes look at the firm behind WordPress.com and the unique work culture that contributes to its phenomenal success 50 million websites, or twenty percent of the entire web, use WordPress software. The force behind WordPress.com is a convention-defying company called Automattic, Inc., whose 120 employees work from anywhere in the world they wish, barely use email, and launch improvements to their products dozens of times a day. With a fraction of the resources of Google, Amazon, or Facebook, they have a similar impact on the future of the Internet. How is this possible?...

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Sustainable Innovation

Sustainable Innovation

By: Lisbeth Borbye

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Publication Date: 07-JUL-2011

Insert Date: 17-SEP-2013

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Many of us wish we could design inventions and make decisions that were optimal and sustainable, but we do not know how to begin the approach. This book offers a guide to dramatically improve the quality of innovation and solution-making through the respectful use of existing and abundant, but often-ignored, resources. Sustainable innovation is about creative combination of ideas, materials, methods, and people, courage to derive value from opposition and diversity, integrative intelligence, virtuous planning, minimal consumption of resources, and definition of alternative plans. Using...

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The Innovation Handbook, 3rd Edition

The Innovation Handbook, 3rd Edition

By: Adam Jolly

Publisher: Kogan Page

Publication Date: 03-JUN-2013

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In fast-moving markets, no organization can expect to identify and keep the best ideas by working in isolation; innovation is now running on an open model, with input from a variety of disciplines and sources, including specialists, employees, suppliers and, in particular, customers and clients. But how can you stimulate new innovation? And how can you protect your best ideas once they are in a competitive and aggressive marketplace? The Innovation Handbook offers advice and commentary from leading players in the technology, branding, design, intellectual property and innovation fields - and...

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Ten Types of Innovation: The Discipline of Building Breakthroughs

Ten Types of Innovation: The Discipline of Building Breakthroughs

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 15-APR-2013

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Innovation principles to bring about meaningful and sustainable growth in your organization Using a list of more than 2,000 successful innovations, including Cirque du Soleil, early IBM mainframes, the Ford Model-T, and many more, the authors applied a proprietary algorithm and determined ten meaningful groupings—the Ten Types of Innovation—that provided insight into innovation. The Ten Types of Innovation explores these insights to diagnose patterns of innovation within industries, to identify innovation opportunities, and to evaluate how firms are performing against competitors. The...

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How To Become Innovative (Collection)

How To Become Innovative (Collection)

By: Tony Davila; Marc Epstein; Robert Shelton; Jonathan Cagan; Craig M. Vogel

Publisher: FT Press

Publication Date: 09-AUG-2013

Insert Date: 27-AUG-2013

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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...

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Leading the Epic Revolution: How CIOs Drive Innovation and Create Value Across the Enterprise

Leading the Epic Revolution: How CIOs Drive Innovation and Create Value Across the Enterprise

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 04-JUN-2013

Insert Date: 21-AUG-2013

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A must-read leadership guide for CIOs and executives whose careers depend on creating value and growth through continuous innovation Innovation is the hot topic. Everyone's talking about it, but there seems to be a lot of misperceptions about getting it done. Innovating for Growth and Value is aimed at CIOs and other technology leaders in the modern enterprise. This insider's guide to innovation presents repeatable processes, detailed methodologies, and robust frameworks for innovation and continuous transformation in today's fast-paced business environments. It provides actionable...