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You Can Kill An Idea, But You Can't Kill An Opportunity: How to Discover New Sources of Growth for Your Organization

You Can Kill An Idea, But You Can't Kill An Opportunity: How to Discover New Sources of Growth for Your Organization

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 28-OCT-2013

Insert Date: 15-APR-2014

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Ideas alone are failing us! They promise growth, but too often lead to products and services that don't deliver. In many companies it can take up to 3,000 ideas to lead to 100 projects, resulting in only 2 launches, producing on average one product that breaks even and of these products only 20% turn a profit. Defining the opportunity first, leads to big ideas that win and increases the odds for success. Pam Henderson, former faculty at Carnegie Mellon University and author of You Can Kill an Idea, but You Can't Kill An Opportunity! shows how to apply Opportunity Thinking™ in your own...

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Creativity Unlimited: Thinking Inside the Box for Business Innovation

Creativity Unlimited: Thinking Inside the Box for Business Innovation

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 13-JUL-2009

Insert Date: 04-MAR-2014

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Flying in the face of current thinking, this book suggests that we do not need to 'think outside the box' in our quest for creativity, rather we should rethink the way we look 'inside the box'. This idea will resonate only too well with those who have endeavoured to be creative by thinking outside that box, only to have their attempts scuppered by the constraints of bureaucracy and organizational politics. Instead of fighting a losing battle, the author suggests that creativity should be worked at within the constraints of the organizational box, but that space needs to be grown and...

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Innovacion en tiempos de crisis

Innovacion en tiempos de crisis

By: Fons Trompenaars; Charles Hampden-Turner

Publisher: LID Editorial

Publication Date: 01-APR-2010

Insert Date: 28-FEB-2014

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Fons Trompenaars y Charles Hampden-Turner exploran la creatividad y la innovación como fuente de ideas para favorecer la sostenibilidad empresarial.  ...

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Culturas Innovadoras 2.0

Culturas Innovadoras 2.0

By: Juan Carrión

Publisher: LID Editorial

Publication Date: 01-FEB-2009

Insert Date: 28-FEB-2014

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Juan Carrión defiende un cambio en la cultura corporativa que potencie la innovación y el inconformismo del individuo. ...

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The Idea-Driven Organization

The Idea-Driven Organization

By: Alan G Robinson; Dean M. Schroeder

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

Publication Date: 31-MAR-2014

Insert Date: 25-FEB-2014

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Most companies, if they solicit employee ideas at all, essentially just set up a suggestion box, which employees know from experience is where ideas go to die. So nothing happens. But innovation is not an option—it’s the key to survival. And innovation needs new ideas. So where are those ideas going to come from? Using numerous examples, Robinson and Schroeder argue that the employees who interact directly with your customers, make your products, and provide your services are in the best position to see where problems exist and what improvements and new offerings would have the most impact....

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Handbook of Research on Enterprise 2.0

Handbook of Research on Enterprise 2.0

By: Maria Cruz-Cunha; Fernando Moreira; João Varajão

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 31-JUL-2013

Insert Date: 14-FEB-2014

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Workplace technology is evolving at an accelerated pace, driving innovation, productivity, and efficiency to exceedingly high levels. Businesses both small and large must keep up with these changes in order to compete effectively with fellow enterprises. The Handbook of Research on Enterprise 2.0: Technological, Social, and Organizational Dimensions collects the most recent developments in evaluating the technological, organizational, and social dimensions of modern business practices in order to better foster advances in information exchange and collaboration among networks of partners and...

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Communicating The New: Methods to Shape and Accelerate Innovation

Communicating The New: Methods to Shape and Accelerate Innovation

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 12-AUG-2013

Insert Date: 07-JAN-2014

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"Communicating radical innovation is very different from discussing marginal change. Erwin's book provides a serious analysis of why, in this era of VUCA—Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity—we need to change our individual and organizational modes of communication. Erwin then provides a series of concrete, practical communication methodologies that we so need. Communicating the New is a book that needs to be offered in all of our best business-school classes." —Bruce Nussbaum, author of Creative Intelligence, former assistant managing editor for BusinessWeek, and Professor...

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Thinkers 50 Innovation: Breakthrough Thinking to Take Your Business to the Next Level

Thinkers 50 Innovation: Breakthrough Thinking to Take Your Business to the Next Level

By: Stuart Crainer; Des Dearlove

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

Publication Date: 29-OCT-2013

Insert Date: 22-DEC-2013

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The World's Leading Business Minds on Today's Most Critical Challenges Featuring VJ Govindarajan, Linda Hill, Clay Christensen, and many more "Thinkers50 is now established as the definitive ranking of global thought leaders." -- Professor Costas Markides, London Business School Innovation used to separate extraordinary companies from average companies. Today, it's making the difference between those that succeed and those that outright fail. Business leaders have no choice: innovate or die. Stuart Crainer and Des Dearlove, creators of Thinkers50, bring you the...

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FAST Creativity & Innovation

FAST Creativity & Innovation

By: Charles Bytheway

Publisher: J. Ross Publishing

Publication Date: 17-JAN-2007

Insert Date: 13-DEC-2013

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FAST Creativity & Innovation is a landmark work authored by the creator of the method called Function Analysis Systems Technique (FAST) and pioneer of value engineering and value analysis. FAST is a powerful mapping technique that can graphically model goals, objectives, strategies, plans, systems, projects, products, processes, and procedures in function terms to identify function dependencies by organizing them into a cause and effect relationship. This technique quickly brings clarity to whatever situation or problem it is applied and greatly enhances productive thinking,...

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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

Insert Date: 10-NOV-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

Insert Date: 26-SEP-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...