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Red Thread Thinking: Weaving Together Connections for Brilliant Ideas and Profitable Innovation

Red Thread Thinking: Weaving Together Connections for Brilliant Ideas and Profitable Innovation

By: Debra Kaye

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

Publication Date: 05-FEB-2013

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Create products and services your consumers can’tpass up--without the high cost of developmentSuccess is all about connections.Debra Kaye explodes conventional thinking about innovation and provides an approach that anyone or any business can use to expose the crucial links among observations, experiences, facts, and feelings that on the surface do not seem related--but are--to uncover fresh, brilliant insights. ...

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Innovation the NASA Way: Harnessing the Power of Your Organization for Breakthrough Success

Innovation the NASA Way: Harnessing the Power of Your Organization for Breakthrough Success

By: Rod Pyle

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

Publication Date: 25-MAR-2014

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Launch your business to new heights with out-of-this world innovation For over half a century, NASA has delivered a continuous stream of innovative accomplishments that have inspired the world. Neil Armstrong walking on the moon, the space shuttle pioneering reusable space planes, Mars rovers exploring the red planet--the list goes on. We read the stories and watch the footage, and as impossible as these achievements seem, NASA makes them look easy. The most innovative organization in history, NASA holds an otherworldly mystique for those of us who look on in awe. But behind...

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The Necessity of Strangers: The Intriguing Truth About Insight, Innovation, and Success

The Necessity of Strangers: The Intriguing Truth About Insight, Innovation, and Success

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Publisher: Jossey-Bass

Publication Date: 10-SEP-2013

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A counterintuitive approach to fostering greater innovation, collaboration, and engagement Most of us assume our success relies on a network of friends and close contacts. But innovative thinking requires a steady stream of fresh ideas and new possibilities, which strangers are more likely to introduce. Our survival instincts naturally cause us to look upon strangers with suspicion and distrust, but in The Necessity of Strangers, Alan Gregerman offers the provocative idea that engaging with strangers is an opportunity, not a threat, and that engaging with the right strangers is essential...

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The 46 Rules of Genius: An Innovator’s Guide to Creativity

The 46 Rules of Genius: An Innovator’s Guide to Creativity

By: Marty Neumeier

Publisher: New Riders

Publication Date: 19-MAY-2014

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Not since Strunk and White’s ELEMENTS OF STYLE has a book compressed so many insights into so few pages. With his trademark simplicity and wit, Marty Neumeier has written and illustrated a concise guide that can be read quickly over a lunch break or savored slowly over a lifetime. Part 1, “How can I innovate?” offers insightful guidance such as “Feel before you think,” “See what’s not there,” and “Ask a bigger question.” Rule #1 gives the paradoxical advice: “Break the rules.” Part 2, “How should I work?” offers down-to-earth tips on craft: “Use a linear process for static elements,” and...

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The Innovation Paradox

The Innovation Paradox

By: Tony Davila; Marc Epstein

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

Publication Date: 30-JUN-2014

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For more than twenty years, major innovations—the kind that transform industries and even societies—seem to have come almost exclusively from startups, despite massive efforts and millions of dollars spent by established companies. Tony Davila and Marc Epstein, authors of the bestselling Making Innovation Work, say the problem is that the very processes and structures responsible for established companies’ enduring success prevent them from developing breakthroughs. This is the innovation paradox. Most established companies succeed through incremental innovation—taking a product they’re...

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Inventores increíblemente poco razonables: Sus vidas, amores y muertes

Inventores increíblemente poco razonables: Sus vidas, amores y muertes

By: Jeremy Coller

Publisher: Infinite Ideas

Publication Date: 29-MAR-2012

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En estas extraordinarias historias de treinta personas que nos dieron inventos históricos como la bombilla y el teléfono, el revólver y la dinamita, las vacunas y la anestesia, encontramos amistades y trapicheos, comedia y tragedia, euforia incontrolada y amarga decepción. Jeremy Coller explora el poder de la ambición y el miedo al fracaso, el optimismo que permite a las personas aprovechar nuevas oportunidades y los fallos en la naturaleza humana que pueden alejar del éxito incluso a los individuos más decididos. ...

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The Q-Loop: The Art & Science of Lasting Corporate Change

The Q-Loop: The Art & Science of Lasting Corporate Change

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Publisher: Bibliomotion

Publication Date: 07-MAY-2013

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The business environment has never been more fast-paced and competitive. Survival, let alone success, depends on an organization’s ability to recognize possibilities, innovate, implement change, and sustain that transformation. Yet a paradox exists. How does an established organization filled with long-time employees, a deeply entrenched culture, and a history of drawn-out planning and development cycles become nimble, innovative, and responsive? In The Q-Loop Brian Klapper reveals the “art and science” of lasting transformation based on a proven, repeatable model. Learn how to unlock...

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Kill the Company: End the Status Quo, Start an Innovation Revolution

Kill the Company: End the Status Quo, Start an Innovation Revolution

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Publisher: Bibliomotion

Publication Date: 15-MAY-2012

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In the ever-changing world of business, we’ve arrived at a point where process has trumped culture, where the race toward efficiency has left us unable to reach our potential. Stuck in the land of status quo, we’ve forgotten how to think. The very structures put in place to help businesses grow are now holding us back; it’s time to Kill the Company. This book is a call to arms: to start a revolution in how we think and work. But instead of more one-size-fits-all change initiatives forced upon employees, we need to embrace small changes that create ripple effects throughout the...

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The Science of Serendipity: How to Unlock the Promise of Innovation

The Science of Serendipity: How to Unlock the Promise of Innovation

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 13-NOV-2012

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Innovation. The word might make you think of Silicon Valley. But innovation isn't the sole province of start-ups. They didn't invent it, and they're not always the ones from which we can best learn. As Matt Kingdon argues in The Science of Serendipity, it's corporate innovators battling within large, established organisations who are the field's real heroes. Tapping into 20 years of experience on the front lines of innovation—bringing new products and services to market and helping organisations become more creative—Kingdon dissects the ways in which corporations are continually reborn....

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India's Innovation Blueprint

India's Innovation Blueprint

By: George Eby Mathew

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 07-OCT-2010

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In 2010, India celebrated its 60th anniversary as an independent sovereign republic. India is the fourth largest economy by gross domestic product. Economically, it is building itself as a formidable force and global influence. At the same time India has fundamental challenges: its inequities are visible; its young population tread a thin line between opportunity and pitfall; its infrastructure has gaping holes; and it’s a slow chaotic democracy. This book establishes that in spite of these challenges, a new India is emerging out of the old, colliding more often than collaborating with...

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Software Engineering: The Current Practice

Software Engineering: The Current Practice

By: Vaclav Rajlich

Publisher: Chapman and Hall/CRC

Publication Date: 17-NOV-2011

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This text teaches students basic software engineering skills and helps practitioners refresh their knowledge and explore recent developments in the field. It covers the most common iterative processes: agile, directed, and centralized processes. The book also discusses the role of software change in these processes and the phases of software change, including concept location, impact analysis, refactoring, actualization, and verification. The text journeys through the software life span from the initial development of software from scratch to the final stages that lead toward software...

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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,...