Book Review

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Eat, Sleep, Innovate: How to Make Creativity an Everyday Habit Inside Your Organization [Interview]

By Braden Kelley / September 30, 2020 /

I had the opportunity recently to interview fellow author Jeff Gothelf to talk with him about his new book Sense and Respond, which is his second book with his co-author Josh Seiden and a major publisher. Congratulations Jeff! 1. Why is it so important that companies embed the two-way conversation with customers at the center of what they do?

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Top Strategy and Innovation Books of 2019

By Soren Kaplan / January 14, 2020 /

The best strategy & innovation books deliver new insights, examples and tools for reinventing business. I’ve recently written about the disruptive change and innovation upending markets like product packaging, travel and hospitality, management consulting, construction, healthcare, and manufacturing. No matter the trends, technologies or transformations, every industry faces similar challenges: What business models must we create for the future? How do we differentiate…

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25 of the Best Books for Innovators

By Jesse Nieminen / December 30, 2019 /

Regardless of which stats you look at or believe, innovation is without a doubt difficult. Thus, if you’re looking to succeed in it, you need to invest heavily into continuous learning. There are, fortunately, plenty of great books out there that can help you succeed in innovation, in 2020 and beyond. I actually wrote a list of some of…

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Five New Innovation Books for the Holidays

By Pete Foley / December 4, 2019 /

As the holiday season in the US gets underway, I habitually look back on what I’ve learnt over the previous year.  An important part of that is always what I’ve read, and in the festive spirit of sharing, here are five books that greatly influenced me in 2019.  None are strictly ‘Innovation books’.  Instead they…

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Eleven Essential Behavioral Science Books for Innovators

By Pete Foley / March 29, 2018 /

No matter how great an innovation is, it is only useful if people notice it, understand it, desire it, acquire it and use (and reuse) it. To achieve this, we need to understand human perception, motivations, decision making and ultimately, influence behavior. Below, in no particular order, are my favorite eleven books that have taught…

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What Product Managers & Innovators Should Know About Agile Strategy [podcast] - Innovation Excellence

What Product Managers & Innovators Should Know About Agile Strategy [podcast]

By Chad McAllister / December 20, 2017 /

Dan Montgomery is a practitioner of Strategic Agility and shares his simple and practical tools in this interview. He is also the co-author of The Institute Way: Simplify Strategic Planning and Management with the Balanced Scorecard. He has helped several organizations create strategic plans and add agility.

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Insight: the Metaskill for Product Managers and Innovators [podcast]

By Chad McAllister / November 27, 2017 /

The discussion here is about a book ‘The Muse’ called the number-one best career book available. The book is Insight: Why We’re Not as Self-Aware as We Think, and How Seeing Ourselves Clearly Helps Us Succeed at Work and in Life.

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Science of Success

The Science of Success for Product Managers and Innovators [podcast]

By Chad McAllister / September 20, 2017 /

In his book, Barking Up the Wrong Tree, Eric reveals the science behind what actually determines success and—most important—how you can achieve it. Eric also has a popular blog by the same name as his book that shares science-based answers and expert insight on how to be successful.

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A Dummies Guide for Innovation

By Nicolas Bry / September 14, 2017 /

Pierre d’Huy and Jérôme Lafon, both innovation teachers and consultants, share all the secrets of Innovation Management in their encyclopedic and brilliant book, A Dummies Guide for Innovation. All aspects of innovation are described in a simple and thrilling way, from innovation history, to innovation process, open innovation, user centric innovation, and a practical step-by-step approach to complete innovation from unfolding the idea down to implementation.

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Change Intelligence

7 Change Styles for Product Managers & Innovators [Podcast]

By Chad McAllister / September 13, 2017 /

We often need to help others we work with understand why change is required. It is a skill we can learn and my quest calls it Change Intelligence. Chad McAllister interviews Barbara Trautlein who wrote the book on the topic, Change Intelligence: Use the Power of CQ to Lead Change That Sticks. Read about it here or listen to the podcast.

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