Book Review

What Technology Wants

It’s rare that a book so enhances your world-view that you think the author has taken up residence in your head. Henceforth What Technology Wants shall be known as my new playbook for understanding technology. It’s a must read for innovation junkies trying to sort the infinite possibilities of the 21stcentury. Many have tried to help us understand the meaning ...

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Book Review and Innovation Summary – "The Open Innovation Revolution"

A few weeks ago I received “The Open Innovation Revolution” by Stefan Lindegaard in the mail. “The Open Innovation Revolution” is an approachable 200 pages, and is an easy, and pleasant read. Stefan Lindegaard is contributor to Blogging Innovation and is a speaker, network facilitator and strategic advisor who focuses on the topics of open innovation, intrapreneurship and how to ...

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It's About Hubris, Stupid

Book Review of “How the Mighty Fall” by Bob Donnelly Jim Collins, the well known author of “Good to Great” and coauthor of “Built to Last” has done it again in this book that explains why successful companies stumble, and eventually fail; or are able to recover and continue. His analysis is captured in clear examples of what he calls ...

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Book Review – "Innovation Tournaments"

A few weeks ago I received “Innovation Tournaments” by Christian Terwiesch and Karl T. Ulrich in the mail. “Innovation Tournaments” is a relatively short, easy, and pleasant read. This book is definitely one of my favorite innovation books to date as it covers concepts clearly and in an accessible way. Wharton professors Terwiesch and Ulrich have chosen to focus their ...

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The Carrot Principle – Pixar Style

I’ll be publishing a book review of “Conquering Innovation Fatigue” soon, and for a bit of fun I thought we could flashback to a book I reviewed in June 2009 – “The Carrot Principle” – Pixar-style: It just goes to show that not paying attention to the rewards and recognition for your most valuable resource (your employees), can result in ...

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