Posts tagged Innovation
How to Invent Everything

Eisner and Harvey Award winning author Ryan North has brought a combination of humor and genius into the world in his latest book How to Invent Everything. The premise being that you rented a time machine which promptly malfunctioned. The book includes guides to discovering what time period you’ve landed in and how you can build human society similar to, or better than, how we know it today. Think you can reinvent the modern world from scratch?

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The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

This book is a must-read for product designers and marketers serious about creating life-changing habits that people crave. The Power of Habit explores different areas of life and business where taking control of habit cycles leads to powerful shifts in mentality.

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The Ten Faces of Innovation

“The Devil’s Advocate persona may be the biggest innovation killer in America today," Tom Kelly asserts in Ten Faces of Innovation. "It encourages idea wreckers to assume the most negative possible perspective, one that sees only downsides, problems, disasters-in-waiting.  By invoking the protective power of ‘Let me just play Devil’s Advocate for a minute…’, the speaker is now entirely free to take potshots at the idea with complete immunity. Essentially saying, ‘The Devil made me do it.’"

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Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World

Originals explores how innovators see the world differently and bring others into their success.  It is not the high school valedictorians who go on to change the world, Grant argues, since their very success signals that they have perfected following and benefiting from the existing system.  By contrast, it is the highly creative children that teachers tend to discriminate against, labeling them as troublemakers.

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What Customers Want

Innovation is fundamental to success and business growth. Through offering a proven alternative to failed customer-driven thinking, What Customers Want arms you with the tools needed to unleash innovation, lower costs, and reduce failure rates while creating the products and services customers really want.

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Change By Design

The myth of innovation is that breathtaking, revolutionary ideas come to life already fully formed from the brains of masterminds. The reality proposed by Brown is that most revolutions come out of a process of intense consideration by which compelling ideas can be recognized and then grown before being understood as original contributions with the potential of having groundbreaking abilities.

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