Category: Book Review

How the Year

Even before it goes on sale, Walter Isaacson’s The Innovators is a bestseller out of the gate. Here’s why the biggest business book of the year is indeed a compelling read – and how it falls short of truly innovating the topic of innovation. Continue reading

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A series of personal innovation stories from a new book by Luis Solis, “Innovation Alchemists: what every CEO needs to know to hire the right Chief Innovation Officer”. Today’s essay on METHODS comes from Kevin Riley who is an Entrepreneurial Healthcare Leader and Principal of Kevin Riley & Associates | Business Model Innovation for Healthcare Continue reading

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Why are we doing innovation, really? Let’s go back to basics…Innovation only makes sense if it has a purpose – a problem to be solved. These are the main questions to ask… Continue reading

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Membership organizations must continuously innovate. “Noble Purpose” is a concept and methodology developed by business leader Lisa McLeod after a lightbulb moment…. Continue reading

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If You Want To Disturb The Status Quo…

…you might want to talk to Ken Tencer. A few years ago, I read and reviewed a book entitled The 90% Rule: What’s Your Next Big Opportunity? by co-authors and business partners Ken Tencer and John Paulo Cardoso of the branding and innovation firm Spyder Works. Continue reading

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Compression, Immediacy, and the Death of the Iron Triangle

It’s been well over a decade since Dan Pink predicted that the macro trend of automation would change the nature of just about everything in his bestselling book A Whole New Mind. The context of his message revolved around work, with the central idea being to take a look at what you do, determine whether part or all of it could be done better by an algorithmic approach, and reposition your skills accordingly. I doubt Dan had any inkling of just how automated the world would become… Continue reading

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How To Cross The Tech Chasm

If your business is in any way related to technology, you most likely know the name Geoffrey Moore. His classic marketing book, Crossing the Chasm: Marketing and Selling Products to Mainstream Customers, has sold more than 1 million copies since it was first published nearly 25 years ago. Continue reading

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