A very well written and researched book and especially timely given the Global Financial Crisis! Many people would not believe that a book written about Innovation in Banking and Finance could be upbeat, enjoyable and provide a realistic and honest appraisal of the highs and lows of running an Innovation organisation.
The author has been very clever in providing real-time examples and case studies, however they are related to other industries as well. Thus even if you aren't in the Finance industries, the book would be well served in it's common descriptions and delivery for other industries.
Most interesting is the chapters around teams and personalities within an Innovation group - everybody has experienced success and failure due to teaming issues and this will give an interesting overview on who and how to avoid them becoming apparent in your teams!
The book stems from theory based topics but is injected with highlights of humour that make the book enjoyable to read.
A great read, highly recommended and I certainly hope we see more from this particular author.