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Re-imagine!: Business Excellence in a Disruptive Age
Re-imagine!: Business Excellence in a Disruptive Age
by Tom Peters
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 18.06

2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars High impact - low insight, 19 Mar 2005
Tom Peter's latest book aims to not only redefine how we think about business but also to redefine our view of the business book. He succeeds more in the second area than the first. Underneath all the large font quotes, was / is contrast lists and multiple exclamation marks there is regrettably little here that is not already recycled and hence cannot already be found elsewhere.


Strategic Innovation: Embedding Innovation as a Core Competency in Your Organization (Jossey-Bass Business & Management)
Strategic Innovation: Embedding Innovation as a Core Competency in Your Organization (Jossey-Bass Business & Management)
by Nancy Tennant Snyder
Edition: Paperback
Price: 32.20

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The Whirlpool Point of View, 19 Mar 2005
Describing the programme to build new innovation capability within Whirlpool, this is written very much from the experience of having being involved at the coalface. It takes us through the change process that occurred within the company since September 1999 when the idea to embed innovation as a core competence within the organisation was first aired. Touching on key cultural as well as strategic issues it provides a good example of how new innovation capability can be built and how it can help an organisation make a shift into new areas.


The Innovator's Solution: Creating and Sustaining Successful Growth
The Innovator's Solution: Creating and Sustaining Successful Growth
by Clayton M. Christensen
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars More disruption - this time proactive, 19 Mar 2005
Six years on from The Innovator's Dilemma this follow up moves on from the examination of the consequences of sustaining vs. disruptive innovations and technological discontinuities to look at how companies are trying to create the disruptions rather than deal with them. This time the authors suggest that innovation is not as unpredictable as it has preciously been thought to be and look wider than the core technical platforms. Examples include Bloomberg, Google, MBNA and Toyota.


The Bright Stuff: How Innovative People Can Make the Old Economy New (Financial Times Series)
The Bright Stuff: How Innovative People Can Make the Old Economy New (Financial Times Series)
by Arnoud. De Meyer
Edition: Hardcover

3.0 out of 5 stars Incumbent Response, 19 Mar 2005
This book focuses on how a number of key incumbents have innovated in response to threats from internet newcomers. Based on the perspective that for most sectors innovation is now not just the prerequisite for growth but increasingly one for survival, this is a good read that provides a salient overview of the impact that the internet has had on several sectors. Examples include Merrill Lynch, Schwab, Wal-Mart, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, GM and Auto-By-Tel.


Managing Innovation, Design and Creativity
Managing Innovation, Design and Creativity
by Bettina von Stamm
Edition: Paperback

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good wide ranging overview, 19 Mar 2005
A comprehensive overview of many of the key elements involved in building an effective innovation capability. Covering topics from strategy, branding and globalization to collaboration, market research, IPR and outsourcing, examples based on extensive interviews give a good feel of the real challenges of innovating in today's market. In an era of superficiality in innovation books, this is a welcome addition. Examples include the BBC, GKN, Black & Decker, RBS, Lotus and Roche


Why Innovation Fails: Hard-Won Lessons for Business
Why Innovation Fails: Hard-Won Lessons for Business
by Carl Franklin
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An Alternate Perspective, 19 Mar 2005
This takes an unconventional view of innovation. Rather than providing yet another generic step-by-step innovation guide, its focus on what goes wrong when companies try to innovate provides a wide range of interesting examples. Built very much on the premise that we learn more from mistakes than we do from best practice checklists, this covers a host of areas. This engaging, provocative read is a welcome addition. Examples include NASA, Coke, WebVan, the Segway and Apple


The Slow Pace of Fast Change: Bringing Innovations to Market in a Connected World
The Slow Pace of Fast Change: Bringing Innovations to Market in a Connected World
by Bhaskar Chakravorti
Edition: Hardcover

0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Worth a look, 19 Mar 2005
This book looks at the challenges of the sometimes lengthy introduction of major innovations into the marketplace. Peppered with multiple examples it builds a framework for understanding some of the complexities of getting the market to engage in and adopt step change innovations. An approach for dealing with the challenges of moving from 'the lab to the living room' is suggested. Examples include Healtheon, MSN, Johnson & Johnson, Sony and IBM


How Breakthroughs Happen: The Surprising Truth About How Companies Innovate
How Breakthroughs Happen: The Surprising Truth About How Companies Innovate
by Andrew Hargadon
Edition: Hardcover

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Useful overview, 19 Mar 2005
This is an insightful study of how many of the last century's major innovations occurred. The first section looks at the role of social networks in enabling innovation and the linkages between creativity and technology. The second half explores the role of 'technology brokering' bringing together previously disparate ideas and bridging between different areas to create the key components for a fundamental innovation. Examples include Ford, Reebok, Xbox, 3M and IDEO


Hyperinnovation: Multidimensional Enterprise in the Connected Economy
Hyperinnovation: Multidimensional Enterprise in the Connected Economy
by Chris Harris
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 50.00

3.0 out of 5 stars Academic perspective, 19 Mar 2005
This is a heavyweight text from a specialist in complex systems innovation. Built around the concept that increasing complexity is driving the need for multidimensional innovation strategies that can be linked together through 'hyper innovation', this book spells out in detail a view that new industry structures and innovative products and services are not simply a result of convergence but of a 'multidimensional interconnection of ideas' Example companies include AMP, Fujitsu, i-Mode, NEC and Toyota


Lessons in Radical Innovation: Out of the box - straight to the bottom line
Lessons in Radical Innovation: Out of the box - straight to the bottom line
by Wolfgang Grulke
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fast, lively and fresh, 19 Mar 2005
This is a lively ride through many of the key issues facing organisations as they seek to innovate successfully. It uses a high impact style to cover several themes with many memorable nuggets. Fast-paced and accessible this is another fresh contribution to the ever growing and increasingly crowded library of innovation. Case studies include: Egg, Smile, Deloitte and Vivendi


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