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The Innovator's Dilemma by Clayton Christensen
The Innovator's Dilemma by Clayton Christensen
This book exceeded my expectations, mainly for the following reasons:

1. It shows innovation from the different angle, making you realize, how innovation is actually born (it's contrary to the common stereotype of crazy geeks inventing next big thing in a basement), why big companies fail (even when answer to their problems seem obvious) and how to avoid the fate of some big companies that became victims of so called "disruptive innovation".

2. For managerial book this is surprisingly easy to read (assuming one has some general knowledge on the topic), illustrations, charts and tables are well integrated and explained in the text (which is rare from my experience. Book… Read more
Made to Stick: Why some ideas take hold and others&hellip by Dan Heath
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Easy and useful read, 17 Aug 2011
This book is especially nice to read if you ran out of Gladwell's books and want some more. As it states in the book, it concentrates on the stickiness factor, which is one of the main themes of Gladwell's "Tipping point".

Having "clinics" in between of chapters is pretty useful. They help you to see that the things that are written in the book can actually be used in the real situations. Also the whole framework of stickiness is well... sticky, and easy to remember. However, authors do not discover America and all the concepts there are pretty logical and straightforward, nevertheless you do not see them used a lot in everyday life, sadly.

Overall, great book and… Read more
Ignore Everybody by Hugh MacLeod
Ignore Everybody by Hugh MacLeod
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice read, 7 July 2011
Book did not disappoint, it was nice short read, I was done in 1 day.

The book is written in the blog post format (and it is collection of blog posts) which I personally enjoy. I have to say though "ignore everybody" was not as provocative as would have expected, but it was okay from that perspective. Cartoons where just great, I have to say.

Overall nice way to get some inspiration and pushing within just couple of hours. Not more than that though.