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Innovation for Underdogs: How to Make the Leap fro&hellip by Dr David Pensak
I just didn't get this book. Dr Pensak stretches the "underdog" analogy too far. I didn't find anything here on any value. The more Dr Pensak highlighted his innovative past, the less I believed mere mortals could be creative - this is man who taught himself a computer language in a matter of days in order to write a computer programme to analyse a scientists stats. Now I do not believe this is something that 'just anybody' can achieve.

There are much better books on creativity and innovation around ("Sticky Wisdom" by WhatIf? is by far the best, to my mind) which do indeed show that creativity is in the hands of us all.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Nerds bible, 21 Jun 2010
I thought this would be an entertaining book on the USA Travel Channel's programmes. Instead I found a book of lists of each progamme, the individual episode titles from each series and dates for when they first aired.

No pics. Just a nerdy bible. Utterly pointless publication. Returned without any feeling of guilt!
Sophie Conran's Pies by Sophie Conran
Sophie Conran's Pies by Sophie Conran
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly scrumptious, 17 Feb 2010
Thought I should add my tuppence worth. I cannot believe the publishers have let this title lapse. It is fantastic - some of the recipes have been so delicious that my wife and I have scoffed the pie filling without even putting on the pastry lid! The chicken in coconut milk is a revelation.