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Business Innovation : A Little Book of Big Ideas (1st Edition) Kindle Edition
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It's all very well stating that this is a book of ideas, but innovation isn't really about ideas: it's about implementing them. Here we see hackneyed assertions (there are references to a 31-year-old innovation framework) and meaningless statements: "competition is becoming asymmetric": Was competition ever fair? What would symmetrical competition look like?
There are disjointed statements and self-contradictions throughout. For example, we're told on the one hand that a big idea should be timeless and not confined to a particular technology, then in the same paragraph we get an example of a big idea defined by its technology.
The section on "self disrupt or self destruct" should be the most interesting but it's littered with clichés and provides no insight.
Of course books on innovation don't themselves have to be innovative. But this book is full of ideas you'll have read elsewhere, although it's hard to remember where as they're seldom credited.
If you are looking for something new, this book is unlikely to provide the answer. The best idea comes in the preface, that the Total Cost of Ownership of a book is its cost plus the cost of your time to read it. On that basis I think you should save yourselves a lot of cash and read some business blogs instead.
I was engaged from page 1 because the topics cover real everyday things that we all deal with in business. The great thing is the chapters offer concise ideas and thoughts...there's no waffle here just some useful views and food for thought.
I've never used the `highlight' function of my eBook reader until now, but throughout the book I found myself logging notes for future reference.
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There is a lot to read and ponder in this ebook, but the author hopes to give value for money. Interestingly, an innovation of his in this regard is to consider value from a cost per reading-hour stance. He points out that weighty tomes don't give value if it takes hours to plough through them for little information. The author has borne his own words in mind when giving us an extremely interesting read full of new ways of looking at business. "Remove everything that doesn't add value," he advises, "and simplify everything else."
For too long have business and economics been dense with jargon, making what should be a simple process seem impenetrable to customers and business people alike. This Kindle ebook is no less than a revolution in itself, if a small one. The author refers to it as 'short,' but it's long enough to get its very pertinent points across and to help us make sense of a whole new business model. I would recommend it to anyone interested in companies, how they work and how they should work, whether business insider or customer. In fact, I think that it has much to offer our whole lives, not just the business end of them.
In summary, you won't regret of reading this book