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HBR s 10 Must Reads on Innovation with featured article The Discipline of Innovation by Peter F Drucker

HBR s 10 Must Reads on Innovation  with featured article  The Discipline of Innovation   by Peter F  Drucker Author Harvard Business Review
ISBN-10 9781422191507
Release 2013-03-05
Pages 256
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NEW from the bestselling HBR’s 10 Must Reads series. To innovate profitably, you need more than just creativity. Do you have what it takes? If you read nothing else on inspiring and executing innovation, read these 10 articles. We’ve combed through hundreds of articles in the Harvard Business Review archive and selected the most important ones to help you innovate effectively. Leading experts such as Clayton Christensen, Peter Drucker, and Rosabeth Moss Kanter provide the insights and advice you need to: • Decide which ideas are worth pursuing • Innovate through the front lines—not just from the top • Adapt innovations from the developing world to wealthier markets • Tweak new ventures along the way using discovery-driven planning • Tailor your efforts to meet customers’ most pressing needs • Avoid classic pitfalls such as stifling innovation with rigid processes Looking for more Must Read articles from Harvard Business Review? Check out these titles in the popular series: HBR’s 10 Must Reads: The Essentials HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Communication HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Collaboration HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Leadership HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Making Smart Decisions HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Managing Yourself HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Strategic Marketing HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Teams



HBR s 10 Must Reads

HBR s 10 Must Reads Author Harvard Business Review
ISBN-10 9781422133446
Release 2011
Pages 268
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HBR s 10 Must Reads on Strategy including featured article What Is Strategy by Michael E Porter

HBR s 10 Must Reads on Strategy  including featured article  What Is Strategy   by Michael E  Porter Author Harvard Business Review
ISBN-10 9781422172056
Release 2011-02-08
Pages 288
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"HBR's 10 Must Reads paperback series is the definitive collection of books for new and experienced leaders alike. Leaders looking for the inspiration that big ideas provide, both to accelerate their own growth and that of their companies, should look no further. HBR's 10 Must Reads series focuses on the core topics that every ambitious manager needs to know: leadership, strategy, change, managing people, and managing yourself. Harvard Business Review has sorted through hundreds of articles and selected only the most essential reading on each topic. Each title includes timeless advice that will be relevant regardless of an ever-changing business environment. Classic ideas, enduring advice, the best thinkers: HBR's 10 Must Reads. Is your company spending too much time on strategy development--with too little to show for it? If you read nothing else on strategy, read these 10 articles. We've combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles and selected the most important ones to help you catalyze your organization's strategy development and execution. HBR's 10 Must Reads on Strategy will inspire you to: • Distinguish your company from rivals • Clarify what your company will and won't do • Craft a vision for an uncertain future • Create blue oceans of uncontested market space • Use the Balanced Scorecard to measure your strategy • Capture your strategy in a memorable phrase • Make priorities explicit • Allocate resources early • Clarify decision rights for faster decision making"



HBR s 10 Must Reads on Strategic Marketing with featured article Marketing Myopia by Theodore Levitt

HBR s 10 Must Reads on Strategic Marketing  with featured article   Marketing Myopia    by Theodore Levitt Author Harvard Business Review
ISBN-10 9781422189887
Release 2013-04-02
Pages 224
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NEW from the bestselling HBR’s 10 Must Reads series. Stop pushing products—and start cultivating relationships with the right customers. If you read nothing else on marketing that delivers competitive advantage, read these 10 articles. We’ve combed through hundreds of articles in the Harvard Business Review archive and selected the most important ones to help you reinvent your marketing by putting it—and your customers—at the center of your business. Leading experts such as Ted Levitt and Clayton Christensen provide the insights and advice you need to: • Figure out what business you’re really in • Create products that perform the jobs people need to get done • Get a bird’s-eye view of your brand’s strengths and weaknesses • Tap a market that’s larger than China and India combined • Deliver superior value to your B2B customers • End the war between sales and marketing Looking for more Must Read articles from Harvard Business Review? Check out these titles in the popular series: HBR’s 10 Must Reads: The Essentials HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Communication HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Collaboration HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Innovation HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Leadership HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Making Smart Decisions HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Managing Yourself HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Teams



Service Innovation

Service Innovation Author Anders Gustafsson
ISBN-10 9781631574962
Release 2016-04-15
Pages 174
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All the world's most advanced economies are dominated by service. The service sector also employs the largest number of people and it is the fastest growing sector, both in number of companies and employees. The questions posed in the book are: (1) How is it growing; (2) what are these new service innovations; (3) what are the drivers; and (4) how can organizations work with service innovations in a structured way? The book views service as the value-creating activity that customers perform in their own context. The role of a company is to provide the resources and knowledge to enable value creation. Based on this view, we develop a model of service innovation and develop guidelines for what is required from the organizational perspective; how should an organization view its customers in order to be successful, what does a service development process look like, and how to transform an organization that has a product focus to a service or solution provider.



The Practice of Management

The Practice of Management Author Peter Drucker
ISBN-10 9781136356216
Release 2012-07-26
Pages 368
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This classic volume achieves a remarkable width of appeal without sacrificing scientific accuracy or depth of analysis. It is a valuable contribution to the study of business efficiency which should be read by anyone wanting information about the developments and place of management, and it is as relevant today as when it was first written. This is a practical book, written out of many years of experience in working with managements of small, medium and large corporations. It aims to be a management guide, enabling readers to examine their own work and performance, to diagnose their weaknesses and to improve their own effectiveness as well as the results of the enterprise they are responsible for.



Innovation as Usual

Innovation as Usual Author Paddy Miller
ISBN-10 9781422144213
Release 2013-02-26
Pages 240
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Turn team members into innovators Most organizations approach innovation as if it were a sideline activity. Every so often employees are sent to “Brainstorm Island”: an off-site replete with trendy lectures, creative workshops, and overenthusiastic facilitators. But once they return, it’s back to business as usual. Innovation experts Paddy Miller and Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg suggest a better approach. They recommend that leaders at all levels become “innovation architects,” creating an ecosystem in which people engage in key innovation behaviors as part of their daily work. In short, this book is about getting to a state of “innovation as usual,” where regular employees—in jobs like finance, marketing, sales, or operations—make innovation happen in a way that’s both systemic and sustainable. Instead of organizing brainstorming sessions, idea jams, and off-sites that rarely result in success, leaders should guide their people in what the authors call the “5 + 1 keystone behaviors” of innovation: focus, connect, tweak, select, stealthstorm, (and the + 1) persist: • Focus beats freedom: Direct people to look only for ideas that matter to the business • Insight comes from the outside: Urge people to connect to new worlds • First ideas are flawed: Challenge people to tweak and reframe their initial ideas • Most ideas are bad ideas: Guide people to select the best ideas and discard the rest • Stealthstorming rules: Help people navigate the politics of innovation • Creativity is a choice: Motivate everyone to persist in the five keystone behaviors Using examples from a wide range of companies such as Pfizer, Index Ventures, Lonza, Go Travel, Prehype, DSM, and others, Innovation as Usual lights the way toward embedding creativity in the DNA of the workplace. So cancel that off-site. Instead, read Innovation as Usual—and put innovation at the core of your business.



Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Author Peter Drucker
ISBN-10 9781317601357
Release 2014-09-15
Pages 368
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How can management be developed to create the greatest wealth for society as a whole? This is the question Peter Drucker sets out to answer in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. A brilliant, mould-breaking attack on management orthodoxy it is one of Drucker’s most important books, offering an excellent overview of some of his main ideas. He argues that what defines an entrepreneur is their attitude to change: ‘the entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it and exploits it as an opportunity’. To exploit change, according to Drucker, is to innovate. Stressing the importance of low-tech entrepreneurship, the challenge of balancing technological possibilities with limited resources, and the organisation as a learning organism, he concludes with a vision of an entrepreneurial society where individuals increasingly take responsibility for their own learning and careers. With a new foreword by Joseph Maciariello



The Four Lenses of Innovation

The Four Lenses of Innovation Author Rowan Gibson
ISBN-10 9781118740248
Release 2015-03-02
Pages 304
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"By asking how the world's top innovators - Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos and many others - came up with their game-changing ideas, ... Rowan Gibson identifies four key business perspectives that will enable you to discover groundbreaking opportunities for innovation and growth: Challenging orthodoxies: what if the dominant conventions in your field, market, or industry are outdated, unnecessary or just plain wrong? Harnessing trends: where are the shifts and discontinuities that will, now and in the future, provide the energy you need for a major leap forward? Leveraging resources: how can you arrange existing skills and assets into new combinations that add up to more than the sum of their parts? Understanding needs: what are the unmet needs and frustrations that everyone else is simply ignoring?"--Publisher's description.



Harvard Business Review on the Innovative Enterprise

Harvard Business Review on the Innovative Enterprise Author
ISBN-10 9781591391302
Release 2003
Pages 195
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Presents specific managerial techniques, processes, and policies that set apart those few companies that consistently come up with great ideas. This work discusses ideas such as the failure-tolerant leader and innovation headhunters. It includes articles from thought leaders such as John Seely Brown, Theresa Amabile, and Peter Drucker.



Ten Types of Innovation

Ten Types of Innovation Author Larry Keeley
ISBN-10 9781118571392
Release 2013-07-15
Pages 276
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Innovation principles to bring about meaningful and sustainable growth in your organization Using a list of more than 2,000 successful innovations, including Cirque du Soleil, early IBM mainframes, the Ford Model-T, and many more, the authors applied a proprietary algorithm and determined ten meaningful groupings—the Ten Types of Innovation—that provided insight into innovation. The Ten Types of Innovation explores these insights to diagnose patterns of innovation within industries, to identify innovation opportunities, and to evaluate how firms are performing against competitors. The framework has proven to be one of the most enduring and useful ways to start thinking about transformation. Details how you can use these innovation principles to bring about meaningful—and sustainable—growth within your organization Author Larry Keeley is a world renowned speaker, innovation consultant, and president and co-founder of Doblin, the innovation practice of Monitor Group; BusinessWeek named Keeley one of seven Innovation Gurus who are changing the field The Ten Types of Innovation concept has influenced thousands of executives and companies around the world since its discovery in 1998. The Ten Types of Innovation is the first book explaining how to implement it.



HBR s 10 Must Reads on Teams with featured article The Discipline of Teams by Jon R Katzenbach and Douglas K Smith

HBR s 10 Must Reads on Teams  with featured article  The Discipline of Teams   by Jon R  Katzenbach and Douglas K  Smith Author Harvard Business Review
ISBN-10 9781422191460
Release 2013-03-05
Pages 256
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NEW from the bestselling HBR’s 10 Must Reads series. Most teams underperform. Yours can beat the odds. If you read nothing else on building better teams, read these 10 articles. We’ve combed through hundreds of articles in the Harvard Business Review archive and selected the most important ones to help you assemble and steer teams that get results. Leading experts such as Jon Katzenbach, Teresa Amabile, and Tamara Erickson provide the insights and advice you need to: • Boost team performance through mutual accountability • Motivate large, diverse groups to tackle complex projects • Increase your teams’ emotional intelligence • Prevent decision deadlock • Extract results from a bunch of touchy superstars • Fight constructively with top-management colleagues Looking for more Must Read articles from Harvard Business Review? Check out these titles in the popular series: HBR’s 10 Must Reads: The Essentials HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Communication HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Collaboration HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Innovation HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Leadership HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Making Smart Decisions HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Managing Yourself HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Strategic Marketing



The Hockey Stick Principles

The Hockey Stick Principles Author Bobby Martin
ISBN-10 9781250066381
Release 2016-05-24
Pages 288
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Many business books fuel unrealistic notions about what a good idea looks like, how fast a founder should attract investment, and how quickly growth will take off. The problem with this mythology is that it can sometimes end with entrepreneurs abandoning their dreams too soon if they don't see immediate results. In The Hockey Stick Principles, author Bobby Martin shifts his focus away from all the hype about rapid growth and the pursuit of funding and instead takes a look at the real process behind getting a good idea off the ground. Using a hockey stick as a metaphor and highlighting four key phases, Martin shows the healthy way a business should grow and uses entertaining stories and interviews with successful entrepreneurs like the founders of LendingTree, Under Armour, and iContact, woven throughout the book to not only share a wealth of advice, but to chronicle the ins and outs of these different phases: -The Tinkering Period: The tip of the stick, or the time when you first develop and hone your idea. -The Blade Years: The formative years when growth can be flat and navigating the unpredictable process of creating a company can be rocky. -The Inflection Point: The crucial point in time right before your business takes off when it's important for entrepreneurs to prepare and make decisions to properly manage rapid growth. -Surging Growth: Once your company proves that they have potential, you need to optimize that growth and scale up in a sensible way. Innovation almost always involves a number of challenges, misdirections, and uncertainty and can take several years of struggle. But The Hockey Stick Principles gives aspiring entrepreneurs and those in the midst of the messy process a realistic, human, and inspiring understanding of what starting an innovative business is like, while teaching you what to look out for along the way as you shepherd your business through to success.



HBR s 10 Must Reads on Managing Yourself with bonus article How Will You Measure Your Life by Clayton M Christensen

HBR s 10 Must Reads on Managing Yourself  with bonus article  How Will You Measure Your Life   by Clayton M  Christensen Author Harvard Business Review
ISBN-10 9781422172032
Release 2011-01-03
Pages 288
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The path to your professional success starts with a critical look in the mirror. If you read nothing else on managing yourself, read these 10 articles (plus the bonus article “How Will You Measure Your Life?” by Clayton M. Christensen). We've combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles to select the most important ones to help you maximize yourself. HBR's 10 Must Reads on Managing Yourself will inspire you to: Stay engaged throughout your 50+-year work life Tap into your deepest values Solicit candid feedback Replenish physical and mental energy Balance work, home, community, and self Spread positive energy throughout your organization Rebound from tough times Decrease distractibility and frenzy Delegate and develop employees' initiative This collection of best-selling articles includes: bonus article “How Will You Measure Your Life?” by Clayton M. Christensen, "Managing Oneself," "Management Time: Who's Got the Monkey?," "How Resilience Works," "Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time," "Overloadeded Circuits: Why Smart People Underperform," "Be a Better Leader, Have a Richer Life," "Reclaim Your Job," "Moments of Greatness: Entering the Fundamental State of Leadership," "What to Ask the Person in the Mirror," and "Primal Leadership: The Hidden Driver of Great Performance."



Nice Companies Finish First

Nice Companies Finish First Author Peter Shankman
ISBN-10 9780230341890
Release 2013-04-02
Pages 245
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Identifies and examines nine traits of effective leadership and shows how leaders use them to build productive, open, innovative, and positive workplaces for the benefit of customer, employees, and stockholders.



HBR s 10 Must Reads on Communication with featured article The Necessary Art of Persuasion by Jay A Conger

HBR s 10 Must Reads on Communication  with featured article  The Necessary Art of Persuasion   by Jay A  Conger Author Harvard Business Review
ISBN-10 9781422191514
Release 2013-03-12
Pages 256
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NEW from the bestselling HBR’s 10 Must Reads series. The best leaders know how to communicate clearly and persuasively. How do you stack up? If you read nothing else on communicating effectively, read these 10 articles. We’ve combed through hundreds of articles in the Harvard Business Review archive and selected the most important ones to help you express your ideas with clarity and impact—no matter what the situation. Leading experts such as Deborah Tannen, Jay Conger, and Nick Morgan provide the insights and advice you need to: • Pitch your brilliant idea—successfully • Connect with your audience • Establish credibility • Inspire others to carry out your vision • Adapt to stakeholders’ decision-making styles • Frame goals around common interests • Build consensus and win support Looking for more Must Read articles from Harvard Business Review? Check out these titles in the popular series: HBR’s 10 Must Reads: The Essentials HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Collaboration HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Innovation HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Leadership HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Making Smart Decisions HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Managing Yourself HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Strategic Marketing HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Teams



Innovation Step By Step

Innovation Step By Step Author Darin J. Eich
ISBN-10 149928747X
Release 2014-06-12
Pages 114
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Innovation Step-By-Step presents a simple system with big results. Through seven easy steps (and accompanying activities), you will learn how to pick the most effective course of action, communicate your ideas, and tackle even the biggest challenges that face you. Innovation Step-By-Step is based on proven research and practical experience, guided by Darin J. Eich, Ph.D. This book was built after designing, launching, and facilitating hundreds of innovation programs, projects, and workshops. Darin has dedicated over a decade to help individuals, groups, and organizations with a variety of challenges. Be guided step-by-step through the innovation system. See real examples at each stage. Follow along, and work on your own innovation project. Develop new products, services, solutions, strategies, marketing, communication, entrepreneurial endeavors, or organizational projects.