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The Ten Faces of Innovation

The Ten Faces of Innovation Author Tom Kelley
ISBN-10 0385517017
Release 2006-02-14
Pages 272
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The author of the bestselling The Art of Innovation reveals the strategies IDEO, the world-famous design firm, uses to foster innovative thinking throughout an organization and overcome the naysayers who stifle creativity. The role of the devil's advocate is nearly universal in business today. It allows individuals to step outside themselves and raise questions and concerns that effectively kill new projects and ideas, while claiming no personal responsibility. Nothing is more potent in stifling innovation. Over the years, IDEO has developed ten roles people can play in an organization to foster innovation and new ideas while offering an effective counter to naysayers. Among these approaches are the Anthropologist—the person who goes into the field to see how customers use and respond to products, to come up with new innovations; the Cross-pollinator who mixes and matches ideas, people, and technology to create new ideas that can drive growth; and the Hurdler, who instantly looks for ways to overcome the limits and challenges to any situation. Filled with engaging stories of how Kraft, Procter and Gamble, Safeway and the Mayo Clinic have incorporated IDEO's thinking to transform the customer experience, The Ten Faces of Innovation is an extraordinary guide to nurturing and sustaining a culture of continuous innovation and renewal.

The Art Of Innovation

The Art Of Innovation Author Tom Kelley
ISBN-10 9781847656780
Release 2016-06-16
Pages 202
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There isn't a business that doesn't want to be more creative in its thinking, products and processes. In The Art of Innovation, Tom Kelley, partner at the Silicon Valley-based firm IDEO, developer of hundreds of innovative products from the first commercial mouse to virtual reality headsets and the Palm hand-held, takes readers behind the scenes of this wildly imaginative company to reveal the strategies and secrets it uses to turn out hit after hit. Kelley shows how teams: -Research and immerse themselves in every possible aspect of a new product or service -Examine each product from the perspective of clients, consumers and other critical audiences -Brainstorm best when they are focussed, being physical and having fun The Art of Innovation will provide business leaders with the insights and tools they need to make their companies the leading-edge top-rated stars of their industries.

Creative Confidence

Creative Confidence Author Tom Kelley
ISBN-10 9780385349376
Release 2013-10-15
Pages 304
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IDEO founder and Stanford creator David Kelley and his brother Tom Kelley, IDEO partner and the author of the bestselling The Art of Innovation, have written a powerful and compelling book on unleashing the creativity that lies within each and every one of us. Too often, companies and individuals assume that creativity and innovation are the domain of the "creative types." But two of the leading experts in innovation, design, and creativity on the planet show us that each and every one of us is creative. In an incredibly entertaining and inspiring narrative that draws on countless stories from their work at IDEO, the Stanford, and with many of the world's top companies, David and Tom Kelley identify the principles and strategies that will allow us to tap into our creative potential in our work lives, and in our personal lives, and allow us to innovate in terms of how we approach and solve problems. It is a book that will help each of us be more productive and successful in our lives and in our careers.

Creative Leadership

Creative Leadership Author Gerard J. Puccio
ISBN-10 9781412977579
Release 2010-12-09
Pages 350
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This book demonstrates how creative thinking is an essential element of leadership, especially when bringing about change. It provides a unique combination of conceptual arguments, practical principles, and proven tools to enhance future leaders' effectiveness in creating and managing change.

101 Design Methods

101 Design Methods Author Vijay Kumar
ISBN-10 9781118330241
Release 2012-10-11
Pages 336
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The first step-by-step guidebook for successful innovation planning Unlike other books on the subject, 101 Design Methods approaches the practice of creating new products, services, and customer experiences as a science, rather than an art, providing a practical set of collaborative tools and methods for planning and defining successful new offerings. Strategists, managers, designers, and researchers who undertake the challenge of innovation, despite a lack of established procedures and a high risk of failure, will find this an invaluable resource. Novices can learn from it; managers can plan with it; and practitioners of innovation can improve the quality of their work by referring to it.

Evidence Based Healthcare Design

Evidence Based Healthcare Design Author Rosalyn Cama
ISBN-10 9780470149423
Release 2009-03-09
Pages 256
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If designed properly, a healthcare interior environment can foster healing, efficient task–performance and productivity, effective actions, and safe behavior. Written by an expert practitioner, Rosalyn Cama, FASID, this is the key book for interior designers and architects to learn the methodology for evidence–based design for healthcare facilities. Endorsed by the American Society of Interior Designers, the guide clearly presents a four–step methodology that will achieve the desired outcome and showcases the best examples of evidence–based healthcare interiors. With worksheets that guide you through such practical tasks as completing an internal analysis of a client′s facility and collecting data, this book will inspire a transformation in healthcare design practice.

Creative Intelligence

Creative Intelligence Author Bruce Nussbaum
ISBN-10 9780062088437
Release 2013-03-05
Pages 368
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Offering insights from the spheres of anthropology, psychology, education, design, and business, Creative Intelligence by Bruce Nussbaum, a leading thinker, commentator, and curator on the subjects of design, creativity, and innovation, is first book to identify and explore creative intelligence as a new form of cultural literacy and as a powerful method for problem-solving, driving innovation, and sparking start-up capitalism. Nussbaum investigates the ways in which individuals, corporations, and nations are boosting their creative intelligence — CQ—and how that translates into their abilities to make new products and solve new problems. Ultimately, Creative Intelligence shows how to frame problems in new ways and devise solutions that are original and highly social. Smart and eye opening, Creative Intelligence: Harnessing the Power to Create, Connect, and Inspire illustrates how to connect our creative output with a new type of economic system, Indie Capitalism, where creativity is the source of value, where entrepreneurs drive growth, and where social networks are the building blocks of the economy.

Change by Design

Change by Design Author Tim Brown
ISBN-10 9780061937743
Release 2009-09-29
Pages 272
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In Change by Design, Tim Brown, CEO of IDEO, the celebrated innovation and design firm, shows how the techniques and strategies of design belong at every level of business. Change by Design is not a book by designers for designers; this is a book for creative leaders who seek to infuse design thinking into every level of an organization, product, or service to drive new alternatives for business and society.

Managing Change Creativity and Innovation

Managing Change  Creativity and Innovation Author Patrick Dawson
ISBN-10 9781526412775
Release 2017-03-20
Pages 664
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A fresh approach to managing organizational change by looking at it as complex, dynamic and messy as opposed to a series of neat, linear stages and processes leading to success. Key to the approach is the idea that change, creativity and innovation all overlap and interconnect rather than being three separate areas of study and that managing the three together is central to organizations having the competitive edge in developing new technologies and techniques, products and services. The book continues to offer practical guidelines as well as a theoretical understanding of change, creativity and innovation. It delivers an equal balance of critical perspectives and sound ideas for organizational change and development and presents the idea that change can be proactive, driven by creativity and innovation. The new edition includes additional change management content including learning, personal change, managing the self, employability, developments in conventional Organizational Development and new emergent forms including appreciative inquiry. Along with a series of rich international case studies, including TNT Australia, Amazon, Leeds Rhinos, Jerusalem Paints, Alpha Pro Pump and KPMG. It is supported by a range of learning and revision aids including reflective exercises, review and discussion questions and hands-on research tasks. All of which help students to reflect on the material covered and provide a source for more open group discussion and debate. A companion website accompanies the book, with additional material including PowerPoint slides for lecturers and video links and access to SAGE journal articles for Students. Suitable for upper-level undergraduates and postgraduate students.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Global Insights from 24 Leaders

Entrepreneurship and Innovation  Global Insights from 24 Leaders Author James C. Barrood
ISBN-10 0615425747
Release 2010-11
Pages 184
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A compilation of insights from leading entrepreneurs and innovators. These pages are filled with intimate discussions from the people who redefine the business world every day-a brilliant demonstration of Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurship's dedication to the entrepreneurial and innovative spirit. Featured executives include for profit entrepreneurs, social entrepreneurs and corporate and nonprofit innovators. They include top leaders from Cisco, Merck, Campbell Soup, Avon, Schering-Plough, Ecko, Harvard Business School and the United Nations, among others. Book includes access to the videos of their lectures and interviews. *Corporate innovators include: Andrea Jung, Avon - Innovation at Avon; Douglas Conant, Campbell Soup Company - Mission Driven Innovation; Fred Hassan, Warburg Pincus, Schering-Plough - Customer Focus: A Prescription for Driving Innovation; Mervyn Turner, Merck - Building Merck's Future through Open Innovation; Carlos Dominguez, Cisco - Leveraging Collaboration for Innovation; Charles Cascio, Educational Testing Service - The Evolution of an Innovative Business Unit; Peter Weedfald, Gen One Ventures, Circuit City - The Eight Golden Rules of Entrepreneurship; *Entrepreneurs include: Seth Gerszberg, Marc Ecko Enterprises - How I Quit Treading Water and Learned to Swim; Gregory Olsen, GHO Ventures, Sensors Unlimited - Buying and Selling Entrepreneurial Companies; John Bailye, EKR Therapeutics, Dendrite International - Innovative Leadership in Growing Companies; John Crowley, Amicus Therapeutics, Inc. - Extraordinary Measures; Diahann Lassus, Lassus Wherley - Creating a Business from Scratch; Kenneth Burkhardt, Verbier Ventures, Dialogic - The Thrills and Chills of Building a High-Tech Company; Lindsay Phillips, SwitchFlops, Inc. - The Story Behind SwitchFlops; Reginald Best, ProtonMedia, Netilla Networks - Plan to Succeed; *Academic innovators include: Clayton Christensen, Harvard Business School; Michael Horn, Innosight Institute - Disruptive Innovation; *Family business entrepreneurs include: Leonard Green, The Green Group - Nurturing Innovation in Small Businesses; Shau-wai Lam, DCH Auto Group - Branding for Success; Kurus Elavia, Gateway Group One - Securing Relationships One at a Time; *Nonprofit innovators include: Ralph Nader, Consumer advocate - Social Entrepreneurship: Doing Good While Doing Well; Amir Dossal, United Nations - Building Innovative Partnerships to Heal the World; Maxine Ballen, NJTC - The Path to Entrepreneurship: Seven Rules for Business Success; Lillian Rodriguez Lopez, Hispanic Federation - Justice and Social Entrepreneurship"

Design Thinking

Design Thinking Author Thomas Lockwood
ISBN-10 9781581157345
Release 2010-02-16
Pages 304
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This thought-provoking and inspirational book covers such topics as: developing a solid creative process through “Visual Reflection Notebooks” and “Bring Play to Work”; understanding the artist’s unique identity in relation to the larger culture; building systems of support and collaboration; explaining how an artist’s needs and passions can lead to innovation and authenticity; using language to inspire visual creativity; responding to the Internet and changing concepts of what is public and private; and accepting digression as a creative necessity. Through the exercises and techniques outlined in Art Without Compromise*, the reader will develop new confidence to pursue individual goals and inspiration to explore new paths, along with motivation to overcome creative blocks. With a revised understanding of the relevance in their own work within the sphere of contemporary culture, the artist will come away with a clearer perspective on his or her past and future work and a critical eye for personal authenticity.

Quantum Leadership

Quantum Leadership Author Professor of Practice College of Nursing and Health Innovation Arizona State University Phoenix Arizona Clinical Professor Ohio State University College of Nursing Columbus Ohio Clinical Consultant API Healthcare Inc Hartford W Kathy Malloch
ISBN-10 9781449617288
Release 2010-10-01
Pages 528
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Quantum Leadership: Advancing Innovation, Transforming Health Care, Third Edition provides leaders in the health care industry with the skills they need to ensure that their organizations are guided accurately and effectively through periods of transformation. As rapid changes continue to affect the health care system, this text offers strategies for handling challenges that arise in health care organizations to better assist leaders in creating a healing environment for both the providers and consumers of health care. The Third Edition has been completely revised and updated and contains two new chapters: Creating Context: Innovation as a Way of Life and Evidentiary Leadership: An Expanded Lens to Determine Healthcare Value.

Make the Right Choice

Make the Right Choice Author Joel Zeff
ISBN-10 9780470099292
Release 2007-08-10
Pages 160
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Praise for Make The Right Choice "Enjoying what you do is a must if one is to be truly successful in life. This book details with humor and ingenuity the essential elements of building an enjoyable and productive career." —Nido Qubein, President High Point University and Chairman, Great Harvest Bread Co. "Make the Right Choice is a combination of fun, passion, and happiness—a group of honest suggestions that all will find interesting and valuable. In his book and presentations, Zeff provides 'ta-da!' moments that bring smiles and laughter to all. By choosing Make the Right Choice you will reinvigorate your style and work teams." —Michael Perry, President Sonic Restaurants Inc. "Zeff is the first person we call when we need a presenter that will motivate and energize a meeting while delivering significant business-minded messages. He always comes up with the most creative and fun ideas to bond everyone in the room. In Make the Right Choice, he uses that same fun and creativity to give us valuable lessons which apply to our professional and personal lives." —Kimberly Cutchall, Executive Vice President Clear Channel Radio "Zeff is one of the funniest people I know. In this refreshing book, he reminds us of the importance of making the right choice in both business and in life." —Vince Poscente, author The Age of Speed "It's fun, it's smart, and it's honest. Zeff gives us a peek at who we really are, and what we can accomplish with a little creativity." —Neil B. Riemer, President Armstrong McCall Professional Beauty Supply

Designing the Customer Centric Organization

Designing the Customer Centric Organization Author Jay R. Galbraith
ISBN-10 9781118046869
Release 2011-01-06
Pages 208
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Designing the Customer-Centric Organization offers todayâ??s business leaders a comprehensive customer-centric organizational model that clearly shows how to put in place an infrastructure that is organized around the demands of the customer. Written by Jay Galbraith (the foremost expert in the field of organizational design), this important book includes a tool that will help determine how customer-centric an organization is- light-level, medium-level, complete-level, or high-level- and it shows how to ascertain the appropriate level for a particular institution. Once the groundwork has been established, the author offers guidance for the process of implementing a customer-centric system throughout an organization. Designing the Customer-Centric Organization includes vital information about structure, management processes, reward and management systems, and people practices.


Crowdstorm Author Shaun Abrahamson
ISBN-10 9781118570388
Release 2013-01-30
Pages 240
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A practical guide to tapping into the abundant ideas and talent outside your organization Successful organizations are constantly searching for new ideas. Historically, organizations have looked to their employees and select partners. They have used techniques like brainstorming to gather and evaluate ideas. However, in today’s market, talent and new ideas can be found everywhere. The Internet has enabled organizations to greatly expand their searches far beyond their four walls. Instead of ten or one hundred people, organizations from startups to Fortunate 500 firms can work with thousands or tens of thousands to discover and assess many, many more ideas (as well as prototypes, partners and people). We call this Crowdstorming. But how do you organize so many people and ideas to get the best results? Our goal is to help our readers make Crowdstorming work; to help more organizations engage with people far beyond their organizational borders, to find better ideas, solutions, talent and partners so we can address some of our most challenging problems -- not just for the sake of business, but for our society, too. Shaun Abrahamson has spent more than a decade as an early stage investor and advisor partnering with leading startups and global organizations to identify, create and launch new businesses enabled by newly possible relationships with customers and experts. Peter Ryder is the former President of jovoto and has broad experience as a consultant helping organizations improve their business through the use of new technologies. Bastian Unterberg is the founder and CEO of jovoto, a Berlin and NYC based firms that organizes a 40,000 person strong creative community to work with global brands on problems ranging from new product design to sustainable architecture.

Unleashing Innovation

Unleashing Innovation Author Nancy Tennant Snyder
ISBN-10 9780470374412
Release 2008-07-10
Pages 272
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In publications such as BusinessWeek and Fast Company, the media have celebrated Whirlpool's transformation into a leading-edge innovator and Nancy Tennant Snyder's role as chief innovation officer. Ten years after this remarkable transformation, Unleashing Innovation tells the inside story of one of the most successful innovation turnarounds in American history. Nancy Tennant Snyder and coauthor Deborah L. Duarte reveal how Whirlpool undertook one of the largest change efforts in corporate history and show how innovation was embedded throughout the company, which ultimately lead to bottom-line results.


Thinkertoys Author Michael Michalko
ISBN-10 9780307757906
Release 2010-12-01
Pages 416
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Rethink the Way You Think In hindsight, every great idea seems obvious. But how can you be the person who comes up with those ideas? In this revised and expanded edition of his groundbreaking Thinkertoys, creativity expert Michael Michalko reveals life-changing tools that will help you think like a genius. From the linear to the intuitive, this comprehensive handbook details ingenious creative-thinking techniques for approaching problems in unconventional ways. Through fun and thought-provoking exercises, you’ll learn how to create original ideas that will improve your personal life and your business life. Michalko’s techniques show you how to look at the same information as everyone else and see something different. With hundreds of hints, tricks, tips, tales, and puzzles, Thinkertoys will open your mind to a world of innovative solutions to everyday and not-so-everyday problems. From the Trade Paperback edition.