The Innovator's DNA

Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators
Author: Jeff Dyer,Hal Gregersen,Clayton M. Christensen
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 142214271X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 272
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A new classic, cited by leaders and media around the globe as a highly recommended read for anyone interested in innovation. In The Innovator’s DNA, authors Jeffrey Dyer, Hal Gregersen, and bestselling author Clayton Christensen (The Innovator’s Dilemma, The Innovator’s Solution, How Will You Measure Your Life?) build on what we know about disruptive innovation to show how individuals can develop the skills necessary to move progressively from idea to impact. By identifying behaviors of the world’s best innovators—from leaders at Amazon and Apple to those at Google, Skype, and Virgin Group—the authors outline five discovery skills that distinguish innovative entrepreneurs and executives from ordinary managers: Associating, Questioning, Observing, Networking, and Experimenting. Once you master these competencies (the authors provide a self-assessment for rating your own innovator’s DNA), the authors explain how to generate ideas, collaborate to implement them, and build innovation skills throughout the organization to result in a competitive edge. This innovation advantage will translate into a premium in your company’s stock price—an innovation premium—which is possible only by building the code for innovation right into your organization’s people, processes, and guiding philosophies. Practical and provocative, The Innovator’s DNA is an essential resource for individuals and teams who want to strengthen their innovative prowess.

Die Kreativitäts-AG

Wie man die unsichtbaren Kräfte überwindet, die echter Inspiration im Wege stehen
Author: Ed Catmull,Amy Wallace
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 3446440615
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 376
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Für jedes Unternehmen stehen Innovation und Kreativität ganz oben auf der Wunschliste. Doch nur wenige schaffen es, immer wieder Neues zu entwickeln. Pixar ist eines dieser Unternehmen. Die Pixar Animation Studios schreiben seit über 25 Jahren Erfolgsgeschichte mit Blockbustern wie "Toy Story", "Findet Nemo", "Cars" und vielen mehr. Ed Catmull, einer der Gründer von Pixar, gibt in seinem Buch tiefe Einblicke in die Unternehmensführung und das Management dieses außergewöhnlichen Unternehmens. Er zeigt, wie man mit Unsicherheit umgeht, zerstörerische Kräfte überwindet – und warum man viel mehr erreicht, wenn man den Mitarbeitern Freiheit gibt, statt sie zu kontrollieren.

Besser als der Zufall

"Jobs to Be Done" – die Strategie für erfolgreiche Innovation
Author: Clayton M. Christensen
Publisher: Plassen Verlag
ISBN: 3864705029
Category: Political Science
Page: 288
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Produkte werden technisch immer ausgefeilter, es gibt Dutzende verschiedene Versionen, aus denen der Kunde wählen kann. Trotzdem liegen sie wie Blei in den Regalen. Warum? Hersteller beachten nicht, welchen "Job" ein Produkt oder auch eine Dienstleistung für den Kunden erfüllen soll. Clayton M. Christensen liefert mit dem "Jobs to Be Done"-Ansatz eine umfassende Theorie, wie man die Wünsche der Kunden erkennt und in den eigenen Produkten oder Dienstleistungen umsetzt. Er zeigt die praktische Anwendung und welche Auswirkungen die Methode auf Organisationsstrukturen und Führungsentscheidungen hat. So wird Innovation von der reinen Glückssache zu einem planbaren Prozess, der Unternehmen den entscheidenden Marktvorteil bringt.

Innovator's DNA, Updated, with a New Preface

Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators
Author: Jeff Dyer,Hal Gregersen,Clayton M. Christensen
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 1633697215
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 304
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A new classic, cited by leaders and media around the globe as a highly recommended read for anyone interested in innovation. In this bestselling book, authors Jeff Dyer (Innovation Capital and The Innovator's Method), Hal Gregersen (Questions Are the Answer), and Clayton M. Christensen (The Innovator's Dilemma, The Innovator's Solution, and How Will You Measure Your Life?) build on what we know about disruptive innovation to show how individuals can develop the skills necessary to move progressively from idea to impact. By identifying behaviors of the world's best innovators--from leaders at Amazon and Apple to those at Google, Tesla, and Salesforce.com--the authors outline five discovery skills that distinguish innovative entrepreneurs and executives from ordinary managers: associating, questioning, observing, networking, and experimenting. Using the same diagnostics used in their study of successful innovators, the authors show you how to evaluate, and build upon, your own "DNA" code through in-depth advice and stories that demonstrate each discovery skill in action and how to develop it. Once you know the behaviors and skills of successful innovators, Dyer, Gregersen, and Christensen explain how you can use them to generate ideas, collaborate with colleagues to implement them, and build innovation skills throughout your organization to sharpen its competitive edge. This innovation advantage will translate into a premium in your company's stock price--an innovation premium--which is possible only by building the code for innovation right into your organization's people, processes, and guiding philosophies. This book shows you how. Now updated with a new preface and fresh examples, The Innovator's DNA is the essential resource for individuals and teams who want to strengthen their innovative prowess.

The Innovator's Method

Bringing the Lean Startup Into Your Organization
Author: Nathan R. Furr,Jeff Dyer
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 1625271468
Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Page: 268
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"Whether you call it "lean start-up," "design thinking," or "agile," a new method is revolutionizing how to successfully create, refine, and bring ideas to market--without traditional business planning. But because these ideas and techniques run counter to conventional managerial thinking and practice, managers in established organizations have difficulty implementing them. Innovation experts Nathan Furr and Jeff Dyer aim to change that. Based on field work with thousands of managers and validated insidedozens of companies, THE INNOVATOR'S METHOD shows when and how to apply a "lean start-up" approach to innovation in established businesses. THE INNOVATOR'S METHOD takes managers through these new practices for managing innovation, showing how to adapt them to their businesses and answering such questions as: How do we know this idea is worth pursuing? Does it solve the right problem for customers? Have we found the right solution? Do we have the right business model for our new offering? With detailed cases from the authors' work implementing these ideas with companies such as Intuit, NEC, P&G, Virgin Airlines, Kia, Folio, Citi, Hallmark, and Verizon, THE INNOVATOR'S METHOD picks up where Jeff Dyer's THE INNOVATOR'S DNA leaves off, showing how to test, validate and commercialize ideas with the lean and agile techniques that successful entrepreneurs use"--

Disruptive Innovation: The Christensen Collection (The Innovator's Dilemma, The Innovator's Solution, The Innovator's DNA, and Harvard Business Review article "How Will You Measure Your Life?") (4 Items)


Author: Clayton M. Christensen,Michael E. Raynor,Jeff Dyer,Hal Gregersen
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 1422189988
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 909
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Clayton Christensen’s definitive works on innovation—offered together for the first time Will you fall victim to disruptive innovation—or become a disruptor yourself? Tip the odds in your favor with the bestselling books that have made Christensen one of the world’s foremost authorities on innovation. You’ll also get his award-winning HBR article, full of inspiration for finding meaning and happiness in your life using the principles of business. The 4-volume collection includes: The Innovator’s Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail In one of the most influential business books of our time, Christensen introduced the world to the concept of disruptive innovation, showing how even the most outstanding companies can do everything right—yet still lose market leadership. Don’t repeat their mistakes. The Innovator’s Solution: Creating and Sustaining Successful Growth Citing in-depth research and theories tested in hundreds of companies across many industries, Christensen and co-author Michael Raynor provide the tools organizations need to become disruptors themselves. The Innovator's DNA: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators Christensen and coauthors Jeffrey Dyer and Hal Gregersen identify behaviors of the world’s best innovators—from leaders at Amazon and Apple to those at Google, Skype, and the Virgin Group—to show how you and your team can unlock the code to generating and executing more innovative ideas. “How Will You Measure Your Life?” (HBR article) At Harvard Business School, Clayton Christensen teaches aspiring MBAs how to apply management and innovation theories to build stronger companies. But he also believes that these models can help people lead better lives. In this award-winning Harvard Business Review article, he explains how, exploring questions everyone needs to ask: How can I be happy in my career? How can I be sure that my relationship with my family is an enduring source of happiness? And how can I live my life with integrity?

The Innovator's Manifesto

Deliberate Disruption for Transformational Growth
Author: Michael Raynor
Publisher: Crown Business
ISBN: 0385531672
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
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In this compelling new book, Michael E. Raynor, coauthor of the national bestseller The Innovator’s Solution, shows that Disruption, Clayton M. Christensen’s landmark theory that explains how fringe ideas come to redefine entire markets, not only explains why new businesses emerge and mature companies fall – it actually helps to predict the future success of new ventures more accurately. Raynor’s groundbreaking research, and deeper understanding of the mechanisms and drivers of Disruption make this approach to innovation more powerful and more useful than ever. Despite the groaning shelves of books offering advice on innovation, most managers continue to struggle to create the profitable growth their companies need. The reason? The vast majority of management theories base their prescriptions on explanations of the past. When it comes to predicting successful innovation, a willingness to apply the empirical and theoretical rigor of the scientific method to prove what will work in the real world has been notable by its absence. Until now. In the Innovator’s Manifesto, Michael E. Raynor, a director at Deloitte Consulting, LLP., coauthor of The Innovator’s Solution, and author of The Strategy Paradox, shows how Disruption theory can help managers more accurately predict which businesses will survive – and which will die. In fact, Raynor argues that Disruption theory is the only theory which has been statistically proven to be an effective predictive tool. The book draws on the research of the New Business Initiatives (NBI) group at Intel, analyzing forty-eight new ventures that NBI researched, scrutinized, and ultimately funded. The group’s success rate was comparable to venture capitalists throughout the industry – roughly 10 percent. However, when the principles of Disruption theory were applied to these forty-eight funded ventures in controlled experiments, the subjects’ accuracy rates improved significantly – by almost 40 percent. Raynor replicated these experiments with over 300 MBA students at schools in the United States and Canada, including Harvard, with even more impressive results: systematic improvements in predictive accuracy of up to 50 percent. In other words, not only is disruption effective, it can be readily and successfully taught and applied. The Innovator’s Manifesto is the most significant advance in our understanding of the mechanisms and implications of Disruption theory since Christensen’s seminal 1997 work, The Innovator’s Dilemma. For the first time disruption theory has been shown to give managers and investors effective tools they can use in their efforts to create the success they seek. From the Hardcover edition.

Wege statt Irrwege

Wo Menschen und Firmen die gleichen Fehler machen und warum Wirtschaftstheorien uns zu einem glücklicheren Leben verhelfen können
Author: Clayton M. Christensen,Karen Dillon,James Allworth
Publisher: books4success
ISBN: 3864702658
Category: Self-Help
Page: 224
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Scheidungen, kein Kontakt zu den Kindern, Gefängnis wegen Betrugs - all das hat Harvard-Professor Clayton M. Christensen bei ehemaligen Kommilitonen gesehen und es hat ihn zum Nachdenken angeregt: Wie konnte es so weit kommen? Und wie macht man es besser? Seine Überlegungen führten Christensen zu den drei grundlegenden Fragen: Wie führe ich ein glückliches und sinnerfülltes Privatleben? Wie werde ich beruflich erfolgreich und habe Freude an meiner Arbeit? Und wie vermeide ich es, im Gefängnis zu landen? Er findet die Antworten in Wirtschaftstheorien, die er auf persönliche Lebensentscheidungen überträgt - so zum Beispiel die Einführung einer Familienkultur, um den eigenen Kindern Leitlinien an die Hand zu geben. Dabei gibt er jedoch nicht rigide Verhaltensregeln vor, sondern liefert Denkanstöße, mit deren Hilfe der Leser zu seiner ganz persönlichen, maßgeschneiderten Strategie für ein erfülltes und erfolgreiches Leben gelangt.

The Innovator's Guide to Growth

Putting Disruptive Innovation to Work
Author: Scott D. Anthony,Mark W. Johnson,Joseph V. Sinfield,Elizabeth J. Altman
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 1422146030
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 320
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More than a decade ago, Clayton Christensen's breakthrough book The Innovator's Dilemma illustrated how disruptive innovations drive industry transformation and market creation. Christensen's research demonstrated how growth-seeking incumbents must develop the capability to deflect disruptive attacks and seize disruptive opportunities. In The Innovator's Guide to Growth, Scott Anthony, Mark Johnson, Joseph Sinfield, and Elizabeth Altman take the subject to the next level: implementation. The authors explain how to create this crucial capability for unlocking disruption's transformational power. With a foreword by Christensen, this book provides a set of market-proven tools and approaches to innovation that have been honed through fieldwork with innovative companies like Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, Pepsi, Intel, Motorola, SAP, and Cisco Systems. The book shows you how to: Follow a market-proven process -- so your company can reliably create blockbuster businesses Create structures, systems, and metrics -- so the disruptive innovations that will power your firm's future growth receive the funding and personnel needed to succeed Create a common language of disruptive innovation -- so managers can reach consensus around counterintuitive courses of action Incisive and practical, this book helps your company take the steps necessary to benefit from disruption -- instead of being eclipsed by it.

Transforming Your STEM Career Through Leadership and Innovation

Inspiration and Strategies for Women
Author: Pamela McCauley Bush
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 012396993X
Category: Mathematics
Page: 182
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Transforming your STEM Career through Leadership and Innovation offers valuable information on what it means to be a leader and innovator and encourages you to discover and develop these skills for yourself. This book integrates leadership and innovation principles with personal examples and profiles of inspirational women. It is accompanied by a website that features women's leadership success stories, as well as innovation resources and best practices. This book is relevant for women in all stages of their careers and explains the critical need for leadership and innovation right now. By providing a clear process on how to build upon your personal strengths to realize leadership and innovation goals, this book will inspire you to pick up the mantle and meet the critical need for leadership and innovation in the STEM fields Examines research-based leadership and innovation principles to make these critically important characteristics both real and attainable Empowers you to build upon your own strengths and successes to discover and develop leadership and innovation skills Features a companion website that highlights women's leadership success stories, innovation resources and best practices Provides a practical guide that educates, encourages and equips you to pursue leadership and innovation opportunities Includes a companion website that highlights women's leadership success stories, innovation resources and best practices

The Innovator's Solution

Warum manche Unternehmen erfolgreicher wachsen als andere
Author: Clayton M. Christensen,Michael E. Raynor
Publisher: Vahlen
ISBN: 3800652161
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 290
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((U4)) Mit seinem Werk „The Innovator’s Dilemma“ verfasste Clayton M. Christensen eines der wichtigsten Managementbücher der letzten Jahrzehnte. In „The Innovator’s Solution“ beschreiben Clayton M. Christensen und Michael E. Raynor, wie Unternehmen disruptive Innovationen erfolgreich selbst entwickeln und vermarkten können. Wenn dies ein Buch für Seefahrer wäre, würde es voller Seiten mit Diskussionen über das Segeln mit oder gegen Gezeiten und Strömungen sein und darüber, wie man Segel setzt, um die aktuellen Winde gut zu nutzen. Durch ein solches Buch würde es einfach werden, zu erkennen, dass, wo und wann Sie starten sollen, wenn man die Richtung bedenkt, in die diese Kräfte Sie tragen wollen. Wie in der Seefahrt soll Ihnen dieses Buch es leichter machen, eine gute Ausgangsposition zu finden. Denn die ist für die Erfolgswahrscheinlichkeit wichtig, insbesondere wenn man die Richtung der im Wettbewerb auftretenden technologischen und gewinnorientierten Kräfte berücksichtigt, die auf Sie einwirken. Mit dieser Sichtweise kann man die Herausforderung leichter angehen, neue, wachstumsstarke Unternehmen zu gründen. Dies bedeutet, dass Sie sich bei der Gründung eines neuen Unternehmens keine genauen Vorstellungen über die Details Ihrer Strategie machen müssen, bzw. nicht hellseherisch vorhersagen müssen, wie sich die Technologie entwickeln wird. Vielmehr müssen Sie sich in erster Linie auf die richtigen Ausgangsbedingungen konzentrieren. Wenn Sie vom richtigen Ausgangspunkt aus starten, dann werden sich die Entscheidungen, die zum Erfolg führen, von selbst ergeben. Um diese Entscheidungsmöglichkeiten auszuschöpfen, müssen Sie ein Geschäftsmodell schaffen, dessen Ressourcen, Prozesse und Werte diese Kräfte, wie beim Segeln, so gut nutzbar machen können, dass sie zum Erfolg beitragen und Sie nicht in die falsche Richtung abdriften lassen.

Die 5 Elemente effektiven Denkens


Author: Edward B. Burger,Michael Starbird
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783933689139
Category:
Page: 120
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The Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs: Insanely Different Principles for Breakthrough Success


Author: Carmine Gallo
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 007174875X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
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A "THINK DIFFERENT" APPROACH TO INNOVATION-- Based on the Seven Guiding Principles of Apple CEO Steve Jobs In his acclaimed bestseller The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs author Carmine Gallo laid out a simple step-by-step program of powerful tools and proven techniques inspired by Steve Jobs's legendary presentations. Now, he shares the Apple CEO's most famous, most original, and most effective strategies for sparking true creativity--and real innovation--in any workplace. THE INNOVATION SECRETS OF STEVE JOBS "Steve Jobs has reinvented music distribution, the mobile telephone, and book publishing. You might want to take a look at how someone creates multi-billion dollar ideas, and turns them into multi-billion dollar products that everyone loves and admires. This book is not an option. Buy it now, bank it tomorrow." -- Jeffrey Gitomer, author of The Little Red Book of Selling “In The Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs, Carmine Gallo captures the true mindset of Jobs and Apple. This book is not just for the techie and marketing crowd, although they will gain valuable insight that can be applied to their worlds. It is also for anyone who loves technology and wants to understand how to create simple devices that are easy to use and can impact our lives.” -- Tim Bajarin, president, Creative Strategies, Inc. "An inspiring roadmap for anyone who wants to live a life of passion and purpose." -- Tony Hsieh, author of Delivering Happiness and CEO of Zappos.com, Inc. "Apple changed the world with the Mac and hasn't stopped innovating since. Carmine Gallo reveals the secrets and gives you the tools to unleash your inner Steve." -- Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO of salesforce.com and author of the national bestseller Behind the Cloud Learn how to RETHINK your business, REINVENT your products, and REVITALIZE your vision of success--the Steve Jobs way. When it comes to innovation, Apple CEO Steve Jobs is legendary. His company slogan "Think Different" is more than a marketing tool. It's a way of life--a powerful, positive, game-changing approach to innovation that anyone can apply to any field of endeavor. These are the Seven Principles of Innovation, inspired by the master himself: Do What You Love. Think differently about your career. Put a Dent in the Universe. Think differently about your vision. Kick Start Your Brain. Think differently about how you think. Sell Dreams, Not Products. Think differently about your customers. Say No to 1,000 Things. Think differently about design. Create Insanely Great Experiences. Think differently about your brand experience. Master the Message. Think differently about your story. By following Steve Jobs's visionary example, you'll discover exciting new ways to unlock your creative potential and to foster an environment that encourages innovation and allows it to flourish. You'll learn how to match—and beat—the most powerful competitors, develop the most revolutionary products, attract the most loyal customers, and thrive in the most challenging times. Bestselling business journalist Carmine Gallo has interviewed hundreds of successful professionals--from CEOs, managers, and entrepreneurs to teachers, consultants, and stay-at-home moms—to get to the core of Steve Jobs's innovative philosophies. These are the simple, meaningful, and attainable principles that drive us all to "Think Different." These are The Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs. An enhanced ebook is now available with 10 demonstration videos of Jobs' sure-fire innovation secrets. Select the Kindle Edition with Audio/Video from the available formats.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

A Competency Framework
Author: Charles H. Matthews,Ralph Brueggemann
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317802101
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 346
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This book presents a new model, the competency framework, for students, innovators, entrepreneurs, managers, and anyone who wants to better understand the dynamic world of innovation and entrepreneurship. Focused on both the individual and strategic organizational level, this book is about people and the competencies each person needs to learn to be successful in creating a more dynamic future. Matthews and Brueggemann’s framework for innovation and entrepreneurship competencies empowers individuals to excel at innovation and new venture creation. It provides a practical guide and clear and concise understanding of the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and experiences that are needed to increase imagination, creativity, innovation and new venture creation capability. Innovation and Entrepreneurship will be attractive for students of entrepreneurship, innovation, management and cross-disciplinary classes, such as design thinking. Presented in a modular format, Innovation & Entrepreneurship informs the future direction of people and technology, as well as the educational systems producing the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs. Based on extensive academic research, this book is organized into two sections: Twelve innovation elements and twelve competency categories. The elements are the foundation and the competency categories are the building blocks that inform our path toward a more precise understanding of how innovation and entrepreneurship plays an important role in economic development and our daily lives.

Open Innovation

Ansätze, Strategien und Geschäftsmodelle
Author: Markus J. Faber
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3834980277
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 113
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Markus J. Faber identifiziert die Grundaussagen von drei Gestaltungsansätzen zu „Open Innovation“ und gibt eine Einschätzung zu deren Aussagegehalt. Die Ausarbeitung legt die Grundlage zum Verständnis einer offenen Innovationsstrategie und eröffnet die Möglichkeit, Quellen neuartiger Entwicklungen zu erkennen und zu verstehen.

How to Innovate in Marketing (Collection)


Author: Monique Reece,Michael Tasner,Tony Davila,Marc Epstein,Robert Shelton,Larry Light,Joan Kiddon
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 0133443116
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 1305
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A brand new collection of authoritative guides to marketing innovation 4 authoritative books deliver state-of-the-art guidance for more innovative, more effective, more measurably successful marketing! This 4-book collection will help you bring world-class innovation to marketing and everything that touches it! Start with Making Innovation Work: a formal process that can help you drive top and bottom line growth from innovation throughout marketing and beyond. Packed with new examples, it will help you define the right strategy for effective marketing innovation… structure organizations and incentivize teams to innovate… implement management systems to assess your progress… effectively use metrics from idea creation through commercialization. Next, in Real-Time Marketing for Business Growth, top business consultant Monique Reece offers a proven, start-to-finish blueprint for igniting profitable, sustainable growth. Reece’s “PRAISE” process builds growth through six interrelated steps: Purpose, Research, Analyze, Implement, Strategize, and Evaluate/Execute. She demonstrates how to use fast, agile real-time planning techniques that are tightly integrated with execution… how to clarify your company’s purpose, customer value, and best opportunities… fix sales and marketing problems that have persisted for decades… accurately measure marketing’s real value… combine proven traditional marketing techniques with new social media practices… systematically and continually improve customer experience and lifetime value. Then, in Marketing in the Moment, leading Web marketing consultant Michael Tasner shows exactly how to drive maximum value from advanced Web, online, mobile, and social marketing. Discover which new technologies deliver the best results (and which rarely do)... how to use virtual collaboration to executive marketing projects faster and at lower cost... how to build realistic, practical action plans for the next three months, six months, and twelve months. Finally, in Six Rules for Brand Revitalization, Larry Light and Joan Kiddon teach invaluable lessons from one of the most successful brand revitalization projects in business history: the reinvigoration of McDonald’s®. Larry Light, the Global CMO who spearheaded McDonald’s breakthrough marketing initiatives, presents a systematic blueprint for resurrecting any brand, and driving it to unprecedented levels of success. Light and Joan Kiddon illuminate their blueprint with specific examples, offering detailed “dos” and “don’ts” for everything from segmentation to R&D, leadership to execution. If you’re in marketing (or anywhere near it) this collection’s techniques can powerfully and measurably improve your performance, starting today! From world-renowned marketing experts Tony Davila, Marc Epstein, Robert Shelton, Monique Reece, Michael Tasner, Larry Light, and Joan Kiddon

Collective Genius

The Art and Practice of Leading Innovation
Author: Linda A. Hill,Greg Brandeau,Emily Truelove,Kent Lineback
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
ISBN: 1422187594
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 272
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Why can some organizations innovate time and again, while most cannot? You might think the key to innovation is attracting exceptional creative talent. Or making the right investments. Or breaking down organizational silos. All of these things may help—but there’s only one way to ensure sustained innovation: you need to lead it—and with a special kind of leadership. Collective Genius shows you how. Preeminent leadership scholar Linda Hill, along with former Pixar tech wizard Greg Brandeau, MIT researcher Emily Truelove, and Being the Boss coauthor Kent Lineback, found among leaders a widely shared, and mistaken, assumption: that a “good” leader in all other respects would also be an effective leader of innovation. The truth is, leading innovation takes a distinctive kind of leadership, one that unleashes and harnesses the “collective genius” of the people in the organization. Using vivid stories of individual leaders at companies like Volkswagen, Google, eBay, and Pfizer, as well as nonprofits and international government agencies, the authors show how successful leaders of innovation don’t create a vision and try to make innovation happen themselves. Rather, they create and sustain a culture where innovation is allowed to happen again and again—an environment where people are both willing and able to do the hard work that innovative problem solving requires. Collective Genius will not only inspire you; it will give you the concrete, practical guidance you need to build innovation into the fabric of your business.

The Pause Principle

Step Back to Lead Forward
Author: Kevin Cashman
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1609945344
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 192
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We live and lead in an increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world. But paradoxically, Kevin Cashman contends that leaders today must not merely act more quickly but pause more deeply. He details a catalytic process to guide you to step back in order to lead forward in three critical growth areas: personal leadership, development of others, and fostering of cultures of innovation. You and your organization will learn to move from management speed and transaction to leadership significance and transformation.

The Innovators

The Discoveries, Inventions, and Breakthroughs of Our Time
Author: John Diebold
Publisher: Dutton Adult
ISBN: N.A
Category: Technological innovations
Page: 303
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How to Become Innovative


Author: Tony Davila,Marc Epstein,Robert Shelton,Jonathan M. Cagan,Craig M. Vogel
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 0133742628
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 817
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Making Innovation Work presents a formal innovation process proven to work at HP, Microsoft, and Toyota to help ordinary managers drive top and bottom line growth from innovation. The authors have drawn on their unsurpassed innovation consulting experience -- as well as the most thorough review of innovation research ever performed. They'll show what works, what doesn't, and how to use management tools to dramatically increase the payoff from innovation investments. Learn how to define the right strategy for effective innovation, how to structure an organization to innovate best, how to implement management systems to assess ongoing innovation, how to incentivize teams to deliver, and much more. This book offers the first authoritative guide to using metrics at every step of the innovation process -- from idea creation and selection through prototyping and commercialization. This updated edition refreshes the examples used throughout the book and features a new introduction that gives currency to the principles covered throughout. ¿ For years, Creating Breakthrough Products has offered an indispensable roadmap for uncovering new opportunities, identifying what customers really value, and building products and services that redefine markets -- or create entirely new markets. Now, the authors have thoroughly updated their classic book, adding brand-new chapters on service design and global innovation, plus new insights, best practices, and case studies from both U.S. and global companies. Their new second edition presents: Revolutionary (Apple-style) and evolutionary (Disney-style) approaches to innovation: choosing between them, and making either one work More coverage of Value Opportunity Analysis and ethnography New case studies ranging from Navistar's latest long-haul truck to P+G's reinvention of Herbal Essences, plus updates to existing cases New coverage of the emerging environment of product-service ecosystems Additional visual maps and illustrations that make the book more intuitive and accessible Readers will find new insights into identifying Product Opportunity Gaps that can lead to enormous success, navigating the "Fuzzy Front End" of product development, and leveraging contributions from diverse product teams -- while staying relentlessly focused on their customers' values and lifestyles, from strategy through execution.