Creative Strategy By William Duggan
A Guide for Innovation.
Duggan's book solves the most important problem of how innovation actually happens. Other methods of creativity, strategy, and innovation explain how to research and analyze a situation, but they don't tell you how to take the next step: a creative idea for what to do.
Or they rely on the magic of "brainstorming" -- you toss out ideas off the top of your head. Instead, Duggan shows how creative strategy follows the natural three-step method of your own brain: it breaks down a problem into parts, and then searches for past examples in your memory to come up with a new combination to solve the problem. That's how innovation really happens.innovation really happens.
Eight Principles of Effective Problem Solving By David Parsons
Strategies for a World that will Demand Innovation.
DAVID PARSONS has distilled eight principles of effective problem solving from a lifetime of successes and failures in a wide range of endeavors including computer simulation, project management, manufacturing, architecture, student pranks, and soccer coaching. His eight principles advance how we think about and control our problem solving efforts.
The Science of Serendipity By Matt Kingdon
How to Unlock the Promise of Innovation. Innovation. The word might make you think of Silicon Valley. But innovation isn’t the sole province of start-ups. They didn’t invent it, and they’re not always the ones from which we can best learn. As Matt Kingdon argues in The Science of Serendipity, it’s corporate innovators battling within large, established organisations who are the field’s real heroes.
Managing Global Innovation By Yves L. Doz, Keeley Wilson
Frameworks for Integrating Capabilities around the World.
In the past, your company could rely on a handful of resources close to its home markets to innovate new offerings. But today, knowledge and other resources critical to your innovation efforts lie outside your company’s home territories—sometimes far outside. And this distance makes it harder than ever to obtain and integrate these resources, eating away at your competitive edge.
The Ideal Result By Jack Hipple
What It Is and How to Achieve It.
The Ideal Final Result introduces the TRIZ Inventive Problem Solving Process in a way that allows readers to make immediate use of its most basic concepts. The Ideal Final Result reviews the basics of this left brained, but at the same time, very creative process for problem solving that uses a basic algorithm developed through the study of millions of patents.
Making Innovation Work By Tony Davila, Marc Epstein, Robert Shelton
How to Manage It, Measure It, and Profit from It.
Executives have reported that innovation is crucial to their competitiveness—but many reported deep concerns about their firms’ ability to innovate effectively. No wonder: profitable innovation doesn’t just “happen.” It must be managed, measured, executed on…and, even after many years struggling to improve, few companies do this well.