Best Innovation Books to Read in 2019


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Lateral Thinking Puzzle Books

Destination Innovation

Here are our most popular lateral thinking puzzle books: 290 Wally Test puzzles – trick questions designed to catch you out and make you groan when you hear the answer. The post Lateral Thinking Puzzle Books appeared first on Destination Innovation.

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8 books every innovation pro should read

Board of Innovation

A few years ago, we published a list of 7 top-notch books on innovation. Without further ado, here’s our list of the best books on innovation around (all of which are essential reading for […].

Books about Behavioral Economics

Train yourself on the trending field of behavior change with our recommended books about behavioral economics. These are some of the best books in the field to apply to make better choices, build positive habits, and change behavior for the better.

Three Keys to Accelerating Innovation through Connecting and Collaborating Outside your Organization

Speaker: Gordon Vala-Webb, Author, Speaker and Consultant, Building Smarter Organizations

From his upcoming book, Building Smarter Organizations, Gordon will do a deep dive into why connecting and collaborating with those outside your organization will accelerate innovation - and the three keys to success: open mindset, fast-flow communications, and accelerated decision-making.

Book Review: What about the Future? by Fred Phillips

RTI Innovation Advisors

I'm returning today to one of my favorite activities - a book review. Good books are simply too rare, and good books about topics important to innovators are unfortunately even more rare. However, I'm happy to say that I've just read a book about understanding the future that should be read by anyone interested in foresighting, forecasting or scenario planning. The book I'm reviewing today is entitled What about the Future?

My 6th Book: Invisible Solutions

Stephen Shapiro

I am pleased to announce that my next book, INVISIBLE SOLUTIONS, will be released early 2020. this is NOT the actual book cover!). What’s this book about? Each of the 25 “lenses” in this book uncovers solutions you might otherwise miss.

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30 Successful Entrepreneurs Reveal the Books That Changed Their Lives

Entrepreneur - Innovation

These founders tell us about the books that influenced their way of thinking about life and work. 20 Questions

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Eleven Essential Behavioral Science Books for Innovators

Innovation Excellence

Below, in no particular order, are my favorite eleven books that have taught. Book Review Innovation marketing Psychology #businessinnovation Books as Tools Books Review consumer psychology education Evolutionary Psychology Innovation Psychology organizational psychology

15 Essential Books on Innovation


These 15 innovation books are absolute must reads for every innovator, entrepreneur and intrapreneur. Read-on! Innovation Strategy

The Top 10 Business Strategy Books of 2018

Innovation Excellence

There’s a big trend when it comes to business strategy books and it’s all about business models In my work advising executives from both big companies and startups, I get insight into what’s on the minds of some of the most strategic, innovative leaders in the planet.

Building A Collaborative Innovation Playbook

Speaker: Greg Satell, Innovation Advisor, Speaker and Author

For his upcoming book, Mapping Innovation, Greg Satell has researched how people and organizations successfully innovate.

7 Must-Read Books on Innovation Strategy


Remember, innovation moves almost as fast as we can print books. The post 7 Must-Read Books on Innovation Strategy appeared first on IdeaScale. Part of good business is reading business theory. Innovation strategy is an enormous topic, and staying current can be an intimidating task.

Creative Construction – Book review

The Inovo Group

Well-respected Harvard Business School professor and HBR contributor Gary Pisano has weighed in on the topic of large company innovation in his new book ‘Creative Construction’. This book is a worthwhile, albeit high-level, treatment of the topic with a rich set of descriptions and examples.

Book Review – The Disruption Mindset by Charlene Li

Rmukesh Gupta

Overview: I got a digital preview copy of this book via NetGalley. You can find more information about Charlene here and buy the book here. Ease of reading: The book is an easy read. This is something that is not just a challenge with this book but with this entire genre.

New Strategyzer Series Book: The Team Alignment Map


We’re delighted to announce that we’ve partnered with Stefano Mastrogiacomo, the creator of the Team Alignment Toolkit, for his upcoming book The Team Alignment Map to be part of the Strategyzer book series. Tools Books

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Book in Brief: Orchestrating Experiences

Boxes and Arrows

Editors’ note: This “Book in Brief” feature here on Boxes and Arrows is from. We’ll publish an excerpt, up to 500 words, of your book. The catch is that we’ll only publicize one book a month; first come, first serve. Book in Brief

6 Keys to Making Collaborative Innovation Successful

Speaker: Soren Kaplan, Founder of InnovationPoint

BOOK GROUP PRESS GREENLEAF The H o w t o C r e a t e a C U l t U r e o f i N N o v a t i o N S o r e n K a p l a n , p h D An Excerpt from. Published by Greenleaf Book Group Press Austin, Texas Copyright ©2017 Soren Kaplan All rights reserved.

Launching My Latest Book

Innovation in Practice

I’m thrilled to let you know my new book, So You Want to Be a Professor: How to Land Your Dream Job in Academia , just launched! If you or someone you know ever considered teaching, I hope you read this book. This book is the first roadmap for working professionals from any field who want to become a college professor, now or later. I’m not aware of another book out there that addresses this topic and sets a path for how to get there. Read my book and find out.

Spigit Executive Releases New Book

Planview Spigit

Today, we’re proud to share the release of a new book authored by Doug Collins, VP of Innovation Architecture at Spigit. This book, titled Great Question! The book comes in four parts: Setting context. The post Spigit Executive Releases New Book appeared first on Spigit.

6 Books I Read In 2017 That Are Worth Your Time


On top of magazines, articles and reports, I read at least 1 book per month; and have gone up to 4 in years past. This year I read 15 books in all, lighter than before but interesting nonetheless. What books did you read in 2017 that you recommend I read?

Book in Brief: Living in Information

Boxes and Arrows

Editors’ note: This “Book in Brief” feature here on Boxes and Arrows is from. We’ll publish an excerpt, up to 500 words, of your book. The catch is that we’ll only publicize one book a month; first come, first serve. Are you sitting in a room while reading this book?

Data From 3.5 Million Employees Shows How Innovation Really Works

Josh Bernoff is the author of the new book Writing Without Bullshit: Boost Your Career by Saying What You Mean and the coauthor of three business strategy books, including the bestseller Groundswell INNOVATION Data From 3.5

How to Negotiate and Book Corporate Event Space


Hosting a corporate event can be pretty costly. There are a handful of things that you need to budget for including event space, catering, transportation, and more. At the end of the event, you're often left wondering if it was even worth the investment. Event Venue

Book Review – Seeing Around Corners by Rita McGrath

Rmukesh Gupta

Overview: — I got this book as an advance review copy. Rita McGrath has produced another stunning book, in a way even better than her earlier book “The End of Competitive advantage”. You can pre-order the book here. Ease of reading: — The book is not only easy to read. What I loved about the book: We are living in a world where there are inflection points coming at us from all around us. I would give this book a 5/5.

Summer Reading List: 17 Great Books Every Innovator Should Read

Digital Tonto

The absolutely essential books for anyone who wants to change the world. Related posts: Summer Reading List: The Books Behind the Buzz. Summer Reading List: Books That Make You Think. Summer. [[ This is a content summary only.

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Clayton Christensen: Competing Against Luck [book review]

Innovation Excellence

Competing Against Luck is the rather curious title of a new book by the eminent innovation guru, Clayton Christensen, et al. Book Review Build Capability Case Study Customers Innovation book Clayton Christensen IKEA Intuit jobs jobs-to-be-done Luck Medtronic

Podcast #017 Trevor Crane – Why everyone should publish a book to grow their business

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we talk with 10-times Bestselling Author Trevor Crane about what it takes to write a book to take your business to the next level. Trevor helps people from all walks of life not only gain the confidence and tools to publish their book, but to do it in a way that it is highly likely to become a bestseller and turbocharge their business. Why you should write a book at all, to help your business (10:30).

2 Rising Travel Innovators and the Advantages of Direct Bookings

Innovation Walk

When we want to book a hotel we automatically go to our favourite online travel agency (OTA), also known as a booking portal. Sometimes there are deals on a certain hotel and you immediately book to save money. More control over the type of room you book and its features.

Mapping Innovation: Playbook for navigating a disruptive age [book review]

Innovation Excellence

In his new book, Greg Satell debunks innovation myths and looks closely at what innovation “is”. Book Review Build Capability Disruption Feature Of The Week Innovation book review digital age Innovation Books innovation myths Innovation tools technology

Real Startup Book: Latest Update

Grasshopper Herder

We have a new update for the Real Startup Book available here: For those unfamiliar with this project, please read our first update. Updates We updated the book’s formatting to make it easier to read on computer screens Added chapters on customer discovery interviews, secondary market research, concierge test, net promotor score, and biases Since the Real Startup […] The post Real Startup Book: Latest Update appeared first on

Book Summary: The Growth Gears

Rmukesh Gupta

I have set myself a goal to read at least 25 books this year, which roughly translates to about a book every couple of weeks. I also did not just want to read these books but also absorb and internalise the content of these books. I would rate this book 7.5/10.

#1,463 – Books, Looks, and Hooks

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

Books, look, and hooks would be more focused. Instead, the only thing you are allowed to comment on or talk about is the book that the lady has chosen to bring with her. While a non-fiction book may indicate what she likes to do IRL.


The Real Startup Book Update

Grasshopper Herder

Publishing update on the Real Startup Book - Craft the best experiment or research project to bring clarity to the unknowns of your current business model The post The Real Startup Book Update appeared first on Lean Startup Evaluative Market Experiment Evaluative Product Experiment Experiment Design & Template Generative Market Research Generative Product Research Hypothesis Driven Development Minimum Viable Product

#1,287 – Talk to Books

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

For centuries books have been talking to us. Now we can talk to books too. It’s all thanks to a new app from Google that lets us search 100,000 books in under a second. According to Quartz , “Kurzweil noted that Talk to Books is not meant to replace keyword search.

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Summer Reading List: 12 Books Can Help You Change the World

Innovation Excellence

So for this summer’s list, I’ve got a list of 12 books that will show you how to do all that and truly change the world. Book Review Change Innovation business books Innovation Books Transformation

Book Review – Three Box Solution

Rmukesh Gupta

Name of the book: The Three Box Solution: A Simple Framework for leading innovation. Author of the book: Vijay Govindarajan. This is a book about how to lead innovation in an organisation. As he rightly says in his book, easy to remember doesn’t mean easy to implement. So, from an implementation point-of-view, I think this book also deserves a 4/5. What I learnt from the book: The three boxes that Vijay references in the book are as below: 1.

Book Review: 15 Minute Pause: A Radical Reboot for Busy People by Michelle Burke, Lilamani de Silva

Rmukesh Gupta

Overview: — I got this book as an advance review copy. Ease of reading: — The book is written in a very simple to read language. So, this book will not be effective or useful, if you just read through the book. This is a 4 star book for me.

New and Classic Corporate Innovation Books To Read in 2017


One of the few things that seems as rapid as the pace of innovation is the number of books coming each year to talk about it. It's a rare executive who has time to even check out the reviews of the hundreds of titles published each year, much less read more than a handful of business books. Trends Leadership Good Reads Innovation Models

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My Second Book


As noted by the title, t his post is meant to announce the forthcoming release of my second book, Endless Encores. Since that is still several months off and I have at times already mentioned the book is coming, let me come back to that in a moment. This book is about those words.

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Book in Brief: Digital and Marketing Asset Management

Boxes and Arrows

Editors’ note: The second “Book in Brief” feature here on Boxes and Arrows is from Theresa Regli’s Digital and Marketing Asset Management: The Real Story About DAM Technology and Practice. We’ll publish an excerpt, up to 500 words, of your book. Book in Brief

Exclusive Book Excerpt: ‘The Intrapreneur’s Journey’

Innovation Leader

“Giving employees time and freedom to work on their own ideas makes great business sense,” write Hugh Molotsi and Jeff Zias in the forthcoming book “The Intrapreneur’s Journey


#1,418 – The Ten Greatest Books of 2018

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

The greatest books that I read in 2018. My mom got this book for me as a gift a while back because she knew that I had loved the movie but I was adamant about not wanting to read it since I already knew what happened. For that reason it’s my pick as Book of the Year!