Best Innovation Books to Read in 2019


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Top Strategy and Innovation Books of 2019

Innovation Excellence

The best strategy & innovation books deliver new insights, examples and tools for reinventing business. Book Review Innovation Strategy best books on innovation InspirationI’ve recently written about the disruptive change and innovation upending markets like product packaging, travel and hospitality, management consulting, construction, healthcare, and manufacturing.

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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. Books books hall of fame kick yourself lateral lateral thinking lethal mathematical puzzle thinking

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25 of the Best Books for Innovators

Innovation Excellence

There are, fortunately, plenty of great books out there that can help you succeed in innovation, in 2020 and beyond. Book Review Innovation Inspiration Books Reading Reading ListRegardless of which stats you look at or believe, innovation is without a doubt difficult. Thus, if you’re looking to succeed in it, you need to invest heavily into continuous learning.

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 connecting and collaborating with those outside your organization to accelerate innovation. Gordon will provide practical strategies to connecting and working with the "nearside" of suppliers, partners and alumni in order to accelerate innovation.

Five New Innovation Books for the Holidays.

Innovation Excellence

An important part of that is always what I’ve read, and in the festive spirit of sharing, here are five books that greatly influenced me in 2019. None are strictly ‘Innovation books’. Book Review Creativity Innovation age attention Books Cognitive Science expert generalists Innovation Insights Reading visual scienceAs the holiday season in the US gets underway, I habitually look back on what I’ve learnt over the previous year.

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 psychologyNo matter how great an innovation is, it is only useful if people notice it, understand it, desire it, acquire it and use (and reuse) it.

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. These books can not only help in your own understanding and personal or professional development, but are also great resources for behavioral economics training programs and workshops.

Ridiculous Deal on Co-Founder Braden Kelley’s Latest Book

Innovation Excellence

Today was one of those times when an email dropped into my inbox stating that Palgrave Macmillan, the publisher of my latest book Charting Change is offering it at a ridiculous Cyber Week Sale price of $9.99 Change Design Disruption Innovation News Association of Change Management Professionals Books Business Authors Business Change change management Change Planning Canvas Change Planning Toolkit Cyber Monday deals Lean Change Management Project management project managers special offers

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 […]. The post 8 books every innovation pro should read appeared first on Board of Innovation. Since then, sequels have been released and our field has evolved, so it’s time for us to make a few additions.

The 5 Best Books On Critical Thinking


But its aim is to be clear about what is being argued, what follows from the given evidence and arguments, and to detect any cognitive biases or rhetorical moves that may lead us astray” With that said, here are 5 books I recommend you read to improve your critical thinking skills: Thinking Fast And Slow by Daniel Kahneman. This is a book written by Nobel prize winning psychologist on how cognitive biases affect our ability to think clearly.

Building A Collaborative Innovation Playbook

Speaker: Greg Satell, Innovation Advisor, Speaker and Author

From his newly released book, Greg Satell has researched how people and organizations successfully innovate. We are excited to have Greg join us for a session that will draw upon these insights and provide a playbook for how to define the right innovation strategies for your organization to overcome the specific challenges that your organization faces and dramatically improve your innovation effectiveness.

Book Review: What about the Future? by Fred Phillips

Jeffrey Phillips

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?

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. There are a few consistent and common themes, Leadership Management Strategy Books

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.

The Book that Took 9 Years to Publish

Stephen Shapiro

One week from today, my 6th book, Invisible Solutions , will be released. I’ve been asked, “How long did it take to write the book?” December 2 – 10, 2018, I locked myself in a hotel room and started working on the book. In fact, upon reflection, the book took nine years to write and publish. Hopefully this article will serve as inspiration (and education) to others who want to publish a book. I decided it was time to write the book.

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Book Excerpt: The Catalyst’s Guide to Working Well

Innovation Leader

The new book Move Fast. Break S**t. Burn Out. is about “Catalysts,” a subset of innovators with “a deep-rooted need to create positive change

6 Keys to Making Collaborative Innovation Successful

Speaker: Soren Kaplan, Founder of InnovationPoint

We are excited to launch the Collaborative Innovation Webinar Series with Dr. Soren Kaplan. His just released book, "The Invisible Advantage," provides actionable insights into how any organization can create a culture of innovation, an environment that promotes freethinking, an entrepreneurial spirit, and sustainable value creation at all levels and across all functions. By registering for the webinar, you will get a free excerpt from his book.

7 Must-Read Books on Innovation Strategy


It’s easy to be nervous about the future, especially when you consider that in 1990, nobody really expected the internet to be more than a corporate tool, that in 2000 the idea entire industries could quiver in fear before just one website selling books and CDs, and in 2010 that we’d be arguing over the psychological effects of that website we post vacation pictures to. Remember, innovation moves almost as fast as we can print books.

15 Essential Books on Innovation


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

Summer Reading List: 9 Books That Will Help You Understand The Covid Crisis

Digital Tonto

This summer, I’m focusing my reading list on books that will help you understand the Covid crisis better. Related posts: Summer Reading List: Books That Explain The Future. Summer Reading List: [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts


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. This book will help you: Discover why we are hard-wired to ask ineffective questions. In addition to the book, we are developing supporting tools and technologies (e.g.,

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How To Create A Movement To Drive Transformation In Your Company Or Industry

Speaker: Greg Satell

Everybody has something they’d like to change, whether it is a problem in their organization, their industry, their community or society at large. But how can you get your ideas for change to take hold beyond a small circle of likeminded people? What you need is a cascade: small groups that are loosely connected but united by a common purpose. When they synchronize their collective behavior as networks, they become immensely powerful. A business model is disrupted, an industry is remade, the preceding order is no more and the world is transformed.

Book Review – Humanocracy by Gary Hamel & Michele Zanini

Rmukesh Gupta

In his most recent book Humanocracy, he lays out the case against bureaucracy and instead argues that we need to embrace what he calls “ Humanocracy ” as in build human centric organisations. What is the book about: The first third of the book is about the pitfalls of bureaucracy and why we need to move away from the management philosophies of the industrial age and get ready for the information age, where the human capital is as important, if not more, than any other kind of capital.

Strategy Books: Essential Strategic Reading 2020

Cascade Strategy

Strategy Books: Worthy mentions. The next couple of books are not necessarily 'strategy' books as such, but certainly worth noting and will definetly help you get better framing particularly when you're trying to hit the reset button. The book goes on to disect this concept in a way that can help you shift your thinking from focusing so much on WHAT you do, and more on the WHY. Strategy Books: Across the Board – Where Should Strategy Begin?

Invisible Solutions Video Book Introduction

Stephen Shapiro

When you buy a book, you have options: print book, e-book, or audio book. But did you know that soon you will have the opportunity to buy video books? It is like an audio book that includes elements for visual learners such as b-roll, graphics, animations, and highlighted words. I am pleased to share the first 3:30 of the video book for Invisible Solutions. The print book is available for pre-order.

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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. The post Book in Brief: Orchestrating Experiences appeared first on Boxes and Arrows. Book in BriefOrchestrating Experiences: Collaborative Design for Complexity by Chris Risdon and Patrick Quattlebaum.

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).

Pirates in the Navy Book Excerpt

This guest article from Tendayi Viki is a selection from his latest book, Pirates In The Navy. I hope you will check out my latest book Pirates In The Navy to learn more about the next steps you need to follow – so you can use what you have learned during discovery to build a great innovation ecosystem. The post Pirates in the Navy Book Excerpt appeared first on Innovation Training | Design Thinking Workshops.

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. Every now and then a book on innovation is published that deserves to be put on the innovator’s bookshelf along with other seminal writings about innovation. Highlights.

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. When asked where the inspiration for the book came from, Doug explained: “In my experience, many will find themselves frustrated when their innovation challenges or small group brainstorms don’t produce useful outcomes.

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. The 'Jobs-to-be-Done' idea has been around for a while but this book puts it into an academic framework, gives many examples of how it has been used and advises methods for how to harness this approach. Book Review Build Capability Case Study Customers Innovation book Clayton Christensen IKEA Intuit jobs jobs-to-be-done Luck Medtronic

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

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 technologyGreg offers a powerful innovation matrix to navigate the innovation space, and then walks us through the challenges of innovating in the digital age.

Why The Mom Test is still one of the best startup books

Articles from GroundControl

It’s one of the first books that we recommend to anyone that is involved with (corporate) startups or innovation. At the time of writing this, Rob’s book is more than 6 years old. You’ll find that plenty of books on […].

The Top 5 Innovation Books For 2020

Articles from GroundControl

We have listed our top 5 books on innovation from 2020 that you must read! This book is valuable to read, regardless of the experience and knowledge that you already have on experimentation. Our favourite part of the book is the sequencing of experiments.

Six Best Books on Creativity: The Classics that Teach the How and Not the Why

Innovation in Practice

If you like creativity and innovation, there are a lot of great books out there that cover just a wide range of topics. This book contains many great stories, jokes, and metaphors. This book does a great job of describing innovation and technology, over time, within specific industries.

25 of the Best Books on Innovation


Regardless of which stats you look at or believe, innovation is without a doubt difficult. Thus, if you’re looking to succeed in it, you need to invest heavily into continuous learning. Leadership Innovation

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. Here are 6 books I read in 2017 which I recommend you do too: Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions. This is a book I was really excited about to read because it’s about changing possibilities for people.

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016: Six Best Books on Creativity: The Classics that Teach the How and Not the Why

Innovation in Practice

If you like creativity and innovation, there are a lot of great books out there that cover a wide range of topics. Unfortunately, 90% of the books out there just talk about the importance of creativity and not about the “how.” So be wary of books that over promise and under deliver.

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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 TransformationChange takes more than just passion, but also strategy, organization and discipline.

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

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. Thus far in this book, we’ve been discussing tangible ways in which places influence our behavior. Are you sitting in a room while reading this book? The post Book in Brief: Living in Information appeared first on Boxes and Arrows.