Innovation Books 2013

By Martin Gilliard

A warm welcome to the innovation books 2013 section of the web site featuring a collection of the best, most interesting and fascinating books that were published in 2013 on the subject of innovation.


December 2013

The New Killer Apps: How Large Companies Can Out-Innovate Start-Ups by Chunka Mui

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Book Description

The New Killer Apps reverses the conventional wisdom that start-ups are destined to out-innovate big, established businesses. Through crisp analysis and compelling case studies, Mui and Carroll show that this just isn't true. Or, at least, it need not be. Yes, small and agile beats big and slow, but big and agile beats anyone. This book offers a roadmap for how large companies can Think Big, Start Small and Learn Fast. In doing so, they can get out of their own way, take advantage of their natural assets, and vanquish both traditional competitors and upstarts by nurturing and unleashing their own killer apps. 

There's certainly a lot on the line. A perfect storm of technological innovation--combining smartphones and other mobile devices, ubiquitous cameras and sensors, social media and "big data" analytical tools--means that more than $36 trillion of stock-market value is up for what Mary Meeker at Kleiner Perkins is calling "reimagination." Large companies will either do the reimagining and lay claim to the markets of the future or will be reimagined out of existence. 

Table of Contents 

Foreword by James Madara, M.D., CEO, American Medical Association

GETTING STARTED

Introduction: A Road Map for Corporate Innovation- Big and Agile Beats Anyone

Case Study: Google Cars and $2 Trillion in Auto-Related Revenue Up for Grabs


PHASE ONE: THINK BIG

Rule 1: Context Is Worth 80 IQ Points

Rule 2: Embrace Your Doomsday Scenario

Rule 3: Start with a Clean Sheet of Paper

Case Study: Carmakers Must Take a New Road


PHASE TWO: START SMALL

Rule 4: First, Let's Kill All the Finance Guys

Rule 5: Get Everyone on the Same Page

Rule 6: Build a Basket of Killer Options

Case Study: Auto Insurance in a World Without Accidents


PHASE THREE: LEARN FAST

Rule 7: A Demo Is Worth a Thousand Pages of a Business Plan

Rule 8: Remember the Devil's Advocate

Case Study: Are Hospitals DOA?


Conclusion 


Afterword: Moving from Innovation to Invention 


Advance Praise For The New Killer Apps


"An important book for the boards and managements of every company dealing with the avalanche of technological change."

-- Jack Greenberg, Chairman of Western Union and former CEO of McDonald's 


"This book's eight innovation rules represent the difference between big companies leveraging their assets or getting their assets whooped."

-- Guy Kawasaki, Former chief evangelist of Apple and author of APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur


"This is the best business book I've read in very many years. It absolutely nails how to and how not to innovate."

-- Sam Hill, Author of Radical Marketing and former chief marketing officer at Booz Allen 


"Great work! The more I read, the more I couldn't put it down."
-- Philip Fasano, Executive vice president, Kaiser Permanente and Author of Transforming Health Care

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September 2013

The Innovation Expedition: A Visual Toolkit to Start Innovation by Gijs van Wulfen

Book Description

The Innovation Expedition does for innovation what Alexander Osterwalder's mega bestseller Business Model Generation did for business modeling: it makes a complicated business subject very accessible by telling the story in a visual way and by presenting a method that is tested and works!

Gijs van Wulfen was chosen in 2012 by LinkedIn as one of the 150 thought leaders and was listed on the International Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2012.

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April 2013

Ten Types of Innovation: The Discipline of Building Breakthroughs by Larry Keeley

Book Description

Innovation principles to bring about meaningful and sustainable growth in your organization

Using a list of more than 2,000 successful innovations, including Cirque du Soleil, early IBM mainframes, the Ford Model-T, and many more, the authors applied a proprietary algorithm and determined ten meaningful groupings—the Ten Types of Innovation—that provided insight into innovation.

The Ten Types of Innovation explores these insights to diagnose patterns of innovation within industries, to identify innovation opportunities, and to evaluate how firms are performing against competitors. The framework has proven to be one of the most enduring and useful ways to start thinking about transformation.

  • Details how you can use these innovation principles to bring about meaningful—and sustainable—growth within your organization
  • Author Larry Keeley is a world renowned speaker, innovation consultant, and president and co-founder of Doblin, the innovation practice of Monitor Group; BusinessWeek named Keeley one of seven Innovation Gurus who are changing the field

The Ten Types of Innovation concept has influenced thousands of executives and companies around the world since its discovery in 1998. The Ten Types of Innovation is the first book explaining how to implement it.

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March 2013

HBR's 10 Must Reads on Innovation (with featured article "The Discipline of Innovation," by Peter F. Drucker) by Harvard Business Review

Book Description

From the bestselling HBR’s 10 Must Reads series.

To innovate profitably, you need more than just creativity. Do you have what it takes?

If you read nothing else on inspiring and executing innovation, read these 10 articles. We’ve combed through hundreds of articles in the Harvard Business Review archive and selected the most important ones to help you innovate effectively.

Leading experts such as Clayton Christensen, Peter Drucker, and Rosabeth Moss Kanter provide the insights and advice you need to:

  • Decide which ideas are worth pursuing
  • Innovate through the front lines—not just from the top
  • Adapt innovations from the developing world to wealthier markets
  • Tweak new ventures along the way using discovery-driven planning
  • Tailor your efforts to meet customers’ most pressing needs
  • Avoid classic pitfalls such as stifling innovation with rigid processes

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Design Thinking for Strategic Innovation: What They Can't Teach You at Business or Design School Hardcover – by Idris Mootee

Product Description

A comprehensive playbook for applied design thinking in business and management, complete with concepts and toolkits

As many companies have lost confidence in the traditional ways of running a business, design thinking has entered the mix. Design Thinking for Strategic Innovation presents a framework for design thinking that is relevant to business management, marketing, and design strategies and also provides a toolkit to apply concepts for immediate use in everyday work. It explains how design thinking can bring about creative solutions to solve complex business problems. Organized into five sections, this book provides an introduction to the values and applications of design thinking, explains design thinking approaches for eight key challenges that most businesses face, and offers an application framework for these business challenges through exercises, activities, and resources. 

An essential guide for any business seeking to use design thinking as a problem-solving tool as well as a business method to transform companies and cultures

The framework is based on work developed by the author for an executive program in Design Thinking taught in Harvard Graduate School of Design

Author Idris Mootee is a management guru and a leading expert on applied design thinking 

Revolutionize your approach to solving your business's greatest challenges through the power of Design Thinking for Strategic Innovation.


From the Back Cover

BUSINESS AS USUAL IS DONE FOR. As technological innovation has accelerated, people, communities, and organizations have become more connected than ever before. We talk more, share more, and expect more. This disruption has changed the way consumers do business. We watch iPads—not TV. We don′t believe the hype. We shop online—not in stores. We don′t want to eat junk ingredients. We want what we want when we want it—and at the price we want it. In this environment, the traditional ways of running a business just won′t work anymore. Enter design thinking. Design Thinking for Strategic Innovation explains how design thinking can bring about creative solutions to solve complex business problems. Through real life examples, it shows how design thinking has been applied across different industries and contexts. An essential guide for any business seeking to use design as a problem–solving tool, Design Thinking for Strategic Innovation offers a methodology to transform companies and cultures. YOU′LL LEARN: How to apply design thinking to your long–range planning Why every future business leader needs to be a good design thinker The 10 design thinking principles that redefine business management Design thinking framework tailored to the eight key challenges that businesses face How to create a design thinking culture within your company Hiring design thinkers is not enough. Discover how to build design thinking into your organization′s DNA. Revolutionize your approach to solving your business′s greatest challenges with the power of Design Thinking for Strategic Innovation .

About the Author

IDRIS MOOTEE is the CEO of Idea Couture, a global innovation rm with ofces in San Francisco, Shanghai, Toronto, London, Dubai, and Mexico City. He has worked with clients such as Amex, Burberry, BMW, Boeing, Cisco, De Beers, Kraft, Nike, Samsung, and Pepsi. A leading expert on applied design thinking, Idris speaks on strategic innovation, developing strategic foresight, and business model design through the application of design thinking. He is also the author of 60-Minute Brand Strategist , also published by Wiley.

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