Innovation Books

By Martin Gilliard

A warm welcome to the innovation books section of the website, featuring a collection of books on the fascinating subject of innovation.

There is a wealth of information out there for people who want to be more innovative, make the organisations in which they work more innovative or simply to understand more about the subject of innovation.

The books featured below are in no particular order.

THE INNOVATION BOOK: HOW TO MANAGE IDEAS AND EXECUTION FOR OUTSTANDING RESULTS BY MAX MCKEOWN

Book Description

The Innovation Book is your roadmap to creating powerful innovations that deliver success in a competitive world.

It answers the following questions:

  • How do you become a more innovative thinker?
  • How do you lead and manage creative people?
  • How can you use innovation tools to get the best results?
  • How can you engage people with innovation?
  • How do you avoid pitfalls, problems and screw-ups?

With a practical bite-size format, The Innovation Book will help you tackle the really important challenges and seize the most valuable opportunities.

"Inspired, ambitious and complete – a must-read for anyone interested in innovation, creativity and invention." - Tom McMail, Ex-Microsoft Strategic Collaborations Director & Academic Innovations Manager 

 “Strips big ideas down to their essence, making the complicated understandable and turning the theoretical into real-world practical. Recommended.” - Broc Edwards, SVP, Director of Learning & Leadership

The Innovation Book: How to Manage Ideas and Execution for Outstanding Results (The X Book)

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THE NEW KILLER APPS: HOW LARGE COMPANIES CAN OUT-INNOVATE START-UPS BY CHUNKA MUI

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

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

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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.

The Innovation Expedition: A Visual Toolkit to Start Innovation

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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.

Ten Types of Innovation: The Discipline of Building Breakthroughs

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