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    Little Bets

    by Peter Sims
    Item #: 36BS12
    Bestselling author Peter Sims explores the value of taking small, experimental steps in developing breakthrough innovation. These little bets help determine direction while providing critical information from lots of little failures and from small significant wins. Sims shares examples of successful breakthrough innovators at work and the dramatic results of their efforts.
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    Out Think

    by G. Shawn Hunter
    Item #: 36BS10
    The methods and mindsets needed to drive innovation and become game-changers in the 21st century are found by tapping into the discretionary levels of passion and initiative within us. In each chapter of Out Think, a key idea, behavior, or mindset shift is presented and techniques are described to show how the shift or idea can be implemented to ultimately drive the change that leaders want and need in their organizations.
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    The Innovative Sale

    by Mark Donnolo
    Item #: 3620
    Sales and creativity expert Mark Donnolo details six Innovative Sale principles –– pattern, variety, unity, contrast, movement and harmony –– that can be used to create better value propositions and assess your team’s Creative Quotient for Sales. This guide will help you incorporate creativity into your sales practices and better understand your customers.
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    The 20% Doctrine

    by Ryan Tate
    Item #: 34UTFS
    Gawker tech-blogger and journalist Ryan Tate reveals insight on how businesses can inspire greater creativity and productivity by allowing their employees to pursue their own passions at work. In The 20% Doctrine, Tate examines how companies large and small can incubate valuable innovative advances by making small, specific changes to how work time is approached within their corporate cultures. The concept of “20% Time” originated at Google, but Tate takes examples...
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    Creative Intelligence

    by Bruce Nussbaum
    Item #: 35NTFS
    Creative Intelligence illustrates how to connect our creative output with a new type of economic system, Indie Capitalism.
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    Finding the Next Steve Jobs

    by Nolan Bushnell, Gene Stone
    Item #: 3520
    Nolan Bushnell founded the groundbreaking gaming company Atari in 1972, and two years later employed Steve Jobs, as well as many other creatives over the course of his five decades in business. Here Bushnell explains how to find, hire, and nurture the people who could turn your company into the next Atari or the next Apple. Bushnell's advice is constantly counter-intuitive, surprising, and atypical. When looking for employees, ignore credentials. Hire the obnoxious (in limited numbers)...
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    The Accidental Creative

    by Todd Henry
    Item #: 34BS12
    It isn't enough to just do your job anymore. In order to thrive in today's marketplace, all of us, regardless of our role, have to be ready to generate brilliant ideas on demand. The Accidental Creative teaches effective practices that support your creative process. You'll discover how to: focus in on your most critical work and reclaim your attention; develop stimulating relationships that will lead to creative insights; effectively manage your energy so that you are always ready to...
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    Disciplined Dreaming

    by Josh Linkner
    Item #: 3316
    We live in an era when business cycles are measured in months, not years. The only way to sustain long term innovation and growth is through creativity — at all levels of an organization. This executive book summary of Disciplined Dreaming shows you how to create profitable new ideas, empower all your employees to be creative, and sustain your competitive advantage over the long term. Josh Linkner distills his years of experience into a 5-step process that will make creativity...
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    Borrowing Brilliance

    by David Kord Murray
    Item #: FBR0210A
    A Soundview Featured Book Review
    David Kord Murray proposes that the best way to come up with the next great new idea is to borrow from the best of what already exists. He provides examples from a variety of industries to demonstrate that innovation is an evolutionary process. Murray also includes information about his own pathway to creating success.
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