Innovation & Product Development

Soundview Executive Book Summaries® publishes summaries of the best business books of each year on innovation issues including collaboration, change management, product development, creativity, disruptive innovation and more. Learn how to ignite the creative juices in your company to beat the competition.

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    by Shane Snow
    Item #: 38BS10
    In Smartcuts, Shane Snow shatters common wisdom about success, revealing how conventions like “paying dues” prevent progress, why kids shouldn’t learn times tables, and how, paradoxically, it’s easier to build a huge business than a small one.
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    Disrupt You!

    by Jay Samit
    Item #: 3804
    Technology innovator Jay Samit describes the unique method he has used to invent new markets and expand established businesses. He demystifies the mechanics of disruption for individuals and businesses alike while offering empowering advice for anyone with a big idea.
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    The Four Lenses of Innovation

    by Rowan Gibson
    Item #: 3727
    Rowan Gibson presents an innovation methodology for systematically stretching your thinking, discovering inspiring new insights and producing a portfolio of high-quality ideas and radically new growth opportunities. You will learn how to reverse-engineer creative genius and make radical business innovation an everyday reality using four key business perspectives.
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    by Dan Ward
    Item #: 37BS10
    Dan Ward introduces the FIRE method in which strategies are built for speed and designs are streamlined, all at less cost. You’ll learn that the project leaders who embrace speed, thrift, simplicity and restraint tend to deliver affordable equipment that is available when it’s needed and effective when it’s used.
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    by Steve Lohr
    Item #: FBR0615
    New York Times reporter Steve Lohr explains how big-data technology has its benefits and its drawbacks, which raises questions about the wider implications for everyone. Lohr lends insight into what’s ahead, suggesting that individuals and organizations will need to exploit, protect and manage data to stay competitive.
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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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    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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    Overfished Ocean Strategy

    by Nadya Zhexembayeva
    Item #: 3626
    Overfished Ocean Strategy offers five principles to help businesses to find new opportunities in what were once considered useless by-products, discover resource-conserving efficiencies up and down their value chain, transfer their expertise from physical products to services, and develop ways to rapidly try out and refine these new business models.
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    Best Practices Are Stupid

    by Stephen Shapiro
    Item #: 36BS02
    In Best Practices Are Stupid, Stephen M. Shapiro offers 40 counterintuitive yet proven strategies for boosting innovation and making it a repeatable, sustainable and profitable process at the heart of a company's culture. Shapiro shows that nonstop innovation is attainable and vital to building a high-performing team, improving the bottom line, and staying ahead of the competition.
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