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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    Image of Innovating Innovation

    Leadership Tools to Make Revolutionary Change Happen for You and Your Business

    by David Morey

    In Innovating Innovation, David Morey champions the idea of taking a new approach to innovation itself.

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    Image of The Change Maker's Playbook

    How to Seek, Seed and Scale Innovation in Any Company

    by Amy J. Radin

    Tangible steps to find and safeguard the plans that will deliver the sustainable business-changing impacts - new customers, new relationships, new sources of value and growth - their businesses need.

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    Innovation That Gives Your Customers Exactly What They Want - and Nothing More

    by Stephen Wunker, Jennifer Luo Law

    Costovation solves the dilemma of how to spend less and innovate more. The book's revolutionary approach broadens the definition of innovation beyond products to the business model itself.

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  • Image of Competing Against Luck
    Image of Competing Against Luck

    The Story of Innovation and Customer Choice

    by Karen Dillon, David S. Duncan, Clayton M. Christensen, Taddy Hall

    Innovation strategy and growth expert Clayton M. Christensen, and his co-authors Taddy Hall, Karen Dillon and David Duncan, present a new conceptual framework for products and innovation based on their conclusion that customers don't "buy" products or services; they “hire” them to do a job.

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    How Hackers, Innovators, and Icons Accelerate Success

    by Shane Snow

    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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    Master Personal Transformation, Seize Opportunity and Thrive in the Era of Endless Innovation

    by Jay Samit

    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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    A Power Tool for Creative Thinking

    by Rowan Gibson

    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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    How Fast, Inexpensive, Restrained and Elegant Methods Ignite Innovation

    by Dan Ward

    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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    Image of Data-ism

    The Revolution Transforming Decision Making, Consumer Behavior, and Almost Everything Else

    by Steve Lohr

    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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