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 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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    Image of Smartcuts

    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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  • Image of Disrupt You!
    Image of Disrupt You!

    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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  • Image of The Four Lenses of Innovation
    Image of The Four Lenses of Innovation

    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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  • Image of Data-ism
    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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    Image of Creative Intelligence

    Harnessing the Power to Create, Connect and Inspire

    by Bruce Nussbaum

    Creative Intelligence illustrates how to connect our creative output with a new type of economic system, Indie Capitalism.

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    40 Ways to Out-Innovate the Competition

    by Stephen Shapiro

    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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    Image of The Wide Lens

    A New Strategy for Innovation

    by Ron Adner

    How can great companies do everything right — identify real customer needs, deliver excellent innovations, beat their competitors to market — and still fail? The sad truth is that many companies fail because they focus too intensely on their own innovations, and then neglect the innovation ecosystems on which their success depends. In our increasingly interdependent world, winning requires more than just delivering on your own promises. The Wide Lens offers a powerful new...

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  • Image of Serial Innovators
    Image of Serial Innovators

    Firms That Change the World

    by Claudio Feser

    The typical life expectancy of a company is estimated to be about 15 years. What does it take to exist beyond that average? A company must be able to keep up with changing markets. It has to learn what elements are slowing down its ability to adapt. A company must be able to continuously reinvent itself to stay relevant. Serial Innovators is a guide for how to build a company that is adaptive, innovative and can survive well into the future.

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