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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, Taddy Hall, Clayton M. Christensen

    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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    Image of Content Inc.

    How Entrepreneurs Use Content to Build Massive Audiences and Create Radically Successful Businesses

    by Joe Pulizzi

    Joe Pulizzi, founder of several startups, reverse-engineers the traditional entrepreneurial model for success by shifting focus from first creating a product to getting customers first and then developing products.

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    The Start-Up Plan for Starting Now

    by Bernhard Schroeder

    Fail Fast or Win Big shows entrepreneurs how to: create a rapid prototype of their product or service; develop a business model instead of a business plan; test it repeatedly with customers so they can spot failure early; continue to refine the model based on customer interactions; leverage their network and resources in order to run lean

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    Image of Little Bets

    How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge from Small Discoveries

    by Peter Sims

    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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  • Image of Disciplined Entrepreneurship
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    24 Steps to a Successful Startup

    by Bill Aulet

    The need for entrepreneurs will only grow. The step-by-step approach in Disciplined Entrepreneurship will allow intrepid entrepreneurs to quickly and efficiently iterate their way toward the best solutions. Whether you are a first-time or repeat entrepreneur, Bill Aulet offers the tools you need to improve your odds of making a product people want – and need – to buy.

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    Image of Best Practices Are Stupid

    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 Speed Review: The Idea Factory
    Image of Speed Review: The Idea Factory

    Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation

    by Jon Gertner

    The Penguin Press, 432 pages

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    Image of The Zappos Experience

    5 Principles to Inspire, Engage and WOW

    by Joseph Michelli

    The Zappos name has come to stand for a new standard of customer service, an amazing online shopping experience, a great place to work, and the most impressive transformational business success story of our time. Simply put, Zappos is revolutionizing business and changing lives. Now, Joseph Michelli, author of the internationally bestselling business books Prescription for Excellence and The Starbucks Experience, explains how Zappos does it — and how you can do it in your...

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    Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck - Why Some Thrive Despite Them All

    by Jim Collins, Morten T. Hansen

    A Soundview Featured Book Review
    Ten years after the worldwide bestseller Good to Great, Jim Collins returns with another groundbreaking work, this time to ask: Why do some companies thrive in uncertainty, even chaos, and others do not? Based on nine years of research, buttressed by rigorous analysis and infused with engaging stories, Collins and his colleague, Morten Hansen, enumerate the principles for building a truly great enterprise in unpredictable, tumultuous...

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