Creativity & Innovation - Essential Reading

A Listmania! list by William A. Reed (United States)
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Orbiting the Giant Hairball: A Corporate Fool's Guide to Surviving with Grace
1.  Orbiting the Giant Hairball: A Corporate Fool's Guide to Surviving with Grace by Gordon MacKenzie
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  "This very short book puts creativity and innovation into the context of the real world. Six Stars!"
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The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, 3rd Edition
2.  The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, 3rd Edition by Thomas S. Kuhn
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  "There are many important concepts here that are critical to understanding the relationship of people to technology and relevant to the topic of innovation."
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The Innovator's Dilemma [When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fall]
3.  The Innovator's Dilemma [When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fall] by Clayton M. Christensen
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  "A classic book on disruptive innovation.  A must read!"
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Open Innovation: Researching a New Paradigm
4.  Open Innovation: Researching a New Paradigm by Henry William Chesbrough
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  "This is an academic treatment of innovation with a full bibliography for reference."
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The Other Side of Innovation: Solving the Execution Challenge (Harvard Business Review)
5.  The Other Side of Innovation: Solving the Execution Challenge (Harvard Business Review) by Vijay Govindarajan
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  "Provides a practical, experimental approach toward making innovation happen."
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Open Innovation: The New Imperative for Creating And Profiting from Technology
6.  Open Innovation: The New Imperative for Creating And Profiting from Technology by Henry William Chesbrough
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  "A classic published in 2003, but lays the groundwork for "open innovation" before it was a popular topic.  If you  are new to open innovation, this is a good book to start with."
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Making Sense of the Organization
7.  Making Sense of the Organization by Karl E. Weick
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  "This book describes how meaning is cultivated in organizations, especially in the presence of the unexpected.  Consequently, it has important implications for how innovation occurs or fails to occur in the organizational context."
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Serial Innovators: How Individuals Create and Deliver Breakthrough Innovations in Mature Firms
8.  Serial Innovators: How Individuals Create and Deliver Breakthrough Innovations in Mature Firms by Bruce Vojak
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  "Great book based on serious research."
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Where Good Ideas Come From Publisher: Riverhead Hardcover 1st (first) edition Text Only
9.  Where Good Ideas Come From Publisher: Riverhead Hardcover 1st (first) edition Text Only by Steven Johnson
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  "Steven Johnson illustrates his framework of seven categories of ideas with numerous historical examples. Thinking about the creative process in this way provides some insights about new ideas emerge."
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Radical Innovation: How Mature Companies Can Outsmart Upstarts
10.  Radical Innovation: How Mature Companies Can Outsmart Upstarts by Gina Colarelli O'Connor
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  "The authors provide strategies and ideas about how mature companies can create an innovation hub and leverage their strengths to become radical innovators."
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The Wide Lens: A New Strategy for Innovation
11.  The Wide Lens: A New Strategy for Innovation by Ron Adner
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  "The wide lens is a metaphor to focus on both the co-inventions of outside firms as well as the adoption chain, rather than just the traditional business strategy of focusing on execution."
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Open Services Innovation: Rethinking Your Business to Grow and Compete in a New Era
12.  Open Services Innovation: Rethinking Your Business to Grow and Compete in a New Era by Henry William Chesbrough
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  "Dr. Chesbrough takes on innovative business models in the services arena."
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