The author uses theories of sociology very effectively to further exploit this phenomenon.
This book teaches us that using the past as building blocks in creating the future has always been the most successful way to create new innovative products.
Anyway, this book was a short paper that got blown up into a book, but they forgot to add anything except empty filler.
This is (and always will be) a great book. For some reason, probably because it isn't the light breezy read that most "best selling" management books are, this book has not been as... Read morePublished on April 25, 2010 by Andrew Boynton
If you're looking for a book that details how breakthrough innovation happened at places like Thomas Edison's Menlo Park workshop or Henry Ford's assembly line... Read morePublished on June 27, 2009 by Mark C. Howell
While I found the concepts in this book quite interesting, the examples become redundant very quickly and the writing style left me unimpressed.Published on March 7, 2008 by David Kelley
Although I've bought many books from Amazon, and occasionally read a review, I've never actually written one. Read morePublished on March 1, 2008 by Daniel Plankenhorn
Earlier review got deleted... hmm. Anyway, this book was a short paper that got blown up into a book, but they forgot to add anything except empty filler. Read morePublished on December 26, 2007 by student
History of innovation process from Thomas Edison on. Focuses on examples of "brokering" processes by which existing ideas from multiple communities (isolated networks) are... Read morePublished on February 3, 2006 by T. Noyes
School have thought you wrong. Great innovations are not different from the rest of us. On the contrary - they are engaged in the same activities as we are. When we Rip. Read morePublished on August 12, 2005 by Fredrik Hallberg
I had high hopes for this book. There are too many parts that feel self-serving and pointless. I felt like I was reading the author's autobiography rather than reading a book on... Read morePublished on August 22, 2004 by Business Reader
For many who read this book, it may well be a "surprising truth" that innovation succeeds "not by breaking free from constraints of the past but instead by... Read morePublished on June 3, 2004 by Robert Morris