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Innovation Tournaments: Creating and Selecting Exceptional Opportunities Hardcover – May 14, 2009
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I like the balance of practical, hands-on advice (e.g., running innovation workshops, using The Darwinator online tournament tool) and explanations of the underlying principles and theories. I especially like how every point is illustrated with a concrete example. And, the authors integrate their own experience and research with both executives and student innovators effectively.
This book is targeted toward professionals, people who are involved in some way with the innovation efforts in their organizations. I also find it relevant and useful for students. (I teach a new product development course to business students.)
Clear, to the point and with lots of good examples. A must have book if you are an innovation manager confronting the problem of selecting an innovation portfolio.
I just got the book and I have read through the first two chapters. I already can think of many ways the ideas of this book can be applied within our startup Pixily. In addition to entrepreneurs, investors also can benefit from the ideas in this book. Angel groups already have some form of a formal process to screen deals and take it through various stages of due diligence before actually making an investment. They may start out with 50 and make only one investment. Venture capitalists may be doing the same but not in a tournament fashion.
This will be one of the few books that I will read cover to cover. I also plan to share more about this book at [...]
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Authors discuss several approaches to selecting high impact innovation:
1. Increase variance in ideas coming into the funnel in addition to quantity and quality of ideas. Read more
Fantastic approach to innovation as management. More expensive 'innovation management' books, many out of the UK, seem to say less... With more pages!Published on January 18, 2011 by Grant Millin
Innovation Tournaments: Creating and Selecting Exceptional Opportunities
Co-authors Christian Terwiesch and Karl Ulrich advise that an opportunity is an innovation in... Read more
I took an innovation class at the Wharton School which was taught by one of the authors, who is not only one of the most popular professors at Wharton, but is a successful... Read morePublished on May 4, 2010 by Globalup
For me there are some good ideas. Well supported. Uses examples and its theorical aspects are not too heavy
They also cover financial and uncertainty aspects from its... Read more
The concepts in this book are not limited to R&D. We used the method to implement cost savings and productivity programs in our company and to define the next big market... Read morePublished on February 1, 2010 by F. Edwards
This is one of the better recent books on innovation, although it has a slightly misleading title. Yes, authors Christian Terwiesch and Karl T. Read morePublished on November 23, 2009 by Rolf Dobelli