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About the Author

JEFF DEGRAFF is a professor, author, speaker and advisor to hundreds of the top organizations in the world. Dr. DeGraff has created some of the most widely used innovation methodologies, management and measurement systems. He writes a syndicated column and hosts a public radio program on leading innovation. He is called the Dean of Innovation because of influence on the field. To learn more about Jeff and his work on innovation please visit jeffdegraff.com.

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  • File Size: 11333 KB
  • Print Length: 96 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: The Jeff DeGraff Innovation Library (July 8, 2014)
  • Publication Date: July 8, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00LI5KEBG
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #789,518 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Jeff DeGraff's life reads like an innovation playbook. The pages are speckled with failures followed by great successes all because of the mantra adopted at an early age from icon Walt Disney: "Keep moving forward." Jeff knows how to innovate because he has been through the wringer and rolled with the punches, each time adding a new, better, and cleverer play than the last to his dossier. Jeff's creative and direct take on making innovation really happen have made him a world renowned thought leader and have prompted his clients and colleagues to dub him as The Dean of Innovation.

Jeff has advised many of the world's leading corporations, using the Competing Values Framework that he co-created, on how to grow, change and ultimately move forward to see positive results. Jeff's clientele list reads as a 'who's who' of the business world, boasting Eaton, American Airlines, Coca-Cola, Microsoft, General Electric, Prudential and Pfizer, all as happy customers.

Clients call Jeff when they want to achieve a cultural change that leads to sustainable innovation and growth. Time and time again, clients have been enthralled and inspired by Jeff's speaking abilities and unorthodox view of innovation. He commands the room as he combines theory and practice to instill the mindset needed to make innovation truly happen. Jeff's ideas have gained such a following that he created the Innovatrium, an innovation institute in the heart of the University of Michigan's campus.

The Innovatrium is what every great innovator in the past has had: a laboratory for experimenting with new ideas and creating tangible prototypes to prove the concepts. Throw in the fact that you can write or draw on every surface while looking out the large bay windows at one of the most prestigious schools in the world and the inspiration simply becomes organic.

Not to be pigeon-holed; Jeff is also well known as an author whose witty and insightful prose have landed him regular columns with The Huffington Post, Psychology Today and Management Innovation Exchange. His talent for breaking down the steps needed to innovate effectively also prompted him to write a slew of successful books on innovation including Creativity at Work, Leading Innovation, Innovation You: Four Steps to Becoming New and Improved, and The Enlivened Self: The Art of Growing. Other publications that showcase Jeff's innovation principles are Business Week, Fortune, USA Today, Training+Development and the Wall Street Journal. He also has video learning modules with Big Think.

For the past 25 years Jeff has also spent his time as a Clinical Professor of Management and Organization for the University of Michigan's Stephen M. Ross Business school. His energetic personality and practical business experience have made his classes some of the highest rated and hardest to get into at Ross, and he enjoys discussing the changing face of innovation with the next generation.

Taking into account Jeff's extensive experience and mixing it with the creative streak and competitive edge he's known for, it is not hard to see why he is called 'the guru to the innovation gurus' of Fortune 500 Companies.

For more information visit www.JeffDeGraff.com.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Matt Ogilvie on July 14, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
Jeff DeGraff takes advantage of the latest in digital publishing to showcase his advice and leadership on innovation for teams in a truly innovative way! Beautifully designed and wonderfully laid out, this sets the new standard in book design while providing invaluable advice.
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Most books by consultants are a sales brochure! locked in landscape. I agree with earlier reviewer, not a real kindle book - a sales brochure that you have to pay for. Many other authors have provided very similar content for under $2.00 on Kindle or free just to get the contact information.
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By Barrett Cordero on August 7, 2014
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Finally a book on innovation that literally is innovative in design and content.
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By Amazon Customer on December 5, 2014
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A great resource that anyone in leadership should read.
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful By S. Green on July 13, 2014
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This review is all about format on Kindle rather than content. I like DeGraff and have no issues with content his book "Innovation You". However, this is NOT a real Kindle book. It is a set of images that are made to look like a page in a book. The images are so small, most people would have a hard time reading the words in the image. The only way to read it is launch each image than expand it until it is readable. The book will not rotate and is locked in landscape mode. There is no option to change the font. You also cannot make notes on a passage. This makes reading it on Kindle (I use a Nexus 7) all but impossible.

As far as content goes, since I cannot read it, I cannot comment on it.

DeGraff needs to convert this to a real Kindle book if he is going to offer it on Kindle.

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Notice that the two 5 star reviews are not verified purchases. How are they giving a Kindle book 5 starts when they have not purchased it? (Amazon tracks Kindle books very closely.) Enough said. I stand my ground that the book is unreadable on my Nexus 7 using the Kindle app. (FYI: I have well over 100 book on Kindle so I know what a Kindle book functions like.)
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