Scott Berkun was a manager at Microsoft from 1994-2003, on projects including v1-5 (not 6) of Internet Explorer. He is the author of three bestselling books, Making Things Happen, The Myths of Innovation and Confessions of a Public Speaker. He works full time as a writer and speaker, and his work has appeared in The New York Times, Forbes magazine, The Economist, The Washington Post, Wired magazine, National Public Radio and other media. He regularly contributes to Harvard Business and BusinessWeek, has taught creative thinking at the University of Washington, and has appeared as an innovation and management expert on MSNBC and on CNBC. He writes frequently on innovation and creative thinking at his surprisingly popular blog: scottberkun.com and tweets at @berkun.
His ambition in life is to fill the above bookshelf, which is by his writing desk, with books he has written. If he were smarter, he’d have picked a smaller shelf.
He’s based in Seattle, WA, but speaks often all around the world speaking about creativity and other topics he’s written about. If you’d like to hire him to speak at an event, head over here: www.scottberkun.com. You can watch videos of him in action and get in touch.
Scott Berkun has written a great little book on debunking the myths of innovation.
In addition, what you think your idea is good for and what actually happens to it could be two entirely different things.
Great book, the myths are very real and the author presents lots of ideas to overcome the problems.
Bought this book to be used in a class. Easy to read and explains the concepts.Published 2 months ago by Jarlath O'Brien
Much closer to a series of short webpages. There are lots of footnotes but anyone with a knowledge of the background will realize that the footnotes link to superficial analysis. Read morePublished 2 months ago by David Mitchell
A great book about how we oversimplify history (really, us? I know!) and miss some of the most important plot points in the history of innovations. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Spacefem
Required/suggested reading material. I'm glad I did. It confirmed some of my observations and provided new insights.Published 9 months ago by charles w rust
If you're looking for a step by step guide to innovation, 1) you're probably not going to find anything that can accomplish this and 2) this is not your book. Read morePublished 14 months ago by slicknate
If you are into innovation and/or are an entrepreneur, this is the book for you. I enjoyed this book. This is the revised edition with 4 extra chapters; and you know it. Read morePublished 14 months ago by John H. Kraft
This is my third book by Scott Berku and I really truly enjoyed it!
He manages to write a clear, easy to follow and understand book about a complex subject in engaging... Read more
Having been a devoted consumer of just about everything Scott produces for a few years now, I can say that the same charm, wit, and insight is present. Read morePublished 15 months ago by DapperDrDaniel