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Favorite Reading in Innovation

White Papers

Seizing the White Space (Download)  (Peer Insight for Tekes)
Fascinating report on Service Innovation in the US, including many great stories of US companies

Hiding in plain sight (Download) (IBM Global Business Services)
A great report on Service Innovation identifying it as a new priority for chief executives

Books on Innovation

The Power of Why
by Amanda Lang

Designing for growth: A design thinking tool kit for managers
by Jeanne Liedtka and Tim Ogilvy

The Seeds of Innovation: Cultivating the Synergy that Fosters New Ideas
by Elaine Dundon

A Whack on the side of the Head: How You Can Be More Creative     
by Roger von Oech

Lateral Thinking: Creativity Step by Step
by Edward De Bono

Thinkertoys: A Handbook of Creative Thinking Techniques
by Michael Michalko

Books on Management and Radical Innovation

The Future of Management                         
by Gary Hamel

Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant by W. Chan Kim and R. Maubourge.

The Innovator's Solution: Creating and Sustaining Successful Growth
by Clayton M. Christensen

Seeing What's Next: Using Theories of Innovation to Predict Industry Change
by Clayton M. Christensen

The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
by Malcolm Gladwell

Books on Managing Innovation

Innovative Intelligence – The art and practice of leading sustainable innovation in your organization
by Dr. David Weiss and Claude Legrand

How Breakthroughs Happen: The Surprising Truth About How Companies Innovate
by Andrew Hargadon

Innovation and Entrepreneurship
by Peter F. Drucker

The Art of Innovation: Lessons in Creativity from IDEO, America's Leading Design Firm
by Tom Kelley

The Myths of Innovation
by Scott Berkun


Favorite Websites on Innovation


Design Thinking

PowerPoint on SPARC at Mayo Clinics - you may need to become member

Associations, Conferences and Videos



Favorite Videos about Innovation

Ken Robinson on Schools and Creativity at TED Conference

Bullshit Bingo IBM

“I” for implementation IBM

Yelling Innovation IBM

Innovate or Die IBM