Best Innovation Books
Explore the best innovation books to read A curated list of recommendations, reaching from amazon best sellers to secret tips. From Peter Drucker to Bill Gates or Ken Auletta. Including some of the most sold texts about innovation strategy and the lean startup.
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A Guide to Open Innovation and Crowdsourcing: Advice from Leading Experts in the Field
This book explains how to use the power of the internet to build and innovate in order to introduce a consumer democracy that has never existed before.
5 Ideas A Day eBook
5 Ideas A Day eBook – What happens when you come up with 5 ideas for 365 days? What’s included:🚀 1825 ideas💡 Tips and advice for generating ideas.
A compendium of innovation methods
Each section gives a simple introduction to the method and describes Nesta’s work in relation to it. In each case we have also provided a link to further relevant resources.
Alchemy: The Dark Art and Curious Science of Creating Magic in Brands, Business, and Life
Alchemy: HOW DOES MAGIC HAPPEN? The Ogilvy advertising legend--’one of the leading minds in the world of branding’ (NPR)--explores the art and science of conjuring irresistible products and ideas.
Ask Your Developer: How to Harness the Power of Software Developers and Win in the 21st Century
Ask your developer - The landscape has shifted from the classic build vs. buy question, to one of build vs. die. Companies have to get this right to survive. But how do they make this transition?
60 Leaders on Innovation
Free copy of the ’60 Leaders on innovation’ e-book - a unique collection of thought leadership and actionable insights on innovation.
Average Joe: Be the Silicon Valley Tech Genius
Average Joe: Be the Silicon Valley Tech Genius - The book covers numerous tech entrepreneurial founders and software developers, and the exciting brands or products that they created.
Billion Dollar Burger
The riveting story of the entrepreneurs and renegades fighting to bring labgrown meat to the world.
Beyond The Obvious
In his award winning book, Beyond the Obvious, McKinney dispels the myth that you have to be born with the gift of creativity and innovation.
Big Little Breakthroughs: How Small, Everyday Innovations Drive Oversized Results
The pressure to generate big ideas can feel overwhelming. We know that bold innovations are critical, but when it comes to breakthrough thinking, we often freeze up.
Blue Ocean Shift
Kim and Mauborgne show you how to move beyond competing, inspire your people's confidence, and seize new growth.
Blue Ocean Strategy
Challenge everything you thought you knew about the requirements for strategic success and use this book as a handy tool.
Business Model Innovation Strategy: Transformational Concepts and Tools for Entrepreneurial Leaders
The most comprehensive, global guide to business model design and innovation for academic and business audiences.
Business Model Generation
Read this handbook for visionaries and game changers to defy outmoded business models and design tomorrow's enterprises.
Change by Design
A book explaining design thinking, the collaborative process by which the designer's sensibilities and methods are employed.
Competing Against Luck: The Story of Innovation and Customer Choice
How do companies know how to grow? How can they create products that they are sure customers want to buy?
Challenging the Innovation Paradigm
Innovation is almost always seen as a ’good thing’. Challenging the Innovation Paradigm is a critical analysis of the innovation frenzy and contemporary innovation research.
Creating Innovation Spaces: Impulses for Start-ups and Established Companies in Global Competition
This book offers fresh impulses from different industries on how to deal with innovation processes. Authors from different backgrounds share their experiences with enabling and managing innovation.
A powerful and compelling book on unleashing the creativity that lies within each and every one of us.
Crossing the Chasm
Moore shows that in the Technology Adoption Life Cycle there is a vast gap between the early adopters and the early majority. The challenge for innovators and marketers is to narrow this gap.
Collaborative Innovation in the Public Sector: Public Management and Change
In this book, Jacob Torfing explores collaborative innovation as a way for public and private stakeholders to break the impasse.
Design Thinking for Beginners
Are you working in an innovative environment and looking for ways to generate ideas in a structured way? Use design thinking.
Design Driven Innovation: Changing the Rules of Competition by Radically Innovating What Things Mean
To date, the literature on innovation has focused on either radical, technology-driven innovation or incremental, market-pulled innovation.
Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns (Clayton Christensen et al.)
Selected as one of the ’Best Books on Innovation, 2008’ by BusinessWeek magazine - a well thought-through proposal for using technology to better serve students.
Digital Goddess: The Unfiltered Lessons of a Female Entrepreneur
In Digital Goddess, Montgomery-Brown—founder of Big Think shares her story in an entertaining and educational light.
Diffusion of Innovations
Professor Rogers explains how new ideas spread via communication channels over time. Such innovations are initially perceived as uncertain and even risky.
Eat, Sleep, Innovate: How to Make Creativity an Everyday Habit Inside Your Organization
Most would admit they've failed to create truly innovative cultures. Theres a better way. And it all starts with the power of habit.
Empowering the Great Energy Transition: Policy for a LowCarbon Future
At a time when climatechange deniers hold the reins of power in the United States and international greenhouse gas negotiations continue at a slow crawl, what options are available to cities, companies, and consumers?
Everybody Wants to Rule the World: Surviving and Thriving in a World of Digital Giants
Everybody Wants to Rule the World - Ultimately, you will understand how the business world is changing and how to adapt now to stay relevant and in demand.
Experiencing Design: The Innovator’s Journey
Ultimately, innovators need to be someone new to create something new. This book shows you how to use design thinking to make this happen.
Learn how any company, from a startup to a multinational, can become an Exponential Organization and grow to the next level.
Escaping the Build Trap: How Effective Product Management Creates Real Value
To remain competitive in today’s marketplace, companies must adopt a culture of customer-centric practices that focus on outcomes rather than outputs.
Frenemies: The Epic Disruption of the Ad Business
The epic disruption of the ad business (and Everything Else) - few industries have been affected as strongly by the digital age
42 Insights and Interviews with Influencers, Startups, Investors about the cities of the future.
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don’t
How can good companies, mediocre companies, even bad companies achieve enduring greatness?
Gigged: The End of the Job and the Future of Work
The fulltime job is disappearing is landing the right gig the new American Dream?
Googled: The End of the World As We Know It
The fullest account yet of the rise of one of the most profitable, most powerful, and oddest businesses the world has ever seen.
Handbook of Innovation Indicators and Measurement
This Handbook comprehensively examines indicators and statistical measurement related to innovation.
HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Business Model Innovation
Rethink how your organization creates, delivers, and captures value--or risk becoming irrelevant.
Healthcare Disrupted: Next Generation Business Models and Strategies
Healthcare Disrupted captures this pivotal point in time to give executives and senior managers across medical companies an opportunity to step back and consider the changing landscape.
Healthovate gathers vignettes from more than fifty innovative organizations whose specific breakthroughs are dramatically changing the way people receive and use products and services that enrich their health.
How Innovation Works: And Why It Flourishes in Freedom
Building on his national bestseller The Rational Optimist, Matt Ridley chronicles the history of innovation, and how we need to change our thinking on the subject.
How to Avoid a Climate Disaster
Bill Gates shares what he's learned in more than a decade of studying climate change and investing in innovations.
Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products
While some products immediately gain traction, others struggle to keep customers satisfied. Why is that? Hooked explains how to build products that customers love.
How To Come Up With Great Ideas and Actually Make Them Happen
This book will help you achieve ambitious visions for learning through swift innovation. We will borrow from the people who invent what we all end up using tomorrow, create much from very little.
Innovate the Pixar Way: Business Lessons from the World’s Most Creative Corporate Playground
Readers of this concise and accessible book will learn how to apply Pixar’s secrets of success, which include the company’s ability to turn visions into clear directives.
How to get Ideas
How to Get Ideas shows you - no matter your age or skill, your job or training - how to come up with more ideas, faster and easier.
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Read this book to understand innovation and entrepreneurship as a purposeful and systematic discipline (Peter Drucker).
Innovation, Competition & ...
Examine issues regarding the collaborative use of Intellectual Property and its impact in the innovation process.
Innovation in Education: Lessons from Pioneers Around the World
Lets explore the work of 16 pioneers around the world who have developed new, effective approaches to education that work at scale.
Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching
This Journal publishes multidisciplinary papers on innovation in language learning and teaching exploring new approaches from a learner-centered perspective.
Innovation Lab Ebook
This ebook describes what an innovation lab is, why it is important and how it can be implemented.
Innovation in Real Places
Buy innovation in real places - A challenge to prevailing ideas about innovation and a guide to identifying the best growth strategy for your community.
Innovation Project Management: Methods, Case Studies, and Tools for Managing Innovation Projects
Actionable tools, processes and metrics for successfully managing innovation projects
Innovation Lab Excellence: Digital Transformation from Within
This book examines in detail, the conditions and practices necessary for an innovation lab.
Innovation Strategies in the Food Industry: Tools for Implementation
An indispensable resource for the food industry to introduce innovations in the market, stand out from the competition and satisfy consumer demands
Innovation is not enough: climates for initiative and psychological safety, process innovations, and firm performance
Innovation is not enough review - This paper contributes to the discussion on contingencies of process innovations by focusing on and introducing organizational-level constructs of climate for initiative and psychological safety.
Innovation Sucks!: Time to Think Differently
This book challenges some of the ‘ingrained truths’ of innovation and suggests a different approach.
Innovation Thinking Methods for the Modern Entrepreneur
Building ’step-function’ better things is going to be every innovator’s job the next few years. This book introduces the framework that can help you find those solutions simply and reliably
Innovation Tools: The most successful techniques to innovate cheaply and effectively
The #1 Best Selling Innovation Book On Kindle. Innovation is not just a methodology but a product of hard work and careful risk management.
This bestselling business book serves as both visionary guide and practical toolkit on how to approach the difficult yet crucial work of leading change in any type of organization.
Innovative Ninja : A STEAM Book for Kids About Ideas and Imagination
Innovative Ninja shares how we can become more innovative by using the 3 Is. Find out what happens in this STEAM book about imagination and ideas.
Inside Your Customer’s Imagination: 5 Secrets for Creating Breakthrough Products, Services, and Solutions
Inside Your Customer’s Imagination - Organizations need to offer customers breakthrough products, services, and solutions to effectively compete in today’s innovation-hungry economy.
Leading Pharmaceutical Innovation: Trends and Drivers for Growth in the Pharmaceutical Industry
This book investigates and highlights a set of proactive strategies aimed at generating sustainable competitive advantage. It thereby focuses on three sources of pharmaceutical innovation.
Leading Digital: Turning Technology into Business Transformation
Become a Digital Master - No Matter What Business You’re In
Making Ideas Happen
Edison famously said that genius is 1 percent inspiration, 99 percent perspiration. According to Belsky, the capacity to make ideas happen can be developed by anyone willing to develop their organizational habits.
Making Ideas Happen: Overcoming the Obstacles Between Vision and Reality
Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard. This book helps you with the hard part.
Meaningful: The Story of Ideas That Fly Kindle Edition
Our ideas fly when we show others their wings. Jiwa explains a whole new way to innovate and change the world.
Managing Innovation is an established, bestselling text for MBA, MSc and advanced undergraduate courses on innovation management.
Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die
Made to Stick review - This book shows us the vital principles of winning ideas—and tells us how we can apply these rules to making our own message.
Measuring Innovation: A New Perspective
Measuring Innovation is a major step towards evidencebased innovation policy making. It complements traditional “positioning”type indicators with ones that show how innovation is, or could be, linked to policy.
More than just luck: Innovation in humanitarian action ALNAP
This report presents the synthesised findings from 15 case studies to define and understand what successful innovation looks like in the humanitarian sector.
Monetizing Innovation: How Smart Companies Design the Product Around the Price
Many companies have come to accept that a high failure rate, and the billions of dollars lost annually, is just the cost of doing business. Monetizing Innovations argues that this is tragic, wasteful, and wrong.
Open Innovation: Researching a New Paradigm
Open Innovation describes an emergent model of innovation in which firms draw on research and development that may lie outside their own boundaries.
Open Innovation Results: Going Beyond the Hype and Getting Down to Business
Open Innovation Results offers a cleareyed view of the challenges and realities that limit the ability of organizations to create and profit from innovation.
Outcomes Over Output: Why customer behavior is the key metric for business success
In the old days, when we made physical products, it wasn’t so hard to set project goals. But in today’s service and software-driven world, ’done’ is less obvious.
Process Innovation in the Global Fashion Industry
This book provides a comprehensive examination of process innovations occurring in the global fashion industry, with a focus on fashion brands from USA, Italy, and Japan.
Product Development and Management Body of Knowledge: A Guidebook for Training and Certification
Product Development and Management Body of Knowledge - examples of the specific ways in which fundamental principles are applied to a range of product and service development situations.
Playing to Win: How Strategy Really Works
This is a playbook for winning. Lafley and Martin have created a set of five essential strategic choices that, when addressed in an integrated way, will move you ahead of your competitors.
Bring meaning and inspiration into your organization with this practical tools for contemporary forms of organizing and leading.
Rework shows you the way you will learn how to be more productive, how to get exposure without breaking the bank, and tons more counterintuitive ideas that will inspire and provoke you.
Social Innovation How Societies Find the Power to Change
Weaving together history, ideas, policy and practice, the book shows how social innovation is now coming of age, offering a comprehensive view of what can be done to solve the global social challenges we face.
Seeing Around Corners: How to Spot Inflection Points
The first prescriptive, innovative guide to seeing inflection points before they happen—and how to harness these disruptive influences to give your company a strategic advantage.
Running Lean Review - What we need is a systematic process for quickly vetting product ideas and raising our odds of success. That’s the promise of Running Lean.
Sustainable Innovation: Strategy, Process and Impact
The most important theme of the discourse on sustainable development and sustainability challenges concerns the relationship between innovation and sustainability.
Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days
Sprint book review - From three partners at Google Ventures, a unique five-day process for solving tough problems, proven at more than a hundred companies.
The Art of Innovation
A story about a wildly imaginative company to reveal the strategies and secrets it uses to turn out hit after hit.
Taming the Sun: Innovations to Harness Solar Energy and Power the Planet
How solar could spark a cleanenergy transition through transformative innovation: creative financing, revolutionary technologies, and flexible energy systems.
Ten Types of Innovation: The Discipline of Building Breakthroughs
Using a list of more than 2,000 successful innovations, the authors applied a proprietary algorithm and determined ten meaningful categories of innovation.
The Creativity Leap: Unleash Curiosity, Improvisation, and Intuition at Work
A new book that provides a fresh view on how to cultivate creativity in the workplace.
The Digital Transformation Playbook
Every business begun before the Internet now faces the same challenge: How to transform to compete in a digital economy? Rethink your business for the digital age.
The Design Thinking Playbook
The Design Thinking Playbook has been translated in more than a dozen languages and is packed with solutions and is highly visualized to explore the digitized future by using Design Thinking.
The Elephant in the Brain: Hidden Motives in Everyday Life
You won’t see yourself - or the world - the same after confronting the elephant in the brain.
The Four Lenses of Innovation: A Power Tool for Creative Thinking
The four lenses of innovation review - Ever wonder where big, breakthrough ideas come from? Author Rowan Gibson identifies four key business perspectives that will enable you to discover groundbreaking opportunities for innovation.
The Heart of Business: Leadership Principles for the Next Era of Capitalism
Innovation in Leadership - How to unleash ’human magic’ and achieve improbable results.
The Future of Work: Robots, AI, and Automation
Robots, artificial intelligence, and driverless cars are no longer things of the distant future.
The entrepreneurial state: debunking public vs. private sector myths
The Entrepreneurial State: debunking public vs. private sector myths stirred up much-needed debate about the role of the state in fostering long-run innovation led economic growth.
The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation
The definitive history of America’s greatest incubator of innovation