Countless people around the world don’t feel confident crafting the lives they hope to lead. They don’t know where they’re headed or how to navigate around the obstacles in their path. They don’t see themselves as innovators, responsible for and capable of inventing their own future. It’s a crime not to
Organizations are succeeding by being open to innovation. Amazon went from being an online bookseller to a powerhouse when it started offering a wide variety of web-based services. Google and Apple have added a host of online services to their core competencies. And Toyota has enjoyed a decade-spanning, market-dominating run owing
Certainly, being a young, educated adult is not the same now as it was even just a mere decade ago, with a rapidly changing world. To create innovators, from this Millennial Generation, not only means supplying the potential innovator with the right skills, tools and atmosphere, but also to supply the
When you hear the word “creativity,” what do you think of next? You may equate “creative” with “artistic.” You may believe that architects and designers are paid to be creative thinkers, but CEOs, lawyers, and doctors are not. Or you may feel that being creative is a fixed trait, either you’re
Insights often appear like magic because all we see is the surprising finale, the rabbit popping out of the hat. We don’t see the steps leading up to that finale, the years that the magician spent practicing, the design of the hat, and the way the rabbit was smuggled on stage.
Volumes of research were conducted on innovation, and as many or more on leadership, but almost nothing was done on the connection between the two. Why is this so? Perhaps practicing leaders and management thinkers have simply assumed a good leader in all other respects would be an effective leader of
What keeps so many of us from doing what we long to do? Why is there a naysayer within? How can we avoid the roadblocks of any creative endeavor—be it starting up a dream business venture, writing a novel, or painting a masterpiece? The War of Art identifies the enemy that every one
Too often, innovation is reduced to a series of brainstorming sessions. Here’s the problem; evidence shows that such techniques do not actually lead to better outcomes. A number of years ago, we researched innovation efforts in industries such as manufacturing and services. A full 95% of these efforts failed. A glance around
In a time of unprecedented turbulence, how can public sector organisations increase their ability to find innovative solutions to society's problems? Leading Public Sector Innovation shows how government agencies can use co-creation to overcome barriers and deliver more value, at lower cost, to citizens and business. Through inspiring global case studies
Good enough is no longer good enough because now everything is good enough. Our expectations of quality are unrealistic, and are being met every single day. We don’t just want to be satisfied, we want to be blown away. A few months after the book came out, Seth ran into a
The bottom line is that some ideas are worth remembering; they stick to our minds and won't let loose. Some other ideas sink in the ocean of ideas. This is true, regardless of the authenticity of the idea itself. That is why we might hear an idea, follow it for years
Ignore Everybody expands on MacLeod’s sharpest insights, wittiest cartoons, and most useful advice. For example:-Selling out is harder than it looks. Diluting your product to make it more commercial will just make people like it less.-If your plan depends on you suddenly being “discovered” by some big shot, your plan will
There is a story that is usually told about extremely successful people, a story that focuses on intelligence and ambition. Gladwell argues that the true story of success is very different, and that if we want to understand how some people thrive, we should spend more time looking around them-at such
A THINK DIFFERENT APPROACH TO INNOVATION-Based on the Seven Guiding Principles of Apple CEO Steve Jobs In his acclaimed bestseller The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs author Carmine Gallo laid out a simple step-by-step program of powerful tools and proven techniques inspired by Steve Jobs's legendary presentations. Now, he shares the
Little Bets is based on the proposition that we can use a lot of little bets and certain creative methods to identify possibilities and build up to great outcomes. At the core of this experimental approach, little bets are concrete actions taken to discover, test, and develop ideas that are achievable
Nolan Bushnell founded the groundbreaking gaming company Atari and two dozen other companies. He also launched Steve Jobs' career, along with those of many other brilliant creatives over the course of his five decades in business. In his eagerly awaited first book, Bushnell explains how to find, hire, and nurture the
Red Thread Thinking teaches you to activate your own knowledge and resources to make better connections, have more and superior insights, and apply history as a valuable source for future-leaning innovation--without the need for high-cost development.
Thinking in New Boxes is about changing the way you think, or, more precisely, increasing your awareness of how we all create and use mental boxes. It is a new paradigm for creativity, by virtue of the focus on interplay between the broad new boxes and smaller ones that fill them.
The modern world is the product of ideas, beliefs, and values of human imagination and culture have shaped it over centuries. It has been created out of our minds as much as from the natural environment. The human mind is profoundly and uniquely creative, but too many people have no sense
Lateral thinking is the ability to think creatively, or outside the box, as it is sometimes referred to in business, to use your inspiration and imagination to solve problems by looking at them from unexpected perspectives. The term was promulgated in 1967 by Edward de Bono. According to him, lateral thinking
Where Good Ideas Come From is about the space of innovation. Some environments squelch new ideas; some environments seem to breed them effortlessly. Our thought shapes the spaces we inhabit, and our spaces return the favor. We argue that a series of shared properties and patterns recur again and again in
The purpose of this book is to encourage a shift in how work is done; from a process-centric model that’s about predictability and consistency to a game-centric model that recognizes the complexity and the unpredictability of a digital world.
In this book is we know how to build a creative culture for managers who want to lead their employees to new levels of creativity, innovation, and originality. Creativity, Inc. is a trip into Pixar Animation.
You could say that, with every step each of us takes, we are, in fact, building the future: each time we use resources carefully, each time we remember to turn the lights, and each time we choose a bicycle over a car. While it is certainly true that the future is
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