The Myths Of Innovation

The Myths of Innovation
Publisher "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
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Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 248
ISBN 9781449399610
Rating 3.5/5 from 8 reviews
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In this new paperback edition of the classic bestseller, you'll be taken on a hilarious, fast-paced ride through the history of ideas. Author Scott Berkun will show you how to transcend the false stories that many business experts, scientists, and much of pop culture foolishly use to guide their thinking about how ideas change the world. With four new chapters on putting the ideas in the book to work, updated references and over 50 corrections and improvements, now is the time to get past the myths, and change the world. You'll have fun while you learn: Where ideas come from The true history of history Why most people don't like ideas How great managers make ideas thrive The importance of problem finding The simple plan (new for paperback) Since its initial publication, this classic bestseller has been discussed on NPR, MSNBC, CNBC, and at Yale University, MIT, Carnegie Mellon University, Microsoft, Apple, Intel, Google, Amazon.com, and other major media, corporations, and universities around the world. It has changed the way thousands of leaders and creators understand the world. Now in an updated and expanded paperback edition, it's a fantastic time to explore or rediscover this powerful view of the world of ideas. "Sets us free to try and change the world."--Guy Kawasaki, Author of Art of The Start "Small, simple, powerful: an innovative book about innovation."--Don Norman, author of Design of Everyday Things "Insightful, inspiring, evocative, and just plain fun to read. It's totally great."--John Seely Brown, Former Director, Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) "Methodically and entertainingly dismantling the cliches that surround the process of innovation."--Scott Rosenberg, author of Dreaming in Code; cofounder of Salon.com "Will inspire you to come up with breakthrough ideas of your own."--Alan Cooper, Father of Visual Basic and author of The Inmates are Running the Asylum "Brimming with insights and historical examples, Berkun's book not only debunks widely held myths about innovation, it also points the ways toward making your new ideas stick."--Tom Kelley, GM, IDEO; author of The Ten Faces of Innovation

The Myths of Innovation
  • Author : Scott Berkun
  • Publisher : "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
  • Release Date : 2010-08-13

In this new paperback edition of the classic bestseller, you'll be taken on a hilarious, fast-paced ride through the history of ideas. Author Scott Berkun will show you how to transcend the false stories that many business experts, scientists, and much of pop culture foolishly use to guide their thinking

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The Myths of Innovation
  • Author : Scott Berkun
  • Publisher : O'Reilly Media
  • Release Date : 2010-08-13

In this new paperback edition of the classic bestseller, you'll be taken on a hilarious, fast-paced ride through the history of ideas. Author Scott Berkun will show you how to transcend the false stories that many business experts, scientists, and much of pop culture foolishly use to guide their thinking

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  • Publisher : "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
  • Release Date : 2007-05-04

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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2013-09-26

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  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2008-12-09

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  • Publisher : Crown Business
  • Release Date : 2008

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  • Publisher : Berkun Media
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  • Publisher : Peter Lang
  • Release Date : 2009

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Innovation
  • Author : Timothy J. Coffey,David L. Siegel,Mark A. Smith
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2009-06

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  • Publisher : Greenleaf Book Group
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  • Author : Christopher Cooper
  • Publisher : Race Point Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-10-02

Everything you think you know about Nikola Tesla is wrong. Nikola Tesla was one of the greatest electrical inventors who ever lived. For years, the engineering genius was relegated to relative obscurity, his contributions to humanity (we are told) obscured by a number of nineteenth-century inventors and industrialists who took

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  • Author : Vijay Govindarajan,Chris Trimble
  • Publisher : Harvard Business Press
  • Release Date : 2010-09-02

In their first book, Ten Rules for Strategic Innovators, the authors provided a better model for executing disruptive innovation. They laid out a three-part plan for launching high-risk/high-reward innovation efforts: (1) borrow assets from the existing firms, (2) unlearn and unload certain processes and systems that do not serve the new

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  • Author : Eitan Y. Wilf
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2019-02-04

Business consultants everywhere preach the benefits of innovation—and promise to help businesses reap them. A trendy industry, this type of consulting generates courses, workshops, books, and conferences that all claim to hold the secrets of success. But what promises does the notion of innovation entail? What is it about

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  • Author : Scott Berkun
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2013-08-20

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