The Innovators

The Innovators
Author: Walter Isaacson
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 542
Release: 2014-10-07
ISBN 10: 147670869X
ISBN 13: 9781476708690
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Innovators Book Review:

A revelatory history of the people who created the computer and the internet discusses the process through which innovation happens in the modern world, citing the pivotal contributions of such figures as programming pioneer Ada Lovelace. By the author of Steve Jobs. 500,000 first printing.

The Innovators

The Innovators
Author: Walter Isaacson
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2015-10-06
ISBN 10: 1476708703
ISBN 13: 9781476708706
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Innovators Book Review:

"Following his blockbuster biography of Steve Jobs, The Innovators is Walter Isaacson's revealing story of the people who created the computer and the Internet. It is destined to be the standard history of the digital revolution and an indispensable guide to how innovation really happens. What were the talents that allowed certain inventors and entrepreneurs to turn their visionary ideas into disruptive realities? What led to their creative leaps? Why did some succeed and others fail? In his masterly saga, Isaacson begins with Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron's daughter, who pioneered computer programming in the 1840s. He explores the fascinating personalities that cr eated our current digital revolution, such as Vannevar Bush, Alan Turing, John von Neumann, J.C.R. Licklider, Doug Engelbart, Robert Noyce, Bill Gates, Steve Wozniak, Steve Jobs, Tim Berners-Lee, and Larry Page. This is the story of how their minds worked and what made them so inventive. It's also a narrative of how their ability to collaborate and master the art of teamwork made them even more creative. For an era that seeks to foster innovation, creativity, and teamwork, The Innovators shows how they happen"--

Creating Innovators

Creating Innovators
Author: Tony Wagner
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2012-04-17
ISBN 10: 1451611498
ISBN 13: 9781451611496
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creating Innovators Book Review:

Reveals the importance of innovation in American global competitiveness, profiling some of today's most compelling young innovators while explaining how they have succeeded through the unconventional methods of parents, teachers, and mentors.

The Innovator s DNA

The Innovator s DNA
Author: Jeff Dyer,Hal Gregersen,Clayton M. Christensen
Publsiher: Harvard Business Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2011-07-12
ISBN 10: 142214271X
ISBN 13: 9781422142714
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Innovator s DNA Book Review:

A new classic, cited by leaders and media around the globe as a highly recommended read for anyone interested in innovation. In The Innovator’s DNA, authors Jeffrey Dyer, Hal Gregersen, and bestselling author Clayton Christensen (The Innovator’s Dilemma, The Innovator’s Solution, How Will You Measure Your Life?) build on what we know about disruptive innovation to show how individuals can develop the skills necessary to move progressively from idea to impact. By identifying behaviors of the world’s best innovators—from leaders at Amazon and Apple to those at Google, Skype, and Virgin Group—the authors outline five discovery skills that distinguish innovative entrepreneurs and executives from ordinary managers: Associating, Questioning, Observing, Networking, and Experimenting. Once you master these competencies (the authors provide a self-assessment for rating your own innovator’s DNA), the authors explain how to generate ideas, collaborate to implement them, and build innovation skills throughout the organization to result in a competitive edge. This innovation advantage will translate into a premium in your company’s stock price—an innovation premium—which is possible only by building the code for innovation right into your organization’s people, processes, and guiding philosophies. Practical and provocative, The Innovator’s DNA is an essential resource for individuals and teams who want to strengthen their innovative prowess.

The Innovator s Hypothesis

The Innovator s Hypothesis
Author: Michael Schrage
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2014-09-12
ISBN 10: 0262028360
ISBN 13: 9780262028363
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Innovator s Hypothesis Book Review:

What is the best way for a company to innovate? That's exactly the wrong question.The better question: How can organizations get the maximum possible value from their innovationinvestments? Advice recommending "innovation vacations" and the luxury of failure may bewonderful for organizations with time to spend and money to waste. But this book addresses theinnovation priorities of companies that live in the real world of limits. They want fast, frugal,and high impact innovations. They don't just seek superior innovation, they want superiorinnovators. In The Innovator's Hypothesis, innovation expertMichael Schrage advocates a cultural and strategic shift: small teams, collaboratively--andcompetitively -- crafting business experiments that make top management sit up and take notice.Creativity within constraints -- clear deadlines and clear deliverables -- is what seriousinnovation cultures do. Schrage introduces the 5X5 framework: giving diverse teams of five people upto five days to come up with portfolios of five business experiments costing no more than $5,000each and taking no longer than five weeks to run. The book describes multiple portfolios of 5X5experiments drawn from Schrage's advisory work and innovation workshops worldwide. These includefinancial service approaches for improving customer service and addressing security challenges; apharmaceutical company's hypotheses for boosting regulatory compliance; and a diaper divisions'efforts to give babies and parents alike better "diapering experiences" withglow-in-the-dark adhesives, diagnostic capability, and bundled wipes. Schrage's5X5 is enterprise innovation gone viral: Successful 5X5s make people more effective innovators, andmore effective innovators mean more effective innovations.

Breaking Banks

Breaking Banks
Author: Brett King
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-05-05
ISBN 10: 1118900146
ISBN 13: 9781118900147
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Breaking Banks Book Review:

Provides transcripts from and assessments of the first season of the Breaking Banks radio show, examining the massive upheaval facing the banking industry today involving consumer shifts, technological changes and increased government scrutiny.

The Innovator s DNA

The Innovator s DNA
Author: Jeff Dyer,Hal B. Gregersen,Clayton M. Christensen
Publsiher: Harvard Business Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 1422134814
ISBN 13: 9781422134818
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Innovator s DNA Book Review:

Some people are just natural innovators, right? With no apparent effort, they discover ideas for new products, services, and entire businesses. It may look like innovators are born, not made. But according to Jeffrey Dyer and Hal Gregersen, anyone can become more innovative. How? Master the discovery skills that distinguish innovative entrepreneurs and executives from ordinary managers. InThe Innovator's DNA, the authors identify five capabilities demonstrated by the best innovators: Associating: drawing connections between questions, problems, or ideas from unrelated fields Questioning: posing queries that challenge common wisdom Observing: scrutinizing the behavior of customers, suppliers, and competitors to identify new ways of doing things Experimenting: constructing interactive experiences and provoking unorthodox responses to see what insights emerge Networking: meeting people with different ideas and perspectives The authors explain how to generate ideas with these skills, collaborate with "delivery-driven" colleagues to implement ideas, and build innovation skills throughout your organization to sharpen its competitive edge. They also provide a self-assessment for rating your own innovator's DNA. Practical and provocative, this book is an essential resource for all teams seeking to strengthen their innovative prowess.

The Innovator s Dilemma

The Innovator s Dilemma
Author: Clayton Christensen
Publsiher: Harvard Business Review Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-11-19
ISBN 10: 142219602X
ISBN 13: 9781422196021
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Innovator s Dilemma Book Review:

An innovation classic. From Steve Jobs to Jeff Bezos, Clay Christensen’s work continues to underpin today’s most innovative leaders and organizations. The bestselling classic on disruptive innovation, by renowned author Clayton M. Christensen. His work is cited by the world’s best-known thought leaders, from Steve Jobs to Malcolm Gladwell. In this classic bestseller—one of the most influential business books of all time—innovation expert Clayton Christensen shows how even the most outstanding companies can do everything right—yet still lose market leadership. Christensen explains why most companies miss out on new waves of innovation. No matter the industry, he says, a successful company with established products will get pushed aside unless managers know how and when to abandon traditional business practices. Offering both successes and failures from leading companies as a guide, The Innovator’s Dilemma gives you a set of rules for capitalizing on the phenomenon of disruptive innovation. Sharp, cogent, and provocative—and consistently noted as one of the most valuable business ideas of all time—The Innovator’s Dilemma is the book no manager, leader, or entrepreneur should be without.

The Innovator s Method

The Innovator s Method
Author: Nathan R. Furr,Jeff Dyer
Publsiher: Harvard Business Press
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 1625271468
ISBN 13: 9781625271464
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Innovator s Method Book Review:

"Whether you call it "lean start-up," "design thinking," or "agile," a new method is revolutionizing how to successfully create, refine, and bring ideas to market--without traditional business planning. But because these ideas and techniques run counter to conventional managerial thinking and practice, managers in established organizations have difficulty implementing them. Innovation experts Nathan Furr and Jeff Dyer aim to change that. Based on field work with thousands of managers and validated insidedozens of companies, THE INNOVATOR'S METHOD shows when and how to apply a "lean start-up" approach to innovation in established businesses. THE INNOVATOR'S METHOD takes managers through these new practices for managing innovation, showing how to adapt them to their businesses and answering such questions as: How do we know this idea is worth pursuing? Does it solve the right problem for customers? Have we found the right solution? Do we have the right business model for our new offering? With detailed cases from the authors' work implementing these ideas with companies such as Intuit, NEC, P&G, Virgin Airlines, Kia, Folio, Citi, Hallmark, and Verizon, THE INNOVATOR'S METHOD picks up where Jeff Dyer's THE INNOVATOR'S DNA leaves off, showing how to test, validate and commercialize ideas with the lean and agile techniques that successful entrepreneurs use"--

The Innovator s Solution

The Innovator s Solution
Author: Clayton M. Christensen,Michael E. Raynor
Publsiher: Harvard Business Review Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9781578518524
ISBN 13: 1578518520
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Innovator s Solution Book Review:

Argues that innovation within a business can be a controlled disruption, addressing a number of issues ranging from customer products and services to the roles of competitors and executives.

American Sketches

American Sketches
Author: Walter Isaacson
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2009-11-24
ISBN 10: 9781439183458
ISBN 13: 1439183457
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Sketches Book Review:

What are the roots of creativity? What makes for great leadership? How do influential people end up rippling the surface of history? In this collection of essays, Walter Isaacson reflects on the lessons to be learned from Benjamin Franklin, Albert Einstein, Bill Gates, Henry Kissinger, Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev, Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton, and various other interesting characters he has chronicled as a biographer and journalist. The people he writes about have an awesome intelligence, in most cases, but that is not the secret of their success. They had qualities that were even more rare, such as imagination and true curiosity. Isaacson reflects on how he became a writer, the lessons he learned from various people he met, and the challenges he sees for journalism in the digital age. He also offers loving tributes to his hometown of New Orleans, which both before and after Hurricane Katrina offered many of the ingredients for a creative culture, and to the Louisiana novelist Walker Percy, who was an early mentor. In an anecdotal and personal way, Isaacson describes the joys of the "so-called writing life" and the way that tales about the lives of fascinating people can enlighten our own lives.

The Innovators Trade

The Innovators  Trade
Author: David P. Billington
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
Total Pages: 245
Release: 1996-04-26
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015037417626
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Innovators Trade Book Review:

Explores the contributions of American engineers, including Robert Fulton, Thomas Edison, Henry Morse, and Andrew Carnegie

Unleashing the Innovators

Unleashing the Innovators
Author: Jim Stengel,Tom Post
Publsiher: Currency
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 0451497236
ISBN 13: 9780451497239
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unleashing the Innovators Book Review:

"Companies with successful startup partnerships are three times more likely to change their culture to be more innovative"--Front jacket flap.

The Innovator s Toolkit

The Innovator s Toolkit
Author: David Silverstein,Philip Samuel,Neil DeCarlo
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2012-10-01
ISBN 10: 1118298101
ISBN 13: 9781118298107
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Innovator s Toolkit Book Review:

A compendium of tools and techniques that every innovator needs The Innovator's Toolkit is an essential companion for every innovator, innovation team leader, operations manager, and corporate change agent who needs to drive organic growth. Written and presented in an easy-to-use reference format, the book helps users understand why, when, and how to apply each technique for maximum benefits and results. The fifty-plus tools and techniques in this book are organized around a framework for identifying innovation opportunities, generating new and unusual ideas, selecting the best ideas for further refinement, and implementing new solutions that better meet customer expectations. This revised second edition includes significant updates to nearly two dozen techniques Also offers several brand new techniques, including Idea Harvesting and Treatment, Seventy-six Standard Solutions, and Six Thinking Hats This updated and revised edition of The Innovator's Toolkit simply helps innovation leaders, managers, and specialists do their jobs better than ever before—giving them more confidence, greatly reducing the chance of expensive failures, and packing more practical innovation knowhow under one cover than ever before.

The Innovator s Mindset

The Innovator s Mindset
Author: George Couros
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2015-10-13
ISBN 10: 9780986155499
ISBN 13: 0986155497
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Innovator s Mindset Book Review:

The traditional system of education requires students to hold their questions and compliantly stick to the scheduled curriculum. But our job as educators is to provide new and better opportunities for our students. It's time to recognize that compliance doesn't foster innovation, encourage critical thinking, or inspire creativity--and those are the skills our students need to succeed.

The Innovator s Spirit

The Innovator s Spirit
Author: Chuck Swoboda
Publsiher: Greenleaf Book Group
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2020-05-05
ISBN 10: 1732439176
ISBN 13: 9781732439177
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Innovator s Spirit Book Review:

Innovation isn't optional—it's imperative Everyone wants to create new products and services, find new customers and markets, stay ahead of the competition, and work smarter instead of harder. Yet with all the focus and attention on innovation, the term has become an overused buzzword rather than a real, tangible concept. If you want to seriously pursue innovation—you need to strip away the hype. Real innovators need to transcend the existing ideas, rules, and patterns to discover exciting new outcomes. They must step outside the best practice box and get their hands dirty. The spirit of a true innovator is rooted in wanting to do something that has never been done before, to solve problems that have never been solved, and to run through walls and leap over tall buildings to get there. In The Innovator’s Spirit, author Chuck Swoboda—retired chairman and CEO of Cree, a company that fundamentally changed the way people experience light and drove the obsolescence of the Edison light bulb—explains that innovation is fundamentally about people and shows his readers how to develop a mindset of creativity, risk-taking, and hard work. He also instills in them a belief that there is always a better way.

The Innovators by Walter Isaacson A 30 minute Summary

The Innovators by Walter Isaacson   A 30 minute Summary
Author: Instaread Summaries
Publsiher: Instaread Summaries
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Innovators by Walter Isaacson A 30 minute Summary Book Review:

PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary of the book and NOT the original book. The Innovators by Walter Isaacson - A 30-minute Summary Inside this Instaread Summary: • Overview of the entire book • Introduction to the important people in the book • Summary and analysis of all the chapters in the book • Key Takeaways of the book • A Reader's Perspective Preview of this summary: Chapter 1 Ada Byron, the daughter of poet Lord Byron, was tutored in math by her mother. As a result, she grew up comfortable with the combination of art and science. She met Charles Babbage, a science and math expert. Babbage demonstrated a model of a machine that he built called a Difference Engine that could solve polynomial equations. Ada was inspired by Babbage’s Difference Engine and decided to undertake advanced lessons in mathematics. Ada became interested in mechanical weaving looms that used punch cards to create patterns in fabric. She recognized the similarity between the looms and Babbage’s Difference Engine. Ada married William King who became the Earl of Lovelace. This made her Ada, Countess of Lovelace, or more commonly, Ada Lovelace. Babbage had an idea for another machine. He wanted to create a computer that could carry out different operations. He called his concept an Analytical Engine. Babbage wanted to use punch cards in his new machine similar to the ones used in looms. Ada Lovelace believed in his idea and imagined that it might be used to process other symbolic notations such as for music and art in addition to numbers. From 1842 to 1843, she wrote a translation of notes written by a young military engineer about the Analytical Engine. Her notes became more famous than the engineer’s original article. Ada’s notes covered four principles of historical significance. The first was that this would be a multi-purpose machine. The second was that it could process and act upon anything that could be expressed in symbols. The third was that the machine would work because of specific instructions given to it. Ada created this sequence of operations herself and wrote it up into a table and diagram. Her creation made her the world’s first computer programmer. The fourth concept Ada wrote about was that computers could not think and could only perform as they were instructed. Babbage’s machine was never built, and Ada never wrote another scientific paper, but their ideas were the beginnings of the digital age that came a century later.

The Innovator s Dilemma

The Innovator s Dilemma
Author: Clayton M. Christensen
Publsiher: HarperBusiness
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2011-10-04
ISBN 10: 9780062060242
ISBN 13: 0062060244
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Innovator s Dilemma Book Review:

In this revolutionary bestseller, innovation expert Clayton M. Christensen says outstanding companies can do everything right and still lose their market leadership—or worse, disappear altogether. And not only does he prove what he says, but he tells others how to avoid a similar fate. Focusing on “disruptive technology,” Christensen shows why most companies miss out on new waves of innovation. Whether in electronics or retailing, a successful company with established products will get pushed aside unless managers know when to abandon traditional business practices. Using the lessons of successes and failures from leading companies, The Innovator’s Dilemma presents a set of rules for capitalizing on the phenomenon of disruptive innovation. Find out: When it is right not to listen to customers. When to invest in developing lower-performance products that promise lower margins. When to pursue small markets at the expense of seemingly larger and more lucrative ones. Sharp, cogent, and provocative, The Innovator’s Dilemma is one of the most talked-about books of our time—and one no savvy manager or entrepreneur should be without.

Innovation Nation

Innovation Nation
Author: David Johnston,Tom Jenkins
Publsiher: Tundra Books
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2017-10
ISBN 10: 0735263019
ISBN 13: 9780735263017
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Innovation Nation Book Review:

This young readers edition of Ingenious focuses on 50 kid-friendly Canadian innovations that changed the world, from canoes to whoopie cushions, chocolate bars to Pablum. Co-written by Canada's Governor General and accompanied by contemporary illustrations, this adaptation offers young Canadians a way to celebrate our history and world contributions on Canada's 150th birthday. Successful innovation is always inspired by at least one of three forces -- insight, necessity and simple luck. Innovation Nation moves through history to explore what circumstances, incidents, coincidences and collaborations motivated each great Canadian idea, and what twist of fate then brought that idea into public acceptance. From the marvels of aboriginal inventions such as the canoe, igloo and lifejacket to the latest pioneering advances in medicine, education, science, engineering and the arts, Canadians have improvised and worked together to make the world a better place. With striking, vibrant illustrations throughout, Innovation Nation is a gorgeous companion to the adult edition that will surprise, enlighten and entertain young readers, and will be a valuable resource for teachers and librarians.

Kid Innovators

Kid Innovators
Author: Robin Stevenson
Publsiher: Quirk Books
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2021-02-16
ISBN 10: 1683692284
ISBN 13: 9781683692287
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kid Innovators Book Review:

Moving, funny, and totally true childhood biographies of Bill Gates, Madam C. J. Walker, Hedy Lamarr, Walt Disney, and 12 other international innovators. Throughout history people have experimented, invented, and created new ways of doing things. Kid Innovators tells the stories of a diverse group of brilliant thinkers in fields like technology, education, business, science, art, and entertainment, reminding us that every innovator started out as a kid. Florence Nightingale rescued baby mice. Alan Turing was a daydreamer with terrible handwriting. And Alvin Ailey felt like a failure at sports. Featuring kid-friendly text and full-color illustrations, readers will learn about the young lives of people like Grace Hopper, Steve Jobs, Reshma Saujani, Jacques Cousteau, the Wright Brothers, William Kamkwamba, Elon Musk, Jonas Salk, and Maria Montessori.