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Recommended Books on Innovation

Recommended Books on Innovation

Recommended Books on Innovation

This forum has been empty for a while, so in an attempt to get things moving here, how about a list of books you recommend on the topic of innovation?
  • Innovation Abyss – An Innovator’s Solutions to Corporate Innovation Failure by Dr. Chris DeArmitt
  • Developing Products in Half the Time by Preston G. Smith and Donald G. Reinertsen
  • The Innovator's Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail (Management of Innovation and Change) by Clayton Christensen
  • Orbiting the Giant Hairball: A Corporate Fool's Guide to Surviving with Grace by Gordon MacKenzie


RE: Recommended Books on Innovation

Wouldn't it be innovative to provide links?

"For every expert there is an equal and opposite expert"
Arthur C. Clarke Profiles of the future

RE: Recommended Books on Innovation

Thank you for recommending my book! The others are excellent choices too. You've clearly read a lot on this topic. I just returned from giving a talk on innovation at the Compounding World Forum in Florida. I'm trying to make people aware of the real problems we face and some of the solutions. In my view we've been led astray by our "innovation experts" like Clayton. "Experts" who have never launched a product or innovation, apart from (ironically) their books on innovation. My talk is from the viewpoint of a practitioner relating what works and what doesn't. It gets an incredibly enthusiastic response but alas I can't reach enough people to make a difference.

Chris DeArmitt PhD FRSC

Plastic materials consultant to the Fortune 100

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