Best Innovation books – 2016

Best Innovation books 2016


I would like to make a list of the best books on innovation published or re-published in 2016, which constitute a must reading to any innovation professional:


“Competing Against Luck: The Story of Innovation and Customer Choice” by Clayton M. Christensen, Karen Dillon, Taddy Hall and David S. Duncan – a book from the creator of the Disruptive Innovation Theory on the necessity for companies to make innovation not a game of chance, but a well-designed process of creating products and services clients want to buy and pay a premium prices for.

“Free Innovation” by Eric von Hippel – a book about free innovation, innovation done by consumers and offered for free by tens of millions of customers.

“The Power of KM: Harnessing the Extraordinary Value of Knowledge Management”– a book by Brent N. Hunter on the importance of Knowledge Management in any organization, in our life and in our society.

 “Monetizing Innovation: How Smart Companies Design the Product around the Price”– by Madhavan Ramanujam and Georg Tacke about the importance of innovation in growth and survival of contemporary companies and the difficulty and the inefficiency to monetize innovation.
“Whiplash: How to Survive our Faster Future”– by Joi Ito and Jeff Howe. offering nine organizing principles for navigating and surviving in the complex and volatile world of today and tomorrow.
“Innovation Abyss: An Innovator’s Solution to Corporate Innovation Failure”– by Dr. Chris deArmitt will teach you how to get the same results cutting by half your R&D spending and to go from 90% failure to 90% success.
“The Geography of Genius: Lessons from the World’s Most Creative Places”– by Eric Weiner, a trip from Athens to Silicon Valley and back through history in search for creativity lessons.
“Solving the Innovation Mystery: A Workplace Whodunit”– by Steve Gladis about solving the innovation equation and how to successfully transform innovative business ideas into products and services.
“The Innovation Illusion: How So Little is Created by So Many Working So Hard” – by Fredrik Erixon and Bjorn Weigel, an extensive research on the necessity of innovation-lead growth and why the governments and companies block this.
Have a nice reading with any of this books, all of them are really valuable and useful!

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