A Corporate Innovator’s Reading List

As an innovation manager or a corporate change leader, we know you cannot drop the thinking cap. We know you are always on the lookout for fueling inspiration, turning to good reads. We have rounded up a segmented reading list of books on innovation to keep it simple for you. Whether you are just starting out, or have already read a few classics (and are looking for more) we have interesting categories on the subject you can explore further. Let’s find you your next inspirational read.

Recently Published

Boom! Deciphering Innovation: How Disruption Drives Companies to Transform or Die
Lisa Hendrickson and Jim Colwick

When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing
Daniel H. Pink

Old Classics

The Innovator’s Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail
Clayton Christensen

The Innovator’s Solution: Creating and Sustaining Successful Growth
Clayton Christensen

Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Peter F. Drucker

Power of questions

Questions are the Answer | Hal Gregersen
The art of powerful questions | Juanita Brown

Biography of an Innovator

Let my people go surfing
Yvon Chouinard

Ricardo Semler

Start-up style Innovation

Illustration: Startup style innovation

The Lean Startup
Eric Ries

Running lean
Ash Maurya

The Innovator’s Method
Nathan Furr & Jeff Dyer

Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future
Peter Thiel

Four steps to epiphany
Steve Blank

Strategic Innovation

Blue Ocean Strategy
Kim & Mauborgne

Reinventing organizations
Frederic Laloux & Ken Wilber

Crossing the Chasm
Geoffrey A. Moore

The Invisible Advantage: How to Create a Culture of Innovation
Soren Kaplan

Business model innovation

Business Model Generation
Alex Osterwalder

Open Business Models: How To Thrive In The New Innovation Landscape
Henry Chesbrough

Innovate like a Design Thinker

Illustration: Design thinker

The Ten Faces of Innovation
Tom Kelley

Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation
Tim Brown

This is service design thinking
Marc Stickdorn

Sustainability Innovation

The Necessary Revolution
Peter M. Senge

Cradle to Cradle – Remaking the way we make things
Michael Braungart & William McDonough

As Soren Kaplan puts it, innovation is about constant learning. So, be your best shelf err.. self, you have got some reading to do ?

We promise to keep building on this reading list and bring you more resources to train and maintain that innovation mindset.

Did we miss out on any worthy names? We will be happy to learn about your personal favorites. Let us know in the comments section.

BONUS! Interested in innovation tools? Read our well-thought list of 10 practical innovation tools and templates.

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