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.
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
The Innovator’s Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail
The Innovator’s Solution: Creating and Sustaining Successful Growth
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
Start-up style Innovation
The Lean Startup
The Innovator’s Method
Nathan Furr & Jeff Dyer
Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future
Four steps to epiphany
Blue Ocean Strategy
Kim & Mauborgne
Frederic Laloux & Ken Wilber
Crossing the Chasm
Geoffrey A. Moore
The Invisible Advantage: How to Create a Culture of Innovation
Business model innovation
Business Model Generation
Open Business Models: How To Thrive In The New Innovation Landscape
Innovate like a Design Thinker
The Ten Faces of Innovation
Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation
This is service design thinking
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.
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