Innovation Inspiration : 8 Inspiring Reads for the Holidays

02 Jan 2013|jhall

To receive Jonathan Hall’s monthly newsletter on Innovation, directly in your inbox subscribe here. Looking for a book to fire your imagination during the holidays? Here are some of our favorite innovation reads from 2012. Happy Holidays from us all at Added Value!

The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail – But Some Don’t
If you read one book over the holidays….538.com blogger Nate Silver became famous for his predictions in the US election.  But his system for predicting goes much further than politics.

The Wide Lens: A New Strategy for Innovation
A company can deliver an innovative product that addresses a real customer need, but still fail. Why? Because they failed to manage the innovation ecosystem on which success depends. A decade of research highlights new perspectives on the world of interdependence needed to deliver a successful new product. Read more.

ON Innovation
72 ideas to serve as inspiration on creating a more innovative organization, from Terry Jones, founder and former CEO of Travelocity and ten other start-ups….

Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think
Or, how four forces are conspiring to solve our biggest problems and dozens of innovators are making the future a reality – faster than you’d imagine. Check it out here.

Think Like a Futurist: Know What Changes, What Doesn’t, and What’s Next
In January  we looked into the future. In this vein, Cecily Sommers’ book explores such questions as: “Where will new markets emerge over the next 5-10-25 years? What will be the big issues of the day? How will lifestyle, social mores, and policy adapt? And what role do we play in that future?”

The Mobile Wave: How Mobile Intelligence Will Change Everything
In his book, Michael J. Saylor, CEO of MicroStrategy, analyzes how mobile intelligence changes everything. A hot topic that companies are just beginning to understand.

Reverse Innovation: Create Far From Home, Win Everywhere
Last month we explored reverse innovation as a means for the developed world to keep up.  Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble’s new book served as inspiration.

Millennial Momentum: How a New Generation Is Remaking America
Millennials are reshaping demand in the developed world and will continue to do so. Morley Winograd and Michael D. Hais’ book provides generational insights and analysis of the seismic impact of Millennials.

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Other top 10 business book lists
Amazon’s Best Books of 2012: Business & Investing.
New York Times Business Best Sellers.

Written by Jonathan Hall, Managing Director, Added Value Cheskin

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