Innovation Inspiration: 2013 in Review: Books, Groups and People to Follow

20 Dec 2013|jhall

It’s hard to believe it’s already that time of year again, but here are some of our favorite innovation reads, LinkedIn groups and thought leaders from 2013. Happy Holidays from us all at Added Value!

Become a disruptor
Back in March, we tackled the topic of disruption – how it can come fast and from anywhere. In their most recent book, The Innovator’s Solution: Creating and Sustaining Successful Growth, gurus Clayton Christensen and Michael E. Raynor “expand on the idea of disruption, explaining how companies can and should become disruptors themselves.”

Everything connected
As our world becomes increasingly connected, so new opportunities for innovation emerge. In The Silent Intelligence: The Internet of Things, Daniel Kellmereit and Daniel Obodovski dive into the Internet of Things and share stories from industry leaders like Google, AT&T and Accenture. Also worth a look is Smart Cities by urbanist and technology expert Anthony Townsend.

Follow them
Want to refresh your Twitter feed? Follow these inspiring innovation thought leaders: Chris Anderson, 3D printing expert; Brian Solis, Generation C; Jonah Berger, Creating Contagion; Jeremiah Owyang, Collaborative Consumption; Anthony Townsend, Smart Cities; Beth Kanter, Social Innovation; Rajat Paharia, Gamification and Rob Coneybeer, Internet of Things.

LinkedIn Groups
Want to stay up to date on the topics we covered in our 2013 newsletters? Here are some active LinkedIn groups to join: Big Ideas & Innovation, Big Data, Collaborative Consumption, Internet of Things, Social Innovation and 3D Printing.

Gamification and Big Data
In our first newsletter of the year, we explored the application of gamification and big data. In his book, Loyalty 3.0: How to Revolutionize Customer and Employee Engagement with Big Data and Gamification , the father of gamification, Rajat Paharia, provides insights into how to use gamification and big data to drive long-term loyalty.

Creating Contagion
We featured Jonah Berger, author of Contagious: Why Things Catch On, in our newsletter on creating contagion. Berger’s book lays out the principles for designing contagious content in a practical, easy-to-understand way.

Social Innovation
Harnessing the power of social has the potential to disrupt industries. In their book, The Solution Revolution: How Business, Government, and Social Enterprises Are Teaming Up to Solve Society’s Toughest Problems, William Eggers and Paul Macmillan set out to explain how we can leverage social to unlock solutions.

Remember Jugaad? It’s the MacGyver of innovation. If you want to learn how Google, Facebook, 3M, Apple, Best Buy, GE, IBM, Nokia, Procter & Gamble, PepsiCo and Tata Group practice jugaad innovation, take a look at Jugaad Innovation: Think Frugal, Be Flexible, Generate Breakthrough Growth.

Missed a newsletter?
Find them and other innovation blogs here.

Bite-sized innovation reads
Read HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Innovation.

Get in touch if you’d like to hear how Added Value can help you with disruptive innovation.

Written by Jonathan Hall, Managing Director, Added Value Cheskin

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