IDEO, the widely admired, award-winning design and development firm that brought the world the Apple mouse, Polaroid´s I-Zone instant camera, the Palm V, and hundreds of other cutting-edge products and services, reveals its secrets for fostering a culture and process of continuous innovation. There isn´t a business in America that doesn´t want to be more creative in its thinking, products, and processes. At many companies, being first with a concept and first to market are critical just to survive. In The Art of Innovation, Tom Kelley, general manager of the Silicon Valley based design firm IDEO, takes listeners behind the scenes of this wildly imaginative and energized company to reveal the strategies and secrets it uses to turn out hit after hit. IDEO doesn´t buy into the myth of the lone genius working away in isolation, waiting for great ideas to strike. Kelley believes everyone can be creative, and the goal at his firm is to tap into that wellspring of creativity in order to make innovation a way of life. How does it do that? IDEO fosters an atmosphere conducive to freely expressing ideas, breaking the rules, and freeing people to design their own work environments. IDEO´s focus on teamwork generates countless breakthroughs, fueled by the constant give-and-take among people ready to share ideas and reap the benefits of the group process. IDEO has created an intense, quick-turnaround, brainstorm-and-build process dubbed ´´the Deep Dive.´´ In entertaining anecdotes, Kelley illustrates some of his firm´s own successes (and joyful failures), as well as pioneering efforts at other leading companies. The book reveals how teams research and immerse themselves in every possible aspect of a new product or service, examining it from the perspective of clients, consumers, and other critical audiences. Kelley takes the listener through the IDEO problem-solving method: Carefully observing the behavior or ´´an 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nick Podehl. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/007804/bk_brll_007804_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Utilizing Evidence-Based Lessons Learned for Enhanced Organizational Innovation and Change: Susan McIntyre
Assuming you´re someone interested in learning and improving - and making a difference - this book was written with you in mind.Whether you´re at the top of the corporate pyramid, or somewhere nearer the base. Whether you´re a stay-at-home parent coordinating the endless duties of the family, or an entrepreneur orchestrating a finite amount of time and resources - you´re working to make a difference. And yes, your work and what you do matters.The audiobook contains a culmination of experiences, thoughts, and learning - much of it from world-class innovators and creators. Every single story is true. And every story has relevance to you.Some common themes will emerge from these stories. Hard work, persistence, courage. Luck is sometimes present. Often, things were learned the hard way. And, as is the case whenever there are innovators and creators involved, there’s also a fair amount of love running rampant through the stories. Evidently, rampant is how love likes to run - especially when it’s heading toward a goal and vision. Perhaps most important, you’ll see that every one of these luminaries are made - not born.The title, Evolve or Die, is somewhat blunt, and it is an exaggeration. But my belief is that it’s closer to the truth than many people realize. And it’s my genuine hope that this book and the stories within on innovating and creating are of real interest and benefit to you.It might seem trite to write this, but (in reference to Henry David Thoreau) you weren’t meant to settle for a life of quiet desperation. You’ll need to innovate and create. It’s better to learn from the champions, practice like your life depended on it (to an extent it does), and come out strong and punching above your weight (because you can).You’ve got a lot to offer this world. We all do. I’m in your corner, offering guidance and cheering for you. Get in the ring, come out swinging, and fight the good fight. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Thomas C. Triumph. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/131874/bk_acx0_131874_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
To keep your brand innovative, you need to feed your creative spirit, and the office is not the place to do that. So get out, disrupt and reimagine the status quo, get into a café and dream. Recreating the convivial, collaborative, creative world of the avant-garde, the guys at The Dream Café have developed a fresh, new approach which is being used by major brands and businesses to great success. They create actual Dream Café location settings which encourage freedom of thought and collaboration, explaining how space and process can be harnessed to produce the kind of unanticipated multicultural and interdisciplinary encounters that lead to unpredictable outcomes. Now, for the first time, the innovation consultants at The Dream Café have made their model and methods available to us all in this exciting new book. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Roger Davis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/023770/bk_adbl_023770_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
New Avenues for Regional Innovation Systems - Theoretical Advances, Empirical Cases and Policy Lessons:
New Avenues for Regional Innovation Systems - Theoretical Advances, Empirical Cases and Policy Lessons:1st ed. 2018
New Avenues for Regional Innovation Systems - Theoretical Advances, Empirical Cases and Policy Lessons:Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2018
Over the last 30 years a host of new technologies have begun to change every industry, driving us into a new era of human existence. The companies who have been most able to tap into these new innovations have become the most highly valued companies in the world. To do so, they have created a new approach to corporate innovation. In Corporate Innovation in the Fifth Era, Silicon Valley insiders Matthew C. Le Merle and Alison Davis share the lessons they have learned from two decades of interaction with Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Microsoft as well as other leading companies. The authors describe this new approach so that every company can be ready as we enter the Fifth Era. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Simon Phillips. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/090531/bk_acx0_090531_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.