Innovation & Creativity


Getting A Little Help from Your Customers

By 800-CEO-READ, published February 3, 2005, at 1:49 PM in News & Opinion

A little birdie told me about a new book from coming out in May called Democratizing Innovation by Eric von Hippel. This from The MIT Press website: Innovation is rapidly becoming democratized. Users, aided by improvements in computer and communications technology, increasingly can develop their own new products and services.



By 800-CEO-READ, published January 20, 2005, at 6:24 PM in News & Opinion

Well, everything. To say that the pace of business is fast is like saying Michael Jordan can play basketball. In our got to have it now world, I sometimes find it challenging to tap my own creative abilities and those of my colleagues.


Tom Peters' 2005 Picks

By 800-CEO-READ, published January 12, 2005, at 2:45 PM in News & Opinion

With the best of 2004 just past, everyone is laying down their predictions for 2005. On Friday, Tom Peters suggested his book picks for the new year: The Art of Business: Make All Your Work a Work of Art by Stan Davis and David McIntosh Rules of the Red Rubber Ball, by Kevin Carroll The Virtuoso: Face to Face With 40 Extraordinary Talents, by Ken Carbone with photos by Howard Schatz Crossing the Unknown Sea: Work as a Pilgrimage of Identity, by David Whyte Tom also mentioned early that day two books he plans on endorsing. Those two books are BRANDsense: Build Powerful Brands through Touch, Taste, Smell, Sight, and Sound by Martin Lindstrom and Storytelling: Branding in Practice by Klaus Fog.


Fast Company Book Mentions - Dec. 2004

By 800-CEO-READ, published December 9, 2004, at 1:04 PM in News & Opinion

I expanded my ongoing column on the business books mentioned in Fast Company to include all books. You'll see why. In the Fast Talk section, they talk with Asya Muchnick, editor of Little, Brown.


Lessons Learned from Israeli Intelligence

By 800-CEO-READ, published November 22, 2004, at 10:59 PM in News & Opinion

Innovation is the lynchpin of business success. In the case of Israel, a nation that has been on a war-footing since it was established in 1948, it has also served as the foundation for its own defense and security. Here the military-intelligence complex plays a singularly exceptional role.


Prahalad in Fortune

By 800-CEO-READ, published November 10, 2004, at 2:27 PM in News & Opinion

We've mentioned C. K. Prahalad's The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid a couple of times.


Tonight - They Made America

By 800-CEO-READ, published November 8, 2004, at 9:43 PM in News & Opinion

They Made America is a book and a four part PBS series by Harold Evans. The book/program is a series of profiles of American inventors and innovators. Tom Ehrenfeld pointed the book out to us a month as one we should watch.


Set your VCR's or Tivo's

By Jack, published November 8, 2004, at 9:43 PM in News & Opinion

Tonight on PBS is part one of a series called They Made America. I am sorry I am notifying you with such short notice. We will have a lot of posts about the book that the series is based on in the near future.


BOOK REVIEW: The Imagineering Way

By 800-CEO-READ, published September 16, 2004, at 11:18 PM in News & Opinion

Book: The Imagineering Way: Ideas to Ignite Your Creativity Author: The Imagineers (from Disney) Reviewer: johnmoore (from the Brand Autopsy blog) Typically I pass on business books promising to increase your creativity. Most times, these books on creativity focus on teaching a proven system for generating out-of-the-box ideas. Such books on creativity have never helped me get more creative.


Fall 2004 Strategy + Business

By Jack, published September 8, 2004, at 10:01 PM in News & Opinion

The new issue of s+b from Booz Allen Hamilton has a great case study on Dell and how they turned around the hurt they felt in late 2000. Books and reading helped CEO Kevin Rollins. Here are the books featured: Corporate Cultures: The Rites and Rituals of Corporate Life by Deal/Kennedy The New Corporate Cultures: Revitalizing the Workplace after Downsizing, Mergers, and Reengineering by Deal/Kennedy Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation by Joseph J.


Extreme Makeover: Company Edition

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 24, 2004, at 2:34 PM in News & Opinion

Business 2. 0 reviews Sergio Zyman's new book Renovate Before You Innovate.


BOOK REVIEW: The Book of Yo!

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 15, 2004, at 12:20 PM in News & Opinion

Title: The Book of Yo! Author: Simon Woodroffe Pages: 60 Published: October 2000 Dog-ear score: 36. 6% Reviewer: Rich.