Innovation & Creativity


Get Back In the Box - All The Connections

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 1, 2006, at 3:38 PM in News & Opinion

This is post number two in a series on Doug Rushkoff's Get Back In The Box. The next important theme is his chapter titled The Networked Reality. Here he makes a variety of points on how the media and the net are changing people's view of the world.


Citizen Innovation

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 31, 2006, at 3:45 PM in News & Opinion

HBS Working Knowledge has a Q&A with HBS professor Carliss Baldwin. She has been doing work on the citizen innovation with Eric von Hippel and Christopher Hienerth. I think the piece has some interesting things to say the idea of user innovation.


Get Back In The Box - Know Your Business Better

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 31, 2006, at 2:35 PM in News & Opinion

I have a pile of books that sits on my desk that I promise myself I will get to. Doug Rushkoff's Get Box In The Box has been there for awhile. I finally picked it up and liked what I found.


Prahalad Keynote on IT Conversations

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 24, 2006, at 4:41 PM in News & Opinion

IT Conversations has a 32 minute audio keynote of C. K. Prahalad.


Future of the Book Part II

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 22, 2006, at 1:28 PM in News & Opinion

I thought this would be a good follow-up to Kate's post this morning. I created a transcript for a portion of my interview with Pip Coburn (The Change Function, a JCS for June). I asked him what he thought the future of the book was given the upcoming release of The Sony Reader.


Book Quote of the Year

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 9, 2006, at 1:52 PM in News & Opinion

General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt says in Harvard Business Review this month: "The business book that can help you has not been written yet. " He is referring to the message he sent to his managers at GE's annual Boca Raton meeting. Immelt's singular goal is growing the $150 billion company at 8% a year.


Sony's CEO

By Jack, published June 6, 2006, at 3:47 PM in News & Opinion

Reading today's WSJ I found a great interview. It is such a casual, fun, relaxed interview. To quote from the introduction: After completing his first year as the first non-Japanese chief executive officer of Sony Corp.


Innovation in BusinessWeek SmallBiz

By 800-CEO-READ, published April 18, 2006, at 2:38 PM in News & Opinion

I don't know if your parents are like this, but my mom always sends a bag of stuff home with me whenever I visit. Most of the time, it is magazines she has finished reading (when I was in college, she would fill out all of those offers where you send in three proofs of purchase to get some free t-shirt and put my dorm address as the send-to). In this week's bag was the Spring 2006 edition of BusinessWeek SmallBiz.


"Art of Innovation"

By 800-CEO-READ, published March 1, 2006, at 7:13 PM in News & Opinion

Yesterday, Guy Kawasaki, posted a video and slides of a speech he did at the UCLA based on his book The Art of the Start. I didn't get a chance to see the video as there's not a soundcard in my computer here but the slides are interesting in and of themselves. One of my favorites was slide #28 -- point #11 that reads, "Don't let the bozos grind you down.


Kevin Maney's Thursday CEO Book Group

By 800-CEO-READ, published March 1, 2006, at 6:40 PM in News & Opinion

Kevin Maney writes about technology for USA Today and keeping a blog on their website. One of his regular blog features is to ask a technology company CEO to recommend two books: one old, one new. Here are some of the recent CEOs on their books: Garry Betty, CEO of Earthlink - The Regis Touch by Regis McKenna and The Paradox of Excellence: How Great Performance Can Kill Your Business, by David Mosby and MIchael Weissman.


Harvard Business Review's 2006 Reading List

By 800-CEO-READ, published February 7, 2006, at 2:28 PM in News & Opinion

In the February issue, Harvard Business Review has their 2006 Reading List. The Elephant In The Room: Silence and Denial in Everyday Life by Eviatar Zerubavel (Oxford University Press, March) Working With Your Is Killing Me: Freeing Yourself From Emotional Traps In Work by Katherine Crowley and Kathi Elster (Warner Business Books, March) Family Capitalism: Wendels, Haniels, Falcks, and the Continental European Model by Harold James (Harvard University Press, March) Silos, Politics, and Turf Wars: A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni (Jossey-Bass, March) The New Argonauts: Regional Advantage in a Global Economy by AnnaLee Saxenian (Harvard University Press, April) Questions of Character: Illuminating the Heart of Leadership Through Literature by Joseph Badaracco (Harvard Business School Press, April) Guanxi (The Art of Relationships): Microsoft , China, and Bill Gates' Plan to Win the Road Ahead by Robert Buderi and Gregory Huang (Simon and Schuster, May) Leading Through Conflict: How Successful Leaders Transform Difference into Opportunities by Mark Gerzon (Harvard Business School Press, May) The Managerial Moment of Truth: The Essential Step in Helping People Improve Performance by Bruce Bodaken and Robert Fritz (Free Press, May) Treasure Hunt by Michael Silverstein and John Butman (Portfolio, May) Appreciative Intelligence: Seeing the Mighty Oak in the Acorn by Tojo Thatchenkery and Carol Metzker (Berrett-Koehler, May) The G-Quotient: How Gay Men Are Changing the Face of Leadership by Kirk Snyder (Jossey-Bass, June) Untapped: Creating Value in Underserved Markets by John Weiser et al. (Berrett-Koehler, June) Shopportunity!


10 Rules Video

By 800-CEO-READ, published January 23, 2006, at 6:47 PM in News & Opinion

We had Chris and VG (10 Rules for Strategic Innovators) over for a podcast in December. You can now see VG in full color over at Business Week Online. The interview is about eight and a half minutes long.