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Innovation & Creativity


Messy

Messy: The Power of Disorder to Transform Our Lives

By Dylan Schleicher, published October 27, 2016, at 3:15 PM in Editor's Choice

Tim Harford explains how embracing the mess, in our lives and ourselves, makes us more creative and productive as individuals, and helps us build more smart and resilient organizations and societies.

Competingagainstluck

Competing Against Luck: The Story of Innovation and Customer Choice

By Dylan Schleicher, published October 7, 2016, at 11:15 AM in Editor's Choice

Clayton Christensen changed the world of business with his theory of disruptive innovation. His “Theory of Jobs to Be Done” may be even bigger.

Competingagainstluck

Competing Against Luck: The Story of Innovation and Customer Choice

By 800-CEO-READ, published October 4, 2016, at 12:00 PM in Excerpts

In his new book, Clayton Christensen—one of the giants of business thought and business books—offers a new theory of innovation.

Simplybrilliant

Simply Brilliant: How Great Organizations Do Ordinary Things in Extraordinary Ways

By Dylan Schleicher, published September 22, 2016, at 2:45 PM in Editor's Choice

Bill Taylor, founder of Fast Company, reminds us that creativity exists outside of Silicon Valley, and is available to all of us.

Designingyourlife

Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life

By 800-CEO-READ, published September 20, 2016, at 10:15 AM in New Releases

Bill Burnett and Dave Evans of the design school at Stanford University have turned their popular course "Designing Your Life" into a book for all of us.

Utopiacreepy

Utopia is Creepy: And Other Provocations

By Dylan Schleicher, published September 8, 2016, at 12:30 PM in Editor's Choice

Nicholas Carr reminds us that digital utopianism is just like all the utopias that came before it—unrealistic and a little creepy.

Managinggray

Business Books to Watch in September

By 800-CEO-READ, published September 2, 2016, at 10:30 AM in New Releases

These are just some of the great business books being released in September.

Scrappy

Scrappy: A Little Book about Choosing to Play Big

By Dylan Schleicher, published August 25, 2016, at 2:00 PM in Editor's Choice

In her new book, Terri Sjodin helps us stop making excuses and start getting scrappy in pursuit of our goals.

Unmistakable

Unmistakable: Why Only Is Better Than Best

By Dylan Schleicher, published August 4, 2016, at 1:15 PM in Editor's Choice

Srinivas Rao acts as our guide to the creative life, and helps us understand that it's the ride of a lifetime.

100best

A Monstrous (and Most Welcome) Regiment of Women: Changing the Conversation

By Sally Haldorson, published August 2, 2016, at 11:00 AM in The 100 Best Business Books of All Time

Our General Manager Sally Haldorson's name has been added to the cover of the third edition of The 100 Best Business Books of All Time, and she has pulled more women into the conversation along with her.

Artthinking

Art Thinking: How to Carve Out Creative Space in a World of Schedules, Budgets, and Bosses

By Dylan Schleicher, published July 7, 2016, at 2:00 PM in Editor's Choice

Amy Whitaker takes us on a journey through art and business that is both technical and profound.

Pathwayspossibility

Pathways to Possibility: Transforming Our Relationship with Ourselves, Each Other, and the World

By Dylan Schleicher, published June 24, 2016, at 9:50 AM in Editor's Choice

Rosamund Stone Zander's follow up to her classic book, The Art of Possibility, teaches us about the entrenched stories we tell ourselves that hold us back, and helps us find pathways to a more mature.