Innovation & Creativity


This book needs more love

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 25, 2005, at 2:44 PM in News & Opinion

I have not seen many talking about Eric Von Hippel's Democratizing Innovation. For all of you who believe that citizens are rising up to take back control, you need to check this out. If you are in business, you need to understand that your customers are probably modifying your products to work better for them.


Attn: Tom Peters Fans

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 19, 2005, at 9:14 PM in News & Opinion

Tom Peters has started a new linkblog called TP Wire Service. I have subscribed and have been enjoying the links. It is a collection of things from all over the net that match TP's attitude and energy.


Brainstorming Books from WSJ

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 10, 2005, at 12:31 PM in News & Opinion

In yesterday's Journal Report, the topic was small business. Included in the coverage was a list of books to help individuals brainstorm new business ideas. The Innovator's Dilemma by Clayton M.


Book Links from Around the Blogsphere

By 800-CEO-READ, published April 18, 2005, at 6:43 PM in News & Opinion

I have quite a list for this post: John Moore at Brand Autopsy says you should read The War of Art by Steven Pressfield. This is an older post, but the 43 Folders has best summary I have seen of Getting Things Done by David Allen. A Thought over Coffee pulls out The Art of Powerpointing from The Art of the Start This is another post inspired by Seth's personal MBA.


Whole New Mind: A Primer for the Conceptual Age

By 800-CEO-READ, published March 25, 2005, at 1:24 PM in News & Opinion

We are witnessing a shift from the logical, linear, computer-like capabilities of the Information Age to an economy and a society built on the inventive, empathic, big picture capabilities of whats rising in its place, the Conceptual Age. I wholeheartedly (and whole mindfully) agree with the premise of A Whole New Mind: Moving From the Information Age to the Conceptual Age by Daniel Pink. And while this isnt the definitive handbook into personally delving into that new age, it is an excellent primer -- with caveats.


Wired's Rave Awards - Book Category

By 800-CEO-READ, published February 24, 2005, at 4:47 PM in News & Opinion

In the March issue (now on newsstands), Wired Magazine announced their 2005 Rave Awards. The categories range from science to art to industrial design. The winner in this year's book category is On Intelligence by Jeff Hawkins.


More Gladwell

By 800-CEO-READ, published February 9, 2005, at 8:40 PM in News & Opinion

One of the things about Malcolm Gladwell books is that the subject matter is broad. That means he can be quoted in any media source. His latest interview is with ESPN.


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.