Innovation & Creativity


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.


Grab a box. Label it. Start a new project.

By 800-CEO-READ, published December 30, 2005, at 4:50 PM in News & Opinion

I really, really enjoy this book. It's an easy read and has a clean design. It's been around for a few years -- the hardcover was published back in 2003.


"From Idea to Execution"

By 800-CEO-READ, published December 28, 2005, at 8:47 PM in News & Opinion

As Todd mentioned earlier, a cover does not always represent the inside contents. Ten Rules for Strategic Innovators is one such book. The book helps you take an idea and act upon it.


Getting Noticed

By 800-CEO-READ, published December 5, 2005, at 8:08 PM in News & Opinion

I get packages at my house almost every day with new books coming out from publishers. We get even more mail at the office. The typical package has a book with a letter.


Crowing about The Big Moo

By 800-CEO-READ, published November 7, 2005, at 4:40 PM in News & Opinion

The Big Moo has made the Wall Street Journal Bestsellers List the last two weeks (#8 last week and #15 this week). I wanted to congratulate Seth and all the writers. It is no small feat to make the list two weeks in a row.


Ten Faces of Innovation Recap

By 800-CEO-READ, published November 7, 2005, at 3:16 PM in News & Opinion

Jack first called out the Tom Kelly's Ten Faces of Innovation from the BusinessWeek review last month. There has been some other great coverage that I wanted to make sure you have seen. Fast Company ran an excerpt from the book.


A Whole New Whole New Mind

By 800-CEO-READ, published October 31, 2005, at 4:52 PM in News & Opinion

Heres a clever contest spawned by an equally clever book. Dan Pinks A Whole New Mind has been widely and justifiably touted on this site, which has also compiled a list of links. Now, with the paperback publication on the horizon, Pink asks readers to help him out.


The Ten Faces of Innovation

By Jack, published October 17, 2005, at 2:22 PM in News & Opinion

In October 24, 2005 issue of BusinessWeek, Bruce Nussbaum reviews Tom Kelley's new book The Ten Faces of Innovation. He starts the review: Like many people these days, I only have time for books during airplane trips. And I measure how long they take to read by mileage.


The Power of the Purse--Sony Joins the Ranks of Marketing to Women

By 800-CEO-READ, published October 6, 2005, at 3:15 PM in News & Opinion

The great thing about women and marketing is there is never a dearth of great stories and ideas to keep the conversation going. . .


Make Your Own Magazine Karma

By 800-CEO-READ, published October 4, 2005, at 4:52 PM in News & Opinion

Does anyone else believe in Magazine Karma? Its a theory of mine that at every point in time there is a hot magazine which carries the buzz, the juice, the spirit and community of a very important yet heretofore unidentified community, who can bond and communicate only through the new publication. Prior carriers of Magazine Karma (MK) would be Esquire long ago, Manhattan Inc.