Innovation & Creativity


Switzerland and Innovation

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 27, 2004, at 1:35 PM in News & Opinion

Joel Kurtzman (former HBR editor and editor of MBA in a Box) writes a piece for European Business Forum. He says you need to be messy to innovate and that places like Switzerland and Japan are a little too organized. This goes well with a post from Evelyn at Crossroads Dispatches.


World Business Forum

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 21, 2004, at 5:00 PM in News & Opinion

I got a direct mail piece yesterday for the World Business Forum - Chicago 2004. The event runs two days (November 17-18) and has ten outstanding speakers. I have listed the speakers below.


BOOK REVIEW: The Knowing-Doing Gap

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 17, 2004, at 3:00 PM in News & Opinion

Book: The Knowing-Doing Gap: How Smart Companies Turn Knowledge into Action Authors: Jeffrey Pfeffer & Robert I. Sutton Reviewer: Diego Rodriguez from the metacool blog As businesspeople, weve all experienced it. You know the right course of action to take, but just cant get things to gel into reality.


Links on 5/11/04

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 11, 2004, at 12:13 PM in News & Opinion

A VC lists the three C's you need to read if you are in IT: Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital: The Dynamics of Bubbles and Golden Ages by Carlotta Perez Does IT Matter? : Information Technology and the Corrosion of Competitive Advantage by Nicholas Carr The Innovator's Dilemma and The Innovator's Solution by Clayton Christensen Jason Womack finds and likes "The Magic In Asking The Right Questions" by Bill Mayer (out of print).