Innovation Books

Books on Innovation and Creativity

Books to inspire, inform and guide you.


Business Lessons from a Radical Industrialist: How the Hard-Driving CEO of a Carpet Company You Never Heard of Doubled Earnings, Won New Customers, Inspired Employees, and Created Innovation

Business Lessons from a Radical Industrialist: How the Hard-Driving CEO of a Carpet Company You Never Heard of Doubled Earnings, Won New Customers, Inspired Employees, and Created Innovation

By Ray Anderson
In 1994, after reading Paul Hawken's The Ecology of Commerce, carpet mogul Anderson decided to make his carpet company Interface, established in 1973, the first company to achieve 100 percent sustaina...
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Living for the Weekday: What Every Employee and Boss Needs to Know about Enjoying Work and Life

Living for the Weekday: What Every Employee and Boss Needs to Know about Enjoying Work and Life

By Clint Swindall
Employee engagement drives superior performance—it's that simple. Good leaders know this, and take active steps to promote it. Yet engagement is a two-way street; no program works without employees
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Creating Innovative Products and Services: The Forth Innovation Method

Creating Innovative Products and Services: The Forth Innovation Method

By Gijs Van Wulfen
Really new products and services are scarce, yet the need for them is huge. That's why Innovation is an important managerial instrument - but many of us struggle with how to approach it. Gijs van Wulf...
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The Open Innovation Marketplace: Creating Value in the Challenge Driven Enterprise

The Open Innovation Marketplace: Creating Value in the Challenge Driven Enterprise

By Alpheus Bingham, Dwayne Spradlin
The Open Innovation Marketplace introduces groundbreaking strategies for leveraging a world of innovators to develop breakthrough products faster, with lower cost and risk. Drawing on their experience...
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Harvard Business Review on Inspiring & Executing Innovation

Harvard Business Review on Inspiring & Executing Innovation

By Harvard Business Review
Fresh ideas can mean big profits--but only if they make it to market and sell. If you need the best practices and ideas for creating and delivering new products and services--but don't have time to...
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The Laughing Warriors: How to Enjoy Killing the Status Quo

The Laughing Warriors: How to Enjoy Killing the Status Quo

By Dale Dauten
How to Enjoy Killing the Status Quo, Dale Dauten's summary guide to a career of "creative usefulness." He writes, "The warriors of the modern organization aren't just fighting deadlines or bureaucr...
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Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

By John Bessant, Joe Tidd
Developed for courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level Innovation and Entrepreneurship is an accessible introductory text written primarily for students of business and management studies...
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Tomorrow's Enterprises: Six Forces Driving the Future of Innovation

Tomorrow's Enterprises: Six Forces Driving the Future of Innovation

By Brian Mulconrey
In his book Tomorrow's Enterprises, futurist and innovation consultant Brian Mulconrey reports from a series of checkpoints over the next several decades to explore what enterprises might emerge from
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The Power of Convergence: Linking Business Strategies and Technology Decisions to Create Sustainable Success

The Power of Convergence: Linking Business Strategies and Technology Decisions to Create Sustainable Success

By Faisal Hoque, Lawrence M. Walsh, Diana L. Mirakaj, Jeffrey Bruchner
From technology giants to major airlines to government agencies, the landscape is littered with the shells of once-promising enterprises that failed to do one thing: converge their impressive technolo...
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R&D Creativity and Innovation Handbook: A Practical Guide To Improve Creative Thinking and Innovation Success At Work

R&D Creativity and Innovation Handbook: A Practical Guide To Improve Creative Thinking and Innovation Success At Work

By Edward Glassman
This amazing handbook clarifies practical R&D creative problem solving for innovation success. Modern creative thinking procedures provide the skills necessary for profitable innovation. High quality
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Brand New: Solving the Innovation Paradox -- How Great Brands Invent and Launch New Products, Services, and Business Models

Brand New: Solving the Innovation Paradox -- How Great Brands Invent and Launch New Products, Services, and Business Models

By Michael Maddock, Paul B. Brown
A strategic blueprint for successful new product development and implementation Brand New provides a clear road map to creating successful new products using a revolutionary innovation process. Aut...
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Managing Technological Innovation: Competitive Advantage from Change

Managing Technological Innovation: Competitive Advantage from Change

By Frederick Betz
Written by the author who helped crystalize the field of technology management and the management of innovation with the first two editions of Managing Technological Innovation, this Third Edition bri...
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The Idea Hunter: How to Find the Best Ideas and Make them Happen

The Idea Hunter: How to Find the Best Ideas and Make them Happen

By Andy Boynton, Bill Fischer
Jack Welch once said, "Someone, somewhere has a better idea." In this myth-busting book, the authors reveal that great business ideas do not spring from innate creativity, or necessarily from the bril...
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The Winner's Brain: 8 Strategies Great Minds Use to Achieve Success

The Winner's Brain: 8 Strategies Great Minds Use to Achieve Success

By Jeff Brown, Mark Genske
Ever wonder why some people seem blessed with success? In fact, everyone is capable of winning in life—you just need to develop the right brain for it. In The Winner’s Brain, Drs. Jeffrey Brown...
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Open Services Innovation: Rethinking Your Business to Grow and Compete in a New Era

Open Services Innovation: Rethinking Your Business to Grow and Compete in a New Era

By Henry Chesbrough
The father of “open innovation” is back with his most significant book yet. Henry Chesbrough’s acclaimed book Open Innovation described a new paradigm for management in the 21st century. Open...
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Qualitative Research and Theory Development: Mystery as Method

Qualitative Research and Theory Development: Mystery as Method

By Mats Alvesson, Dan Karreman
Empirical data is one of the cornerstones of knowledge in the social sciences. And yet, the researcher often takes it for granted, reserving his or her imaginative faculties for finding a theory that
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Managing Research, Development and Innovation: Managing the Unmanageable

Managing Research, Development and Innovation: Managing the Unmanageable

By Ravi Jain, Harry C. Triandis, Cynthia W. Weick
As the economy shifts from producing goods to producing information, the role of researchers in shaping the future has become immense. By taking advantage of modern technology, the highly trained and
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Collaboration and Co-creation: New Platforms for Marketing and Innovation

Collaboration and Co-creation: New Platforms for Marketing and Innovation

By Gaurav Bhalla
Today’s consumers are more knowledgeable, networked, and vocal. For them consumption is not merely an act of buying products and services, but an expression of their creative potential. Consequently...
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Innovation and Nanotechnology: Converging Technologies And The End of Intellectual Property

Innovation and Nanotechnology: Converging Technologies And The End of Intellectual Property

By David Koepsell
This book defines 'nanowares' as the ideas and products arising out of nanotechnology. Koepsell argues that these rapidly developing new technologies demand a new approach to scientific discovery and
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Mastering Creative Anxiety: 24 Lessons for Writers, Painters, Musicians, and Actors from America's Foremost Creativity Coach

Mastering Creative Anxiety: 24 Lessons for Writers, Painters, Musicians, and Actors from America's Foremost Creativity Coach

By Eric Maisel
In his decades of therapeutic practice with artists, Eric Maisel has found a common thread behind what often gets labeled “writer’s block,” “procrastination,” or “stage fright.” It’s t...
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