Innovation Books

Books on Innovation and Creativity

Books to inspire, inform and guide you.


Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution

Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution

By Howard Rheingold
The title of this book is a mild pun. People are using smart "mobs" (rhymes with "robes") to become smart "mobs" (rhymes with "robs"), meaning, sophisticated mobile Internet access is allowing people
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The Circle of Innovation: You Can't Shrink Your Way to Greatness

The Circle of Innovation: You Can't Shrink Your Way to Greatness

By Tom Peters
Tom Peters presents a provocative new vision for prospering in the "permanent state of flux" ruling today's business world. By juxtaposing short text passages and bold graphic images, Peters simply bu...
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When Things Start to Think

When Things Start to Think

By Gershenfeld Neil
A computer in your shoe? Maybe so. Neil Gershenfeld, director of MIT's Media Lab, joins the ranks of techno-prognosticators, and his focus is on how the future of computing will fit into our physical
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Medici Effect: What Elephants and Epidemics Can Teach Us About Innovation

Medici Effect: What Elephants and Epidemics Can Teach Us About Innovation

By Frans Johansson
Johansson argues that innovations occur when people see beyond their expertise and approach situations actively, with an eye toward putting available materials together in new combinations. Because of...
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The Ten Faces of Innovation: IDEO's Strategies for Defeating the Devil's Advocate and Driving Creativity Throughout Your Organization

The Ten Faces of Innovation: IDEO's Strategies for Defeating the Devil's Advocate and Driving Creativity Throughout Your Organization

By Thomas Kelley and Jonathan Littman
This book focuses on the type of worker and team-building rather than the work environment. The authors define 10 personas, including Anthropologists, who contribute insights by observing human behavi...
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New Thinking for the New Millennium

New Thinking for the New Millennium

By Edward De Bono
Edward de Bono believes that we have been let down by excellent but limited ways of thinking. He maintains that the thinking of the last millennium has been concerned with what is. This is the thinkin...
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The Thinker's Toolkit: 14 Powerful Techniques for Problem Solving

The Thinker's Toolkit: 14 Powerful Techniques for Problem Solving

By Morgan D. Jones
Leave it to a former CIA employee to conjure up a complicated yet definitely sensible approach to decision making. His point is that we don't know how to analyze and solve problems correctly, since we...
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Group Genius: The Creative Power of Collaboration

Group Genius: The Creative Power of Collaboration

By Keith Sawyer
In this authoritative and fascinating new book, Keith Sawyer, a psychologist at Washington University, tears down some of the most popular myths about creativity and erects new principles in their pla...
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Thinkertoys: A Handbook of Creative-Thinking Techniques (2nd Edition)

Thinkertoys: A Handbook of Creative-Thinking Techniques (2nd Edition)

By Michael Michalko
It is roughly true that the nature of our beliefs and perceptions are interpreted from our experiences. The field of grass cannot change its character. Grass cannot interpret and shape its experiences...
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Swarm Creativity: Competitive Advantage through Collaborative Innovation Networks

Swarm Creativity: Competitive Advantage through Collaborative Innovation Networks

By Peter A. Gloor
Swarm Creativity introduces a powerful new concept--Collaborative Innovation Networks, or COINs. Its aim is to make the concept of COINs as ubiquitous among business managers as any methodology...
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The Art of Creative Thinking: How to Be Innovative and Develop Great Ideas

The Art of Creative Thinking: How to Be Innovative and Develop Great Ideas

By John Adair
New ideas help businesses gain an advantage over their rivals. Employees who generate these new ideas -- who practice the art of creative thinking -- are one of a company's greatest assets. The Art of...
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Think Better: An Innovator's Guide to Productive Thinking

Think Better: An Innovator's Guide to Productive Thinking

By Tim Hurson
Think Better is about Productive Thinking -- why it's important, how it works, and how to use it at work, at home, and at play. Productive Thinking is a game changer -- a practical, easy-to-learn, rep...
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