The Innovator s Way

The Innovator s Way

In The Innovator's Way, innovation experts Peter Denning and Robert Dunham show that innovation is a skill that can be learned and describe eight essential practices for achieving success.

Author: Peter J. Denning

Publisher: Mit Press

ISBN: 9780262518123

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 434

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In The Innovator's Way, innovation experts Peter Denning and Robert Dunham show that innovation is a skill that can be learned and describe eight essential practices for achieving success. Denning and Dunham describe innovation at scales ranging from the private (a family organization of chores and allowances) to the planetary (the invention and adoption of the World Wide Web). They provide a detailed account of the eight practices and how to accomplish them; and they chart the path to innovation mastery, from individual practices to teams and social networks.
Categories: Business & Economics

Rethinking School Leadership Creating Great Schools for All Students

Rethinking School Leadership   Creating Great Schools for All Students

... B. (2010) The Innovators WayEssential Practices for Successful Innovation.
Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. iii Murgatroyd, S. and Morgan, C. (1993) Total Quality
Management and the School. Milton Keynes: The Open University Press. iv See ...

Author: J-C Couture

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781105685361

Category: Education

Page: 246

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We began, prompted by the late Chris Gonnet, Superintendent of Grande Prairie Public Schools, to explore the question 'What Makes a Great School?'in December 2010 at a meeting in Boston. We concluded that it involved many inter-connected elements, but that the key components were focused teacher leadership enabled by being empowered and resourced to make a difference. Rethinking Leadership sees evidence-informed practice as the fulcrum point for leveraging school improvement, especially if it systematically supported within a systematic way at the jurisdiction and provincial levels to build school leadership capacity. We also concluded that the framing conditions for the work of the school - the provincial/ state policies, curriculum requirements, financial arrangements, assessment regimes as well as the policies of school boards and districts - either enables or impairs the ability of a team within the school to create a great school for all students.
Categories: Education

Grounded Innovation

Grounded Innovation

In: Pemberton, S. (Ed.), Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human
Factors in Computing Systems. ... Denning, P.J., Dunham, R., 2010. The
Innovator's Way: Essential Practices for Successful Innovation. The MIT Press.
Drucker, P.F. ...

Author: Lars Erik Holmquist

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780123859464

Category: Computers

Page: 218

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A guide to the innovation process in technology offers guidelines, business strategies, and examples of successful projects.
Categories: Computers

Encyclopedia of New Venture Management

Encyclopedia of New Venture Management

why, when, and how organizational processes and routines emerge or are set in
place by managers and innovators. ... Boston: Harvard Business School Press,
1998. ... The Innovator's Way: Essential Practices for Successful Innovation.

Author: Matthew R. Marvel

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412990813

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 512

View: 547

The Encyclopedia of New Venture Management explores the skills needed to succeed in business, along with the potential risks and rewards and environmental settings and characteristics.
Categories: Business & Economics

Computational Thinking

Computational Thinking

This volume in the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series offers an accessible overview, tracing a genealogy that begins centuries before digital computers and portraying computational thinking as pioneers of computing have described it.

Author: Peter J. Denning

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262536561

Category: Computers

Page: 264

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An introduction to computational thinking that traces a genealogy beginning centuries before the digital computer. A few decades into the digital era, scientists discovered that thinking in terms of computation made possible an entirely new way of organizing scientific investigation; eventually, every field had a computational branch: computational physics, computational biology, computational sociology. More recently, “computational thinking” has become part of the K–12 curriculum. But what is computational thinking? This volume in the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series offers an accessible overview, tracing a genealogy that begins centuries before digital computers and portraying computational thinking as pioneers of computing have described it. The authors explain that computational thinking (CT) is not a set of concepts for programming; it is a way of thinking that is honed through practice: the mental skills for designing computations to do jobs for us, and for explaining and interpreting the world as a complex of information processes. Mathematically trained experts (known as “computers”) who performed complex calculations as teams engaged in CT long before electronic computers. The authors identify six dimensions of today's highly developed CT—methods, machines, computing education, software engineering, computational science, and design—and cover each in a chapter. Along the way, they debunk inflated claims for CT and computation while making clear the power of CT in all its complexity and multiplicity.
Categories: Computers

Design Issues

Design Issues

Meanwhile, this more profound way of looking at experiences can offer new ways
to consider issues where the problem-solving ... In this regard, human-driven
innovations are more than what user-centered design methods have usually
been able to offer. ... Year Retrospective," Systems Research and Behavioral
Science (SRBS) 17 (2000): 11–58 Peter J. Denning and Robert D. Dunham,
Innovators Way. Essential Practices for Successful Innovation (MA. The MIT
Press, 2010), xv.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951P011862070

Category: Architectural design

Page:

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Categories: Architectural design

Great Principles of Computing

Great Principles of Computing

This book takes a different perspective, presenting computing as a science governed by fundamental principles that span all technologies. Computer science is a science of information processes.

Author: Peter J. Denning

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262527125

Category: Computers

Page: 302

View: 741

A new framework for understanding computing: a coherent set of principles spanning technologies, domains, algorithms, architectures, and designs. Computing is usually viewed as a technology field that advances at the breakneck speed of Moore's Law. If we turn away even for a moment, we might miss a game-changing technological breakthrough or an earthshaking theoretical development. This book takes a different perspective, presenting computing as a science governed by fundamental principles that span all technologies. Computer science is a science of information processes. We need a new language to describe the science, and in this book Peter Denning and Craig Martell offer the great principles framework as just such a language. This is a book about the whole of computing—its algorithms, architectures, and designs. Denning and Martell divide the great principles of computing into six categories: communication, computation, coordination, recollection, evaluation, and design. They begin with an introduction to computing, its history, its many interactions with other fields, its domains of practice, and the structure of the great principles framework. They go on to examine the great principles in different areas: information, machines, programming, computation, memory, parallelism, queueing, and design. Finally, they apply the great principles to networking, the Internet in particular. Great Principles of Computing will be essential reading for professionals in science and engineering fields with a “computational” branch, for practitioners in computing who want overviews of less familiar areas of computer science, and for non-computer science majors who want an accessible entry way to the field.
Categories: Computers

Academy of Management Annual Meeting

Academy of Management Annual Meeting

mul The MIT Press The Innovator's Way ESSSENTIAL PRACTICES FOR
SUCCESSFUL INNOVATION Peter J. ... Two experts show that innovation is a
skill that can be learned and describe eight essential practices for achieving
success .

Author: Academy of Management

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924106960556

Category: Industrial management

Page:

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Categories: Industrial management

The Innovator s Path

The Innovator s Path

This is a great book on a topic of major importance for both corporate and?? non-profit organizations in this ever more competitive world." —Cathy E. Minehan, Dean, Simmons School of Management; former president and CEO, The Federal ...

Author: Madge M. Meyer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118569856

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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A guide to creating and sustaining a culture of innovationfocused on business value The Innovator’s Path introduces business readers tothought leader Madge M. Meyer’s unique, cross-culturalperspective on corporate innovation. The book presents eightessential disciplines (Listen, Lead, Position, Promote, Connect,Commit, Execute, and Evolve) that pave the way for individuals,teams, and organizations to continually innovate in ways thatcreate new business value. The author overturns existingassumptions about inspiring and managing innovation, while offeringnew insights and practical advice for aspiring innovators andcorporate leaders. Meyer demonstrates her points by telling thestories behind many of her award-winning results and adds engagingpersonal anecdotes to illustrate many of her points. The book alsocontains contributions from an extraordinary and diverse set ofindustry innovators. Offers new ways for cultivating a mindset and culture ofresults-focused innovation and business value creation Equips CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, CMOs, COOs, CTOs and aspiringinnovators with proven principles and practices for leadinginnovation Focuses her readers' attention on the eight essentialdisciplines that help individuals, teams, and organizationsinnovate more successfully Whether your focus is on your career, your team's success, oryour organization's future, The Innovator’s Pathprovides you with the insights, strategies, techniques, andinspiration you need to accelerate your innovation progress.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Innovator s Toolkit

The Innovator s Toolkit

If you are serious about heading down the path of innovation, this book is a must-read." —F. Robert Salerno, President and Chief Operating Officer, Avis Budget Group, Inc. "This book is truly the first and only of its kind.

Author: David Silverstein

Publisher: The Innovators Toolkit

ISBN: 0470345357

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 988

This newly revised and updated companion for every innovator, innovation team leader, operations manager and corporate change agent presents, in an easy-to-use format, more than 50 tools and techniques for identifying innovation opportunities, generating new and unusual ideas and implementing new solutions.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Innovator s Method

The Innovator s Method

THE INNOVATOR'S METHOD encouraged to be the founder of a start-up (a new
product, a new service, a new ... Although we generally observed that successful
innovations start with an insight into a big problem and then progress through the
steps we describe, in practice, these ... Ultimately each element of the innovator's
method is more important than the order, as is understanding the key tools and ...

Author: Nathan Furr

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press

ISBN: 9781625271471

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Have you ever come up with an idea for a new product or service but didn’t take any action because you thought it would be too risky? Or at work, have you had what you thought could be a big idea for your company—perhaps changing the way you develop or distribute a product, provide customer service, or hire and train your employees? If you have, but you haven’t known how to take the next step, you need to understand what the authors call the innovator’s method—a set of tools emerging from lean start-up, design thinking, and agile software development that are revolutionizing how new ideas are created, refined, and brought to market. To date these tools have helped entrepreneurs, designers, and software developers manage uncertainty—through cheap and rapid experiments that systematically lower failure rates and risk. But many managers and leaders struggle to apply these powerful tools within their organizations, as they often run counter to traditional managerial thinking and practice. Authors Nathan Furr and Jeff Dyer wrote this book to address that very problem. Following the breakout success of The Innovator’s DNA—which Dyer wrote with Hal Gregersen and bestselling author Clay Christensen to provide a framework for generating ideas—this book shows how to make those ideas actually happen, to commercialize them for success. Based on their research inside corporations and successful start-ups, Furr and Dyer developed the innovator’s method, an end-to-end process for creating, refining, and bringing ideas to market. They show when and how to apply the tools of their method, how to adapt them to your business, and how to answer commonly asked questions about the method itself, including: How do we know if this idea is worth pursuing? Have we found the right solution? What is the best business model for this new offering? This book focuses on the “how”—how to test, how to validate, and how to commercialize ideas with the lean, design, and agile techniques successful start-ups use. Whether you’re launching a start-up, leading an established one, or simply working to get a new product off the ground in an existing company, this book is for you.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Innovator s Dilemma

The Innovator s Dilemma

Examines how companies can create a balance between marketing cutting-edge technology and anticipating customer demand

Author: Clayton M. Christensen

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 0875845851

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 225

View: 450

Examines how companies can create a balance between marketing cutting-edge technology and anticipating customer demand
Categories: Business & Economics

Ten Rules for Strategic Innovators

Ten Rules for Strategic Innovators

In Ten Rules for Strategic Innovators the authors have combined solid theory,
relevant case examples, and simple wisdom. ... LEONARD A. SCHLESINGER,
Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer, Limited Brands, Inc. Innovation and
growth are inextricably linked—a key to corporate success. This book ... The rich
and dramatic examples in this book show the way. ... Best practices, as well as
worst potholes to avoid, are explicitly detailed in this all important work on
innovation.

Author: Vijay Govindarajan

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 9781422148082

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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Even world-class companies, with powerful and proven business models, eventually discover limits to growth. That's what makes emerging high-growth industries so attractive. Although they lack a proven formula for making a profit, these industries represent huge opportunities for the companies that are fast enough and smart enough. But constructing tomorrow's businesses while simultaneously sustaining excellence in today's, demands a delicate balance. It is a quest fraught with contradiction and paradox. Until now, there has been little practical guidance. Based on an in-depth, multiyear research study of innovative initiatives at ten large corporations, Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble identify three central challenges: forgetting yesterday's successful processes and practices; borrowing selected resources from the core business; and learning how the new business can succeed. The authors make recommendations regarding staffing, leadership roles, reporting relationships, process design, planning, performance assessment, incentives, cultural norms, and much more. Breakthrough growth opportunities can make or break companies and careers. Ten Rules for Strategic Innovators is every leader's guide to execution in unexplored territory.
Categories: Business & Economics

Football and Management

Football and Management

Comparisons between Sport and Enterprise S. Soderman ... Michael Jordan,Inc:
Corporate Sport, Media Culture,andLate Modern America. ... The Innovator's Way
:Essential Practisesfor SuccessfulInnovation. ... The practiceofmanagement.

Author: S. Soderman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230391185

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 286

View: 106

What happens off the football pitch? This volume mixes storytelling with theoretical and conceptual reasoning to analyse marketing, product, product development and management, as well as (in football terms), the atmosphere, match, training and club management.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Sources of Innovation

The Sources of Innovation

This finding that nonmanufacturers may be the innovators in some industries
certainly opens the way to an interesting new view of the ... After all , accurate
knowledge of who the innovator is is essential to much innovation research and
practice . ... This decision rule excluded “ me - too ” innovations from the sample ,
including those that duplicated the successful performance ... MIT Press , 1965 ) ,
196 ; Kenneth E . Knight , “ A Study of Technological Innovation : The Evolution of
Digital ...

Author: Professor of Management of Technology Eric Von Hippel

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: MINN:31951001981353S

Category: Technological innovations

Page: 218

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It has long been assumed that product innovations are usually developed by product manufacturers, but this book shows that innovation occurs in different places in different industries.
Categories: Technological innovations

The Foundations of Entrepreneurship

The Foundations of Entrepreneurship

This finding that nonmanufacturers may be the innovators in some industries
certainly opens the way to an interesting new view of the ... After all , accurate
knowledge of who the innovator is is essential to much innovation research and
practice . ... This decision rule excluded " me - too " innovations from the sample ,
including those that duplicated the successful performance ... MIT Press , 1965 ) ,
196 ; Kenneth E . Knight , “ A Study of Technological Innovation : The Evolution of
Digital ...

Author: Scott Shane

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000077636946

Category: Entrepreneurship

Page: 689

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Categories: Entrepreneurship

New Frontiers in Open Innovation

New Frontiers in Open Innovation

Following on from their previous book 'Open Innovation', the editors have compiled this book, as a major initiative of top scholars in open innovation setting out a research agenda for the next 5 to 10 years.

Author: Henry William Chesbrough

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199682461

Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

Page: 344

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Companies have to innovate to stay competitive, and they have to collaborate with other organizations to innovate effectively. Although the benefits of "open innovation" have been described in detail before, underlying mechanisms how companies can be successful open innovators have not beunderstood well. A growing community of innovation management researchers started to develop different frameworks to understand open innovation in a more systematic way. This book provides a thorough examination of research conducted to date on open innovation, as well as a comprehensive overview of what will be the most important, most promising and most relevant research topics in this area during the next decade. "Open Innovation: Researching a new paradigm" (OUP2006) was the first initiative to bring open innovation closer to the academic community. Open innovation research has since then been growing in an exponential way and research has evolved in different and unexpected directions. As the research field is growing, it becomes increasingly difficultfor young (and even experienced scholars) to keep an overview of the most important trends in open innovation research, of the research topics that are most promising for the coming years, and of the most interesting management challenges that are emerging in organizations practicing openinnovation. In the spirit of an open approach to innovation, the editors have engaged other scholars and practitioners to contribute some of their interesting insights in this book.
Categories: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

The Biologist s Imagination

The Biologist s Imagination

The gene patenting issue reveals the tension between proprietary interests
important for innovation and the practice of medicine ... Successful innovation
depends on a system that aligns incentives in a way that maximizes value both to
the innovator and to society. ... or the manufacturing and biomass conversion
powers of microorganisms, innovators are already are already making their
presence felt.

Author: William Hoffman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199361328

Category: Science

Page: 296

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Scholars and policymakers alike agree that innovation in the biosciences is key to future growth. The field continues to shift and expand, and it is certainly changing the way people live their lives in a variety of ways. With a large share of federal research dollars devoted to the biosciences, the field is just beginning to live up to its billing as a source of innovation, economic productivity and growth. Vast untapped potential to imagine and innovate exists in the biosciences given new tools now widely available. In The Biologist's Imagination, William Hoffman and Leo Furcht examine the history of innovation in the biosciences, tracing technological innovation from the late eighteenth century to the present and placing special emphasis on how and where technology evolves. Place is often key to innovation, from the early industrial age to the rise of the biotechnology industry in the second half of the twentieth century. The book uses the distinct history of bioinnovation to discuss current trends as they relate to medicine, agriculture, energy, industry, ecosystems, and climate. Fast-moving research fields like genomics, synthetic biology, stem cell research, neuroscience, bioautomation and bioprinting are accelerating these trends. Hoffman and Furcht argue that our system of bioscience innovation is itself in need of innovation. It needs to adapt to the massive changes brought about by converging technologies and the globalization of higher education, workforce skills, and entrepreneurship. The Biologist's Imagination is both a review of past models for bioscience innovation and a forward-looking, original argument for what future models should take into account.
Categories: Science

Innovation as Usual

Innovation as Usual

The next addition to the cre- ativity canon is likely to be the iconic story shared in
Walter Isaacson's biography of Steve Jobs: when Jobs designed the Pixar offices,
... The way to do this is through tweaking, i.e. a rapid-fire mix of testing and
analysis.* Testing ... called rapid prototyping—is an essential success strategy for
innovators, and through the work of people such as Steve Blank and IDEO's
Kelley brothers, it has become standard practice in the professional innovation
community.

Author: Paddy Miller

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 9781422144213

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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Turn team members into innovators Most organizations approach innovation as if it were a sideline activity. Every so often employees are sent to “Brainstorm Island”: an off-site replete with trendy lectures, creative workshops, and overenthusiastic facilitators. But once they return, it’s back to business as usual. Innovation experts Paddy Miller and Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg suggest a better approach. They recommend that leaders at all levels become “innovation architects,” creating an ecosystem in which people engage in key innovation behaviors as part of their daily work. In short, this book is about getting to a state of “innovation as usual,” where regular employees—in jobs like finance, marketing, sales, or operations—make innovation happen in a way that’s both systemic and sustainable. Instead of organizing brainstorming sessions, idea jams, and off-sites that rarely result in success, leaders should guide their people in what the authors call the “5 + 1 keystone behaviors” of innovation: focus, connect, tweak, select, stealthstorm, (and the + 1) persist: • Focus beats freedom: Direct people to look only for ideas that matter to the business • Insight comes from the outside: Urge people to connect to new worlds • First ideas are flawed: Challenge people to tweak and reframe their initial ideas • Most ideas are bad ideas: Guide people to select the best ideas and discard the rest • Stealthstorming rules: Help people navigate the politics of innovation • Creativity is a choice: Motivate everyone to persist in the five keystone behaviors Using examples from a wide range of companies such as Pfizer, Index Ventures, Lonza, Go Travel, Prehype, DSM, and others, Innovation as Usual lights the way toward embedding creativity in the DNA of the workplace. So cancel that off-site. Instead, read Innovation as Usual—and put innovation at the core of your business.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Innovator s Solution

The Innovator s Solution

But this is the source of the dilemma: Sustaining innovations are so important and
attractive, relative to disruptive ones, that the very best ... the leaders on the
sustaining curve and then selling out quickly can be a straightforward way to
make an attractive financial return. This is common practice in the health care
industry, and was the wellchronicled mechanism by which Cisco Systems “
outsourced” (and ...

Author: Clayton

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 9781422196588

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 399

An innovation classic. From Steve Jobs to Jeff Bezos, Clay Christensen’s work continues to underpin today’s most innovative leaders and organizations. A seminal work on disruption—for everyone confronting the growth paradox. For readers of the bestselling The Innovator’s Dilemma—and beyond—this definitive work will help anyone trying to transform their business right now. In The Innovator’s Solution, Clayton Christensen and Michael Raynor expand on the idea of disruption, explaining how companies can and should become disruptors themselves. This classic work shows just how timely and relevant these ideas continue to be in today’s hyper-accelerated business environment. Christensen and Raynor give advice on the business decisions crucial to achieving truly disruptive growth and propose guidelines for developing your own disruptive growth engine. The authors identify the forces that cause managers to make bad decisions as they package and shape new ideas—and offer new frameworks to help create the right conditions, at the right time, for a disruption to succeed. This is a must-read for all senior managers and business leaders responsible for innovation and growth, as well as members of their teams. Based on in-depth research and theories tested in hundreds of companies across many industries, The Innovator’s Solution is a necessary addition to any innovation library—and an essential read for entrepreneurs and business builders worldwide.
Categories: Business & Economics