Lessons in Radical Innovation: Out of the box - straight to the bottom line
By: Gus Silber (author), Wolfgang Grulke (author)Hardback
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Companies don't innovate - people do! With today's markets changing at warp-speed, no existing business believes it has a future without a strong focus on innovation. Companies with bold leadership are attempting to create a culture in which innovation can flourish. To do so, they need radical innovators and business activists. This is what Lessons in Radical Innovation is about. There are many books on innovation, but this is the first to take the debate from the corporate level to the individual. It's about real people who took risks, who set themselves extraordinary goals against almost impossible odds. These are stories about out-of-the-box thinking; about passionate individuals and the different kinds of companies they created. The book provides a structured way to think about innovation and gives practical examples of how individuals are doing it. Share their ideas, attitudes and tools - real world examples of real people making a real difference - and build your own context for thriving as a business radical.
Wolfgang Grulke is founder and CEO of FutureWorld, the global business and technology think tank. An award-winning writer, speaker, consultant and director, he works with major corporations and young start-up companies worldwide.
Author's Prologue: The map is not the territory! 1: THE CATALYSTS OF RADICAL INNOVATION THE DRIVERS OF QUANTUM CHANGE Evolution, invention, innovation and technology; The Creative Destruction matrix; Economic, business and organisational life cycles; The quantum implications of Radical Innovation 2: CHANGING THE GAME DON'T JUST CHANGE THE RULES - CHANGE WHAT YOU ARE The alchemy of innovation at its most fundamental - Vivendi Universal shifts from water and waste management to networking information 3: EATING YOURSELF A BLUEPRINT FOR CANNIBALISING YOUR OWN BUSINESS How an Asian Company is using a Trojan Horse to explore new business innovations and delight customers 4: BREAKING THE MOULD From workaday white to jungle green jalapeno How ChefWorks re-wrote the global rules for an industry and created the model of a fractal family business in the process 5: BEATING THE HIERARCHY Tearing down the pillars of bureaucracy How Harley-Davidson capitalised on their brand, and went on to make small systems and processes big news 6: CHOOSING INTIMACY Beyond operational efficiency and product leadership How Merrill Lynch is re-writing the rules of investment advice for a volatile world economy, putting the client at the centre of the value network 7: FLIGHTING THE PHOENIX Snatching innovation from the jaws of a downturn How a European company is adding new value propositions and profit streams in a commoditized industry 8: WAGGING THE DOG Taking on the world's biggest players from your backyard How In-n-Out Burger is changing the rules of innovation - by changing nothing 9: HARVESTING IDEAS The process of finding and funding radical innovation How Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu's global approach to harvesting ideas and fuelling innovation is spreading like an idea virus throughout the organsition 10: HERDING CATS The golden thread that runs through radical innovation How to attract and retain the brightest young things, and the implications of working with them 11: STRATEGIC THINKING AND STRATEGIC ACTIONTM A process to make your radical future a matter of choice Ideally, what do you want your business to be? How do you turn bright ideas into commercial realities today? Choosing your business and personal future. Appendix: The Radical Innovation Toolbox How do you rate as an innovator? Using The Creative Destruction Matrix. Tools and process ideas from FutureWorld and Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu: The Innovation Zone: Harvesting ideas Venture Catalyst: Turning ideas into ventures Investment Assistant: Assuring the financials People Assessment: Assuring the skills and attitudes Global Print: Core competencies for going global
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