Tao Of Innovation, The: Nine Questions Every Innovator Must Answer

Tao Of Innovation, The: Nine Questions Every Innovator Must Answer

By: Hsien Seow (author), Teng-Kee Tan (author), Sue Tan Toyofuku (author)Hardback

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The Tao of Innovation is the first book to blend Eastern philosophy with tried-and-true innovation strategies. It presents a holistic, intuitive and practical approach to developing game-changing innovation.Having over 30 years of real-world global corporate, entrepreneurial, and consulting experience, and more than 10 years of teaching innovation and entrepreneurship to thousands of students in the East and West, the authors have distilled the most influential thinking on innovation into a holistic set of nine key innovation questions that every innovator must answer throughout the innovation cycle. These provocations apply to any business or organization and illuminate fundamental principles and practices of successful innovation. The Tao of Innovation's use of nature's fundamental elements and the yin-yang's balance of opposing forces as metaphors, provide simple ways to navigate the complexities of business and innovation. They blend art, science, and Eastern and Western philosophies of what it takes to be an innovator.This book is written for individuals who have a passion for initiating change but struggle to find a process or methodology that helps them translate their dream into practical action steps that will get them through implementation. It aims to help organizations of all types proactively stay ahead in a rapidly changing world and change the world for the better.In short, this book is a fresh East-meets-West approach to innovation, helping readers develop a strategy to implement real change and ultimately achieve their innovation dream.

About Author

Teng-Kee Tan, PhD, is the former dean of the Henry W Bloch School of Management, University of Missouri, Kansas City. He has a BComm from Nanyang University, Singapore, an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, and a PhD from the Judge Institute of Management Studies, University of Cambridge. He has been a visiting scholar at Harvard Business School and a visiting professor at China's Nanjing University and Xiamen University. Dr Tan has combined decades of international corporate experience, entrepreneurial success, and a passion for transformational education to propel the Bloch School of Management to a top-tier institution in the United States in the field of entrepreneurship and innovation. He has directed and taught in senior executive programs around the globe, including the United States, Europe, Singapore, and throughout China. He has consulted for a diverse range of clients across the different types of industries including the consumer products industry. Dr Tan is the founder of one of the world's first MSc program in Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He has also received many teaching awards because he combines the innovation pedagogy of world-renowned academic theory with applied, practical lessons for real-world entrepreneurs and innovators. His life's work is to help illuminate the art and science of innovation to transform individuals and institutions to create a positive, meaningful impact.Hsien Seow, PhD, is a health services researcher and academic at McMaster University, where he teaches palliative care and health system innovation. He is an associate professor in the Department of Oncology, Canada Research Chair in palliative care, cancer, and health system innovation, and Escarpment Cancer Research Institute scientist. He conducts health care research and health care policy reform. He has consulted with health care organizations, regional planners, and ministries of health about health system change across North America. He has taught health system innovation and research methods at McMaster University and the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Dr Seow has a BSc in biology from Yale University and a PhD from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. He is currently writing a book focused on health care innovation using the Tao of Innovation principles.Sue Tan Toyofuku is a seasoned design and innovation consultant with executive leadership experience ranging from start-up ventures to Fortune 500 corporations. She began her career as a design strategist and researcher at IDEO, the world's top design and innovation firm, and pioneers of the human-centered design thinking methodology. She has consulted for clients across a diverse range of industries, from governments to consumer goods, health care to hospitality and services all over the world. After seven years of consulting in the United States and Asia, she joined the start-up world, serving as Chief Marketing Officer of a mobile app and technology company. She holds a BFA in Industrial Design from the University of Washington, and an MSc in Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation from Singapore's Nanyang Technological University.


How is the Nature of Your Business Going to Change?; How do You Know When There is an Opportunity for Innovation?; How do You Compete to Outsmart Established Players?; How do You Move Beyond the Status Quo?; How do You Put Yourself in the Right Place at the Right Time?; How do You Craft a Strong and Lasting Go-to-Market Strategy?; How do You Know Whether Your Idea Can Survive in the Real World?; How do You Scale Successfully?; What Drives You to Innovate?;

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781783266203
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9781783266203
  • ISBN10: 1783266201

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