Corporate innovation, to borrow from Winston Churchill’s description of Russia, is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an ever-growing cloud of hype. Finding substantive guidance is made even more difficult by the dizzying array of books on the topic, which too often value anecdote and feel-good advice over rigorous application. Fortunately, for those struggling to increase their own innovation capacity as well as that of their organization, there are several books that can help solve this puzzle. Following are 12 hidden gems and forgotten classics from key categories within innovation.
A few weeks ago, Mattel announced that its iconic Barbie doll would be getting the biggest redesign since its launch in 1959. For the first time, Barbies will now come in different sizes of petite, tall, and curvy.
Many companies are now claiming innovation is everyone’s job. However, this poses a difficult challenge—how exactly do you encourage employees to learn and use the skills
In a fascinating 2007 social experiment, the Grammy-winning violinist Joshua Bell posed as a street musician busking at the Washington D.C. Metro station.
In 2007, the National Academies called for an urgent investment in STEM (i.e. science, technology, engineering and mathematics). Surprisingly the system responded and Congress allocated billions of dollars to expand STEM