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📒Where Good Ideas Come From ✍ Steven Johnson
📝Where Good Ideas Come From SYNOPSIS : Where do good ideas come from? And what do we need to know and do to have more of them? In Where Good Ideas Come From, Steven Johnson, one of our most innovative popular thinkers, explores the secrets of inspiration. Steven Johnson has spent twenty years immersed in creative industries, was active at the dawn of the internet and has a unique perspective that draws on his fluency in fields ranging from neurobiology to new media. Why have cities historically been such hubs of innovation? What do the printing press and Apple have in common? And what does this have to do with the creation and evolution of life itself? Johnson presents the answers to these questions and more in his infectious, culturally omnivoracious style, using examples from thinkers in a range of disciplines - from Charles Darwin to Tim Berners-Lee - to provide the complete, exciting, and encouraging story of inspiration. He identifies the five key principles to the genesis of great ideas, from the cultivation of hunches to the importance of connectivity and how best to make use of new technologies. Most exhilarating is his conclusion: with today's tools and environment, radical innovation is extraordinarily accessible to those who know how to cultivate it. By recognizing where and how patterns of creativity occur - whether within a school, a software platform or a social movement - he shows how we can make more of our ideas good ones.
📒Innovation Engine ✍ Jatin DeSai
📝Innovation Engine SYNOPSIS : How to implement an innovation engine in any organization Innovation is often sought and is in high demand today. At thesame time it is often misunderstood and lacks committedsponsorship. Today, most teams at the top need an innovationcapability in a manner that works in tandem with theirperformance/operations management. Packed with actionable ideas,references, links, and resources, Innovation Engine meetsthat need. Reveals how to develop strategy, road maps, and processes forinnovation execution Provides high level implementation guidance on executinginnovation, something companies are struggling with globally Explores how today's companies can create a long-termsustainable corporate culture by also using an innovationengine Explains how to use innovation to keep employees engaged andmotivated Written for executives, business leaders, CFOs, and CIOs Showing readers how to create a business case for innovation anda supporting innovation linked to business vision and goals,Innovation Engine clearly reveals how to reducetime-to-market, while expanding the "idea landscape" and building apipeline of corporate innovators.
📒New Venture Creation ✍ Paul Burns
📝New Venture Creation SYNOPSIS : A core textbook for creating a successful business plan which looks at everything a budding entrepreneur needs to consider to have the best chance of launching a successful new venture. It is a very practical text and progressively builds a roadmap towards the creation of an effective business plan.
📒To Improve Health And Health Care Volume Xvi ✍ Stephen L. Isaacs
📝To Improve Health and Health Care Volume XVI SYNOPSIS : The RWJF's biannual update on the latest developments in U.S.health care To Improve Health and Health Care is the Robert WoodJohnson Foundation's biannual anthology, focusing on the pressinghealth and health care issues facing the country. This volumecovers some of the most important topics in public health,preventative medicine, and health services. Readers will find anin-depth look into the programs funded by the Robert Wood JohnsonFoundation, providing policy makers, practitioners, and interestedmembers of the public a valuable perspective to inform strategy forthe coming years. As part of the Foundation's efforts to inform the public, thisongoing anthology of the RWJF provides an update on the latestdevelopments and advances taking place in the field of health,bringing readers up to speed on where we are, and where we stillneed to go. Understand the new developments in reducing childhoodobesity Examine innovations in health care delivery Learn how RWJF programs are making a difference to patients andproviders Since 1972, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has been thenation's largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to health. Tofurther its mission of improving the health and health care of allAmericans, the Foundation strives to foster innovation, developideas, disseminate information, and enable committed people todevote their energies to improving the nation's well-being. ToImprove Health and Health Care describes the latest outcomesand progress, for a complete overview of the American health caresystem.
📒Strategic Business Transformation ✍ Mohan Nair
📝Strategic Business Transformation SYNOPSIS : Strategic Business Transformation The seven deadly sins toovercome What can Gandhi, Mother Teresa and Nelson Mandela teach us aboutrunning businesses that face transformation in their markets. Thisbook courageously offers that businesses that transform markets orrespond to transformation know that they must transform themselvesbefore they transform others. Great companies find acause greater than themselves, organizes this cause into executablemomentum and conquers the imagination of the market. Transforming your business requires a recipe powered by a causenot missions. Read and see how and why.
📒Brainstorming And Beyond ✍ Chauncey Wilson
📝Brainstorming and Beyond SYNOPSIS : Brainstorming and Beyond describes the techniques for generating ideas verbally, in writing, or through sketches. The first chapter focuses on brainstorming, the foundation method for ideation, which is a complex social process building off of social psychology principles, motivational constructs, and corporate culture. Brainstorming is commonly portrayed as an easy way to generate ideas, but in reality, it is a complex social process that is often flawed in ways that are not self-evident. Chapter 2 discusses Brainwriting, which is a variation on brainstorming in which each person writes ideas down on paper and then passes the paper to a new person who reads the first set of ideas and adds new ones. Since there is no group shouting out of ideas, strong facilitation skills are not required, and more often than not, Brainwriting results greatly exceed those of group brainstorming in a shorter time because ideas are generated in a parallel, rather than serial, fashion. Brainwriting is useful when time is limited, groups are hostile, or you are dealing with a culture where shouting out wild or divergent ideas might be difficult. Finally, in Chapter 3, readers learn about Braindrawing, a method of visual brainstorming that helps practitioners generate ideas for icons, other graphics, user interface layouts, or Web page designs. Each of these methods provides readers with ways to generate, present, and evaluate ideas so they can begin building a strong foundation for product success. Learn the proper techniques for generating ideas with limited time, hostile audiences, and limited facilitation support Explores efficient processes for analyzing the value of ideas Examines ways to generate visual as well as textual ideas
📒Creative Thinking ✍ Infinite Ideas
📝Creative thinking SYNOPSIS : Do you suspect that you’ve been running on intellectual and creative autopilot for a while? Do you ever wish you could be more creative every day (and not just when you’re in the zone and working on it)? Are you fed up with watching people around you come up with innovative ideas and brilliant solutions and getting all the credit? Look no further; in thirty practical and down to earth chapters this book will show you: How to learn, learn and learn again; quick tricks to spark ideas and free your mind; ways to keep track of your great ideas; how to map your creative concepts; what you can do with a great mistake. With quizzes, helpful question and answer sections and tips from creative geniuses such as Steve Jobs, Anita Roddick and Vivienne Westwood, this lovely book will help you to make the most of your mental powers. If you want to squeeze a little more juice out of your brain and make a real difference, this is the book for you.
📒How We Got To Now ✍ Steven Johnson
📝How We Got to Now SYNOPSIS : From the New York Times–bestselling author of Where Good Ideas Come From and Farsighted, a new look at the power and legacy of great ideas. In this illustrated history, Steven Johnson explores the history of innovation over centuries, tracing facets of modern life (refrigeration, clocks, and eyeglass lenses, to name a few) from their creation by hobbyists, amateurs, and entrepreneurs to their unintended historical consequences. Filled with surprising stories of accidental genius and brilliant mistakes—from the French publisher who invented the phonograph before Edison but forgot to include playback, to the Hollywood movie star who helped invent the technology behind Wi-Fi and Bluetooth—How We Got to Now investigates the secret history behind the everyday objects of contemporary life. In his trademark style, Johnson examines unexpected connections between seemingly unrelated fields: how the invention of air-conditioning enabled the largest migration of human beings in the history of the species—to cities such as Dubai or Phoenix, which would otherwise be virtually uninhabitable; how pendulum clocks helped trigger the industrial revolution; and how clean water made it possible to manufacture computer chips. Accompanied by a major six-part television series on PBS, How We Got to Now is the story of collaborative networks building the modern world, written in the provocative, informative, and engaging style that has earned Johnson fans around the globe.
📒Your First Two Years In Youth Ministry ✍ Doug Fields
📝Your First Two Years in Youth Ministry SYNOPSIS : Since forever altering the course of the youth ministry world with his best-selling, groundbreaking book, Purpose-Driven® Youth Ministry, Doug Fields’ mind—but especially his heart—has been focused on the many unique needs of new youth workers.Doug translated his passion, insight, and vision for his beloved “rookies” into what you’re now reading, Your Fist Two Years in Youth Ministry—hands-down the most comprehensive companion to not only surviving, but also thriving, during the most crucial phase of youth ministry. Employing his renowned wisdom and humor—as if you and Doug were chatting over a long, relaxing meal—the author disarmingly relates stories and principles from his own successes and failures over 20-plus years in youth ministry. In the end, he offers treasure troves of practical advice, all in the hope that new youth workers can travel a smoother path and achieve real longevity in a church culture that all too often chews them and spits them out.Doug covers all-important issues such as:· Dealing with discouragement· Establishing a solid spiritual foundation· Building effective relationships with students· Resolving conflict· Ministering to parents and families· Trailblazing change· Working with volunteers· Defining a realistic job description· And many others!In addition, a chorus of insightful sidebar voices joins your conversation with Doug, among them ministry veterans Jim Burns, Steve Gerali, Mike Yaconelli, Helen Musick, Chap Clark, Marv Penner, Rick Warren, Jana L. Sundene, Bo Boshers, Duffy Robbins, Tony Campolo, and Richard Ross, all who’ve composed extensive, topical essays for each of the dozen chapters.Your First Two Years of Youth Ministry is a must-have tool for new youth workers, volunteers, seminary professors and students, senior pastors, elders, church boards—even veteran youth workers who’ve been ministering in unstructured environments and are now asking, “What did I miss? What can I still learn?”The first two years of youth ministry are never easy. But never fear. Doug fervently assures us: “Hang on. Hope’s coming!”
📒How To Become Innovative ✍ Tony Davila
📝How to Become Innovative SYNOPSIS : Making Innovation Work presents a formal innovation process proven to work at HP, Microsoft, and Toyota to help ordinary managers drive top and bottom line growth from innovation. The authors have drawn on their unsurpassed innovation consulting experience -- as well as the most thorough review of innovation research ever performed. They'll show what works, what doesn't, and how to use management tools to dramatically increase the payoff from innovation investments. Learn how to define the right strategy for effective innovation, how to structure an organization to innovate best, how to implement management systems to assess ongoing innovation, how to incentivize teams to deliver, and much more. This book offers the first authoritative guide to using metrics at every step of the innovation process -- from idea creation and selection through prototyping and commercialization. This updated edition refreshes the examples used throughout the book and features a new introduction that gives currency to the principles covered throughout. ¿ For years, Creating Breakthrough Products has offered an indispensable roadmap for uncovering new opportunities, identifying what customers really value, and building products and services that redefine markets -- or create entirely new markets. Now, the authors have thoroughly updated their classic book, adding brand-new chapters on service design and global innovation, plus new insights, best practices, and case studies from both U.S. and global companies. Their new second edition presents: Revolutionary (Apple-style) and evolutionary (Disney-style) approaches to innovation: choosing between them, and making either one work More coverage of Value Opportunity Analysis and ethnography New case studies ranging from Navistar's latest long-haul truck to P+G's reinvention of Herbal Essences, plus updates to existing cases New coverage of the emerging environment of product-service ecosystems Additional visual maps and illustrations that make the book more intuitive and accessible Readers will find new insights into identifying Product Opportunity Gaps that can lead to enormous success, navigating the "Fuzzy Front End" of product development, and leveraging contributions from diverse product teams -- while staying relentlessly focused on their customers' values and lifestyles, from strategy through execution.