Leveraging Creative Potential for Sustained Innovation & Growth

Leading Resources

     
We believe, that if you spend the time, money, and other valuable resources, to solving problems, doesn't it make sense to make sure you are working on the right problem?  We feel the same about exploring, investigating, and learning about creativity, innovation, and change.

One of the biggest challenges may be stated as: 

How to quickly find resources that provide the focused content I am looking for and need to move my innovation efforts forward?


Our solution is to NOT write a book review at all.  Instead we have taken a more innovative approach by:

  • identifying the top 50 most current and popular books and resources on innovation available
  • extracting and compiling content that might change the way you think or improve your or your organization's innovation effort.  We have classified the content as:
    • Key Content- the top 3-5+ learnings from the book.  If nothing else, parts of the book you may want to pay most attention to, and
    • Key Quotes found to be insightful.   These were selected to help provide a pathway to thinking about innovation that leads to action.
  • including page numbers and complete citations for all content so that, when you have the resource in hand, you can focus on the areas of interest first- without having to read the entire work.
  • ranking each of the resources based on 7 criteria with ROI being the bottom line.  We are doing this to keep you from spending the thousands of dollars on resources (like we have) that were rated on top book sellers sites as 4.5-5.0 Stars.  Our criteria and ranking are provided in each review.  
  • providing suggestions for the type of reader or group that should find a particular resource of highest value. Please note that Value to and our Rating factor are independent variables.  
  • proving a link for the resource to Amazon.com where you can real even more reviews and purchase the resource if available for sale on that site. 
     

Feel free to download and share these reviews generously by clicking on the resource name. 


PS: We would like your help.
   If you know of other books or resources that you think would be a valuable addition to this list, one that you have found of value, please email us the name of the resource so that we may also review it and post our finding on this page.   

 

       Title                                                                                                                                        Rating

Beyond Performance: How Great Organizations Build Ultimate Competitive Advantage
          Buy this book or read reviews on Amazon.com

5.0

Business Model Generation
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5.0

Meeting the Innovation Challenge: Leadership for Transformation and Growth 
          Buy this book or read reviews on Amazon.com 

5.0

Making Strategy Work: Leading Effective Execution and Change
          Buy this book or read reviews on Amazon.com

4.8

Dealing with Darwin: How Great Companies Innovate   
          Buy this book or read reviews on Amazon.com 

5.0

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us  
          Buy this book or read reviews on Amazon.com    

4.7

The Innovator's DNA: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovation 
          Buy this book or read reviews on Amazon.com

4.7

Creative Approaches to Problem Solving: A Framework for Innovation and Change 
          Buy this book or read reviews on Amazon.com

4.6

Seizing the White Space: Business Model Innovation for Growth and Renewal  
          Buy this book or read reviews on Amazon.com

4.6

Service Innovation: How to Go From Customer Needs to Breakthrough Services 
          Buy this book or read reviews on Amazon.com

4.6

The Change Leaders Roadmap: How to Navigate Your Organization's Transformation
          Buy this book or read reviews on Amazon.com

4.6

The Intuitive Compass:  Why the Best Decisions Balance Reason and Instinct 
          Buy this book or read reviews on Amazon.com

4.6

Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation 
          Buy this book or read reviews on Amazon.com

4.6

Winning at New Products: Creative Value Through Innovation
          Buy this book or read reviews on Amazon.com

4.6

The Myths of Innovation  
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4.4

Innovation to the Core: A Blueprint for Transforming the Way Your Company Innovates 
          Buy this book or read reviews on Amazon.com

4.3

The Innovator's Guide to Growth: Putting Disruptive Innovation to Work  
          Buy this book or read reviews on Amazon.com

4.3

Collaboration:  How Leaders Avoid the Traps, Create Unity, and Reap Big Results 
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4.1

The Ten Faces of Innovation: IDEO's Strategies for Beating the Devil's Advocate  
& Driving Creativity Throughout Your Organization
 
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4.1

Brand New: Solving the Innovation Paradox- How Great Brands Invent and Launch New Products, Services and Business Models 
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4.0

Exploiting Chaos: 150 Ways to Spark Innovation During Times of Change 
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4.0

Moving from Project Management to Project Leadership:  A Practical Guide to Leading Groups 
          Buy this book or read reviews on Amazon.com

4.0

The Open Innovation Revolution: Essentials, Roadblocks, and Leadership Skills 
          Buy this book or read reviews on Amazon.com

4.0

Designing for Growth:  A Design Thinking Tool Kit for Managers 
          Buy this book or read reviews on Amazon.com

3.9

Gamestorming: A Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakers, and Changemakers   
          Buy this book or read reviews on Amazon.com

3.9

The Innovator's Toolkit:  50 Techniques for Predictable & Sustainable Organic Growth     
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3.7

Blue Ocean Strategy:  How to Create Uncontested Market Pace and Make the Competition Irrelevant
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3.4

Fast Innovation: Achieving Superior Differentiation, Speed to Market, and Increased Profitability 
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3.3

Innovation Leaders:  How Senior Executives Stimulate Steer and Sustain Innovation 
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3.3

Eyeballs Out: How to Step Into Another World, Discover New Ideas, and Make Your Business Thrive  
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3.0

Ten Rules for Strategic Innovators           
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3.0

The 7 Levels of Change: Diffferent Thinking for Diffferent Results      
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3.0

The Other Side of Innovation          
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3.0

Beyond Change Management: Advanced Strategies for Today's Transformational Leaders
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2.9

Breaking Away:  How Great Leaders Create Innovation that Drives Sustainable Growth- and Why Others Fail 
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2.9

Leading for Innovation and Organizing for Results .
          Buy this book or read reviews on Amazon.com

2.9

Reshaping Strategy:  Exploring the Content, Process and Context of Strategic Innovation
         Buy this book or read reviews on Amazon.com

2.9

The Seeds of Innovation: Cultivating the Synergy that Fosters New Ideas
         Buy this book or read reviews on Amazon.com

2.9

Leading Innovation: How to Jump Start Your Organization's Growth Engine
         Buy this book or read reviews on Amazon.com

2.7

Little Black Book of Innovation          
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2.7

Beyond Genius Innovation and Luck:  The "Rocket Science" of Building High-Performance Corporations
         Buy this book or read reviews on Amazon.com

2.6

Fast Second:  How Smart Companies Bypass Radical Innovation to Enter and Dominate New Markets
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2.6

Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire:  A Roadmap to a Sustainable Culture of Ingenuity and Purpose
         Buy this book or read reviews on Amazon.com

2.6

Innovative Intelligence:  The Art and Practice of Leading SUstainable Innovation in Your Organization
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2.4

The Transformational CIO:  Leadership and Innovation Strategies for IT Executives in a Rapidly Changing World
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2.2

Innovation is Everybody's Business:  How to Make Yourself Indispensable in Today's Hypercompetitive World
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2.1

Making Innovation Work:  How to Manage It, Measure It, and Profit from It
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2.0

The Innovation Master Plan:  The CEO's Guide to Innovation
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1.9

Robert's Rules of Innovation: A 10-step Program for Corporate Survival   
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1.6

Innovative Corporate Performance Management:  Five Key Principles to Accelerate Results
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1.4

 

       
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      Max Wilson
      Max Innovation Group
      Ph: 724-819-4999
      Pittsburgh
       PA 
      www.MaxInnovationGroup.com

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