innovation books

yesterday i stopped at the library to pick up two books that i find fascinating.

the first is innovation killer: how what we know limits what we can imagine – and what smart companies are doing about it, by cynthia barton rabe

innovation killer

and the other is one that i’ve mentioned here before – think better: an innovator’s guide to productive thinking, by tim hurson.

my office is closed for the holidays, so i’ll be reading these in my downtime.

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2 Responses to “innovation books”

  1. If you have some more time while the office is closed, I’d recommend Innovation at the Speed of Laughter. Written by John Sweeeney, founder of the Brave New Workshop Improv Group. Here he details 8 secrets to world class idea generation. Check out more about using Improv 2 Improve at http://whaddyathink.wordpress.com/2007/11/24/improv-2-improve/

    Enjoy. jeff

  2. thanks for the suggestion! i’ll definitely check it out.

    second city communications does similar corporate training exercises involving improv as well and the strategic use of laughter as well.
    r.

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