One of the best things about being Safari’s new(ish) editor in chief is discovering the many gems in our vast book and video collection. Given my background in business publishing, I’ve been spending a lot of time combing through our management content with an eye towards resources that I think will be particularly useful for Safari customers. Here are a few titles on innovation that have caught my eye recently. You’ll see these pop up on the Safari Explore page as “Staff Picks,” too. I’ll be back to do this regularly.
Kill the Company: End the Status Quo, Start an Innovation Revolution
by Lisa Bodell
Most traditional organizational structures, where process trumps culture and where output trumps input, have innovation in a choke hold, says author Lisa Bodell. This book is designed to help release you and your colleagues from the constraints of typical corporate culture and to let innovation flourish.
Jugaad Innovation: Think Frugal, Be Flexible, Generate Breakthrough Growth
Jugaad Innovation argues that the creative approaches to problem-solving born of the scarcity of resources in markets like India may be the secret to future innovation success even in the most resource-abundant economies. A clever twist on the conventional wisdom that the best management practices are found in mature economies.
Big Think Innovation Channel: Addressing the Innovation Challenge in Today’s Economy
A stellar video collection that includes segments from some of the leading thinkers in innovation today, including Tesla’s Elon Musk, Jason Fried of 37Signals, and the master of disruptive innovation himself, Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen.