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If you read nothing else on inspiring and executing innovation, read these 10 articles. We’ve combed through hundreds of articles in the Harvard Business Review archive and selected the most important ones to help you innovate effectively.
Leading experts such as Clayton Christensen, Peter Drucker, and Rosabeth Moss Kanter provide the insights and advice you need to:
• Decide which ideas are worth pursuing
• Innovate through the front lines—not just from the top
• Adapt innovations from the developing world to wealthier markets
• Tweak new ventures along the way using discovery-driven planning
• Tailor your efforts to meet customers’ most pressing needs
• Avoid classic pitfalls such as stifling innovation with rigid processes
About the Author
CLAYTON M. CHRISTIENSEN is an associate professor of business administration at the Harvard Business School. Prior to joining the Harvard faculty, he was chairman and president of Ceramics Process Systems Corporation. He holds degrees from Brigham Young University and Oxford University, where he studied as a Rhodes scholar. He lives in Belmont, Massachusetts.
For over 30 years, Bob has worked with Senior Executive Teams and Boards on their most vital strategic and organizational challenges, both as a consultant and a corporate executive. He is considered one of the world's leading strategic facilitators, having designed and conducted offsites in sixteen countries with companies ranging from Fortune 10 multinationals to German mittelstand family businesses.
Bob is the author of four Harvard Business Review articles: Off-Sites That Work (June 2006, co-authored with Logan Chandler), When Teams Can't Decide (November 2008), Who Really Makes The Big Decisions in Your Company? (December 2011), and Leadership Summits That Work (March 2015, co-authored with Cary Greene). HBR named When Teams Can't Decide one of ten 'must read' articles on teams
The late PETER F. DRUCKER (1909–2005), known worldwide as the “Father of Modern Management,” was a professor, management consultant, and writer. Drucker directly influenced a huge number of leaders from a wide range of organizations across all sectors of society. Among them: General Electric, IBM, Intel, Procter & Gamble, Girl Scouts of the USA, The Salvation Army, Red Cross, United Farm Workers, and several presidential administrations.
Vijay Govindarajan is the Earl C. Daum 1924 Professor of International Business at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, and the first Professor-in-Residence and Chief Innovation Consultant at General Electric. He ranked third in the recent Thinkers 50 list of the greatest management thinkers in the world.
Series: HBR's 10 Must Reads
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press; 1 edition (March 12, 2013)
Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.5 x 8.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 8 ounces