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Conquering Innovation Fatigue: Overcoming the Barriers to Personal and Corporate Success
     

Conquering Innovation Fatigue: Overcoming the Barriers to Personal and Corporate Success

by Jeffrey Lindsay, Cheryl A. Perkins, Mukund Karanjikar
 

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This practical guide reveals the nine major “fatigue factors” that can block the path to innovation success, along with solutions to energize innovation. Original advances in innovation practice and new case studies are applied to guide inventors, entrepreneurs, companies, universities, and even policy makers in conquering innovation fatigue.

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This practical guide reveals the nine major “fatigue factors” that can block the path to innovation success, along with solutions to energize innovation. Original advances in innovation practice and new case studies are applied to guide inventors, entrepreneurs, companies, universities, and even policy makers in conquering innovation fatigue. Cost-effective solutions include guidance on intellectual assets, dealing with disruptive innovation, and driving innovation using the “Horn of Innovation” and “Circuit of Innovation” models. A surprising view of DaVinci as an engine of open innovation is presented. Throughout the book, a unique aspect is exploring the journey of innovators, including corporate employees and entrepreneurs, at the often-overlooked personal level using the metaphor of immigrants in a strange land to identify barriers and solutions.

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"Jeff Lindsay, Cheryl Perkins, and Muknd Karanjikar have written a book that aspires to give innovators, and all others who have a stake in seeing good new ideas become reality, a road map to developing the practical intelligence needed to succeed or to facilitate the success of others. Those who are inventing the next wave of clever solutions will find this useful." (PsycCRITIQUES, January 20, 2010)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470460078
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/07/2009
Pages:
279
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Jeff Lindsay, PHD, is the Director of Solution Development at Innovationedge, a management-consulting firm that specializes in strategic innovation and growth. He is a U.S. patent agent, an inventor with over 100 patents, and the former corporate patent strategist of Kimberly-Clark Corporation.

Cheryl Perkins is the founder and President of Innovationedge, as well as a thought leader in innovation and a creative catalyst in brand-building initiatives for companies looking for that innovative edge. In 2006, BusinessWeek chose Cheryl as one of the "Top 25 Champions of Innovation in the World."

Mukund Karanjikar, PHD, is a senior associate at Technology Holding LLC where he pursues break-through innovations in energy and the environment. He is a champion of collaborative innovation in energy and related fields. His publications span idea management, new product development, and open innovation.

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