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"Conquering Innovation Fatigue is like no other innovation book you have ever read. The ideas are new, amazingly fresh, and practical. I will ask all my clients to read this book because, like me, I believe they also want to get to the future first. The authors know what they are talking about. They have recreated their unique innovation knowledge, experience, and insight into a practical 21st-century guide that will take you on a ...
"Conquering Innovation Fatigue is like no other innovation book you have ever read. The ideas are new, amazingly fresh, and practical. I will ask all my clients to read this book because, like me, I believe they also want to get to the future first. The authors know what they are talking about. They have recreated their unique innovation knowledge, experience, and insight into a practical 21st-century guide that will take you on a remarkable journey. This is a book that is desperately needed in the industry."
—Dr. Kobus Neethling, President, South African Creativity Foundation, and bestselling author of more than 80 books
"Conquering Innovation Fatigue provides practical advice and fresh perspective on overcoming barriers to successful innovation. Understanding the nine major fatigue factors and applying the energizing factors in this book should help corporations improve the return on their innovation investments."
—Beth Springer, Executive Vice President, The Clorox Company
"Innovation is hard, exhausting work. Lindsay, Perkins, and Karanjikar understand this, and have identified a number of ways to overcome innovation fatigue. This book will help innovators develop the staying power they must have to get their innovations all the way from inception into the market."
—Henry Chesbrough, Adjunct Professor and Executive Director, Center for Open Innovation at the Haas School of Business at University of California, Berkeley
"Essential reading for those with ideas that deserve to go to market. This book was written by experienced travelers of the difficult roads going from concept to commercial reality. It teaches us how to anticipate and avoid roadblocks and detours, guiding the way to personal and corporate success."
—E.J. (Woody) Rice, retired, former president, Institute of Paper Science and Technology, and former group vice president, Hercules, Inc.
"A must for any CEO who wants to drive change and introduce winning technology."
—Robert van der Merwe, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Checkpoint Systems, Inc.
"I enjoyed this book! It provides a compendium of stories about the diverse set of individuals who must collaborate to make innovation successful. Some tales are uplifting, some discouraging, some challenging—but all are enlightening. Inventors, innovation managers, business leaders, and policymakers can each gain deeper insight into their role in making innovation happen."
—Dr. Miles P. Drake, Senior Vice President, R&D, and Chief Technology Officer, Weyerhaeuser Company
About the Authors.
Part I: Introduction.
Chapter 1 An Introduction to Innovation Fatigue.
Chapter 2 The Funnel vs. the “Horn of Innovation”.
Part II: People Fatigue—Problems at the Individual Level.
Chapter 3 Enduring Innovation Fatigue: Another Look at Television.
Chapter 4 Fatigue Factor #1: Theft and Exploitation.
Chapter 5 Fatigue Factor #2: Innovator Deficiencies.
Chapter 6 Fatigue Factor #3: The “Not Invented Here” Syndrome—An Irrational Lack of Exuberance.
Part III: Fatigue Factors in the Organization (Strategy, Culture, Actions).
Chapter 7 Fatigue Factor #4: The Silent Innovation Killer—Breaking the Will to Share.
Chapter 8 Unintended Consequences: Reinventing HP.
Chapter 9 Fatigue Factor #5: Fundamental Flaws in Decision Making and Vision.
Chapter 10 Fatigue Factor #6: Open Innovation Fatigue.
Chapter 11 Case Study on Overcoming Fatigue: Hi-Tech Gems from the “Low-Tech” Paper Industry.
Part IV: External Fatigue Factors.
Chapter 12 Fatigue Factor #7: Patent Pain: Barriers to Intellectual Property Protection.
Chapter 13 When Questionable Patents Are Allowed to Sprout: Another Form of Patent Fatigue.
Chapter 14 Fatigue Factor #8: Regulatory Pain: Challenges in Policy, Regulation, and Law.
Chapter 15 Orion Energy Systems: Creative Solutions to External Fatigue.
Chapter 16 Fatigue Factor #9: University-Industry Barriers.
Chapter 17 Innovation Fatigue in the Pulp and Paper Industries (Forest Bioproducts): Why “Innovestment” Matters.
Part V: Further Guidance.
Chapter 18 Guidance for the Lone and Corporate Inventor.
Chapter 19 Energizing Theory: Disruptive Innovation and Disruptive IA.
Chapter 20 Further Guidance for Management.
Chapter 21 Da Vinci in the Boardroom?
Chapter 22 The Impact of Financials on Innovation.
Chapter 23 Guidance to Government and Policy Influencers.
Chapter 24 Summary.
Posted June 29, 2009
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