Innovation to the Core: A Blueprint for Transforming the Way Your Company Innovates

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If you're like most business leaders, innovation now tops your corporate agenda. But despite all the talk and excitement about the importance of innovation, managers have so far found scant help for innovating in a systematic way that fuels consistent growth and sustained success.

In Innovation to the Core, Strategos CEO Peter Skarzynski and business strategist Rowan Gibson change all that. They share the accumulated wisdom from Strategos--the consulting firm Skarzynski co-founded with Gary Hamel that helps clients instill innovation into their very core. Drawing on a wealth of stories and examples, the book shows how companies of every stripe have overcome the barriers to successful, profitable innovation. You'll find parts devoted to crucial topics--such as how to organize the discovery process, generate strategic insights, enlarge your innovation pipeline, and maximize your return on innovation. Frequent hands-on tools--frameworks, checklists, probing questions--help you put the book's ideas into action.

Crafted in close coordination with Gary Hamel--the man who Fortune magazine has called "the world's leading expert on business strategy"--Innovation to the Core is the definitive fieldbook for making innovation a core competence in your organization.

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Editorial Reviews
The good news is that innovation isn't purely a function of brain wattage and fat research budgets...Innovation lurks within myriad nooks and crannies of any company--from the receptionist to the head of information technology.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781422102510
  • Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
  • Publication date: 3/4/2008
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 621,644
  • Product dimensions: 7.32 (w) x 9.28 (h) x 1.08 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Skarzynski is CEO and founding Director of Strategos, a consulting firm he co-founded with Gary Hamel. Rowan Gibson is a global business strategist and editor of the international bestseller Rethinking the Future: Rethinking Business, Principles, Competition, Control & Complexity, Leadership, Markets and the World.
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  • Posted March 13, 2012

    Good only if your first book on innovation

    A good book on innovation but not very different from many other ones. good as a stand-alone in your library.

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  • Posted November 13, 2010

    Straightforward to the Core

    Innovation nowadays tops corporate agendas. But despite all the talk and enthusiasm about the importance of innovation, managers have so far found little help for innovating in a systematic way that fuels constant growth and sustained success.

    Innovation to the Core is straightforward and gives the reader lots of important insights and the authors are doing that in a delicate way. This is a great guide for every corporation who wants to grow and be more competitive, I strongly recommend it.

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  • Posted November 21, 2008

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    Methodical handbook for corporate innovation

    Peter Skarzynski and Rowan Gibson have gathered a great deal of background information on innovation. Readers who know the literature on the subject will find many of their suggestions familiar. This is not a criticism, but rather a point of praise: The book intelligently synthesizes techniques for innovation drawn from a wide range of sources to provide an up-to-date set of conceptual tools. Skarzynski and Gibson integrate these tools into a smooth, methodical process that readers can apply immediately. They illustrate their suggestions with examples and continually underscore important points. Actually, getAbstract finds that the book¿s only weakness is its optimism: The authors write as if every company will be willing to face the challenge of innovation, and dedicate the time and energy needed to tackle it.

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