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Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire: A Roadmap to a Sustainable Culture of Ingenuity and Purpose
     

Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire: A Roadmap to a Sustainable Culture of Ingenuity and Purpose

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by Braden Kelley
 

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Essential strategies to transform your organization and boost your profits

Want to recapture your organization's original innovative spirit? Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire helps you remove the obstacles that have crippled the innovation superpowers that made your organization successful in the first place.

  • Helps you identify the blockages

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Essential strategies to transform your organization and boost your profits

Want to recapture your organization's original innovative spirit? Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire helps you remove the obstacles that have crippled the innovation superpowers that made your organization successful in the first place.

  • Helps you identify the blockages hindering innovation within your organization
  • Reveals the fundamental changes that will help your business rebuild its hidden or lost innovation capabilities
  • Explores leading innovation theories you can apply right away-without expensive consultants

Get the strategies you need to remove innovation barriers, increase profits-and change the way you do business.

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"Kelley may have become an online media personality, but he's probably more well-known within the innovation community as author of the book Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire, published October 2010 by John Wiley & Sons. I wanted to provide a book that helps people identify and remove barriers to innovation and is an innovation primer for people who are looking to get started," (Seattle Times, 4 September 2011)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470621677
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/05/2010
Pages:
188
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Braden Kelley is thefounder of Business Strategy Innovation and has been advising companies, including Microsoft, Misys, Millicom International Cellular, Wunder-man, and HomeAway.com on how to increase their revenue and cut their costs since 1996. Braden is a thought leader on the topic of continuous innovation and works with clients to create innovative strategies, effective customer marketing, organizational change, and improved organizational performance. He has published more than 400 articles for online publications such as CustomerThink and Blogging Innovation. On Twitter, he is an innovation leader with over 6,000 followers.

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Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire: A Roadmap to a Sustainable Culture of Ingenuity and Purpose 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
RolfDobelli More than 1 year ago
Business strategist Braden Kelley says innovation starts with a vision, a strategy and a goal. A new idea by itself does not constitute an innovation; innovation is how you implement the idea to generate value. Readers familiar with the subject will see that few of Kelley’s ideas are brand new, but they’ll appreciate his accessible synthesis, which is immediately applicable and easy to follow. getAbstract recommends Kelley’s brief book to anyone interested in innovation and especially to those who are new to the field or skeptical about their ability to generate positive change.
DrewCM More than 1 year ago
The book's natural progression from vision and strategy through to organization psychology and innovating under crisis conditions makes this a useful guide to keep at hand as you continue on your innovation journey. Braden notes, and I wholeheartedly agree, that there are fundamentals without which you will not be successful. He clearly describes the challenges and offers sensible solutions for addressing them. His approach is to create the culture and systems and processes that will support innovation for the long-term. Perhaps one of my favorite sections is titled "Saying No in the Right Way." So many times I have seen the passion of innovators in organizations run aground on the negativity attendant with the strategic (and sometimes, not-so-strategic) decision-making surrounding which opportunities to pursue and which to abandon. Braden addresses the ego inherent in people sharing and evaluating their ideas in a public domain. He also notes that sometimes the smartest people in the room have the least capability to explain or develop their ideas in order to make their invention an innovation reality. The approach he recommends is to foster trust by understanding the skills that people bring to the table before you go down the innovation road as well as set clear expectations for the process of selection. All of which requires preparation... This readily accessible offering is focused on getting the fundamentals of innovation right. It directly addressed key obstacles that cripple innovation in organizations, regardless of their initial innovation successes.
Einsteindiva More than 1 year ago
Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire is a non-stop enjoyable ride. Braden Kelley has truly captured the essence of how to work with innovation, not only in a theoretical but also in a practical way. The author's holistic approach on how to build and diffuse visions, strategies, goals and insights throughout the organization is an excellent example on how to implement and create an organizational culture where all employees participate to make their organization to become more innovative Mr. Kelley delivers the proper medicine on how to overcome typical organizational blockages to innovation, which can be found within a company's vision, strategy, goals and insights All the useful "hands on" strategies and real-life examples lifts the book to a higher dimension. Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire is a great resource for both experts and novice in the field of innovation. Add this book to your collection and you will have a tool that helps your organization make innovation sustainable.
Deb_Mills-Scofield More than 1 year ago
With the plethora of books coming out on innovation, Braden Kelley's "Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire" is one you must get, read, mark up, and share. It is easy for anyone, from layman to expert, to read and understand, adopt and adapt. Braden provides readers with a toobox for innovation. The book provides practical, usable, adaptable tools for creating a (more) innovative culture in your own organization, regardless of size, shape and scope. There are guides, checklists, and real world examples from many industries. The approach is holistic, detailing the changes innovation makes to and for your customers, employees, suppliers, distribution system, marketing, sales and operations. Not many books provide such a thorough value-chain analysis. But more than that, Braden addresses the harder issues around innovation - the 'soft' stuff. Very few books give the time and attention to the people and culture issues which are the hardest and most critical to success. The book has several sections about culture - how to get people engaged and stay engaged, how important trust is, how innovation is a social activity and even how your policies and procedures need to change to encourage innovation, with concrete examples instead of theory. If you're interested in really making innovation an integral part of your organization, then "Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire" is a must have that you will use over and over again and will remain a constant source of reference.