The Innovator's DNA: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators

The Innovator's DNA: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators

ISBN-10:
1422134814
ISBN-13:
9781422134818
Pub. Date:
07/19/2011
Publisher:
Harvard Business Review Press
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The Innovator's DNA: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book about innovation. 
Kurt_Manwaring More than 1 year ago
Few qualities separate inordinately successful entrepreneurs from the rest of the pack than the ability to innovate. Many have debated whether individuals are born with this quality or whether it can be nurtured. In The Innovator’s DNA, Jeff Dyer, Hal Gregersen, and Clayton Christensen, explain that while genetics play a role, innovation is most certainly a skill that can be learned. In particular, the authors introduce and expound upon five “discovery skills” found in the leaders of some of the most innovative companies in the world: (1) associating, (2) questioning, (3) observing, (4) networking, and (5) experimenting. Each discovery skill is accompanied by real-world examples and pragmatic exercises that make the book unusually valuable in an age where copious books on change, leadership, and innovation overwhelm the already-overwhelmed executive. I give The Innovator’s DNA an exceptional five stars out of five. The authors present a very readable book and provide concrete exercises for developing innovative skills. Using the principles provided in the book, I created a folder on my computer that I call my “Innovation Room.” I use this to track progress as I work through various exercises and as I take time to ponder about how to apply innovative solutions to extant problems in Utah. This book was and will continue to be useful to me, and is recommended as a must-read for those interested in adding rare innovative attributes to their arsenal of problem-solving and decision-making skills.
RolfDobelli More than 1 year ago
Innovation gurus Jeff Dyer, Hal Gregersen and Clayton M. Christensen studied today’s innovators and synthesized their findings into this immediately applicable handbook. They never oversimplify or suggest that innovation always succeeds, but they do indicate that the practices they identified in their research correlate with commercial achievement. getAbstract recommends their expert compilation to those who want to become more innovative, to business leaders seeking to revitalize their firms and to trainers who want to help learners think more creatively.
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