Over the past decade or so, a thriving trade has sprung up in innovation studies. Consultants and academics have in-vested hours in collecting case data and poring over performance indicators to dissect the practices and process behind outstanding innovators. What makes Apple tick? How has Procter & Gamble tripled the percentage of ideas that make it to market? Somewhere in all this data there must be an answer, a set of replicable best practices or an ideal process that will reduce innovation to a reliable system, a creative machine for cranking out breakthroughs.
Reviews - The Progress Principle: Using Small Wins to Ignite Joy, Engagement, and Creativity at Work; The Innovation Master Plan: The CEO’s Guide to Innovation.
Volume 55, Issue 6, November-December 2012