Summary of Conquering Innovation Fatigue

Overcoming the Barriers to Personal and Corporate Success

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Conquering Innovation Fatigue book summary
Innovators have to fight bureaucracy, theft, competition and regulations – don’t block them inside your company, too.


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Although countless books explain why innovation matters and how to benefit from it, few address the reasons that companies and individuals don’t innovate successfully. That’s where this volume comes in. Jeff Lindsay, Cheryl Perkins and Mukund Karanjikar provide many examples of corporate, political and structural barriers that block innovation, the forces that smother it, and the organizational and social factors that make it difficult. Their analytical book expertly blends research and firsthand perspectives. Though the authors are somewhat fond of jargon and coined terms, their guide is a welcome addition to the innovation canon. getAbstract recommends it to innovators, human resources professionals and executives who want to inoculate their companies against the disease of innovation fatigue.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What corporate, political and structural barriers impede innovation
  • What causes “innovation fatigue” and
  • How to conquer it in your organization.


Innovation and “Innovation Fatigue”
Innovators in your organization are similar to immigrants in a strange land: They contribute fresh perspectives, but feel out of place. They don’t quite speak the language or fit in smoothly, and they sense that the current inhabitants may resent them...
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About the Authors

Cheryl Perkins is founder and president of Innovationedge, where Jeff Lindsay is director of solution development. Mukund Karanjikar is a senior associate at Technology Holding LLC.

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