Summary of Creative Genius

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If you flip open marketing expert Peter Fisk’s remarkable innovation handbook, you’ll find something useful on every page. After introducing Leonardo da Vinci as a model and enumerating his qualities, Fisk offers a choppy but interesting host of lenses, images, options, ideas, metaphors, models and approaches, all to provide new perspectives based on a synthesis of sound concepts that you might not think of combining. getAbstract recommends Fisk’s manual to anyone seeking a guide to innovation that is immediately accessible and applicable. Though the cover shows no subhead, one appears on the title page promising “An Innovation Guide for Business Leaders, Border Crossers and Game Changers.” And that is what Fisk provides.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to be more creative,
  • How to develop ideas and
  • How to integrate innovation with your organization.

About the Author

Peter Fisk, former CEO of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, is the author of Customer Genius, Marketing Genius and Business Genius.



“Relentless Curiosity”
Inventor, scientist, artist and astronomer Leonardo da Vinci epitomized the border-crossing innovator. He generated new ideas, and often anticipated scientific and technological discoveries that became practical only in the last century. The secret to da Vinci’s ...

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    Daniel Yacey 3 years ago
    “Getting an innovation to market is just the start. Making it successful is the real creative challenge."

    Thoughtful article the emphasizes the importance of a 360 degree view of innovation- emphasizing collaboration, adaptation, and customer-centricity.
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    Tim Peacocke 6 years ago
    A useful analysis of the market adoption and methods for transforming ideas into reality. Unlike other similar articles this summary highlights the importance of design and wider considerations about consumer behaviour when disigning your product/solution.

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