Many companies use ineffective, silly techniques to innovate, including brainstorming sessions featuring NERF balls and fun foods to make the session enjoyable and productive. But brainstorming does not work, no matter how many balls you throw at it. Larry Keeley, Ryan Pikkel, Brian Quinn and Helen Walters – all of Doblin, the innovation consultancy – detail what does spark innovation. Their book explains 10 kinds of innovation in detail. They suggest tactics and methods for analysis and planning, and they explain how to foster productive, tailored creativity. getAbstract praises this book’s informative design, data-block layout and lively graphics as well as the authors’ well-developed, and even innovative, ideas.
About the Authors
Larry Keeley is president and co-founder of Doblin, the innovation practice of Monitor Group. Ryan Pikkel, design strategist, Brian Quinn, innovation program professional, and Helen Walters, writer, editor and researcher, work at Doblin.
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2 years agoMost organizations don’t know how to innovate, so most innovation projects fail. To learn how to develop organizational innovation.
5 years agoGreat lessons.
10 years agoExcellent summary - Very relevant in today's business environment -
Key takeaway for me is that the best approach is to take a few aspects at a time and not try to execute all 10 at a time.