Review of The Innovator’s DNA
Copyright 2011 Jeff Dyer, Hal Gregersen and Clayton M. Christensen. Summarized by permission of Harvard Business Review Press
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To innovate more successfully, turn to Jeff Dyer, Hal Gregersen and Clayton M. Christensen. The authors, innovation gurus all, studied today’s innovators and synthesized their findings in this handbook. They examine how some of the world’s great, disruptive innovators, like Apple’s Steve Jobs and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, came up with their groundbreaking ideas. They don’t promise that innovation automatically leads to success, but the practices they recommend consistently align with commercial achievement. Dyer, Gregersen and Christensen observe closely, write clearly and offer pragmatic insights. You may wonder if innovation and creativity really are learnable skills – or just traits worth emulating and encouraging. These experts say you can boost your ability to innovate, and they tell you how. getAbstract recommends their analysis and guidance to those who want to become more innovative; to business leaders who want to revitalize their companies; and to trainers, mentors, coaches and teachers who want to help learners think more creatively.
About the Authors
Jeff Dyer, PhD, teaches strategy at Brigham Young University. Hal Gregersen, PhD, is executive director of the MIT Leadership Center. Clayton M. Christensen teaches at Harvard Business School and writes widely on innovation. His books include The Innovator’s Dilemma, The Innovator’s Solution, Competing Against Luck and How Will You Measure Your Life?
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1 year agoThis is excellent! This simple breakdown can help anyone understand how to actively become more innovative on demand.
4 years agoExcellent summary, it is very useful
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6 years agoThis was inspiring to say the least. It definitely provides motivation to be more observant of our surroundings, find interconnections between seemingly disparate fields and come up with novel ideas which make life easier for all of us.
6 years agoThe takeaways provide a compelling and simple 5 step approach - organisational and personal committment needs to be a way of life rather than a process. Great to know creativity can be 'nurtured', the pre requisite of curiosity and tenacity are surely needed and I would argue these owe much to the element of 'nature'
6 years agoDemystifying innovation and making it reachable in a logical and achievable way is what this book lays out. In a world where innovation needs to be part of everything we do and think about, the constructs here are very helpful.
6 years agoInnovation has become a part of any Job profile and more so in MNCs. Reading this summary inspires to go deep in to the innovator skills and become a innovator.
7 years agoGood summary outlining the steps and processes that innovators use in order to innovate.