The Innovation Blind Spot

Why We Back the Wrong Ideas—and What to Do About It

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Ross Baird

Publisher: BenBella Books

ISBN: 1944648623

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 2466

Our innovation economy is broken. But there’s good news: The ideas that will solve our problems are hiding in plain sight. While big companies in the American economy have never been more successful, entrepreneurial activity is near a 30-year low. More businesses are dying than starting every day. Investors continue to dump billions of dollars into photo-sharing apps and food-delivery services, solving problems for only a wealthy sliver of the world’s population, while challenges in health, food security, and education grow more serious. In The Innovation Blind Spot, entrepreneur and venture capitalist Ross Baird argues that the innovations that truly matter don’t see the light of day—for reasons entirely of our own making. A handful of people in a handful of cities are deciding, behind closed doors, which entrepreneurs get a shot to succeed. And most investors are what Baird calls “two-pocket thinkers”—artificially separating their charitable work from their day job of making a profit. The resulting system creates rising income inequality, stifled entrepreneurial ambition, social distrust, and political uncertainty. Our innovation problem makes all our other problems harder to solve. In this book, Baird demonstrates how and where to find better ideas by lifting up people, places, and industries that are often overlooked. What’s more, Baird ultimately outlines how to create long-term success through “one-pocket thinking”—eliminating the blind spot that separates “what we do for a living” and “what we really care about.”

The Innovation Blind Spot

Why We Back the Wrong Ideas--And What to Do about It

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Ross Baird

Publisher: Benbella Books

ISBN: 9781946885555

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 2047

Founder of Village Capital identifies the "blind spots" in the current innovation economy and reveals how investors can find the groundbreaking opportunities that too often go overlooked.

The Innovation Blind Spot

Why We Back the Wrong Ideasaand What to Do about It

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Ross Baird

Publisher: Benbella Books

ISBN: 9781944648619

Category: Economic development

Page: N.A

View: 8155

Founder of Village Capital identifies the "blind spots" in the current innovation economy and reveals how investors can find the groundbreaking opportunities that too often go overlooked.

The Wide Lens

What Successful Innovators See That Others Miss

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Ron Adner

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101561327

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 433

How can great companies do everything right - identify real customer needs, deliver excellent innovations, beat their competitors to market - and still fail? The sad truth is that many companies fail because they focus too intensely on their own innovations, and then neglect the innovation ecosystems on which their success depends. In our increasingly interdependent world, winning requires more than just delivering on your own promises. It means ensuring that a host of partners -some visible, some hidden- deliver on their promises, too. In The Wide Lens, innovation expert Ron Adner draws on over a decade of research and field testing to take you on far ranging journeys from Kenya to California, from transport to telecommunications, to reveal the hidden structure of success in a world of interdependence. A riveting study that offers a new perspective on triumphs like Amazon's e-book strategy and Apple's path to market dominance; monumental failures like Michelin with run-flat tires and Pfizer with inhalable insulin; and still unresolved issues like electric cars and electronic health records, The Wide Lens offers a powerful new set of frameworks and tools that will multiply your odds of innovation success. The Wide Lens will change the way you see, the way you think - and the way you win.

Blind Spots

How to uncover and attract the fastest emerging economy

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: RJ Brideson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0730345386

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

View: 8953

Are you ready for the next global economic disruption? Blind Spots outlines the way forward for companies who want to get early-mover advantage on this new $28 trillion economy. This powerful market has remained untapped, ignored and underserved despite the fact it is more economically powerful than India and China together – twice over and continues to rise. Women: they drive the majority of our purchases, they're outpacing men in graduate education and they routinely make or break brands by voting with their swelling wallets. This book shows you exactly how to tap into the modern female market and reap its numerous financial benefits before your competitors do. Written by Australia's definitive marketing-to-women authority and gender intelligence expert Bec Brideson, this book provides a practical framework for future-focused businesses who are done debating gender, and ready for profit and action. Women's impact on the bottom line is becoming undeniable but the grey areas around gender hold us back. Change is moving glacially thanks to tokenistic brand efforts and homogenous, risk-averse corporate reasoning. If you're ready to take the sort of bold, decisive action that cements market leaders and visionaries; this book is for you. Brideson will show you how to: Single out a competitive advantage in a volatile, slow-growth market. Bridge the gap between gender nuance and commercial gain. Leverage authentic insights into a long-term, loyal relationship. In the search for advantage, CEOS look to technology for disruption yet they consistently neglect the market providing innovation and better profitability to the status quo. Blind Spots provides the framework and critical shift in perspective for making it in the new economy of women.

Blind Spots

Achieve Success by Seeing What You Can't See

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Claudia Shelton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470124253

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 8973

Praise for Blind Spots "Shelton's open and candid style inspires trust among readers. Management teams and those making career choices can push their effectiveness up a notch with her skilled approach to facing blind spots and moving beyond them." —Rick McNutt, Executive Vice President, National City Bank "Blind Spots gives individuals a comprehensive, but very manageable, set of tools and strategies to see themselves differently. The stories of people whose lives have been changed by Shelton's principles and techniques enhance the strategies she presents. This is a compelling book with the power to improve lives dramatically." —Eleta A. Jones, PhD, LPC, Assistant Director, Center for Professional Development, University of Hartford "Shelton's approach to identifying blind spots goes to the heart of effective leadership. Such interest arose from this work that requests poured in for not only follow-on training regarding Blind Spots, but also for developmental coaching. Six months later, people are still talking about Blind Spots." —Jack Bergquist, Vice President, Kaman Aerospace "When I recognized my blind spots that made me underestimate my entrepreneurial strengths, I was able to move forward to launch a successful company. This book is a must for building resilience to face the challenges of a start-up." —Marilyn Nemarich, entrepreneur and owner, Marilyn's Pies "This book can teach you how to see inside yourself. As I was reading it, I kept thinking of the song On a Clear Day You Can See Forever. Learning about your blind spots leads to clear sight, which can create possibilities for innovation and growth." —Jane Hunt, Assistant Vice President for Executive Development, The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc.

Blind Spot

Illuminating the Hidden Value In Business

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Steve Diller,Nathan Shedroff,Sean Sauber

Publisher: Rosenfeld Media

ISBN: 193382056X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

View: 2820

Distracted by traditional metrics and mounting access to data, leaders are blinded to what it actually takes to create greater value for their businesses: meaningful, long-term relationships with their customers. In Blind Spot, you'll learn how exceptional organizations—from Disney to Instagram—innovate and sustain valuable, productive customer relationships. Blind Spot's lessons deliver a groundbreaking perspective shift and win-win approach for your customers, your business—and even your shareholders.

The Blind Spots of Public Bureaucracy and the Politics of Non‐Coordination

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Tobias Bach,Kai Wegrich

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319766724

Category: Political Science

Page: 269

View: 7363

How to better coordinate policies and public services across public sector organizations has been a major topic of public administration research for decades. However, few attempts have been made to connect these concerns with the growing body of research on biases and blind spots in decision-making. This book attempts to make that connection. It explores how day-to-day decision-making in public sector organizations is subject to different types of organizational attention biases that may lead to a variety of coordination problems in and between organizations, and sometimes also to major blunders and disasters. The contributions address those biases and their effects for various types of public organizations in different policy sectors and national contexts. In particular, it elaborates on blind spots, or ‘not seeing the not seeing’, and different forms of bureaucratic politics as theoretical explanations for seemingly irrational organizational behaviour. The book’s theoretical tools and empirical insights address conditions for effective coordination and problem-solving by public bureaucracies using an organizational perspective.

Handbook of Innovation and Standards

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Richard Hawkins,Knut Blind,Robert Page

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1783470089

Category:

Page: 456

View: 4484

Innovation and standardization might seem polar opposites, but over many years various scholars have noted close connections between the two. This Handbook assembles a broad range of thinking on this subject, with contributions from several disciplinary perspectives by over 30 leading scholars and experienced practitioners. Collectively, they summarize and synthesize the existing body of knowledge – theory and evidence – pertaining to standards and innovation, and provide insights into how this knowledge can be useful to scholars, industrial strategists, policy-makers and standards practitioners.

The Innovation Biome

A Sustained Business Environment Where Innovation Thrives

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Kumar Mehta PhD

Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group

ISBN: 1632991578

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 252

View: 5386

When companies innovate, all our lives get better. ​The Innovation Biome is among the most authoritative books about how companies can consistently create high-value products and offerings that enhance societal value and, in doing so, generate vast profits and shareholder value. Written in an engaging, easy-to-read style, this book helps managers: • understand the foundational elements that drive innovation • implement a framework so innovation becomes institutionalized for their organization and is not solely the domain of specific individuals Let The Innovation Biome revolutionize your company and gain the rewards that go along with releasing one innovation after another.

The New Science of Radical Innovation

The Six Competencies Leaders Need to Win in a Complex World

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Sunnie Giles

Publisher: BenBella Books

ISBN: 1946885231

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

View: 7611

Discover a groundbreaking, science-based approach to leadership that catalyzes radical innovation for dramatic—and permanent—results. Today’s business environment is undergoing a revolutionary transformation, defined by extraordinary levels of VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity). But most traditional companies are still built for the old-world economy when the new mandate from VUCA requires a fresh leadership approach. Dr. Sunnie Giles is a new generation expert on radical innovation who takes the mystery out of what radical innovation is and transforms organizations into ones fit to deliver radical innovation. Her in-depth research reveals that applying concepts from neuroscience, complex systems approach, and quantum mechanics can help leaders catalyze radical innovation rapidly. Giles’s breakthrough leadership development program, called Quantum Leadership, is the key to survival in the today’s VUCA market, with huge consequences for organizations’ bottom lines. The New Science of Radical Innovation provides profound insights and actionable tools to help you accelerate the speed of execution, balance between team cohesion and self-organization, and tap into the power of collective wisdom. Inside, discover how to develop the six leadership competencies you need to catalyze radical innovation in your organization: Self Management Providing Safety Creating Differentiation Strengthening Connection Facilitating Learning Stimulating Radical Innovation This book will help you redefine how value is created in your industry.

Million-Dollar Blind Spots

20/20 Vision for Financial Growth

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Gary Patterson

Publisher: AudioInk Publishing

ISBN: 0982241569

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 295

View: 5696

Million Dollar Blind Spots will create clear understanding to uncover blind spots in your company-and will dramatically accelerate correct business leadership decisions. Million Dollar Blind Spots is hailed by industry professionals as a commonsense approach to risk management. When asked how all departmental leaders can help the finance department increase profitability, this book is a resource for management to find pools of cash in key departments of the company. This book helps career-motivated business executives unearth key risk areas and identify opportunities leading to sustainable growth, buzz-worthy customer value, and impressive profitability.

Leadership Blindspots

How Successful Leaders Identify and Overcome the Weaknesses That Matter

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Robert B. Shaw

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118646096

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 4239

Good leaders become great by skillfully managing their own vulnerabilities Leadership Blindspots: How Successful Leaders Identify and Overcome the Weaknesses That Matter is a comprehensive guide to recognizing and acting on the weak points that can impair effectiveness, diminish results, and harm a career. Written by a 30-year veteran of the leadership consulting industry and author of Trust in the Balance, the book contains examples, worksheets and surveys that illustrate the practical application of the advice presented. An online questionnaire helps readers discover their own leadership vulnerabilities, and the book provides a roadmap for creating a targeted plan to increase their awareness in the areas that truly matter. The blindspot risk is that leaders fail to respond to weaknesses or threats due to a variety of factors including the complexity of their organizations, over-confidence in their own capabilities, and being surrounded by deferential subordinates. Leadership Blindspots provides a useful model for understanding how blindspots operate and why they persist, but at the same time suggests real, actionable steps to improvement. The book details a range of techniques that make blindspots stand out in sharp relief, so action can be taken before severe damage occurs – to a leader or his or her company. Topics include: A framework to understand the threats posed by blindspots The four most important types of blindspots – self, team, company and markets Detailed case studies of blindspots in leaders across a variety of industries A summary of the most common leadership blindspots Corrective practices that help mitigate the risks that blindspots pose The one characteristic great leaders share is the constant desire for self-improvement. Good can always be better. These weaknesses and threats are called blindspots because they are invisible to the individual but have the potential to wreak havoc on one's reputation and long-term success. Identifying and fixing crucial problems is the leader's job, and sometimes the most debilitating problems are with the leaders themselves. Leadership Blindspots: How Successful Leaders Identify and Overcome the Weaknesses That Matter is the first step toward owning and addressing one's vulnerabilities and, as a result, becoming a more effective leader.

Real Impact

The New Economics of Social Change

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Morgan Simon

Publisher: Nation Books

ISBN: 1568589816

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 8192

Impact investment--the support of social and environmental projects with a financial return--has become a hot topic on the global stage; poised to eclipse traditional aid by ten times in the next decade. But the field is at a tipping point: Will impact investment empower millions of people worldwide, or will it replicate the same mistakes that have plagued both aid and finance? Morgan Simon is an investment professional who works at the nexus of social finance and social justice. In Real Impact, she teaches us how to get it right, leveraging the world's resources to truly transform the economy. Over the past seventeen years, Simon has influenced over $150 billion from endowments, families, and foundations. In Real Impact, Simon shares her experience as both investor and activist to offer clear strategies for investors, community leaders, and entrepreneurs alike. Real Impact is essential reading for anyone seeking real change in the world.

Creative Sprint

Six 30-Day Challenges to Jumpstart Your Creativity

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Noah Scalin,Mica Scalin

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 0760351945

Category: Art

Page: 224

View: 1121

"Creative Sprint is an interactive workbook with six 30-day sprints full of prompts to get you drawing, journaling, taking photos, making collages, or anything creative that you choose to do"--

Innovation Unplugged

30-Minute Innovation Advice For Managers

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Gerard Harkin

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785897020

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 200

View: 2062

Innovation Unplugged is not the standard 250-page business book. It can be read in 30 minutes. It is free from complex innovation models and generic regurgitated content.

Ten Types of Innovation

The Discipline of Building Breakthroughs

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Larry Keeley,Helen Walters,Ryan Pikkel,Brian Quinn

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118571398

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 6036

Innovation principles to bring about meaningful and sustainablegrowth in your organization Using a list of more than 2,000 successful innovations,including Cirque du Soleil, early IBM mainframes, the Ford Model-T,and many more, the authors applied a proprietary algorithm anddetermined ten meaningful groupings—the Ten Types ofInnovation—that provided insight into innovation. The TenTypes of Innovation explores these insights to diagnosepatterns of innovation within industries, to identify innovationopportunities, and to evaluate how firms are performing againstcompetitors. The framework has proven to be one of the mostenduring and useful ways to start thinking abouttransformation. Details how you can use these innovation principles to bringabout meaningful—and sustainable—growth within yourorganization Author Larry Keeley is a world renowned speaker, innovationconsultant, and president and co-founder of Doblin, the innovationpractice of Monitor Group; BusinessWeek named Keeley one of sevenInnovation Gurus who are changing the field The Ten Types of Innovation concept has influenced thousands ofexecutives and companies around the world since its discovery in1998. The Ten Types of Innovation is the first bookexplaining how to implement it.

What Are Your Blind Spots? Conquering the 5 Misconceptions that Hold Leaders Back

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Jim Haudan,Rich Berens

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 1260129225

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 1309

Uncover your blind spots and reset your leadership approach for long-lasting success in any business Far too many business leaders today are using outdated practices to engage and motivate their people―and they’re failing miserably. Truly resilient, thriving organizations are those that are purpose driven and focus on more than pure profits. Purpose, or an underlying company philosophy, not only drives strategic change, but also encourages customer loyalty and employee engagement. In order to succeed, leaders must be willing to discard old ways of thinking and detrimental business habits—and recognize their blind spots. Authors Jim Haudan and Rich Berens identify the five most common leadership blind spots that hamper success: Purpose, Story, Engagement, Trust, and Truth. They take you straight into the board room of well-known leadership teams to illustrate how these blind spots play out and the impact they have on organizations. You’ll learn how to identify and overcome your own blind spots and embrace positive, forward-thinking new practices. What Are Your Blind Spots equips you with the tools needed for a personal leadership reset. You’ll discover how to increase engagement, productivity, and growth in your own organization. This is an invaluable guide for executives, managers, team leaders, and human resource professionals looking for an effective way to engage and motivate employees at every level of an organization.

The Blind Spot

An Essay on the Novel

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Javier Cercas

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0857056557

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 192

View: 7591

Javier Cercas is one of the most enjoyable and innovative novelists at work today. Well known among English-language readers as the author of Soldiers of Salamis (winner of the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize), The Anatomy of a Moment and The Impostor, Cercas is also Professor of Spanish Literature at the University of Girona. In 2015, following in the footsteps of George Steiner, Mario Vargas Llosa and Umberto Eco, as Weidenfeld Visiting Professor in Comparative European Literature at St Anne's College, Oxford, Cercas gave a series of five lectures on the novel today, which have since been revised and are now published in English for the first time as The Blind Spot. Starting with Don Quixote and his own experience as a writer, Cercas launches out into a consideration of the most challenging fiction of the last hundred years, from Kafka, Borges, Perec, Calvino and Kundera, to Sebald, Coetzee, Barnes, Foster Wallace and Knausgård. First, he defines and celebrates certain aspects of the novel in the twenty-first century which are also features of Cervantes' masterpiece: its essential irony and ambiguity, its total commitment to innovation, its natural, joyful and omnivorous desire to cram the whole world within its pages, and its intricate concern with fiction and reality. Then he moves on to consider the actual meaning of the novel, the uncertain and discredited role of the writer as intellectual, and the role of the reader in the creation of a form whose aim is to tell the truth by telling lies. The result is a dazzling short book which provides a new interpretation of novel from Cervantes and Melville to the present, and which will be as stimulating for readers and writers of literature in the twenty-first century as E. M. Forster's Aspects of the Novel or Milan Kundera's The Art of the Novel were in the last.

Blindspot

Hidden Biases of Good People

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Mahzarin R. Banaji,Anthony G. Greenwald

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0345528433

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 4302

A pair of leading psychologists argues that prejudice toward others is often an unconscious part of the human psyche, providing an analysis of the science behind biased feelings while sharing guidelines for identifying and learning from hidden prejudices. 15,000 first printing.