Innovation Inspiration : 10 inspiring reads for the holidays

21 Dec 2011|Added Value

As you take off for the holidays, destress and refresh your mind with some of these inspiring reads:

Dan Ariely – Predictably Irrational
How seemingly irrational forces shape people’s behavior  – systematically and predictably.

Nick Bilton – I Live in the Future & Here’s How It Works: why your world, work, and brain are being creatively disrupted
-Terrifying technological Brave New World or digital means of creating disruptive, engaging experiences?

Jeff Dyer, Hal Gregersen, and Clayton Christensen – The Innovator’s DNA
What sets innovation pioneers apart from the thousands of other companies doing business.

Tim Brown: Change by Design – how design thinking transforms organizations and inspires innovation
Design thinking: what is it, and how do you do it?

Bob Lutz – Car Guys versus Bean Counters: the battle for the soul of American business
“It’s time to stop the dominance of number crunchers…and give the reins back to ‘the product guys.”

John Coleman, Daniel Gulati and W. Oliver Segovia – Passion and Purpose: stories from the best and brightest young business leaders
How the next generation of recent Harvard MBAs are shaping business around the world.

Thomas Lockwood and Thomas Walton – Building Design Strategy: using design to achieve key business objectives
How P&G, Caterpillar, Microsoft and Target use Design as a strategic resource.

Nancy Duarte: Slide:ology; and Resonate.
Leveraging techniques from cinema and literature: how to transform a presentation into a compelling journey.

Syd Field – Screenplay: the foundations of screenwriting
We’re all storytellers now – and this is the screenwrirter’s bible.

Walter Isaacson: Steve Jobs
Because you have to read the definitive biography of the great man…

Written by Jonathan Hall, Managing Director, Cheskin Added Value.

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