Closing the Innovation Gap: Reigniting the Spark of in a Global Economy by Judy
Estrin (Hardcover - Aug 13, 2008). McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (August 13, 2008).
Innovation does not occur in a vacuum. It grows from the
interplay of three drivers of creative change--research, development, and application.
Estrin calls this dynamic the Innovation Ecosystem, explaining how these
communities work together to create sustainable innovation. More information
Founders at Work: Stories of Startups' Early Days (Recipes:
a Problem-Solution Ap) by Jessica Livingston (Paperback - Sep 15, 2008).
Apress; 1 edition (September 15, 2008).
For wouldbe entrepreneurs, innovation
managers or just anyone fascinated by the special chemistry and drive that created some of
the best technology companies in the world, this book offers both wisdom and engaging
insightsstraight from the source. More information
How to Change the
World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas, Updated Edition by David
Bornstein (Paperback - Sep 17, 2007).
Oxford University Press, USA; Updated edition (September 17, 2007).
The social entrepreneurs chronicled in this
book are part of the vital generation of independent, creative leaders. More information
Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box by
Arbinger Institute and The Arbinger Institute (Hardcover - Jan 15, 2000) Illustrated. Berrett-Koehler
Publishers (January 15, 2000).
Learning how the process of self-deception
works--and how to avoid it and stay in touch with our innate sense of what's right--is at
the heart of the book. More information
Lean Thinking : Banish
Waste and Create Wealth in Your Corporation, Revised and Updated by James P. Womack,
Daniel T. Jones, James Womack, and Daniel Jones (Hardcover
- Jun 10, 2003). Free Press; 2 edition (June 10, 2003).
All businesses must define the
"value" that they produce as the product that best suits customer needs. The
leaders must then identify and clarify the "value stream," the nexus of actions
to bring the product through problems solving, information management, and physical
transformation tasks. Next, "lean enterprise" lines up suppliers with this value
stream. "Flow" traces the product across departments. "Pull" then
activates the flow as the business re-orients towards the pull of the customer's needs.
Finally, with the company reengineered towards its core value in a flow process, the
business re-orients towards "perfection," rooting out all the remaining muda
(Japanese for "waste") in the system. More information
Leaving Microsoft to
Change the World: An Entrepreneur's Odyssey to Educate the World's Children by John
Wood (Paperback - Sep 4, 2007). Collins
Business; 1 edition (September 4, 2007).
It's a rare business book that not only
provides savvy insights for better business practices but transcends the category
altogether, to rank as an infectiously inspiring read. More information
Secrets of the
Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth by T. Harv Eker (Hardcover - Feb 15, 2005). Collins Business
(February 15, 2005).
A witty pep talk for wealth-seekers is
delivered by someone who's still amazed he's a millionaire. More information
Start Your Own Business (Start Your Own) by Rieva Lesonsky (Paperback
- Mar 7, 2007). Entrepreneur Press; 4 edition (March 7, 2007).
Author Rieva Lesonsky and the staff of
Entrepreneur Magazine put together the book which starts with "Are you ready to be an
entrepreneur?" and goes on to starting versus buying, choosing the name attracting
investors, hiring employees, location, loans, image, leasing versus buying equipment,
choosing a phone system, learning from failure - all the nitty-gritty stuff, plus some
long-term thinking. More information
The Art of the Start: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened
Guide for Anyone Starting Anything by Guy Kawasaki (Hardcover -
Sep 9, 2004). Portfolio Hardcover; 1 edition (September 9, 2004).
The Art of the Start will give you the
essential steps to launch great products, services, and companieswhether you are
dreaming of starting the next Microsoft or a not-for-profit thats going to change
the world. More information
The Heart of Change:
Real-Life Stories of How People Change Their Organizations by John P. Kotter and Dan
S. Cohen (Hardcover - Aug 1, 2002). Harvard
Business School Press; 1st edition (August 1, 2002).
The essence of Kotter's message is this: the
reason so many change initiatives fail is that they rely too much on "data gathering,
analysis, report writing, and presentations" instead of a more creative approach
aimed at grabbing the "feelings that motivate useful action." In The Heart of
Change, Kotter, with the help of Dan Cohen, a partner at Deloitte Consulting, shows
how his eight-step approach has worked at over 100 organizations. In just about every
case, change happened because the players were led to "see" and "feel"
the change. More information
The Mary Kay Way:
Timeless Principles from America's Greatest Woman Entrepreneur by Mary Kay Ash (Hardcover - Jul 8, 2008). Wiley (July 8, 2008).
The Mary Kay Way: Timeless Principles from
America's Greatest Woman Entrepreneur is back in print and updated to reflect
developments in todays business environment for the modern entrepreneur. You will
find inspiration and real, proven success principles that represents the forty-five year
old success story of Mary Kay Ash, founder Mary Kay, Inc., the cosmetics company that
provides women with unlimited opportunities for success. A foreword by Mary Kays
grandson, also a company executive, introduces her timeless guide to entrepreneurial
success. More information
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