Book Reviews2020-03-20T15:51:35-07:00

Writing Proposals: A Handbook of What Makes Your Project Right For Funding

March 3rd, 2017|

Whether you are a startup, researcher or consultant, at some point you may find yourself in a situation where you need to write a proposal for funding. Preparing proposals is a detailed process that takes lots of precious time and if you’re not familiar with the best practices for writing them, I dare say you may be wasting your time.

Foresight and Extreme Creativity: Strategy for the 21st Century

October 25th, 2016|

Judging by experience, most top managers and innovators feel that they are in a maelstrom of change. For some, the rate of change and the magnitude of the consequences induced are so high that they feel a kind of ‘Present Shock’ – a term coined by Douglas Rushkoff, building upon Alvin Toffler’s concept of Future Shock, to describe the psychological impact that occurs when too much is happening simultaneously.

15 Clever Thinking Tools to Create Winning Ideas Quickly

October 20th, 2016|

When faced with tricky business challenges, success is often linked with the ability to create new and meaningfully different experiences that are better than existing alternatives. Being different involves change, and implementing change and rethinking working practices is a big task for individuals and organisations.

3 Advantages of Challenge-Driven Innovation

October 26th, 2011|

In his new book, innovation expert Stephen Shapiro recommends taking a challenge-driven approach to innovation, rather than open-ended idea collection, which tends to be wasteful of human resources and rarely delivers problem-solving ideas.

The End of Mass Innovation

October 12th, 2011|

Marketing guru Seth Godin, in his book We are All Weird, argues that the age of mass markets is over. Furthermore, the alternative to mass is not niche, but weird.

Harvesting Intangible Assets is an Essential Guide to Maximizing the Value of your IP

October 5th, 2011|

Harvesting Intangible Assets: Uncover Hidden Revenue in Your Company's Intellectual Property by Andrew Sherman is a clear, comprehensive guide to identifying, managing and leveraging your organizations intellectual assets – which may include patents, trademarks, customer information, software code, databases, business models, systems, processes and employee expertise.