I’m excited to be on this new list of top innovation books, at http://www.medium.com: Explaining Creativity by Keith Sawyer If innovation were a religion, then creativity would be its clergy and this textbook, which collects all the latest scientific research on the topic, its bible. Sawyer does a masterful job of dispelling many myths surrounding… Read More Top Books on Innovation
Today I’m flying to Washington DC to participate in a fascinating two-day event, focused on helping our K-12 students learn how to be creative and innovative. This is a national priority in today’s global innovation economy. Here’s what my invitation letter, from the Lemelson Foundation, said: Substantial challenges exist that, in part, can only be effectively… Read More Lemelson Invention Education Workshop May 2014
Bruce Nussbaum is known for his excellent work as an editor at Business Week, where he founded their quarterly innovation insert called IN: Inside Innovation. He’s now a professor of innovation and design at Parsons School of Design in New York, and he’s just published his first book, Creative Intelligence. It’s a pleasure to read,… Read More Bruce Nussbaum’s New Book Creative Intelligence
Davos Day 2 I participated in my first Davos session, a dinner session Wednesday night about design thinking and the CEO, a full house with about 40 people at five tables. Bob Sutton of Stanford did an excellent job of moderating the event. A couple of tentative observations about those in attendance: First, there is… Read More The Davos Audience
Change by Design, the long-awaited book by Tim Brown, CEO of IDEO, has just been published. And it’s getting a lot of press: it was excerpted in Business Week’s October 5, 2009 issue, and was reviewed in the Wall Street Journal on October 9, 2009 (“The shape of things to come”). The book’s genesis dates… Read More Design Thinking
On New Year’s Eve, December 31 2008, Bruce Nussbaum (editor of Business Week’s quarterly innovation inserts), declared that “Innovation is dead.” Provocative, coming from the man who leads the innovation beat at America’s leading business magazine. It turns out he means that the word “innovation” is dead, due to hype and overuse…but not that innovation… Read More Is innovation dead?