The Innovation Paradox

Editor/Author Davila, Tony and Epstein, Marc
Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-1-60-994553-4
Category: Business, Finance & Economics - Management
Image Count: 38
Book Status: Available
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Using examples from both scrappy startups and long-term innovators such as IBM, 3M, Apple, and Google, this book explains how corporate culture, leadership style, strategy, incentives, and management systems can be structured to encourage breakthroughs.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • 1 WHAT IS THE INNOVATION PARADOX?
  • Incremental and Breakthrough Innovation
  • Top-Down and Bottom-Up Innovation
  • Managing for Strategic Discoveries
  • The Startup Corporation
  • The Truth about the Innovation Paradox
  • 2 THE BENEFITS AND LIMITS OF THE BUSINESS UNIT
  • The Benefits of Business Units
  • The Limits of Business Units
  • Business Units, Functional Structure, and Breakthrough Innovation
  • 3 THE SUCCESS OF STARTUPS
  • Copy and Combine from Others
  • Learn as Quickly and as Cheaply as Possible
  • Manage Risk Effectively
  • Govern Transparently
  • Execute
  • Learning from the Activities of Startup Innovation
  • Learning from the Creation of Science
  • 4 THE STARTUP CORPORATION THE NEW KID ON THE BLOCK
  • Beyond the Success of Startups
  • Adopting the Strengths of Startups
  • Stage One: Inspire
  • Stage Two: Attract
  • Stage Three: Combine
  • Stage Four: Learn
  • Stage Five: Leverage
  • Stage Six: Integrate
  • 5 IMPLEMENTING THE STARTUP CORPORATION
  • Solutions for Inspiring
  • Solutions for Attracting
  • Solutions for Combining
  • Solutions for Learning
  • Solutions for Leveraging
  • Solutions for Integrating
  • 6 OVERCOMING THE INNOVATION PARADOX DESIGNING THE STARTUP CORPORATION
  • Managing Breakthrough Innovation Projects
  • Inspiring the Startup Corporation
  • Attracting Ideas into the Startup Corporation
  • Combining the Pieces of the Startup Corporation
  • Learning for Strategic Discoveries
  • Leveraging Strategic Discoveries
  • Integrating Strategic Discoveries
  • 7 INNOVATIVE CULTURES
  • Changing an Organization's Culture
  • Employee Abilities
  • Supporting Innovation Activities
  • Goals and Evaluation
  • Role Models and Structures
  • Resources, Culture, and Innovation
  • 8 LEADING FOR BREAKTHROUGH INNOVATION
  • The Innovation Strategist
  • The Innovation Sponsor
  • The Innovation Architect
  • The Innovation Evangelist
  • Personal Characteristics of Innovative Leaders
  • 9 HARD FOUNDATIONS STRATEGY, INCENTIVES, AND MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
  • Strategy for Breakthrough Innovation
  • Incentives for Breakthrough Innovation
  • Management Systems for Breakthrough Innovation
  • 10 WRAPPING UP
  • About the Authors