Three unassailable facts will strike you as soon as you start to read The Future of Innovation: ¢ One: innovation is the new mantra; whether you're involved in teaching art and design, new product development for a blue chip consumer brand or responsible for providing public services to citizens; ¢ Two: understanding innovation requires multiple perspectives; from culture and mindset, social and commercial context, new ways of working as much as new products or services; ¢ Three: innovation is a journey; drawing on insights from around the globe is essential to accelerate our progress. Bettina von Stamm and Anna Trifilova have gathered together the thoughts and ideas of over 200 of the most creative innovators from business, professional practice and academia from nearly 60 countries. The contributors look at innovation from almost every angle. Their statements offer an unparalleled view of innovation and provide a depth of insight that is extraordinary. The editors' reflection on each statement and on the sections within the book, provide useful links between themes and reinforce the relationships between many of the ideas. Anyone interested in innovation (student, researcher or practitioner) will benefit from this global thought collection. The contributors' multiple perspectives, models, practical examples and stories provide a sense of innovation that no single writer could ever capture. The Future of Innovation is supported by the website www.thefutureofinnovation.org, where you can find even more contributions and tools that enable you to exchange, expand, elaborate and develop your perspectives on the future of innovation.
'…the book is a fascinating compendium of thoughts from people that really think about innovation…the editors have made dipping in easy by weaving the articles with their own comments. There is also a good reference system if there is something particular you are searching for. There is an accompanying website that has on it even more articles that didn't make it into the book. Great job, good read.' Ewan R. Brown (on Amazon.co.uk) '…if you are serious about keeping up to date with innovation order your copy today'.' - Harriet Lucy Gower (on Amazon.co.uk) '…it succeeds in providing an up-to-date self-portrait for the innovation community using many voices without the stylistic, technical and temporal constraints of traditional publications. Above all, the book (and its ongoing web-project) provides a shared living platform and inspiration for members of the industrial innovation community and effectively communicates the community members’ ideas to a wider audience.’ - Steffen Conn, R&D Management
Contents: Foreword: our debt to innovation, Gary Hamel; Introduction: the story behind and about the story of the future of innovation; The future of innovation is …; Part 1 The Need for Innovation - Painting the Canvas: In our hands, Stefan Kohn; The only possible future, Eduardo Sicilia; Transforming the future of mankind, Arash Golnam; Without psychological inertia, Michael Dell; Bright and shiny as never before, Arcot Desai; Innovate or die!, Jan Buijs; A function of catharsis and kairos, Joe Doering; A common understanding of the global economic process, Janis Stabulnieks; Making innovation stick, Richard Philpott. Part 2 The Winds of Change - What Drives Innovation: About multidimensional competitiveness, Martin Bader; In the mirror of concentration, dependency and humanisation, Csaba DeÃ¡k; A quest for a (r)evolution in innovation, Han T.M. van der Zee; Changing across 3 or 4 lanes all at once, Jongbae Kim; A corporate activity, Henry Tirri; As future prosperity, Rob Atkinson; Eco-creating a prosperous and happy future, Eunika Mercier-Laurent; Reinventing international political organisations, Kenneth Preiss; In the learning economy, Bengt-Ake Lundvall; Challenging the frontier of innovation, John Bessant; Glimpsed by a creative, futurist practitioner, Ray Buschmann; Timeless and broad, Patrick Poitevin; Innovation catalysts, Tobias Rooney; Provoking innovation via the future, Tom Conger; Innovation, Steve May-Russel; A new combination logic, Paul Matthyssens; Going to be different, Bill Fisher. Part 3 Innovation - but Not as We Know It: After the crunch, Al. Saje; For us to decide, Trevor Davis; Good enough for the future?, Karmen Jelcic; Driven by knowledge cultivation, Jinsheng He; As an instrument of world peace, Debra M. Amidon; Innovating for a meaningful future, Milton Jorge Correia de Sousa; Driven by software and hardware, Davide Parrilli; Sense making for changemaking, G.K. VanPatter; About reversing its past, Manuel Mira Godinho. Part 4 Th