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The Innovation Factory

1st Edition

By Gilles Garel

Auerbach Publications

188 pages

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The Innovation Factory takes a fresh look at the fine art of breakthrough innovation. What makes it unique is that it brings together an experienced scholar and a serial entrepreneur who share the same passion for understanding the processes and theories needed to innovate over and over again. The book marries theory with practical examples focusin

Table of Contents

Nobody Goes Truffle Hunting on the Highway. The Hidden Side of the Concept of the Swatch. C-K: A Truly Practical Theory of Breakthrough Innovation. The Molecular Metaphor of Innovation: Gas, Liquid, Crystal. The Metaphor of the Matriarch. Epilogue: Watches to be Watched: Connected Watches, or the Innovation War Raging on Your Wrist.

About the Author

Gilles Garel is a professor at the National Academy of Arts and Trades (Cnam), Paris, France, and at the Polytechnic School of France At Cnam. He is the chair of Innovation Management and has been collaborating with companies on innovation and project management since the 1990s. He is also director of Cnam's Interdisciplinary Laboratory of Scientific Action research (LISRA).

Elmar Mock is an engineer of chronometers and plastic material. At the age of 26, he, along with Jacques Muller, invented the Swatch. He subsequently conceived the Rockwatch for Tissot before leaving the watch industry. In 1986 he founded his own company, Creaholic, in Biennes, Switzerland. He is cited as an inventor in more than 150 patents. In 2010 he won the Gaia Prize.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS042000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Management Science
BUS053000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Quality Control
COM032000
COMPUTERS / Information Technology