Ryan knows so much about the perils and opportunities of doing innovation within a corporate context. If this is what you do, or aspire to do, learn from him. This book is packed with more real-world insight and advice than any 300 page book on innovation you may pick up. Ryan is tirelessly practical and real, and his advice rings true. I've worked with Ryan (some of the examples come from his work with The New York Times), and he is the real thing. The book is also a fun and quick read, and contains useful advice for anyone doing product development in any setting and at any scale. Highly recommended.
I loved Making Progress. So many actionable insights that I can put to use right away. I read 4-5 business books a month and this is in my top 3 of the past year. I didn’t expect as much from such a concise read but was pleasantly surprised. More useful insight than most books three times the length.
Progress = identify the right problem; poke at it; learn; try again. Seems like simple stuff, but it's really hard to do right. This book gives you some really clear and powerful tools to use in doing it, selling it internally, and bringing people along on the journey. Cheers to Ryan Jacoby and Sense and Respond press for distilling years of smarts! Bought a copy for everyone on my team.
A concise and insightful tome. Too many business books on innovation are overly theoretical and don't actually tell you what you can do or try. Jacoby does a really remarkable job of giving you an actual playbook for fostering innovation within an organization that is both insightful and actionable. The latter being of the greatest value.