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Innovation By Design

How Any Organization Can Leverage Design Thinking to Produce Change, Drive New Ideas, and Deliver Meaningful Solutions
Narrated by: Chris Henry Coffey
Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Why are some organizations more innovative than others? How can we tap in to, empower, and leverage the natural innovation within our organizations that is so vital to our future success? Now more than ever, companies and institutions of all types and sizes are determined to create more innovative organizations.

In study after study, leaders say that fostering innovation and the need for transformational change are among their top priorities. But they also report struggling with how to engage their cultures to implement the changes necessary to maximize their innovative targets.

In Innovation by Design, authors Thomas Lockwood and Edgar Papke share the results of their study of some of the world's most innovative organizations, including:

  • The 10 ways leaders can create and develop effective cultures of innovation.
  • How to use design thinking as a powerful method to drive employee creativity and innovation.
  • How to leverage the natural influence of the collective imagination to produce the "pull effect" of creativity and risk taking.
  • How leaders can take the "Fifth Step of Design" and create their ideal culture.

Innovation by Design offers a powerful set of insights and practical solutions to the most important challenge for today's businesses - the need for relevant innovation.

©2018 Thomas Lockwood and Edgar Papke (P)2018 Recorded Books

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Meaningful content, that gets hidden in the fluff

Overall, this is a good book detailing the growing interest in design thinking. The companies interviewed are impressive and the stories have real value. I just found that the book could have been considerably more concise. Whole passages exist to boost and elevate the authors rather than further their premise. I understand the need to establish credibility at the start of the book, but when it continues straight through the final chapter I question the relevance.

Would I recommend this book? Hard to say actually. A quick read of a few articles on design thinking will give you as much or more useable pieces to go on. If you're looking for validation that design thinking will stick around then yes, this book is for you.

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  • Martin
  • 09-07-18

Empty concepts

Very disappointed with this book as it keeps on going on and on over the same empty concepts. There is no examples of how Design Thinking has been actually applied, all it says is that Design Thinking has been applied.