I’ve recently caught up on a bunch of reading some of which are worth commending.
- Switch – documents the factors that cause changes to fail (both in organisations and personal stuff), and provides a recipe for ensuring you have addressed those factors in any change you are planning.
- The Lean Startup – Applies Lean principles to the learning what customers respond well to – in the same way that Lean removes waste from the process of building some X, this removes waste from the process of determining what that X should be.
- The Innovator’s Solution – Pop science report of research done on why disruptive innovation at existing companies fails; covers structure, management, funding, market analysis, has recommendations to remove these sure-fail cases.
- The Innovator’s DNA – Pop science report of research done into how people innovate : turns out that there are a lot of things that one can do to be a better innovator.
Read them all, or none. I enjoyed them all.