Monetising an Online Book Part 1

The www.LittleInnovationBook.com is an online book I’m proving free of charge for people thinking about starting an innovation effort. Well, actually, its not quite free. There are ads and some other things there as well. The other thing are the most interesting. Because I own the whole rights to the work, not my traditionalist publisher […]

Latest on The Little Innovation Book

I've posted the latest chapter of my ongoing online book- this time the new material is on the Three Key Questions for innovators.  I've also fixed the broken page turns on the last chapter (don't know how I missed that) on Managing Technologists.

How to Manage the Technologists – Little Innovation Book

The latest chapter is now available at the Little Innovation Book. The latest material covers the priorities of CIOs, and why IT organisations are so resistant to change. It also explains a few strategies innovators can use to help get things started when technology organisations are involved.

Commented on “Little Innovation Book”

Over at the Smarter Companies Blog (http://www.i-capitaladvisors.com/2010/01/12/innovation-and-intangible-capital/) there’s a debate going on that there’s no difference between Innovation Capital and Knowledge Capital. Interesting, but then how do you explain the failure of great knowledge capital companies like Sun Microsystems during the downturn? Originally posted as a comment by jawgardner on Little Innovation Book using DISQUS.

2009: A personal review

Well, I’m back from Austria, and I can tell you, the skiing there was awesome. And I know those of you with families will probably be horrified to know this, but I have to say that taking oneself off during Christmas and not having to do more than calling a few people back home was […]

Terrible Innovator No: 6 – The Cowboy

The following is the last excerpt from Innovation and the Future Proof Bank in my series on terrible innovation employees I identify six archetypal innovation employees you should watch out for, and the last is “The Cowboy”.  From Chapter 9: The final kind of innovator to watch out for is the Cowboy.  Such individuals are […]

Terrible Innovator No. 5: The Defeatist

The following is the latest excerpt from Innovation and the Future Proof Bank. I identify six archetypal innovation employees you should watch out for, and the fifth is “The Defeatist”.  From Chapter 9: If you got to choose the kind of bad innovator you hired by mistake, you’d want the defeatist. The only danger that […]

Terrible Innovator No. 4: The Lone Ranger

The following is a brief excerpt from Innovation and the Future Proof Bank, my text on corporate innovation. I identify six archetypes you should watch out for, and the fourth is “The Lone Ranger”.  From Chapter 9: Another kind of poor innovation performer is the Lone Ranger. Lone Rangers are innovators who prefer to work […]

Terrible Innovator #3: the consultant

The following is a brief excerpt from Innovation and the Future Proof Bank, my text on corporate innovation. I identify six archetypes you should watch out for, and the third is “The Consultant”.  From Chapter 9: At the other end of the scale (from the Gadgeteer), you have consultant-innovators. They don’t focus on the answer […]

Terrible Innovator #2: The Talker

The following is a brief excerpt from Innovation and the Future Proof Bank, my text on corporate innovation. I identify six archetypes you should watch out for, and the second is “The Talker”.  From Chapter 9: Now we come to the Talker, one of the most destructive of all innovators. The talker is a superlative […]

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