INNOVATION Reviews

Biomimicry for Designers

The first resource in the emerging field of biomimicry targeted directly at design professionals and students

Design the Life You Love

A joyful, inspirational guide to building the life you've always dreamed of, using the principles and creative process of an award-winning product designer.

From Smart to Wise: Acting and Leading with Wisdom

This is a fresh and timely approach to nurturing wise, resilient, and flexible leadership in a world of growing complexity. Leaders tend to obstinately stick to the leadership style that brought them most success in the past, usually one of two extreme styles: functional leadership that focuses on operational excellence or smart leadership that focuses on growth.

Communicating the New: Methods to Shape and Accelerate Innovation

I believe something fundamental has changed in our world that is making the communication of The New—new products, services, businesses and systems— more difficult and standard communication techniques less effective. A number of factors have come together to create a new context for communication:

We are working on problems of increasing complexity. This complexity is hard to manage, structure and explain—and yet it is essential to establishing the relevance of The New. We cannot ignore the complexity nor reduce it to an elevator pitch without trivializing our work.

The Myths of Creativity: The Truth About How Innovative Companies and People Generate Great Ideas

How to get past the most common myths about creativity to design truly innovative strategies We tend to think of creativity in terms reminiscent of the ancient muses: divinely-inspired, unpredictable, and bestowed upon a lucky few. But when our jobs challenge us to be creative on demand, we must develop novel, useful ideas that will keep our organizations competitive. The Myths of Creativity demystifies the processes that drive innovation.

Brand Thinking and Other Noble Pursuits

The notion of the brand, like any concept that dominates markets and public consciousness, is a challenge to define. Is it a simple differentiator of the cereals in our cupboards, a manipulative brainwashing tool forced on us by corporations, or a creative triumph as capable as any art form of stimulating our emotions and intellect?