Lean Innovation

Lean Innovation

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Do these comments sound familiar? We would love to be more innovative, but we dona€™t have the resources Innovation works in some companies; we just arena€™t that creative We get some good ideas, but nothing ever happens with them Unfortunately, they reflect the general perception and environment for innovation in many firms today. In Lean Innovation: Understanding What's Next in Today's Economy, Barry Cross explores how to use Lean to free up resources from within the organization to support and a€˜funda€™ innovation and inspire a culture of creativity. Easy to read and humorous, Crossa€™ stories resonate and his tactics are very applicable. He demonstrates that you likely have the people needed to drive innovation. Based on Crossa€™s twenty-five years of experience, and filled with stories and anecdotes from a number of industries, the book presents a different look at innovation and how to recognize opportunities for moving past merely talking about innovation to action and making it a priority. The author examines roadblocks and how to use enablers like Lean to facilitate and focus the approach on driving the focus forward, to the place where creativity in our ranks is more important that responding to an email and where the organization isna€™t afraid to make an existing product redundant in favor of a new opportunity.... 157 next-generation lightbulb, 18a€“19 Nissan Leaf, 161a€“162 Nissan Versa, 162 Noble Crop Science and Innovation, 45a€“48 Nokia, ... 28, 158, 182a€“183 Pfeffer, Jeff, xviii pharmacies, 13a€“16 Pharmacy Service Initiative (PSI), 14 Philips company, 19, 144 Physics classes, ... 32a€“35, 141, 182 Opportunity Cards, 71 Oral B toothbrushes, 144 Organizational Change in 100 Days: A FastForward Guide, 128anbsp;...

Title:Lean Innovation
Author:Barry L. Cross
Publisher:CRC Press - 2012-12-03


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