The Innovator's DNA

  • by Jeff Dyer, Hal Gregersen, Clay Christensen
  • Narrated by Mel Foster
  • 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Are you the next Steve Jobs?
You can be as innovative and impactful - if you can change your behaviors to improve your creative impact.
In The Innovator’s DNA, authors Jeff Dyer, Hal Gregersen, and bestselling author Clayton M. Christensen (The Innovator’s Dilemma, The Innovator’s Solution) build on what we know about disruptive innovation to show how individuals can develop the skills necessary to move progressively from idea to impact.
By identifying behaviors of the world’s best innovators - from leaders at Amazon and Apple to those at Google, Skype, and Virgin Group - the authors outline five discovery skills that distinguish innovative entrepreneurs and executives from ordinary managers: Associating, Questioning, Observing, Networking, and Experimenting.
Once you master these competencies (the authors provide a self assessment for rating your own innovator’s DNA), the authors explain how you can generate ideas, collaborate with colleagues to implement them, and build innovation skills throughout your organization to sharpen its competitive edge. That innovation advantage can translate into a premium in your company’s stock price - an innovation premium - that is possible only by building the code for innovation right into your organization’s people, processes, and guiding philosophies.
Practical and provocative, The Innovator’s DNA is an essential resource for individuals and teams who want to strengthen their innovative prowess.


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Starts slowly and then... it pops!

If you could sum up The Innovator's DNA in three words, what would they be?

This book analyzes some of the best thinkers of our time and shares strategies and tools to think like them. It won't make you an instant innovator or genius critical thinker but it definitely will add some tools to your toolbox. Give it a listen past the first few chapters-- it starts off a little preachy with motivational garb as if this were a self-help book but it picks up and provides some real gems!

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2 big a fan of the faker S. Jobs for my tastes

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

No. I would not recommend this book, because most of my friends do not know the tech people I know, such as Jobs and Gates. So they are not likely to 'see through' baloney when they read it. For this book it is JOBS that is overblown by the author's hero worship. Jobs had no integrity and furthermore he LIED about the Xparc story. He STOLE the windows/mouse/icons ENTIRELY from Xparc. The machines he saw in the late 70s were ready-for-real-time not 'rudimentary' as he claimed. I WOULD KNOW. I WAS THERE. I don't like it when someone writes a book but does not do 'due diligence' before quoting someone. Jobs was a man who had no integrity and that is really all of us have. He even STOLE MONEY from WOZ who was the REAL hero of Apple, NOT Jobs.

Would you ever listen to anything by the authors again?


What about Mel Foster’s performance did you like?

The narrator was great. He is a consummate 'reading professional' and I would listen to him read again, given the chance.

Do you think The Innovator's DNA needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

YES. It needs a serious revision to fix the LIES.

Any additional comments?

Bah humbug. Too much laziness in the writing business these days. Not enough serious content-editors available, I suppose.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-13-2012
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio