List of 9 Books on Startups and Innovation

List of 9 Books on Startups and Innovation

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Title: The Innovator's Solution

Author(s): Clayton M. Christensen
ISBN 13: 9781422196571
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Title: The Innovator's Solution: Creating and Sustaining Successful Growth

The Relic Masterís powers are weakening and he and his apprentice Raffi set off to meet the Makers in the City of the Crows and discover why.

Staff Favorite of 2003
With its unique combination of practical advice and counterintuitive insight, this landmark book, sure to become a classic in the field of corporate strategy, demonstrates that today's companies must nurture and harness the power of disruptive innovation if they wish to achieve sustainable, long-term growth. Richly deserving of reading and rereading, this is simply and indisputably a great book.

Author(s): Clayton M. Christensen
ISBN 13: 9781578518524
Pages: 320
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Title: Seeing What's Next: Using the Theories of Innovation to Predict Industry Change

A Framework for Predicting Industry Winners and Losers

Every day, individuals take action based on how they believe innovation will change industries. Yet these beliefs are largely based on guesswork and incomplete data, and lead to costly errors in judgment.

Now, internationally renowned innovation expert Clayton M. Christensen and his research partners Scott D. Anthony and Erik A. Roth present a groundbreaking framework for predicting outcomes in the evolution of any industry. Based on proven theories outlined in Christensen's landmark books The Innovator's Dilemma and The Innovator's Solution, Seeing What's Next offers a practical, three-part model that helps decision-makers spot the signals of industry change, determine the outcome of competitive battles, and assess whether a firm's actions will ensure or threaten future success. Through in-depth case studies of industries from aviation to health care, the authors illustrate the predictive power of innovation theory in action.

A unique, "outside-in" perspective on industry change, Seeing What's Next will help executives, analysts, and investors develop invaluable intuition into the future that matters to them.

Author(s): Clayton M. Christensen
ISBN 13: 9781591391852
Pages: 352
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Title: Dealing with Darwin: How Great Companies Innovate at Every Phase of Their Evolution

You've Read The Headlines: industry after industry battered by globalization, deregulation, and commoditization. The Darwinian struggle of business keeps getting more brutal as competitive advantage gaps get narrower and narrower. Anything you invent today will soon be copied by someone else-probably better or cheaper.

Dealing with Darwin is a guide to leading your company's evolution and creating competitive advantage in an increasingly tough climate. Drawing on hundreds of examples, including an extensive Cisco case study, bestselling author Geoffrey Moore illuminates how established companies can prevent their own extinction-not by throwing resources wildly at every potential innovation, but by moving forward with precision, courage, and smart timing.

Author(s): Geoffrey A. Moore
ISBN 13: 9781591842149
Pages: 304
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Title: Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Donít

Imagine a world where almost everyone wakes up inspired to go to work, feels trusted and valued during the day, then returns home feeling fulfilled. This is not a crazy, idealized notion. As Simon Sinek noticed in his travels around the world, great leaders create environments in which people naturally work together to do remarkable things. Some of these teams trust each other so deeply that they would literally put their lives on the line for each other. Far more common, unfortunately, are teams that seem doomed to infighting, fragmentation, and failure, no matter what incentives are offered. But why? The answer became clear during a conversation with a Marine Corps general who explained a USMC tradition: ďOfficers eat last.Ē Sinek watched as the most junior Marines ate first while the most senior Marines took their place at the back of the line. Whatís symbolic in the chow hall is deadly serious on the battlefield: great leaders sacrifice their own comfortóeven their own survivalófor the good of those in their care. This principle has been true since the earliest tribes of hunters and gatherers. Itís not a management theory; itís biology. Our brains and bodies evolved to help us find food, shelter, mates, and especially safety. Weíve always lived in a dangerous world, facing predators and enemies at every turn. We thrived only when we felt safe among our group. Our biology hasnít changed in fifty thousand years, but our environment certainly has. Todayís workplaces tend to be full of cynicism, paranoia, and self-interest. But the best organizations foster trust and cooperation because their leaders build what Sinek calls a Circle of Safety that separates the security inside the team from the challenges outside. The Circle of Safety leads to stable, adaptive, confident teams, where everyone feels they belong and all energies are devoted to facing the common enemy and seizing big opportunities. Leaders who are willing to eat last are rewarded with deeply loyal colleagues who will stop at nothing to advance their leaderís vision and their organizationís interests. Itís amazing how well it works. As he did in Start with Why, Sinek illustrates his ideas with fascinating true stories from a wide range of fields.
Author(s): Simon Sinek
ISBN 13: 9781591845324
Pages: 244
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Title: Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

A powerful and penetrating exploration of what separates great companies and great leaders from the rest."
-Polly LaBarre, coauthor of Mavericks at Work

Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others? Why do some command greater loyalty?

In studying the leaders who've had the greatest influence in the world, Simon Sinek discovered that they all think, act, and communicate in the exact same way-and it's the complete opposite of what everyone else does. People like Martin Luther King Jr., Steve Jobs, and the Wright Brothers might have little in common, but they all started with why.

Drawing on a wide range of real-life stories, Sinek weaves together a clear vision of what it truly takes to lead and inspire.

Author(s): Simon Sinek
ISBN 13: 9781591846444
Pages: 256
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Title: The Power of Everyday Missionaries

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Author(s): Clayton M. Christensen
ISBN 13: 9781609073152
Pages: 152
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