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"Unpuzzling Innovation" Book Introductioin

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The purpose of “Unpuzzling Innovation - Mastering Innovation Management in a Structural Way“ is to demystify innovation puzzle in a structural way. Innovation is the process which can be classified scientifically and managed dynamically. Innovation is neither serendipity nor status quo, it needs to break some outdated rules, builds digital principles, and takes a systematic approach with robust, but not overly rigid processes to implement it. Digital innovators are the “whole-brainers” who present leadership skills and multidimensional intelligence, to mastering the “art of possible.” Creativity is simply about connecting the dots, the difference between innovation and creativity is implementation. It’s important to develop a set of best/next practices to manage digital innovation continuum effectively. It’s also critical to understand the paradox of innovation and strike the right balance between ideation and execution part of the innovation process and management. Innovation journey is thorny, be cautious about gaps and pitfalls on the way, to improve innovation success rate and measure it in the right way.

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"Unpuzzling Innovation" Book Introductioin

  1. 1. Unpuzzling Innovation Mastering Innovation Management in a Structural Way Pearl Zhu The Author of “Digital Master” Book Series (11 Books & “Future of CIO” Blog WWW.PEARLZHU.COM CIO MASTER Digital Agility DIGITAL MASTER
  2. 2. Title: Unpuzzling Innovation Sub Title: Mastering Innovation Management in a Strucural Way Author: Pearl Zhu ISBN: 978-1-48-358757-8 Copyright Date: Nov. 2016 About “IT Innovation”
  3. 3. Digital Master Book Series ( 11 + Books)
  4. 4. “Digital Master” Book Series Copyright 2016
  5. 5. Innovation Pillar in “Digital Master”
  6. 6. Summary The purpose of “Unpuzzling Innovation - Mastering Innovation Management in a Structural Way“ is to demystify innovation puzzle in a structural way. ● Innovation is the process which can be classified scientifically and managed dynamically. Digital leaders are innovators. ● Innovation needs to break some outdated rules, builds digital principles, to manage innovation in a structural way. ● Creativity is simply about connecting the dots, develop a set of best/next practices to manage digital innovation continuum effectively. ● Understand the paradox of innovation, be cautious about gaps and pitfalls, to improve innovation success rate and measure it in the right way.
  7. 7. Chapter 1 Innovation Classification Digital innovation has a broader spectrum with hybrid nature including incremental innovation, evolutionary innovation, and radical innovation; hard innovations and soft innovations.
  8. 8. Chapter 2 Innovation Principles Digital brings both unprecedented opportunities and risks to the businesses today. it is important to set principles for managing innovation and handling risk in a structural way. The principles and guidelines help to further frame processes, measures, and control.
  9. 9. Chapter 3 Digital Innovators Digital innovators present leadership skills, master at creative communication, understand what is wrong with the status quo, have the good sense and sound judgment to attract and surround themselves with the right people, and work collaboratively to do more with innovation.
  10. 10. Chapter 4 Connecting Innovation Dots Creativity is simply about connecting the dots. Creativity needs a problem, and a creative person needs a purpose. The difference between innovation and creativity is implementation. Innovation is to reinvent business, but not to reinvent the wheels.
  11. 11. Chapter 5 Digital Innovation Next Practices Digital innovation has a broader spectrum with hybrid nature, it is the incremental improvement- radical innovation continuum. It is hard to think of any innovation as not a hybrid, a combination of something old with something new or a number of new things.
  12. 12. Chapter 6 Innovation Paradox The paradox is that all creative activities are subversive in questioning the status quo. Setting rules and goals for creativity goes against the very nature of creativity and thus inventiveness and innovation. It’s critical to strike the right balance between ideation and execution part of the innovation process and management.
  13. 13. Chapter 7 Innovation Gaps and Pitfalls Innovation fails because, there are too many disconnects that occur between the birth of a vision/concept and the process of turning it into a reality. Innovation fails because businesses lack cognitive ability to think alternatives.
  14. 14. Chapter 8 Innovation Measurement The impact of innovations on enterprise performance ranges from effects on turnover and market share to changes in productivity and efficiency. The problem is often that the initiative is not well defined. So, it is difficult to measure the impact without taking the time to generate impact.
  15. 15. Conclusion Mastering Innovation in a Structural Way Innovation = Idea executed to produce a value! Being Innovative is more important than doing any kind of innovation! Innovation must be part of organizational DNA!
  16. 16. Author: Pearl Zhu Digital Master Book Series
  17. 17. Author: Pearl Zhu Digital Master Book Series
  18. 18. Review Would you recommend this book? Write your review here.

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