Lean Innovation: Understanding What's Next in Today's Economy (Hardcover)

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Do these comments sound familiar?

We would love to be more innovative, but we don't have the resources Innovation works in some companies; we just aren'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 'fund' innovation and inspire a culture of creativity. Easy to read and humorous, Cross' stories resonate and his tactics are very applicable. He demonstrates that you likely have the people needed to drive innovation.

Based on Cross'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 isn't afraid to make an existing product redundant in favor of a new opportunity.

About the Author

Barry Cross joined Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario in 2006 after spending 20 years in various leadership positions with several companies. While in industry, Mr. Cross led many key strategic initiatives, including significant development projects in Asia, Brazil, Mexico, and Europe.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781466515253
ISBN-10: 1466515252
Publisher: Productivity Press
Publication Date: December 3rd, 2012
Pages: 219
Language: English