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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (248 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jeff Dyer, Hal Gregersen, Clayton M. Christensen Narrator: Mel Foster Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2012 ISBN: 9781455892327
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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 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. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teppo | 2/6/2014

    " Fascinating practical suggestions about how to learn to think and behave more creatively. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Archana | 1/30/2014

    " Books let you take away something , it is how you perceive them with that thought there are take away from this book as well, some simple practial ways to increase your creativity, the five pointers take away. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adrienne | 1/19/2014

    " A typical HBR publication - a bit repetitive, but with solid examples and ideas to improve your own innovation factors. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marc | 1/19/2014

    " Informative, but not nearly as awesome as the Innovator's Dilemma. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Phil | 1/11/2014

    " A few good ideas and packed in here with about 200 pages of filler. Read the first three pages of each chapter then skip to the next and you'll get as much out of this book as I did. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charles | 12/30/2013

    " Nice thoughts about innovation. Some good ways to come up with creative ideas. Well written. Seems to be written for business people more than creative writers, photographers, designers, etc., though they could learn a thing or two by reading it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jonathan Bogott | 12/23/2013

    " Innovation isn't just about being creative, it's about building the right skills. Anyone can be "innovative" if they practice the right skills to get there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brandon | 12/19/2013

    " Practical and meaningful insights into becoming more innovative. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dianna Linder | 12/11/2013

    " This is a good book for skimming. The entire concept, action plan & tips would have made just a few pages or a chapter at most. Good concepts. Best to borrow from the library instead of purchase. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alison | 3/25/2013

    " Great ideas here. Inspiring but somewhat repetitive. Good business read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carter | 2/22/2013

    " Love Clayton Christensen (co-wrote it) and found the "discovery" vs "delivery" skills framework a useful way to compare and contrast larger company CEOs to entrepreneurs. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brandon Carlson | 12/5/2012

    " Pretty good overview of what it takes to be an "innovator". Recommended. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Caitlin | 10/5/2012

    " Meh. Our CEO always talks about this book, but I think your time would be better spent thinking about new ideas and innovations themselves. I think I'll stay away from this genre. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Derek | 6/29/2012

    " Initially I thought this book was just like The Innovator's Dilemma, however the authors have really done their research, and identified companies and individuals that have a way of doing things that keep producing innovations. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jane | 4/17/2012

    " Good, but nothing earth-shattering here. "

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About the Author

Jeff Dyer is the Horace Beesley Professor of Strategy at the Marriott School, Brigham Young University. He is widely published in strategy and business journals and was the fourth most cited management scholar in 1996-2006.

About the Narrator

Mel Foster is a prolific audiobook narrator, having read dozens of titles throughout his career. He is the recipient of the prestigious Audie Award, as well as the AudioFile Earphones Award. A former advertising agency executive who used to record test tracks for commercials, his narration career was born out of encouragement from his clients who would often say, “why are we hiring someone else? I like this guy.”