Heres whats on Amazon.coms list of best-selling business innovation books:
Innovation: The Five Disciplines for Creating What Customers Want by William W. Wilmot and Curtis R. Carlson, Crown Business, 368 pages, $18: The authors provide a systematic way to make innovation practical. Innovation is not about inventing clever gadgets. It is the successful creation and delivery of a new or improved product or service that provides value for your customer and sustained profit for your organization.
The Other Side of Innovation: Solving the Execution Challenge by Vijay Govindarajan, Harvard Business Review, 240 pages, $20: Companies cant survive without innovating. But most put far more emphasis on generating big ideas than on executing them turning ideas into actual breakthrough products, services and process improvements. Using examples of companies such as Allstate, Timberland and BMW, this book tells how to execute an innovation initiative whether a simple project or a grand, gutsy gamble.