Die besten 99 Bücher zu Innovation

Innovation is a driving force behind business growth, technological advancements, and societal progress. Cultivating an innovative mindset can help you identify opportunities, solve complex problems, and create lasting impact. That's why we've curated a list of insightful books to inspire and guide you through the world of innovation. Our selection covers various aspects of the innovation process, providing you with the knowledge to unleash your creative potential and make a difference. So, let's spark your innovative spirit with these transformative reads!
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Innovation Bücher: Where Good Ideas Come From von Steven Johnson

Where Good Ideas Come From

Steven Johnson
The Natural History of Innovation
4.2 (172 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Where Good Ideas Come From?

Where Good Ideas Come From (2011) examines the evolution of life on Earth and the history of science. This New York Times bestseller highlights many parallels between the two, ranging from carbon atoms forming the very first building blocks of life to cities and the World Wide Web fostering great innovations and discoveries.

In addition to presenting this extensive analysis, replete with anecdotes and scientific evidence, Johnson also considers how individual and organizational creativity can be cultivated.

Wer Where Good Ideas Come From lesen sollte

  • Anyone interested in the history of science and innovation, especially tantalizing anecdotes of great discoveries.
  • Anyone who wishes to be more creative and innovative, or hopes to foster such traits on an organizational level.
  • Anyone interested in the evolution of life on Earth.

Innovation Bücher: The Tipping Point von Malcolm Gladwell

The Tipping Point

Malcolm Gladwell
How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
4.2 (434 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Tipping Point?

The Tipping Point discusses why certain ideas, products and behaviors spread like epidemics and what we can do to consciously trigger and have control over such epidemics.

Wer The Tipping Point lesen sollte

  • Anyone who is interested in the way ideas spread
  • Anyone who wants to learn how social epidemics break out
  • Anyone who works in marketing, advertising or a related field

Innovation Bücher: A Whole New Mind von Daniel H. Pink

A Whole New Mind

Daniel H. Pink
Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future
4.5 (160 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in A Whole New Mind?

In an age where computers and well-trained workers from low-paid countries are taking over even white-collar jobs, what can you do to stand out? As we move out of the Information Age and into a new Conceptual Age, the answer is to start embracing the aptitudes associated with the right side of your brain, which were previously thought of as less valuable than analytical left-brain skills.

Wer A Whole New Mind lesen sollte

  • Anyone who wants to discover the difference between 20th-century work and 21st-century work
  • Anyone interested in the concept of “right-brain” thinking
  • Anyone who wants to develop the right skills to succeed at work in the modern age

Innovation Bücher: Innovation and Entrepreneurship von Peter Drucker

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Peter Drucker
4.3 (65 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Innovation and Entrepreneurship?

Innovation and Entrepreneurship (2006) demonstrates how to be innovative and reveals strategies that create customers for your innovation. It shows how entrepreneurship can be learned and implemented by anyone and how entrepreneurial skills can be used not just in new ventures but in established corporations.

Wer Innovation and Entrepreneurship lesen sollte

  • Entrepreneurs and anyone interested in entrepreneurship
  • Senior managers in large companies
  • Anyone with a great idea for a new product or service

Innovation Bücher: The Myths of Creativity von David Burkus

The Myths of Creativity

David Burkus
The Truth About How Innovative Companies and People Generate Great Ideas
4.4 (81 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Myths of Creativity?

The Myths of Creativity debunks our common misconceptions of how creativity works. It provides practical insight and valuable advice on how to generate new ideas and let them flourish, and it gives real-world examples from history and recent well-known creatives.

Wer The Myths of Creativity lesen sollte

  • Anyone who would like to increase his or her creativity
  • Anyone running a business or organization

Innovation Bücher: Making Ideas Happen von Scott Belsky

Making Ideas Happen

Scott Belsky
Overcoming the Obstacles Between Vision and Reality
4.3 (95 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Making Ideas Happen?

Making Ideas Happen deals with the obstacles that lie between your ideas and their implementation. It offers insight into the ways in which successful individuals and creative departments overcome these obstacles, by offering real-life examples from some of the world’s leading brands and creative minds.

Wer Making Ideas Happen lesen sollte

  • Anyone working in the creative industry
  • Anyone who runs a start-up
  • Anyone who has had awesome ideas that never became a reality

Innovation Bücher: What Matters Now von Gary Hamel

What Matters Now

Gary Hamel
How to Win in a World of Relentless Change, Ferocious Competition and Unstoppable Innovation
3.8 (37 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in What Matters Now?

What Matters Now (2012) reveals the many challenges for companies looking to navigate an increasingly globalized and technology-driven world. With practical advice, these blinks show how  company can not only survive such an environment but also adapt, innovate and thrive.

Wer What Matters Now lesen sollte

  • CEOs wanting to learn how to easily adapt to global challenges
  • Managers looking to challenge their company’s status quo
  • Entrepreneurs involved in businesses with a global outlook

Innovation Bücher: The Gen Z Effect von Thomas Koulopoulus and Dan Keldsen

The Gen Z Effect

Thomas Koulopoulus and Dan Keldsen
The Six Forces Shaping the Future of Business
4.3 (39 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Gen Z Effect?

The Gen Z Effect (2014) shines a light on the changes that we face in a hyperconnected world, both as individuals and in business. By embracing the mind-set and innovations of Generation Z, we can manage these changes and unite to create a brighter future for a world that no longer divides itself into generations.

Wer The Gen Z Effect lesen sollte

  • Companies looking to lead their market in a hyperconnected world
  • Managers who want to learn more about which future technologies will boost their teams‘ productivity
  • Those interested in the employment and education opportunities that Generation Z will bring

Innovation Bücher: Change by Design von Tim Brown

Change by Design

Tim Brown
How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation
4.2 (150 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Change by Design?

Change by Design (2009) presents a holistic, interdisciplinary approach to designing solutions to address any sort of innovation challenge. In following this step-by-step guide, you’ll be able to more creatively develop the stories and inspirations that will lead to tomorrow’s innovations.

Wer Change by Design lesen sollte

  • Anyone whose job requires creativity and innovative thinking
  • Anyone interested in finding a better way to address problems in society
  • Business leaders who want to inspire creativity and innovative thinking

Innovation Bücher: Walmart von Natalie Berg and Bryan Roberts


Natalie Berg and Bryan Roberts
Key Insights and Practical Lessons from the World's Largest Retailer
4.5 (31 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Walmart?

In Walmart (2012), authors Natalie Berg and Bryan Roberts share key insights and business principles from the company that reveal how it became the biggest retailer in the world. Examining the retailer’s unprecedented success, the authors also discuss Walmart’s future challenges.

Wer Walmart lesen sollte

  • Anyone interested in business innovation
  • Anyone who wants to learn about how to run a successful retailer
  • Anyone wondering how Walmart carved its path to success

Innovation Bücher: Strategy Rules von David B. Yoffie and Michael A. Cusumano

Strategy Rules

David B. Yoffie and Michael A. Cusumano
Five Timeless Lessons From Bill Gates, Andy Grove and Steve Jobs
4.1 (114 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Strategy Rules?

Strategy Rules (2015) explores the business strategies and leadership styles of three hyper-successful tech CEOs: Bill Gates of Microsoft, Andy Grove of Intel and Steve Jobs of Apple. These blinks break down the strategic expertise necessary to build a competitive business and ensure long-term success.

Wer Strategy Rules lesen sollte

  • Businesspeople who want to learn from the success of Microsoft, Intel and Apple
  • CEOs looking for a strategic boost
  • New entrepreneurs looking to develop a vision for their ideas

Innovation Bücher: Non-Obvious von Rohit Bhargava


Rohit Bhargava
How To Think Different, Curate Ideas & Predict The Future
4.1 (19 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Non-Obvious?

Non-Obvious is all about detecting important trends, an essential part of running a business. You can't accurately predict the future by looking at obvious, surface-level influences – the important ones are hidden underneath. These blinks offer advice on identifying meaningful changes, while outlining some prominent trends we're likely to see in the future.

Wer Non-Obvious lesen sollte

  • Anyone who wants to learn about spotting trends
  • Movers and shakers searching for an investment with high potential
  • Curious readers who want to know what tomorrow's trends will be

Innovation Bücher: The Innovator's Prescription von Clayton Christensen, Jerome H. Grossman and Jason D. Hwang

The Innovator's Prescription

Clayton Christensen, Jerome H. Grossman and Jason D. Hwang
A Disruptive Solution for Health Care
3.6 (20 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Innovator's Prescription?

The Innovator’s Prescription (2008) is a guide to applying business concepts to the field of health care and, in the process, revolutionizing the industry and making it more affordable and accessible. These blinks explain how health care has become mired in its old ways and how disrupting stagnant business models can make the field run like new.

Wer The Innovator's Prescription lesen sollte

  • Anyone interested in health care systems
  • Medical practitioners and business owners
  • People interested in creative business models

Innovation Bücher: Who Built That von Michelle Malkin

Who Built That

Michelle Malkin
Awe-Inspiring Stories of American Tinkerpreneurs
3.4 (22 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Who Built That?

Who Built That (2015) tells the stories of America’s most fascinating inventors from the last 150 years. These blinks reveal how these tinkerpreneurs, against all the odds, achieved commercial success with their revolutionary inventions.

Wer Who Built That lesen sollte

  • Aspiring inventors interested in the history of innovation
  • People interested in the development and future of intellectual property rights
  • Businesses concerned about the current innovative capacities of the United States

Innovation Bücher: The Idea Factory von Jon Gertner

The Idea Factory

Jon Gertner
Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation
4.4 (30 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Idea Factory?

The Idea Factory (2012) charts the influence of Bell Labs, the research arm of telephony monopolist AT&T. This innovative laboratory, established in the 1920s, was the source of dozens, if not hundreds, of technological innovations, effectively ushering in our modern digital age.

Wer The Idea Factory lesen sollte

  • People curious about the history of modern technology
  • Entrepreneurs or business leaders wanting to encourage innovation
  • Employees of tech giants such as Google, Apple or Microsoft

Innovation Bücher: The Customer Service Revolution von John R. DiJulius III

The Customer Service Revolution

John R. DiJulius III
Overthrow Conventional Business, Inspire Employees, and Change the World
4.4 (53 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Customer Service Revolution?

The Customer Service Revolution (2015) reveals the real secrets of brilliant customer service. These blinks provide a practical guide for taking your customer service to the next level, helping to create an extraordinary experience for your customers and forge an enthusiastic vision-driven workforce.

Wer The Customer Service Revolution lesen sollte

  • Managers who want to boost their team’s customer service
  • Employees looking to improve their people skills
  • Leaders curious about why customer service is so important

Innovation Bücher: Platform Scale von Sangeet Paul Choudary

Platform Scale

Sangeet Paul Choudary
How an emerging business model helps startups build large empires with minimum investment
4.5 (46 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Platform Scale?

A new kind of business has emerged during the last decade. Facebook, Airbnb, YouTube, Twitter have exploded in popularity – but what do these companies have in common? They’re all platforms: they gather millions of users and achieve billion-dollar valuations, but instead of products, they offer something very different. Platform Scale (2015) offers an insightful analysis of the mechanisms that drive this new platform business model, and how it achieves skyrocketing growth.

Wer Platform Scale lesen sollte

  • Business students eager to learn about the new economy
  • Aspiring entrepreneurs, interested in the do’s and don’ts of a platform strategy
  • Social media users curious about the secrets of their favorite platforms

Innovation Bücher: The Elements of Scrum von Chris Sims and Hillary Louise Johnson

The Elements of Scrum

Chris Sims and Hillary Louise Johnson
4.1 (104 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Elements of Scrum?

The Elements of Scrum (2011) explains how outmoded software development processes are holding companies back in an ever-changing market. Today’s successful teams need to be agile and flexible; and the best companies do this by adopting a methodology called scrum. This book gives you everything you need to know to start a scrum-based process in your own organization.

Wer The Elements of Scrum lesen sollte

  • Project managers
  • Software developers and designers
  • Anyone interested in agile organizational processes

Innovation Bücher: F.I.R.E. von Dan Ward


Dan Ward
How Fast, Inexpensive, Restrained, and Elegant Methods Ignite Innovation
3.9 (49 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in F.I.R.E.?

This book (2014) outlines the F.I.R.E. method to jumpstart innovation, a guaranteed process that will stimulate you and your team by streamlining resources and creativity. At its core, F.I.R.E. is about setting restrictions so you can produce much greater results.

Wer F.I.R.E. lesen sollte

  • Project managers or team leaders
  • Start-ups looking to jumpstart innovation
  • Entrepreneurs seeking the latest in team management

Innovation Bücher: Inventology von Pagan Kennedy


Pagan Kennedy
How We Dream Up Things That Change the World
4.0 (25 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Inventology?

Inventology (2016) shows us how the world’s brightest minds identify problems and come up with brilliant solutions. Find out how you need to think in order to discern future trends and create the next great invention!

Wer Inventology lesen sollte

  • Anyone interested in coming up with new ideas
  • Business owners looking for great solutions
  • Entrepreneurs looking for inspiration to start a new business

Innovation Bücher: Originals von Adam Grant


Adam Grant
How Non-Conformists Move the World
4.3 (354 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Originals?

In Originals (2016), Adam Grant taps into the field of original thinking and explores where great ideas come from. By following unconventional rules, Grant gives us helpful guidelines for how we can foster originality in every facet of our lives. He also shows that anyone can enhance his or her creativity, and gives foolproof methods for identifying our truly original ideas – and following through with them.

Wer Originals lesen sollte

  • Creatives struggling to find support for their ideas
  • Employees looking to change their workplace for the better
  • Anyone interested in what it takes to make genius solutions a reality

Innovation Bücher: Let There Be Water von Seth M. Siegel

Let There Be Water

Seth M. Siegel
Israel’s Solution for a Water-Starved World
3.7 (32 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Let There Be Water?

Let There Be Water (2015) sheds light on Israel’s solutions to water problems. Thanks to technological innovation, clever engineering and political foresight, Israel stands out as one country that can teach other nations how to provide water in abundance for its citizens.

Wer Let There Be Water lesen sollte

  • People interested in the state of Israel and its policies
  • Engineers and students of water policy
  • Environmentalists and anyone concerned about the world’s looming water crisis

Innovation Bücher: The Box von Marc Levinson

The Box

Marc Levinson
How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger
4.4 (39 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Box?

The Box (2006) tells the tale of modern transportation’s poster child, the container, and how it revolutionized the shipping industry and enabled globalization. These blinks will take you on a detailed journey through this seemingly simple but revolutionary change in global systems of trade.

Wer The Box lesen sollte

  • Professionals in logistics, transportation or trading
  • People interested in globalization
  • Every economics and business student

Innovation Bücher: Tubes von Andrew Blum


Andrew Blum
A Journey to the Center of the Internet
3.7 (25 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Tubes?

Tubes (2012) traces the origins of the internet, from its humble origins at a few US universities to its current superstructure status. You’ll find out about the physical components of the internet, including fiber cables, hubs and massive internet exchange points.

Wer Tubes lesen sollte

  • Internet geeks
  • People who want to understand how networks function
  • Those curious about the relationship between geography and the internet

Innovation Bücher: It’s Not the Size of the Data von Koen Pauwels

It’s Not the Size of the Data

Koen Pauwels
It’s How You Use It
3.7 (14 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in It’s Not the Size of the Data?

It’s Not the Size of the Data (2014) is a beginner's guide to designing, creating and adopting your own marketing dashboard, helping you uncover the links between campaigns and performance, and monitor progress with long-term goals in mind.

Wer It’s Not the Size of the Data lesen sollte

  • People who believe in the power of numbers and how they can inform logical decision making
  • Marketing innovators confident that they can benefit from data-driven marketing

Innovation Bücher: Disrupt Yourself von Whitney Johnson

Disrupt Yourself

Whitney Johnson
Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work
4.3 (101 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Disrupt Yourself?

Disrupt Yourself (2015) is about embarking on the journey of constant discovery that is your career. By following your interests, discovering your unique talents, taking the right risks and being prepared to learn, you will find yourself constantly stimulated and satisfied by your work.

Wer Disrupt Yourself lesen sollte

  • Employees and CEOs of small companies or start-ups
  • Entrepreneurs considering their next business venture
  • Anyone seeking inspiration for their professional calling

Innovation Bücher: Will It Fly? von Pat Flynn

Will It Fly?

Pat Flynn
How to Test Your Next Business Idea so You Don't Waste Your Time and Money
4.1 (44 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Will It Fly??

Will It Fly (2016) is a guide to testing your business ideas and achieving the smoothest possible flight to success. These blinks will help you critically examine the validity of your ideas, research your market and get to know your future customers.

Wer Will It Fly? lesen sollte

  • Entrepreneurs who feel unsure about a business idea
  • Business owners who want to expand their companies and attract new customers

Innovation Bücher: 21 Days to a Big Idea von Bryan Mattimore

21 Days to a Big Idea

Bryan Mattimore
Creating Breakthrough Business Concepts
4.3 (164 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in 21 Days to a Big Idea?

21 Days to a Big Idea (2015) is your guide to rekindling playful creativity and discovering the countless bright ideas your brain is capable of producing. These blinks share the secrets behind simple yet effective techniques to get your creative juices flowing, and provide helpful tips for turning your wild ideas into a viable business.

Wer 21 Days to a Big Idea lesen sollte

  • Entrepreneurs who feel stuck in a creative block
  • Product developers seeking simple creative techniques to incorporate into their routines
  • Business-savvy readers looking for inspiration for a new project

Innovation Bücher: Business Model Generation von Alexander Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur

Business Model Generation

Alexander Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur
A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers
4.3 (92 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Business Model Generation?

Business Model Generation (2010) is a comprehensive guide to building innovative business models. From empathizing and connecting with customers to finding inspiration for products and learning from some of today’s most game-changing platforms, these blinks will help you kick-start your business thinking.

Wer Business Model Generation lesen sollte

  • Aspiring entrepreneurs
  • Business people seeking an introduction to business models
  • Readers curious about the core elements of businesses

Innovation Bücher: Wonderland von Steven Johnson


Steven Johnson
How Play Made the Modern World
4.5 (29 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Wonderland?

Wonderland (2016) argues that the role of play and fun in human history is undervalued. We have been told by history books that wars, revolutions and monarchs are the drivers of history, and we thus tend to overlook more mundane factors in favor of powerful figures and famous movements. However, the pleasure we derive from bone flutes, board games, the color purple or alcohol have likewise contributed greatly to invention and progress.

Wer Wonderland lesen sollte

  • People who like having their usual perspectives challenged
  • Inventors and creatives looking for inspiration
  • Anyone who wants to know how small ideas become big innovations

Innovation Bücher: The Myths of Innovation von Scott Berkun

The Myths of Innovation

Scott Berkun
4.3 (87 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Myths of Innovation?

The Myths of Innovation (2007) addresses common misconceptions about what it takes to become a successful innovator. Borrowing real-life examples from both recent business history and the arts, Berkun reveals where good ideas really come from.

Wer The Myths of Innovation lesen sollte

  • Managers who want to support innovation in the workplace
  • Those looking to increase the success of their innovative ideas
  • Creative people struggling with inspiration

Innovation Bücher: Move Fast and Break Things von Jonathan Taplin

Move Fast and Break Things

Jonathan Taplin
How Facebook, Google and Amazon Cornered Culture and Undermined Democracy
3.6 (72 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Move Fast and Break Things?

Move Fast and Break Things (2017) takes a look at the grim reality of how giant tech companies are harming society in ways both big and small. By dodging taxes, they’re keeping money from government programs that have been behind some of our greatest innovations, and in their desperate hunt for data and profits, they’re invading our privacy while fleecing the creators of art and high-quality entertainment. Author Jonathan Taplin offers some light at the end of this dark tunnel, suggesting there may be better ways of negotiating with this technology.

Wer Move Fast and Break Things lesen sollte

  • Anyone concerned about the ethics of modern technology
  • Creative types interested in the economics of art
  • Socially conscious artists interested in alternative distribution methods

Innovation Bücher: Bad Blood von John Carreyrou

Bad Blood

John Carreyrou
Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
4.2 (115 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Bad Blood?

Bad Blood (2018) is the harrowing inside story of a how a tech start-up rooted in Silicon Valley’s fake-it-till-you-make-it culture risked the lives of millions with a blood-testing device that proved too good to be true. Written by Pulitzer-winning journalist John Carreyrou, who broke the story and pursued it to its end, this is the account of Theranos and its wunderkind CEO Elizabeth Holmes’ meteoric rise and epic fall from grace.

Wer Bad Blood lesen sollte

  • Anyone working in a start-up
  • Fans of true stories that you just can’t make up
  • Professionals in the medical industry

Innovation Bücher: Thank You for Being Late von Thomas L. Friedman

Thank You for Being Late

Thomas L. Friedman
An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations
4.0 (41 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Thank You for Being Late?

Thank You for Being Late (2016) is all about acceleration – of the economy, of technology and of our environment. These blinks explain why the world is moving at an increasingly rapid pace, outlining the dangers this trend can bring as well as what we stand to gain from it.

Wer Thank You for Being Late lesen sollte

  • Global citizens and leaders
  • Students of political science, economics and media
  • Anyone concerned about the where the world is heading

Innovation Bücher: The Creative Curve von Allen Gannett

The Creative Curve

Allen Gannett
How to Develop the Right Idea at the Right Time
4.6 (66 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Creative Curve?

The Creative Curve (2018) provides valuable insights into the true nature of talent. Using examples from scientific research, as well as anecdotal evidence from the careers of certified geniuses, these blinks explore whether creative success is the result of unique inspiration or something far more predictable.

Wer The Creative Curve lesen sollte

  • People looking to up their creativity
  • Psychology enthusiasts looking for new insights
  • Marketers seeking a fresh perspective on what consumers want

Innovation Bücher: The Future of Humanity von Michio Kaku

The Future of Humanity

Michio Kaku
Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond Earth
4.4 (103 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Future of Humanity?

The Future of Humanity (2018) explores the challenges we face finding new homes on other, potentially hostile, planets. As physicist Michio Kaku shows us, this scenario is no longer science fiction, but rather a very pressing concern for scientists and future-minded entrepreneurs. Kaku presents the options currently being explored as well as the many problems that are on the verge of being solved.

Wer The Future of Humanity lesen sollte

  • Fans of speculative science
  • Students of physics and planetary science
  • Astronomy enthusiasts

Innovation Bücher: Big Bang Disruption von Larry Downes and Paul Nunes

Big Bang Disruption

Larry Downes and Paul Nunes
Business Survival in the Age of Constant Innovation
4.1 (38 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Big Bang Disruption?

Big Bang Disruption (2014) explains how disruptive innovations are endangering many of today’s businesses, and how to keep your business alive despite these disruptions. It describes the four stages of market disruption and provides 12 rules that’ll help you get through them.

Wer Big Bang Disruption lesen sollte

  • Executives and managers
  • Investors and entrepreneurs
  • Economists and strategists

Innovation Bücher: Out of Our Minds von Ken Robinson

Out of Our Minds

Ken Robinson
Learning to be Creative
4.4 (60 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Out of Our Minds?

Out of Our Minds (2001) shines a light on a fast-paced and constantly changing business world. In particular, it examines how technology has advanced and changed the way we do business, while our public education system has remained stuck in the days of the industrial revolution. It takes a look at what changes need to be made so that schools can prepare the next generation for the creative challenges that lie ahead.

Wer Out of Our Minds lesen sollte

  • Individuals facing creative blocks
  • Business leaders and innovators who want to build creative teams
  • Parents worried about the current education system

Innovation Bücher: The One Hour Content Plan von Meera Kothand

The One Hour Content Plan

Meera Kothand
The Solopreneur’s Guide to a Year’s Worth of Blog Post Ideas in 60 Minutes and Creating Content that Sells and Hooks
4.1 (141 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The One Hour Content Plan?

The One Hour Content Plan (2017) is a strategic guide to creating engaging, attention-grabbing and profitable blog content. The fruit of years of hands-on experience in online marketing, Meera Kothand’s actionable advice for would-be content creators is focused squarely on the how. Full of useful tips and strategies, these blinks will help you get your brilliant ideas off the ground.

Wer The One Hour Content Plan lesen sollte

  • Bloggers
  • Marketers
  • Content jugglers

Innovation Bücher: Poke the Box von Seth Godin

Poke the Box

Seth Godin
When Was the Last Time You Did Something for the First Time?
4.3 (69 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Poke the Box?

Poke the Box (2015) dives deep into today’s connected economy, where initiative and innovation are more important than financial capital or prestige. If you want to embrace innovation and be the first to stick your neck out with a new idea, you must overcome your fear of failure and keep bouncing back when you get knocked down. This is a handbook for those who need a push to take their ideas off the drawing board and into the real world.

Wer Poke the Box lesen sollte

  • Creative types and marketing executives
  • Entrepreneurs and advertisers
  • Anyone with a great idea or dream project that they wish to pursue

Innovation Bücher: 21 Lessons for the 21st Century von Yuval Noah Harari

21 Lessons for the 21st Century

Yuval Noah Harari
4.4 (1.347 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in 21 Lessons for the 21st Century?

21 Lessons for the 21st Century (2018) is a hard-hitting investigation of civilization’s most pertinent challenges. Humankind is moving deeper into uncharted technological and social territory. These blinks explore how best to navigate our lives in this century of constant change, using fascinating examples from current affairs along the way.

Wer 21 Lessons for the 21st Century lesen sollte

  • Current affairs enthusiasts
  • History buffs looking for fresh insights
  • Big-picture thinkers wanting a new perspective on the world’s challenges

Innovation Bücher: WTF? von Tim O’Reilly


Tim O’Reilly
What’s the Future and Why It’s Up to Us
4.0 (47 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in WTF??

WTF? (2017) documents the recent history and developments of modern digital technologies, and explains why, far from being harmful in and of themselves, these technologies only do damage to business and society when misunderstood by humans. Instead of fearing for the future, we should embrace it and use the attendant technological developments in ways that bring society up rather than push costs down.

Wer WTF? lesen sollte

  • Business leaders seeking to understand and implement digital technologies
  • Technophobes who want their fears pacified
  • People interested in the recent history of technology

Innovation Bücher: Adaptability von Max McKeown


Max McKeown
The Art of Winning in an Age of Uncertainty
4.3 (78 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Adaptability?

Adaptability (2012) examines a skill that’s becoming ever more important in today’s fast-paced and highly fickle business environment: the ability to adapt. It’s what makes the difference between successful innovators who go on to thrive and stick-in-the-muds who struggle to survive – or simply go under. Packed with illuminating portraits of both, these blinks analyze adaptability in action everywhere from the golf course to the battlefield and the boardroom.

Wer Adaptability lesen sollte

  • Entrepreneurs and self-starters
  • Managers and strategists
  • Marketplace Machiavellis

Innovation Bücher: Loonshots von Safi Bahcall


Safi Bahcall
How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas That Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries
4.5 (208 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Loonshots?

Loonshots (2019) explores a subject that’s as important to the success of the US military as it is to companies duking it out on the metaphorical battlefield: innovation. Drawing on a host of illuminating historical examples, Safi Bahcall shows that path-breaking discoveries and inventions aren’t the product of isolated geniuses plowing their lonely furrows but rather a result of organizational structures which foster out-of-the-box thinking.

Wer Loonshots lesen sollte

  • Tinkerers with an idea so crazy it might just work
  • Managers struggling to keep their companies ahead of the curve
  • Anyone who’s ever wondered how the Allies won World War Two

Innovation Bücher: The Loop Approach von Sebastian Klein, Ben Hughes

The Loop Approach

Sebastian Klein, Ben Hughes
How to Transform Your Organization from the Inside Out
3.9 (89 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Loop Approach?

The Loop Approach (2019) presents a systematic approach to the transformation of organizations. Its toolkit of ideas and methods is designed to help even the largest organization change its bad habits, thus enabling it to adapt to the challenges of the future. 

Wer The Loop Approach lesen sollte

  • Business leaders looking for ways to update their company structures
  • Teams aiming to work more effectively as a group
  • Entrepreneurs wishing to establish organizations that are forward-looking

Innovation Bücher: New to Big von David Kidder, Christina Wallace

New to Big

David Kidder, Christina Wallace
How Companies Can Create Like Entrepreneurs, Invest Like VCs, and Install a Permanent Operating System for Growth
4.5 (73 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in New to Big?

New to Big (2019) maps out how established companies can install a supercharged growth model at the heart of their enterprise. By adopting the structure of new start-ups or first-time entrepreneurs, they can fend off stagnation, reignite their creative flair and innovate to solve the problems of the future.

Wer New to Big lesen sollte

  • CEOs of big organizations facing stagnation
  • Budding innovators looking to save their companies
  • Business journalists seeking to understand the corporate world

Innovation Bücher: The Ride of a Lifetime von Robert Iger

The Ride of a Lifetime

Robert Iger
Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company
4.5 (165 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Ride of a Lifetime?

In The Ride of a Lifetime (2019), Robert Iger charts his career from the backrooms of an American TV network to CEO of Disney. As Iger himself emphasizes, reaching the top wasn’t always smooth sailing – in fact, Disney’s future was anything but secure when he landed his dream job back in 2005. So how did he turn things around? Well, that’s what we’ll be exploring in these blinks as we look at the strategy, vision, and leadership style of one of the world’s most innovative CEOs. 

Wer The Ride of a Lifetime lesen sollte

  • Insight-hungry leaders
  • Tech-heads fascinated by innovation 
  • Movie-goers interested in what happens behind the scenes

Innovation Bücher: Unlocking Creativity von Michael Roberto

Unlocking Creativity

Michael Roberto
How to Solve Any Problem and Make the Best Decisions by Shifting Creative Mindsets
4.3 (259 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Unlocking Creativity?

Unlocking Creativity (2019) is a guide to unleashing creativity in the workplace. Starting with the premise that all people are innately creative, it argues that the best way to unlock employee creativity isn’t to hire all-star creatives or restructure your businesses. Instead, the key is to dismantle the workplace mind-sets that are stifling the creativity of the people already in your midst.  

Wer Unlocking Creativity lesen sollte

  • Leaders striving to boost employee creativity 
  • Workers wondering how to become more creative
  • Creatives who want to empower their coworkers

Innovation Bücher: Autonomy von Lawrence D. Burns


Lawrence D. Burns
The Quest to Build the Driverless Car – And How It Will Reshape Our World
4.0 (59 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Autonomy?

Autonomy (2018) chronicles the long story of driverless vehicles and imagines a future that’s almost upon us. From the perspective of an auto-industry insider, the book goes deep into the history of automation, from the US Defense Department’s sponsored races in the Mojave Desert to the innovations of traditional car manufacturers. Lawrence D. Burns describes a world of Silicon Valley geeks and rugged inventors in a narrative that should interest anyone pondering the world to come.

Wer Autonomy lesen sollte

  • Technology buffs interested in the story of automation
  • Car aficionados worried about a future full of driverless vehicles
  • Budding roboticists

Innovation Bücher: The Rule of Logistics von Jesse LeCavalier

The Rule of Logistics

Jesse LeCavalier
Walmart and the Architecture of Fulfillment
4.4 (48 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Rule of Logistics?

The Rule of Logistics (2016) delves into the intricate and extensive network of the infrastructure that makes your local Walmart come to life. Pulling in elements of history, economics, and architectural theory, this intriguing account traces how a retailer from Arkansas became one of the largest corporations in the world and transformed the American landscape in the process.

Wer The Rule of Logistics lesen sollte

  • Big-picture thinkers interested in global systems
  • Entrepreneurs curious to super-size their businesses
  • Anyone who has ever shopped at a big-box store

Innovation Bücher: Novacene von James Lovelock


James Lovelock
The Coming Age of Hyperintelligence
4.3 (119 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Novacene?

Novacene (2019) presents a startling vision of a near-future Earth in which climate change is threatening our existence and artificial intelligence technology has acquired life. The emergence of this new life-form, which will vastly surpass humanity in its intelligence, will mark the beginning of a new age in the history of Earth – an epoch the author calls the Novacene. Extremely ambitious in scope, Novacene shines a spotlight on our particular moment in history and articulates an extraordinary theory about the purpose of the Cosmos and our place in it.

Wer Novacene lesen sollte

  • Environmentalists who fear for the future of the planet
  • Luddites who want to put the brakes on technological innovation
  • Curious minds ready for a theory about humanity’s purpose in the cosmos

Innovation Bücher: Gamification for Business von Sune Gudiksen, Jake Inlove

Gamification for Business

Sune Gudiksen, Jake Inlove
Why Innovators and Changemakers Use Games to Break Down Silos, Drive Engagement and Build Trust
4.0 (81 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Gamification for Business?

Gamification for Business (2018) explores how businesses can use games to overcome organizational challenges and optimize performance. Drawing on their extensive experience in game design and innovation, Sune Gudiksen and Jake Inlove show how games can be leveraged to encourage teamwork, boost employee motivation, and map out new pathways for progress and change. 

Wer Gamification for Business lesen sollte

  • Businesses seeking to iron out organizational problems and spur innovation
  • Educational institutions looking for new ways to inspire and engage students
  • Anyone needing a creative boost to hatch new ideas

Innovation Bücher: Happy Accidents von Morton A. Meyers

Happy Accidents

Morton A. Meyers
Serendipity in Major Medical Breakthroughs in the Twentieth Century
4.4 (98 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Happy Accidents?

Happy Accidents (2011) explores the invaluable role that false assumptions, unlikely circumstances, and sheer dumb luck have played in some of medicine’s biggest discoveries. From antibiotics to antidepressants, heart surgery to chemotherapy, some of today’s most important drugs and treatments are the result of serendipity — stumbling across one thing while looking for another. Radiologist Morton A. Meyers reveals some of the incredible true stories of medicine’s luckiest findings.

Wer Happy Accidents lesen sollte

  • Science nerds interested in medicine and pharmacology
  • History buffs interested in how great minds make big discoveries 
  • Readers who enjoy stories with a good plot twist

Innovation Bücher: Innovation for the Fatigued von Alf Rehn

Innovation for the Fatigued

Alf Rehn
How to Build a Culture of Deep Creativity
4.3 (102 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Innovation for the Fatigued?

Innovation for the Fatigued (2019) grapples with a curse of the corporate world: innovation fatigue. Rather than inventing anything useful or new, many organizations are mired in fashionable soundbites about “disruption” and “blue sky thinking.” It peels back the layers of nonsense to look at how companies can establish a deep and purposeful innovation culture.

Wer Innovation for the Fatigued lesen sollte

  • Tech company leaders who’d like to try something different
  • Anyone interested in the business world
  • Changemakers looking to innovate in other fields

Innovation Bücher: Human/Machine von Daniel Newman and Olivier Blanchard


Daniel Newman and Olivier Blanchard
The Future of Our Partnership With Machines
4.1 (89 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Human/Machine?

Human/Machine (2019) argues that machines will continue to empower us, instead of stealing our jobs. At the workplace and at home, automation will free up time that we can use to do the things that fulfill us as human beings. However, tech giants will need to ensure that their technology benefits society – otherwise, the delicate balance between humans and machines might tip.

Wer Human/Machine lesen sollte

  • Employees who fear that a robot might take their jobs
  • Managers steering big and small companies through innovation processes
  • Parents who wonder whether AI will soon teach their children

Innovation Bücher: Superhuman Innovation von Chris Duffey

Superhuman Innovation

Chris Duffey
Transforming Business with Artificial Intelligence
4.2 (164 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Superhuman Innovation?

Superhuman Innovation (2019) explores the impressive breadth of possibilities that artificial intelligence (AI) offers to all fields of business, from healthcare to fashion. Rather than cause a robotic takeover, it argues, human-machine collaboration will empower businesses and consumers alike to set and achieve greater goals than ever before. 

Wer Superhuman Innovation lesen sollte

  • Business students looking for a rundown on the impact of AI across various industries
  • Entrepreneurs who want to incorporate AI into their future company 
  • Business owners seeking to better leverage the power of AI

Innovation Bücher: Amazon von Natalie Berg & Miya Knights


Natalie Berg & Miya Knights
How the World’s Most Relentless Retailer will Continue to Revolutionize Commerce
4.4 (165 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Amazon?

Amazon (2019) investigates the rise of the most disruptive online retailer of the twenty-first century, from humble online bookstore to global business empire. Drawing on industry data and insider knowledge, retail experts Natalie Berg and Miya Knights explain why Amazon dominates today’s e-commerce market, how it will continue to revolutionize retail, and what other businesses can do to keep up.

Wer Amazon lesen sollte

  • Aspiring business strategists and marketing experts
  • Anyone wondering how their business can thrive in an Amazon world
  • Online shoppers interested in the future of retail

Innovation Bücher: Think Like a Rocket Scientist von Ozan Varol

Think Like a Rocket Scientist

Ozan Varol
Simple Strategies You Can Use to Make Giant Leaps in Work and Life
4.5 (327 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Think Like a Rocket Scientist?

Think Like a Rocket Scientist (2020) reveals the strategies that rocket scientists use to innovate, problem-solve, and bring the unimaginable into fruition. By learning the techniques that scientists use every day, you’ll gain powerful tools that will help you fulfill both your professional and personal dreams.

Wer Think Like a Rocket Scientist lesen sollte

  • Seekers of original thought
  • Business managers looking for cutting-edge solutions
  • Victims of fear who hold themselves back

Innovation Bücher: The Wise Company von Ikujiro Nonaka and Hirotaka Takeuchi

The Wise Company

Ikujiro Nonaka and Hirotaka Takeuchi
How Companies Create Continuous Innovation
4.2 (71 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Wise Company?

The Wise Company (2019) is a follow-up to the authors’ influential book The Knowledge-Creating Company. It brings the techniques and practices of running a successful business into the twenty-first century, where a fast-changing and chaotic marketplace is the new normal.

Wer The Wise Company lesen sollte

  • CEOs and business owners
  • Executives looking for reliable management tips
  • Anyone interested in the secrets behind Japanese business practices

Innovation Bücher: They Ask You Answer von Marcus Sheridan

They Ask You Answer

Marcus Sheridan
A Revolutionary Approach to Inbound Sales, Content Marketing, and Today's Digital Consumer
4.5 (134 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in They Ask You Answer?

They Ask You Answer (2017) describes a transformative new marketing philosophy. Rather than relying on flashy ads and keyword-stuffed articles, author Marcus Sheridan encourages companies to embrace quality online content that truly seeks to educate customers and win their trust.

Wer They Ask You Answer lesen sollte

  • Online content creators
  • Company owners who need to improve their sales
  • People interested in the world of advertising

Innovation Bücher: How Innovation Works von Matt Ridley

How Innovation Works

Matt Ridley
And Why It Flourishes in Freedom
4.3 (105 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in How Innovation Works?

How Innovation Works (2020) presents a provocative view of history in which innovation takes center stage. This detailed account of human ingenuity explains how innovation happens and why it is important.

Wer How Innovation Works lesen sollte

  • History buffs interested in the roots of today’s technology
  • Futurists eagerly anticipating the next big invention
  • Anyone curious about how and why the world changes

Innovation Bücher: Unlearn von Barry O’Reilly


Barry O’Reilly
Let Go of Past Success to Achieve Extraordinary Results
4.4 (128 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Unlearn?

Unlearn (2019) proposes a radical concept. To achieve ongoing results in the workplace, you need to abandon the methods that brought you success in the past. These methods often don’t account for changes in the environment, making them ineffective and redundant. Instead, by following the Cycle of Unlearning, you can adopt a system that will consistently deliver innovative outcomes.

Wer Unlearn lesen sollte

  • Leaders whose success has stagnated
  • Managers needing to inspire innovative thinking
  • CEOs of companies on the brink of failure

Innovation Bücher: The Runaway Species von Anthony Brandt and David Eagleman

The Runaway Species

Anthony Brandt and David Eagleman
How Human Creativity Remakes the World
4.4 (56 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Runaway Species?

The Runaway Species (2017) is a gripping account of human creativity. Examining the principles that underlie our inventiveness, as well as real-world examples of creative breakthroughs, it offers a novel account of the abilities that make our species unique.

Wer The Runaway Species lesen sollte

  • Artistic types wondering how creativity works
  • Entrepreneurs trying to develop the next big thing
  • Anyone who wants to become a bit more inventive

Innovation Bücher: The Serendipity Mindset von Christian Busch

The Serendipity Mindset

Christian Busch
The Art and Science of Creating Good Luck
4.3 (229 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Serendipity Mindset?

The Serendipity Mindset (2020) offers a practical guide to welcoming more positive and fortuitous outcomes in your life. It explains how subtle shifts in your attitude and perception can lead to dramatic differences in your ability to persevere and get positive results.

Wer The Serendipity Mindset lesen sollte

  • People eager for more “luck” in their lives
  • Managers and executives who want to create a better company culture
  • Anyone who’d like to get the most out of life

Innovation Bücher: The Creator Mindset von Nir Bashan

The Creator Mindset

Nir Bashan
92 Tools to Unlock the Secrets to Innovation, Growth, and Sustainability
4.2 (133 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Creator Mindset?

The Creator Mindset (2020) is a comprehensive guide to incorporating creativity into everything you do. Far from being something that only artists possess, creativity is in fact an essential ingredient in any successful career or business. Unfortunately, most of us squander our full creative potential by not realizing we have it to begin with. Get ready to unlock the latent creative talent that’ll give you and your business an edge over the competition.

Wer The Creator Mindset lesen sollte

  • Professionals who want to improve their careers and businesses
  • Leaders who want to inspire their employees to be more creative
  • Anyone who wants to think and act more creatively

Innovation Bücher: Conscious Leadership von John Mackey, Steve McIntosh and Carter Phipps

Conscious Leadership

John Mackey, Steve McIntosh and Carter Phipps
Elevating Humanity Through Business
4.4 (129 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Conscious Leadership?

Conscious Leadership (2020) reveals what it takes to lead a purpose-driven business that sees beyond the bottom line. Drawing on his experience as CEO of one of the largest supermarket chains in the United States, John Mackey shows how leaders can shape their businesses to become more innovative, competitive, and socially responsible.

Wer Conscious Leadership lesen sollte

  • Organizations seeking their purpose
  • Business coaches who want to help strengthen leaders, teams, and enterprises
  • HR departments looking to improve their hiring practices

Innovation Bücher: The Scrum Fieldbook von J.J. Sutherland

The Scrum Fieldbook

J.J. Sutherland
A Master Class on Accelerating Performance, Getting Results, and Defining the Future
4.5 (128 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Scrum Fieldbook?

The Scrum Fieldbook (2019) is a practical, hands-on guide to the scrum organizational framework within the Agile mindset. This concise manual recaps how scrum works to increase work velocity and to ensure any team delivers the right impact for the business. It also explains how to implement Scrum in any organization across all industries from software to home renovation and even to the military.

Wer The Scrum Fieldbook lesen sollte

  • Small companies looking for big results
  • Managers aiming to streamline their team
  • Anyone interested in cutting-edge organizational techniques

Innovation Bücher: Resilient von Sevetri Wilson


Sevetri Wilson
How to Overcome Anything and Build a Million Dollar Business With or Without Capital
4.2 (76 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Resilient?

Resilient (2021) is an intimate account of entrepreneur Sevetri Wilson’s journey from self-funding her first company to securing ongoing capital for her second. It provides early-stage founders insight into every step of building a business – from initial concept to securing the finances needed to scale.

Wer Resilient lesen sollte

  • Aspiring entrepreneurs
  • Innovators looking to turn their ideas into marketable solutions
  • Startup founders who need to raise capital

Innovation Bücher: The Entrepreneur's Weekly Nietzsche von Dave Jilk and Brad Feld

The Entrepreneur's Weekly Nietzsche

Dave Jilk and Brad Feld
A Book for Disruptors
4.0 (93 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Entrepreneur's Weekly Nietzsche?

The Entrepreneur's Weekly Nietzsche (2021) is a how-to guide for disruptors, examining the surprising ways in which this nineteenth-century philosopher can instruct and inspire twenty-first-century entrepreneurs. From business pitches to pride, and from victory to progress, it offers food for thought from an unfamiliar but stimulating perspective.

Wer The Entrepreneur's Weekly Nietzsche lesen sollte

  • Entrepreneurs hoping to expand their conceptual toolkits
  • Businesspeople looking for a fresh perspective on innovation
  • All those interested in making practical use of philosophy

Innovation Bücher: ALIEN Thinking von Cyril Bouquet, Jean-Louis Barsoux and Michael Wade

ALIEN Thinking

Cyril Bouquet, Jean-Louis Barsoux and Michael Wade
The Unconventional Path to Breakthrough Ideas
4.0 (166 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in ALIEN Thinking?

Alien Thinking (2021) is a simple guide to having great ideas. Rather than simply waiting for inspiration to strike, it lays out five key skills that enable anyone to innovate on demand.

Wer ALIEN Thinking lesen sollte

  • Disruptors hungry for new ideas
  • Business leaders eager to cultivate innovation
  • Anyone who wants more eureka moments in their lives

Innovation Bücher: Solving the Productivity Puzzle von Tim Ringo

Solving the Productivity Puzzle

Tim Ringo
How to Engage, Motivate and Develop Employees to Improve Individual and Business Performance
3.8 (145 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Solving the Productivity Puzzle?

Solving the Productivity Puzzle (2020) is a guide for people management professionals. It covers topics such as learning and development, motivation of the workforce, and planning strategies. It’s essential reading for HR professionals who want to build a culture in which people can thrive.

Wer Solving the Productivity Puzzle lesen sollte

  • HR managers interested in change programs
  • Those looking for the perfect job
  • Managers who want to improve their employee productivity

Innovation Bücher: Radical Product Thinking von R. Dutt

Radical Product Thinking

R. Dutt
The New Mindset for Innovating Smarter
4.1 (328 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Radical Product Thinking?

Radical Product Thinking (2021) lays out a step-by-step approach to developing game-changing products. Taking aim at the iteration-led approaches to product development that have become popular in recent years, it provides an inspiring, vision-driven alternative. 

Wer Radical Product Thinking lesen sollte

  • Product developers 
  • Entrepreneurs 
  • Change-makers

Innovation Bücher: Why Design Matters von Debbie Millman

Why Design Matters

Debbie Millman
Conversations with the World’s Most Creative People
3.6 (136 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Why Design Matters?

Why Design Matters (2022) is a collection of some of the best interviews from Debbie Millman’s long-running podcast of the same name. It collects over 50 interviews from over 15 years’ worth of conversations. These talks not only explain why design matters, they also show how the principles of design extend to creativity in general and the ways in which we communicate and express ourselves.

Wer Why Design Matters lesen sollte

  • Anyone interested in the creative process
  • People fascinated by design and marketing
  • Artists looking for inspiration

Innovation Bücher: Self-Made Boss von Jackie Reses and Lauren Weinberg

Self-Made Boss

Jackie Reses and Lauren Weinberg
Advice, Hacks, and Lessons from Small Business Owners
4.4 (159 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Self-Made Boss?

Self-Made Boss (2022) is a practical starter kit for anyone looking to start a small business. It’s packed with advice and case studies looking at small businesses from across the United States, with step-by-step instructions for turning your great idea into a successful business. 

Wer Self-Made Boss lesen sollte

  • Small business owners
  • Aspiring entrepreneurs
  • Anyone curious about how brands are built from the ground up

Innovation Bücher: Super Founders von Ali Tamaseb

Super Founders

Ali Tamaseb
What Data Reveals About Billion-Dollar Startups
4.5 (242 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Super Founders?

Super Founders (2021) offers an in-depth analysis behind the success of billion-dollar startups. After crunching over 30,000 data points, it unravels the multitude of false notions surrounding tech unicorns and reveals what it really takes to make it in Silicon Valley. 

Wer Super Founders lesen sollte

  • Investors seeking to sharpen their eye for opportunities
  • Entrepreneurs looking for actionable advice
  • Startup veterans hoping to learn from their mistakes

Innovation Bücher: Disrupt You! von Jay Samit

Disrupt You!

Jay Samit
Master Personal Transformation, Seize Opportunity, and Thrive in the Era of Endless Innovation
4.5 (258 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Disrupt You!?

Disrupt You! (2015) is an entrepreneur’s guide to driving innovation and impact. It draws on some of the biggest success stories in business and offers actionable tips for solving real-world problems and finding opportunity in failure. 

Wer Disrupt You! lesen sollte

  • Entrepreneurs seeking to drive disruption
  • Optimists who want to find opportunity in failure
  • Anyone who looks at successful start-ups and asks, “What’s their secret?”

Innovation Bücher: Make No Small Plans von Elliott Bisnow, Brett Leve, Jeff Rosenthal and Jeremy Schwartz

Make No Small Plans

Elliott Bisnow, Brett Leve, Jeff Rosenthal and Jeremy Schwartz
Lessons on Thinking Big, Chasing Dreams, and Building Community
4.1 (296 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Make No Small Plans?

Make No Small Plans (2022) is the inside story of how a group of young entrepreneurs created one of the world’s most exciting platforms for global events and conferences – the Summit Series. This isn’t just a chance for them to recount their company’s history, though. Packed with actionable takeaways and business wisdom, this is a book designed to inspire readers on their own entrepreneurial journeys.

Wer Make No Small Plans lesen sollte

  • Recent graduates unsure which path they should follow
  • Entrepreneurs and self-starters looking for inspiration
  • Anyone interested in building better business relationships

Innovation Bücher: Creative Acts for Curious People von Sarah Stein Greenberg

Creative Acts for Curious People

Sarah Stein Greenberg
How to Think, Create, and Lead in Unconventional Ways
4.4 (235 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Creative Acts for Curious People?

Creative Acts for Curious People (2021) collects insights about creativity and design taught in the classrooms of Stanford’s renowned Hasso Plattner School of Design, also known as the d.school. In addition to essays about the mindset and skills required for creative action, it offers over 80 practical exercises used by instructors from dozens of fields including medicine, education, and nonprofit to help improve your ability to solve problems, whether personal or on a global scale.

Wer Creative Acts for Curious People lesen sollte

  • Anyone who wants to boost problem-solving skills
  • Leaders seeking to improve teamwork
  • Creative practitioners from any field

Innovation Bücher: The Innovator’s Dilemma von Clayton Christensen

The Innovator’s Dilemma

Clayton Christensen
When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail
4.4 (412 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Innovator’s Dilemma?

The Innovator’s Dilemma explains why so many well-established companies fail dismally when faced with the emerging markets they create. This Blink focuses on one of the book’s central themes: disruptive innovation.

Wer The Innovator’s Dilemma lesen sollte

  • Anyone interested in why big companies are so vulnerable to disruptive technologies
  • Business executives
  • Anyone who wants to take advantage of technological innovations

Innovation Bücher: The Journey Beyond Fear von John Hagel III

The Journey Beyond Fear

John Hagel III
Leverage the Three Pillars of Positivity to Build Your Success
4.1 (295 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Journey Beyond Fear?

The Journey Beyond Fear (2021) is a guide to overcoming fear and reaching your full potential. During his 40-year career in Silicon Valley, Hagel has identified three practical tools that anyone can benefit from. Here, he explains exactly how to use them, so you can make the most of exciting new opportunities in your professional and personal life.

Wer The Journey Beyond Fear lesen sollte

  • Business people looking for motivation, inspiration or direction
  • People who want to overcome fear to achieve their full potential
  • Anyone interested in the opportunities offered by learning platforms

Innovation Bücher: The Metaverse Handbook von QuHarrison Terry & Scott “DJ Skee” Keeney

The Metaverse Handbook

QuHarrison Terry & Scott “DJ Skee” Keeney
Innovating for the Internet’s Next Tectonic Shift
4.2 (484 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Metaverse Handbook?

The Metaverse Handbook (2022) provides insight into a new technology platform that offers huge commercial potential to digital professionals, creatives, and business leaders. It explains what the Metaverse is, how it works, and ways to integrate it into business strategies to capitalize on its offerings.

Wer The Metaverse Handbook lesen sollte

  • Forward-thinking business leaders who want to capitalize on tech developments
  • Entertainers, artists, and designers looking to expand their audiences
  • Tech geeks ready to be pioneers in the latest frontier

Innovation Bücher: The 4 Stages of Psychological Safety von Timothy R. Clark

The 4 Stages of Psychological Safety

Timothy R. Clark
Defining the Path to Inclusion and Innovation
4.3 (275 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The 4 Stages of Psychological Safety?

The 4 Stages of Psychological Safety (2020) is a practical handbook for creating and maintaining psychological safety in the workplace. In order for employees to take risks, ask questions, challenge the status quo, and make mistakes – all while learning and growing – they have to feel included and safe. This book shows how leaders can reduce social friction while encouraging collaboration and innovation.

Wer The 4 Stages of Psychological Safety lesen sollte

  • Managers and CEOs trying to boost employee well-being and productivity
  • Leaders tired of dusty corporate hierarchies
  • Anyone interested in practical approaches to workplace inclusion

Innovation Bücher: Awaken Your Genius von Ozan Varol

Awaken Your Genius

Ozan Varol
Escape Conformity, Ignite Creativity, and Become Extraordinary
4.5 (450 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Awaken Your Genius?

Awaken Your Genius (2023) is a straightforward yet philosophical guide to releasing the aspects of yourself that don’t suit your growth. Through a five-step process, it shows readers how they can find their way back to their unique and authentic genius selves.

Wer Awaken Your Genius lesen sollte

  • Anyone who feels stuck in a rut
  • People contemplating a major life change
  • Those looking to live more creative lives

Innovation Bücher: The Things We Make von Bill Hammack

The Things We Make

Bill Hammack
The Unknown History of Invention from Cathedrals to Soda Cans
4.4 (190 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Things We Make?

The Things We Make (2023) dispels the myth around some of the greatest and most ordinary inventions. It retells their making as a creative application of the engineering method, a principle that explains how people in ancient times built some of the marvels that still capture our imagination today.

Wer The Things We Make lesen sollte

  • Anyone fascinated about how things of beauty and utility are made
  • Engineering history buffs
  • Curious minds trying to apply the engineering method to their own lives

Innovation Bücher: Essentially Less von Dirk von Gehlen

Essentially Less

Dirk von Gehlen
Minifesto for a Conscious Approach to Attention
4.6 (333 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Essentially Less?

Essentially Less (2023) isn’t a Blink based on a book, it is the book. In a time when our attention is becoming a crucial and contested resource, it makes a case for the importance of focusing on what’s essential. It’s a joint production by journalist Dirk von Gehlen and Blinkist’s editors.

Wer Essentially Less lesen sollte

  • Anyone who believes that less is more
  • Fans of short culture
  • Those interested in the future of reading and writing

Innovation Bücher: The Devops Handbook von Gene Kim, Jez Humble, Patrick Debois & John Willis

The Devops Handbook

Gene Kim, Jez Humble, Patrick Debois & John Willis
How to Create World-Class Agility, Reliability, & Security in Technology Organizations
4.1 (154 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Devops Handbook?

The DevOps Handbook (2016) offers a roadmap on how to catapult your technology operations into a realm of world-class agility, reliability, and security. Dive deep into the heart of the DevOps philosophy, equipping you with insights to bridge gaps between development and operations, while fostering unmatched efficiency.

Wer The Devops Handbook lesen sollte

  • Technology professionals seeking to enhance organizational efficiency
  • Business leaders navigating digital transformation initiatives
  • Aspiring IT managers and DevOps enthusiasts

Innovation Bücher: When the Heavens Went on Sale von Ashlee Vance

When the Heavens Went on Sale

Ashlee Vance
The Misfits and Geniuses Racing to Put Space Within Reach
3.7 (112 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in When the Heavens Went on Sale?

When the Heavens Went on Sale (2023) is a trip into the wild new Space Age sparked by Elon Musk and accelerated by like-minded space geniuses. Buckle up for a mind-blowing journey through space tech innovation and the future of humanity.

Wer When the Heavens Went on Sale lesen sollte

  • Aspiring cosmic entrepreneurs 
  • Rocket mavericks
  • Researchers of space governance

Innovation Bücher: The Song of Significance von Seth Godin

The Song of Significance

Seth Godin
A New Manifesto for Teams
4.6 (252 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Song of Significance?

The Song of Significance (2023) is business thinker and creativity expert Seth Godin’s manifesto for leveraging teamwork and collaboration to build radically meaningful workplaces. Traditional models of work are under threat from encroaching AI technologies – why not dismantle them altogether, Godin asks, and build something better in their place? 

Wer The Song of Significance lesen sollte

  • Employees feeling disillusioned by the 9-to-5 grind
  • Bosses who want to inspire their teams but don’t know how
  • Thoseready to carve out space for significance in their professional lives

Innovation Bücher: Disruptive Thinking von T. D. Jakes

Disruptive Thinking

T. D. Jakes
A Daring Strategy to Change How We Live, Lead, and Love
3.5 (325 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Disruptive Thinking?

Disruptive Thinking (2023) is a guide to unlocking your potential and turning adversity into opportunity. By learning to understand and leverage disruption, you can kickstart your most profound personal and professional metamorphosis yet.

Wer Disruptive Thinking lesen sollte

  • Leaders seeking to pave the way with care
  • Community champions doing God’s work
  • Trailblazers looking to grow their career

Innovation Bücher: Strategy Sprints von Simon Severino

Strategy Sprints

Simon Severino
12 Ways to Accelerate Growth for an Agile Business
4.4 (17 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Strategy Sprints?

Strategy Sprints (2022) is a deep-dive into the world of strategic innovation and accelerated business growth. The focus is on out-of-the-box methods for making your business stand out, mastering your time, nurturing customer relationships, and ensuring steady growth. It’s an inspiring journey that empowers you to break free from the ordinary and make your mark in the business realm.

Wer Strategy Sprints lesen sollte

  • Forward-thinking entrepreneurs seeking rapid business growth
  • Aspiring strategists looking for modern, effective methodologies
  • CEOs desiring to innovate and streamline their business operations

Innovation Bücher: Play Nice But Win von Michael Dell

Play Nice But Win

Michael Dell
A CEO's Journey from Founder to Leader
3.8 (181 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Play Nice But Win?

Play Nice But Win (2021) takes you into the thrilling world of tech entrepreneurship, offering a front-row seat to a saga of innovation, resilience, and reinvention. From humble beginnings to industry-shaping breakthroughs, you'll uncover invaluable lessons within the rollercoaster journey of one of technology's biggest disruptors. It's a riveting exploration that strikes the perfect balance between playing nice and winning big in business, and in life.

Wer Play Nice But Win lesen sollte

  • Aspiring entrepreneurs and technology enthusiasts
  • Business students and academics
  • Tech industry professionals and corporate leaders

Innovation Bücher: Logistics and Supply Chain Innovation von John Manners-Bell, Ken Lyon

Logistics and Supply Chain Innovation

John Manners-Bell, Ken Lyon
A Practical Guide to Disruptive Technologies and New Business Models
4.0 (111 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Logistics and Supply Chain Innovation?

Logistics and Supply Chain Innovation (2021) maps the current pain points and inefficiencies in global supply chains while charting the innovations and new technologies poised to transform the system. It provides an insider's perspective on the practical challenges facing warehouses, ports, and logistics networks, along with realistic ideas for how leaders can leverage emerging tools like Internet of Things sensors and AI to make supply chains sustainable, resilient, and responsive. 

Wer Logistics and Supply Chain Innovation lesen sollte

  • Supply chain professionals
  • Logistics company leaders
  • Tech innovators

Innovation Bücher: Innovation in Real Places von Dan Breznitz

Innovation in Real Places

Dan Breznitz
Strategies for Prosperity in an Unforgiving World
4.2 (20 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Innovation in Real Places?

Innovation in Real Places (2021) argues that the prevailing Silicon Valley model of growth creation has failed most cities and regions. Rather than chasing the chimera of becoming the next tech hub, communities should focus on identifying their niche in the global production process and fostering innovation based on their existing strengths. 

Wer Innovation in Real Places lesen sollte

  • Anyone interested in learning more about innovation and sources
  • People interested in economic development and entrepreneurship
  • Citizens and policy makers wishing to advance policies promoting growth and prosperity in their region

Innovation Bücher: The Young Entrepreneur von Swish Goswami & Quinn Underwood

The Young Entrepreneur

Swish Goswami & Quinn Underwood
How to Start a Business While You're Still a Student
4.1 (14 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Young Entrepreneur?

The Young Entrepreneur (2022) unveils the heart of the entrepreneurial journey for the next generation. Merging audacity with actionable insights and world-shaping vision, it invites young minds to navigate the business maze, tap into resilience, and become the force of change our world craves.

Wer The Young Entrepreneur lesen sollte

  • Aspiring young business visionaries
  • Students exploring entrepreneurial pathways
  • Innovators seeking impactful change

Innovation Bücher: The Bold Ones von Shawn Kanungo

The Bold Ones

Shawn Kanungo
Innovate and Disrupt to Become Truly Indispensable
4.4 (109 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Bold Ones?

The Bold Ones (2023) is an exploration of how individuals and organizations can thrive in an era of rapid change and disruption. With anecdotes and actionable insights, it shares strategies for embracing boldness, adaptability, and innovation in the evolving landscape of business and technology.

Wer The Bold Ones lesen sollte

  • Executives trying to establish a culture of disruption
  • People in creative or artistic fields seeking inspiration
  • Innovation managers and strategists

Innovation Bücher: Net Positive von Paul Polman & Andrew Winston

Net Positive

Paul Polman & Andrew Winston
How Courageous Companies Thrive by Giving More Than They Take
3.7 (159 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Net Positive?

Net Positive (2021) explores the transformative concept of businesses moving beyond profit to creating substantial, positive value for people and the planet. It delves into the revolutionary approach of net positive companies which are embracing a holistic responsibility to benefit multiple stakeholders, drive systemic change, and foster sustainable futures. It offers profound insights into how companies and leaders can be harbingers of positive, enduring change in the world.

Wer Net Positive lesen sollte

  • Entrepreneurs seeking to integrate sustainable and responsible practices into their business models
  • Business students exploring innovative and conscientious business models that prioritize ecological balance and societal benefit
  • Corporate strategists focused on achieving long-term prosperity through responsible and sustainable business practices

Innovation Bücher: Ideaflow von Jeremy Utley & Perry Klebahn


Jeremy Utley & Perry Klebahn
The Only Business Metric That Matters
4.2 (33 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Ideaflow?

Ideaflow (2022) introduces the concept of ideaflow – the rate at which original ideas can be generated – as a key business metric. It also shares practical strategies for optimizing ideaflow at the personal and professional level.

Wer Ideaflow lesen sollte

  • Frustrated creatives who can’t seem to get their ideas flowing
  • Busy professionals who just don’t have time to be creative
  • Founders and CEOs seeking tools to drive corporate innovation

Innovation Bücher: Jobs to Be Done von Stephen Wunker, Jessica Wattman & David Farber

Jobs to Be Done

Stephen Wunker, Jessica Wattman & David Farber
A Roadmap for Customer-Centered Innovation
4.0 (16 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Jobs to Be Done?

Jobs to Be Done (2016) offers an up-to-date look at one of the most respected strategies for creating sought-after, innovative products. This methodology is laser-focused on customer research and understanding what they need in order to get jobs done.

Wer Jobs to Be Done lesen sollte

  • CEOs looking for new ideas
  • Marketing and design fanatics
  • Research and development teams

Innovation Bücher: Leadership on the Line von Ronald A. Heifetz & Marty Linsky

Leadership on the Line

Ronald A. Heifetz & Marty Linsky
Staying Alive Through the Dangers of Change
3.0 (8 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Leadership on the Line?

Leadership on the Line (2002) explores the challenges and risks inherent in leadership roles, with a focus on leading through significant and often contentious change. Through numerous examples and metaphors, it offers strategies for leaders to enact meaningful change, practice adaptive leadership, and maintain resilience in any scenario.

Wer Leadership on the Line lesen sollte

  • Managers seeking to implement transformative change within their teams 
  • Emerging leaders looking to develop strategic insights into handling new leadership roles
  • Educators aspiring to instill leadership principles and adaptive problem-solving skills in their students

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What's the best Innovation book to read?

While choosing just one book about a topic is always tough, many people regard Where Good Ideas Come From as the ultimate read on Innovation.

What are the Top 10 Innovation books?

Blinkist curators have picked the following:
  • Where Good Ideas Come From by Steven Johnson
  • The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
  • A Whole New Mind by Daniel H. Pink
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship by Peter Drucker
  • The Myths of Creativity by David Burkus
  • Making Ideas Happen by Scott Belsky
  • What Matters Now by Gary Hamel
  • The Gen Z Effect by Thomas Koulopoulus and Dan Keldsen
  • Change by Design by Tim Brown
  • Walmart by Natalie Berg and Bryan Roberts

Who are the top Innovation book authors?

When it comes to Innovation, these are the authors who stand out as some of the most influential:
  • Steven Johnson
  • Malcolm Gladwell
  • Daniel H. Pink
  • Peter Drucker
  • David Burkus