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Thoughts from a Grumpy Innovator

Costas Papaikonomou

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Title: Thoughts from a Grumpy Innovator

Publisher: Aikono BV Books

Binding: Hardcover

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Book Type: Hardcover

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Hardcover. 146 pages. Dimensions: 9.0in. x 6.0in. x 0.5in.Costas Papaikonomou is one of the founders of Happen. com, one of the fastest growing creative innovation agencies of the 21st century. A career in innovation - studying, dreaming, creating, researching and realizing new products. Its been an amazing journey, playing in the birth chambers of mass market multinationals. Nevertheless hes quite grumpy. Why are so many brilliant ideas culled before theyve had a chance to shine in the real world Why are so many awful ideas pushed through the system and launched, only to fail miserably, ruining careers and bankrupting businesses Why are so many blatantly obvious market opportunities ignored and not fulfilled with the right products, helping people lead happier lives and bringing prosperity to the companies that could have introduced them This little book is my attempt at understanding why so many innovations fail, why that is often wholly unnecessary and what may help tilt the balance more favorably. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9789081880022

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Synopsis: Costas Papaikonomou is one of the founders of Happen.com, one of the fastest growing creative innovation agencies of the 21st century. A career in innovation - studying, dreaming, creating, researching and realizing new products. It's been an amazing journey, playing in the birth chambers of mass market multinationals. Nevertheless he's quite grumpy. Why are so many brilliant ideas culled before they've had a chance to shine in the real world? Why are so many awful ideas pushed through the system and launched, only to fail miserably, ruining careers and bankrupting businesses? Why are so many blatantly obvious market opportunities ignored and not fulfilled with the right products, helping people lead happier lives and bringing prosperity to the companies that could have introduced them? This little book is my attempt at understanding why so many innovations fail, why that is often wholly unnecessary and what may help tilt the balance more favorably.

From the Author: I've travelled the world and met remarkable people, seen amazing factories and witnessed fantastic ideas pop out of nowhere. I've stood in wonder, witnessing mass markets materializing from scratch and disappearing overnight.  I've seen how the richest and poorest individuals on earth share similar needs, wanting the same simple pleasures from the products they buy. The world of innovation is breathtaking. Yet I still find myself being grumpy - and grumpier.

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