The Innovator's Toolkit: 50+ Techniques for Predictable and Sustainable Organic Growth

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If you′re a business leader, a new product developer, or an inventor, The Innovator′s Toolkit is one handy guide you shouldn′t be without. It presents fundamental tools and concepts for innovation and includes methods and strategies for improving products and service or creating new ones. You′ll master a four–step innovation methodology that takes you through problem identification, into ideal generation, to idea selection, and finally implementation. This one–of–a–kind guide presents an effective plan for achieving constant innovation for business success.

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"This is a well–written, confident and comprehensive volume that should form partt of any forward–thinking business leader′s library." (Quality World, June 2009)

"...this book offers a valuable bonus. It outlines the curriculum of a training programme that can be readily adapted" (Edge, June 2009)

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Praise for The Innovator′s Toolkit

"A business book that is also a practical guide! This book isn′t about new concepts; it′s about bringing innovation concepts together into one place and providing clear, concise, step–by–step mentoring. If you are serious about heading down the path of innovation, this book is a must–read."
F. Robert Salerno, President and Chief Operating Officer, Avis Budget Group, Inc.

"This book is truly the first and only of its kind. Its authors do an incredible job of showing how creativity and ideation techniques work hand–in–hand with Lean and Six Sigma tools to manifest the innovation agenda."
Bernd Weber, PhD, Worldwide Lean Six Sigma Deployment Leader, Qimonda AG

"A definitive and one–of–a–kind work, this book packs more innovation know–how under its hood than any other resource available. Silverstein and his coauthors have successfully connected the scattered dots of organic growth into an unbelievably cohesive, elegant, and actionable framework."
Dennis Carey, PhD, Senior Partner, Korn/Ferry International, and coauthor, How to Run a Company

"Driving organic growth is one thing. Driving it and realizing it on a large–scale and sustainable basis throughout a corporation is quite another. The system and techniques in this book enable many more, rather than fewer, to innovate and to repeatedly meet organic growth objectives."
Greg Frazier, Executive Vice President, Avnet, Inc.

"The Innovator′s Toolkit is a practical, well–thought–out work that is immediately useable for anyone or any company interested in enhancing innovation in an enterprise. Well done!"
Ty R. Sagalow, President, AIG Product Development, General Insurance

"The Innovator′s Toolkit provides a repeatable, reliable methodology that promises to be every bit as effective at driving innovation and organic growth as Lean Six Sigma has been for driving process improvement. The tools in this book are a valuable addition to any business excellence initiative."
Robert Crescenzi, Vice President of Business Excellence, NewPage Corporation

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