Conquering Innovation Fatigue: Overcoming the Barriers to Personal and Corporate Success

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This practical guide reveals the nine major “fatigue factors” that can block the path to innovation success, along with solutions to energize innovation. Original advances in innovation practice and new case studies are applied to guide inventors, entrepreneurs, companies, universities, and even policy makers in conquering innovation fatigue. Cost-effective solutions include guidance on intellectual assets, dealing with disruptive innovation, and driving innovation using the “Horn of Innovation” and “Circuit of Innovation” models. A surprising view of DaVinci as an engine of open innovation is presented. Throughout the book, a unique aspect is exploring the journey of innovators, including corporate employees and entrepreneurs, at the often-overlooked personal level using the metaphor of immigrants in a strange land to identify barriers and solutions.

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"Conquering Innovation Fatigue is like no otherinnovation book you have ever read. The ideas are new, amazinglyfresh, and practical. I will ask all my clients to read this bookbecause, like me, I believe they also want to get to the futurefirst. The authors know what they are talking about. They haverecreated their unique innovation knowledge, experience, andinsight into a practical 21st-century guide that will take you on aremarkable journey. This is a book that is desperately needed inthe industry."
Dr. Kobus Neethling, President, South AfricanCreativity Foundation, and bestselling author of more than 80books

"Conquering Innovation Fatigue provides practical adviceand fresh perspective on overcoming barriers to successfulinnovation. Understanding the nine major fatigue factors andapplying the energizing factors in this book should helpcorporations improve the return on their innovationinvestments."
Beth Springer, Executive Vice President, The CloroxCompany

"Innovation is hard, exhausting work. Lindsay, Perkins, andKaranjikar understand this, and have identified a number of ways toovercome innovation fatigue. This book will help innovators developthe staying power they must have to get their innovations all theway from inception into the market."
Henry Chesbrough, Adjunct Professor and ExecutiveDirector, Center for Open Innovation at the Haas School of Businessat University of California, Berkeley

"Essential reading for those with ideas that deserve to go tomarket. This book was written by experienced travelers of thedifficult roads going from concept to commercial reality. Itteaches us how to anticipate and avoid roadblocks and detours,guiding the way to personal and corporate success."
E.J. (Woody) Rice, retired, former president,Institute of Paper Science and Technology, and former group vicepresident, Hercules, Inc.

"A must for any CEO who wants to drive change and introducewinning technology."
Robert van der Merwe, Chairman, President, and ChiefExecutive Officer, Checkpoint Systems, Inc.

"I enjoyed this book! It provides a compendium of stories aboutthe diverse set of individuals who must collaborate to makeinnovation successful. Some tales are uplifting, some discouraging,some challenging—but all are enlightening. Inventors,innovation managers, business leaders, and policymakers can eachgain deeper insight into their role in making innovationhappen."
Dr. Miles P. Drake, Senior Vice President, R&D,and Chief Technology Officer, Weyerhaeuser Company

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Conquering Innovation Fatigue: Overcoming the Barriers toPersonal and Corporate Success

Conquering Innovation Fatigue is for anyone seekingsuccess through innovation. Business leaders, inventors,researchers, entrepreneurs, and civic leaders will benefit from itsinsights and practical solutions. It reveals the sometimes hiddenbarriers—nine major "innovation fatigue factors"—thatcan block the path to innovation success, and shows how to copewith or conquer them.

Conquering Innovation Fatigue takes a unique personallook at the challenges innovators face in their journey, invokingthe metaphor of immigrants in a strange land facing barriers atmultiple levels. By drawing upon original case studies and advancesin innovation theory and practice—some presented here for thefirst time—the authors show how innovation can be energizedto conquer fatigue and help innovators reach success.

You will learn how to:

  • Recognize and overcome the nine major innovation fatiguefactors across three key categories
  • Make the right connections to bring innovation to themarketplace
  • Avoid unintended innovation-killers
  • Enhance the productivity of your personnel involved withinnovation
  • Exploit low-cost intellectual assets (not just patents) tobetter deal with disruptive innovation
  • Turn the "innovation funnel" upside down to create moreefficient, targeted innovation
  • Tap multidisciplinary skills for innovation success

This important book explains that understanding and overcomingthese barriers is vital not only to you, as an inventor,entrepreneur, or researcher, but also to business leaders,licensing professionals, IP professionals, corporations, and evenleaders of nations!

Conquering Innovation Fatigue points the way tocost-effective, practical solutions to strengthen innovation andachieve personal or corporate success. There's no reason to letfatigue get in your way.

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