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The Medici Effect

What Elephants & Epidemics Can Teach Us About Innovation

Paperback Engels 2017 9781633692947
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Why do so many world-changing insights come from people with little or no related experience? Charles Darwin was a geologist when he proposed the theory of evolution. And it was an astronomer who finally explained what happened to the dinosaurs. Frans Johansson's The Medici Effect shows how breakthrough ideas most often occur when we bring concepts from one field into a new, unfamiliar territory and offers examples of how we can turn the ideas we discover into path-breaking innovations.

Clayton M. Christensen, bestselling author of The Innovator's Dilemma, has described The Medici Effect as "one of the most insightful books about managing innovation I have ever read. Its assertion that breakthrough principles of creativity occur at novel intersections is an enduring principle of creativity that should guide innovators in every field." Now with a new preface and a discussion guide, and a foreword by Harvard Business School professor Teresa Amabile, The Medici Effect is a timeless classic that will help you reach your innovative peak.

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ISBN13:9781633692947
Trefwoorden:strategie, innovatie
Taal:Engels
Bindwijze:paperback
Aantal pagina's:206
Druk:2
Verschijningsdatum:7-3-2017

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Inhoudsopgave

Acknowledgments
Introduction

PART 1: The Intersection
1. The Intersection Your Best Chance to Innovate
-Monkeys and Mind Readers
2. The Rise of Intersections
-The Sounds of Shakira and the Emotions of Shrek
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PART 2: Creating the Medici Effect
3. Break Down the Barriers Between Fields
-Sea Urchin Lollipops and Darwin's Finches
4. How to Make the Barriers Fall
-Heathrow Tunnel and Restaurants Without Food
5. Randomly Combine Concepts
-Card Games and Sky Rises
6. How to Find the Combinations
-Meteorite Crashes and Code Breakers
7. Ignite an Explosion of Ideas
-Submarines and Tubular Bells
8. How to Capture the Explosion
-MacGyver and Boiling Potatoes

PART 3: Making Intersectional Ideas Happen
9. Execute Past Your Failures
-Violence and School Curricula
10. How to Succeed in the Face of Failure
-Palm Pilots and Counterproductive Carrots
11. Break Out of Your Network
-Ants and Truck Drivers
12. How to Leave the Network Behind
-Penguins and Meditation
13. Take Risks and Overcome Fear
-Airplanes and Serial Entrepreneurs
14. How to Adopt a Balanced View of Risk
-Elephants and Epidemics
15. Step into the Intersection ...and Create the Medici Effect

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