Category Archives: Book Review

What Mike Tyson and the Stoics Teach Us About Innovation

I spend a great deal of time searching for new ways of thinking about innovation and I must admit that I never thought that I would write an innovation article that included both Mike Tyson and the ancient practice of Stoicism. In his new book, Tyson recalls life lessons to which he attributed much of his success. These ideas, similar to the Stoics' are worth exploring from an innovation practitioner perspective.

The Design of Value Proposition Design with Alex Osterwalder

If you are new to Value Proposition Design, think of it as the third leg of a stool consisting of Lean Startup and Design Thinking as the other legs — all three are similar in intent and each provides valuable tools, arguably with Alex’s tools being most valuable to product managers who think like product leaders — or in my words, product masters.

Mapping Innovation: Playbook for navigating a disruptive age [book review]

In his new book, Greg Satell debunks innovation myths and looks closely at what innovation “is”. Greg offers a powerful innovation matrix to navigate the innovation space, and then walks us through the challenges of innovating in the digital age.

Mapping Innovation: Playbook for navigating a disruptive age [book review]

In his new book, Greg Satell debunks innovation myths and looks closely at what innovation “is”. Greg offers a powerful innovation matrix to navigate the innovation space, and then walks us through the challenges of innovating in the digital age.