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A History of Innovation: U.S. Army Adaptation in War and Peace
CMH 40-6-1. Edited by Jon T. Hoffman. Contains stories of soldiers and Army civilians who have demonstrated repeatedly that determination and a good idea often carry the day in peace and war. Despite the perception of bureaucratic inertia, the institution's long history of benefiting from the inventiveness of its people indicates that it is an incubator of innovation after ...more
Paperback, 184 pages
Published March 1st 2011 by www.Militarybookshop.Co.UK
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Jul 31, 2012 Jonathan Jeckell rated it really liked it
I really loved many of the examples included in this collection, particularly aerial artillery observers, the development of the bazooka, the Rhino tank attachment for busting the bocage in Normany France and several others. However, I think there are technology strategy principles and concepts on innovation that explain some of the successes and failures better than the theories available to some of the authors, such as lead-user innovation (Eric Von Hippel, MIT) or disruptive innovation theory ...more