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Beyond the Idea: How to Execute Innovation in Any Organization

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Hardcover, 192 pages
Published September 24th 2013 by St. Martin's Press (first published September 10th 2013)
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Jul 28, 2015 Krishna rated it really liked it
This book is about how to execute any innovation in any organisation.And the most important message Beyond the Idea is Innovation execution on unique discipline, its requires time, energy and distinct thinking.

Author differentiated the Innovation and Performance Engine in the following ways. Innovation promises the short term pain for long term gain, but performance engine wants to win now. Innovation requires experimentation and the performance engine demands efficiency. Innovation sometimes f
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Jan 07, 2015 Femina Ernest rated it really liked it
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"Beyond the Idea" , really a thought-provoking book. Though its speaking about well defined successful strategy for organisations , its simple approach pushed me to know further , beyond last page of this book. (Read few related books). Yes , it has very deep ideas!
* It talks about 3 model for organisation, which can choose any of these to achieve the best i.e, SRC. Simple ( S) , Repeatable (R) and C ( Custom). I felt why is it speaking like an academic book , but it explains well than those. Re
Jun 08, 2014 Synexe rated it really liked it

Organizations are not built for innovation execution they are built for ongoing operational activity. These two activities are generally at odds with one another. To overcome this organizations need to explicitly focus on innovation activities in addition to their regular operational activity.


One of the co-authors, Chris Trimble, was a submariner in the US Navy before undertaking his academic career.


Depending on the innovation activ
Chris Shinkle
Jul 30, 2014 Chris Shinkle rated it really liked it
Good book on innovation. Challenges the notion that innovation is all about "coming up with new ideas". Most companies have an abundant supply of ideas. They struggle going from idea to product/demo/prototype. This occurs because the ideas get dropped into the same "performance engine" companies use for executing product ideas/development. Innovative ideas, ones that are still be discovered, need a different approach.
Oct 18, 2015 Chad rated it it was ok
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This was one of those books that has a core concept, and then defeats the value in that concept by over-explaining it. It is often contradictory to itself, and offers several suggestions based on real life examples without providing any of those examples.
Oct 15, 2013 Jed rated it liked it
In the opening it says it recommends reading this with the other books by the author in order to better understand the research behind these ideas. Because I have not yet done that i don't feel like I can clearly review this. That said, my impression without that added bit of knowledge is that the book is a good reminder of the discipline needed to make anything great.
Jose Papo
Sep 28, 2013 Jose Papo rated it really liked it
A small book but deep in ideas. Very good because it focus on innovation execution and not on the front end of innovation as many books do. I liked a lot the tips about understanding the different types of projects and using different mindsets and tools according to the uncertainty of each initiative.
Feb 26, 2015 Luke rated it it was amazing
Not a book about generating innovative ideas, but about implementing them in a team context. Geared towards businesses, its insights are also adaptable to voluntary (and other) contexts where teams are involved.
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Vijay Govinadrajan is the Earl C. Daum 1924 Professor of International Business at the Tuck School at Dartmouth's Center for Global Leadership.
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