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Silver Lining: An Innovation Playbook for Uncertain Times

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Experts agree: The turbulence triggered by the economic shock of 2008 constitutes the "new normal." Unfortunately, too many managers have become paralyzed by it, capable only of slashing costs indiscriminately.

Though examining spending during recessions makes sense, the smartest executives do much more. As Scott Anthony reveals in The Silver Lining, these leaders continue...more
Hardcover, 145 pages
Published June 2nd 2009 by Harvard Business Press (first published June 1st 2009)
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Innovation manual focusing on economic change

During economic downtimes, most corporate strategists feel like burying their heads in the sand and forgetting about innovating until the storm has passed. Scott D. Anthony recommends doing the opposite. In this fun, practical book on innovation, he explains how to maintain optimistic, entrepreneurial activities – including ongoing innovation – when the going gets tough. However, the lessons that Anthony draws from times of great economic upheaval are...more
Stefanie
I liked this book a lot! I found the POV unique and intriguing. My only bad comment is I felt the book focused too much in certain areas (like Eagles Football) and could have been better developed in others.
Robin Ripley
This slim volume should be called _Innovation Light_. It has a few choice pieces of truly helpful information. For the most part though, it's examples and platitudes.
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By guy from Innosight (Clayton Christensen's firm), topped lots of best of 2009 business books lists
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I love this book. The twists and turns are unexpected and funny. It's a great feel good read.
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Loved it but not sure i want to see movie now. Don't want to have book ruined.
Lori Grant
A must-read book on innovation for knowledge workers and entrepreneurs.
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Good and sensitive characters. Less focused but more nuanced than the movie.
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Scott D. Anthony is the managing partner of the innovation and growth consulting firm Innosight. Based in Innosight's Singapore office, he also leads its venture capital investment arm (Innosight Ventures). His most recent books are The Little Black Book of Innovation and the new HBR Single, Building a Growth Factory. Follow him on Twitter at @ScottDAnthony.
More about Scott D. Anthony...
The Little Black Book of Innovation: How It Works, How to Do It The Innovator's Guide to Growth: Putting Disruptive Innovation to Work The First Mile: A Launch Manual for Getting Great Ideas into the Market Building a Growth Factory Silver Lining: Your Guide to Innovating in a Downturn

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