The Innovation Wave brings together a truly world class group of ideas, tools, actions, and thinkers to help identify the trends, challenges and paradoxes of leading–edge innovation. Based on work conducted by the London Business School′s Innovation Exchange, and supplemented by ′never–seen–before′ contributions from a glittering array of stellar academics and professionals, including:
∗ Gary Hamel
∗ Costas Markides
∗ Pierre–Yves Gerbeau
∗ Gareth Jones
The Innovation Wave will completely revolutionise the way you think about innovation. Every area of the innovative approach is covered, including culture, leadership, strategy & vision and processes. Case studies highlight best and worst practices, with strong emphasis on relevance and application to the real world. CEOs, thought leaders, and students of innovation on MBA and advanced management courses, will gain a first–class understanding of how to build winning innovation performance in their own companies.
Sink or swim – Introduction.
1. Gauging the sea – understanding where we are.
What do we mean by innovation?
The importance of innovation.
The current status of innovation – a view from the Innovation Exchange.
Change is the only constant.
Drivers of change.
2. Rising tides – establishing an urgency.
The rapids of change – Gary Hamel, Strategos.
3. Fishing where the fish are – the need to focus.
Strategy and vision.
Throwing a brand a lifeline – P–Y. Gerbeau, former CEO of the Millennium Dome in London.
Context and constraints.
Walking on water – how to win by breaking the rules – Costas Markides, London Business School.
The role of communication.
The issue of measurement.
4. Riding the wave – how to make it happen.
Where ideas come from.
Freak waves – make the most of them – Gareth Jones, formerly Head of Human Resources at the BBC
The role of market research.
From concept to implementation.
A note on processes.
Approaches to infusing innovation.
Keeping innovation afloat – innovation as a cycle of tension and tranquillity – Stephen Moon, GlaxoSmithKline, and Ben Bryant, London Business School.
5. Riding on the crest of the wave – how to stay on top.
The role of leadership.
Finding the fish and aligning the fleet – making innovation an everyday capability – Jens Maier and Ian Owen, Zurich Financial Services.
The role of the human resource (HR) department.
6. Endless as the sea – innovation challenges.
Future innovation challenges.