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A Ninja Innovation by Gary Shapiro

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Grow Through Innovation Or Die
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Grow Through Innovation Or Die

  • Feb 25, 2013

Ninja Innovation:: The Ten Killer /Strategies of the World's Most

Successful Businesses by Gary Shapiro is an excellent work on

how to innovate given some of the classic hurdles. The author

provides an important risk assessment model which

encompasses exploring options, assessing the likelihood

of success , seeking quality feedback and weighing


Shapiro explains the importance of having a culture of

honesty, the need for quality mentoring and a

perspective which requires one to think outside the box.

The book is critical of the status quo indicating that the

emphasis in business undertakings tends to be too short term.

The author explains the importance of innovating in some industrial

settings as opposed to simply dying out.

Ninja innovators empower social change. Historically,

technology has been a friend of freedom by breaking down

barriers to advancement. Ninjas are encouraged to use the

technology to seek partners and alllies who can assist in

meeting goals that otherwise might be more difficult to

achieve by solo efforts.

Shapiro also discusses institutional barriers to change

or innovation. He explains that large institutions tend to

raise barriers against things that are not part of their tradition.

His presentation explains ways to overcome these hurdles.

Ninja Innovation by Gary Shapiro is an important book

which explains the hurdles which innovators must overcome

in bringing their ideas and products to consumers. The

presentation is easy to read with many practical tips on

how to navigate the implementation phase of any innovation.

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Grow Through Innovation Or Die

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