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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