5 Innovation Books to Read this Year

Innovate to grow with these innovation book tips.

Does your organization have a comprehensive innovation strategy or plan for the year? Are you interested in learning more about how to develop an innovative mindset and gain practical skills on developing creative new ideas for implementation? Here are five innovation books to read that will help teach you the skills and techniques needed to grow your business and improve your company’s innovation efforts:

1. The Innovative Mindset

John Sweeney’s The Innovative Mindset: 5 Behaviors for Accelerating Breakthroughs takes you though how innovation is more than a process or theory – it’s a mindset. The book will teach you what it truly means to be innovative, and how you can develop a mindset for innovation and creativity in everything you do. This is a great one for those who want to help others learn and develop. Find it here.

2. The Innovator’s Dilemma

The Innovator’s Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book that Will Change the Way You Do Business by Clayton Christensen seeks to change your perceptions about playing it safe in business and instead challenges you to develop a business that is built for the revolutionary future. Find it here.

3. Making Ideas Happen

This classic by Scott Belsky asserts a difficult truth: people aren’t naturally born with the skill of execution. Instead, it must be developed by building your “organizational habits and harnessing the support of your colleagues.” This book outlines tips and techniques to creative organization and productivity. Find it here.

4. Innovation Step-by-Step

Next up on our list of innovation books to read in 2019 is Darin Eich’s, creator of Innovation Training, book Innovation Step-by-Step. This simple how-to book will help you develop your innovative, strategic, and creative leadership skills. You’ll be guided through the innovation process step-by-step and learn how to develop your own innovation project for success. Find it here.

5. The Innovator’s Method

This book by Nathan Furr covers tips and techniques learned from design thinking, innovation, and the lean startup business model which has grown in popularity in the last few years. With an innovator’s method, one can use these tools to change how ideas are created, refined, and brought to market. Whether you are an entrepreneur or an employee, this book is sure to offer something of value. Find it here.

These five innovation books to read this year are a good starting point for diving into the world of innovation and design thinking. Whether you are an entrepreneur with a new idea looking to develop your own business, an employee looking to further contribute to your organization, or a leader in your industry interested in learning how to promote change, we have you covered.

Check out our innovation and design thinking resource blog for tips and techniques to grow your innovations today.

About The Author

Darin

Darin Eich is the author of Innovation Step-by-Step: How to Create & Develop Ideas for your Challenge and Root Down & Branch Out: Best Practices for Leadership Development Programs and has a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin. Darin was also the president and co-founder of BrainReactions, InnovationTraining.org, and other startups. Darin gives speeches and can be hired to help your institution facilitate, create, and develop innovation programs, courses, retreats, and even conduct assessment or coach staff on developing leadership programs. Visit Innovation Training to see for yourself or email darin@programinnovation.com.