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Non–Bullshit Innovation

The guide to discover who is behind innovation

According to David Rowan, innovation cannot be scientifically planned, because it appears by coincidence in certain situations and places, bolstered by people who create an extraordinary and unique alchemy. Nowadays, the word innovation is used too frequently and is often only a pretext for businessmen to brag and talk about future possibilities. Non-Bullshit Innovation is the story of the author’s travels around the world chasing real innovations, aiming at understanding the contexts and processes that generated them.

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How to create genuine innovation

Innovation does not emerge from scientific criteria: true innovators are difficult, complicated, bold people, who inspire other individuals who aim at materializing their original and radical visions, within a specific cultural context.  As George Bernard Shaw said: “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” There are examples of genuine innovation out there: people who have made important changes in a way that was original and unpredictable, leading the companies they work for to achieve success.

  

The key ideas of "Non–Bullshit Innovation"

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How to create genuine innovation
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Embrace Customers Unmet Needs
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Empower your team
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Hire pirates and let them free
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Turn products into services
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Make the world a better a place thanks to technology
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Incubate tomorrow’s businesses
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Prototype and Measure
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Erase a nation’s borders
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Reimagine manufacturing
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Mine consumer data
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Engineer serendipity
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Reframe the value of your business
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Build a digital ecosystem
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Leverage emerging tech, from interactive saucepans to blockchain phones
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Stretch the business model and earn counter-intuitively
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Exploit a crisis and transform it into an opportunity
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