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Innovation: Fast Track to Success


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Bring together the latest business thinking, cutting-edge online material, and the practical techniques you need to fast track your career. 

  • There is no quick fix to establishing a culture of innovation across an entire organization. It needs to be reflected in all six key elements of an integrated framework.
  • Unique combination of practical business tools, real-life case stories, and leadership techniques.
  • Goes beyond just skills and links directly to personal career development.


  • Copyright 2012
  • Dimensions: 6" x 9"
  • Pages: 240
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-13-296483-X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-296483-8

Companies that innovate successfully get six key things right. These are planning, pipeline, process, platform, people, and performance, and you need to get them right too. This book gives you a practical framework that will help you seek out new commercial opportunities and develop new and better ways of doing things. For innovation to be more than a buzzword it has to be deeply integrated into a team's structure--this book presents an integrated approach that will accelerate your move from buzzwords to practical steps to implementation.

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Table of Contents

The Fast Track way     ix

About the authors     xii

A word of thanks from the authors     xiv

Innovation Fast Track     xvi

How to use this book     xx

Fast-Track-Me.com     xxi


1 Innovation in a nutshell     5

2 Innovation audit     17


3 Fast Track top ten     33

4 Technologies     61

5 Implementing change     79


6 The first ten weeks     97

7 Leading the team     115

8 Getting to the top     139


T1 Team innovation audit     159

T2 Integrated innovation framework     165

T3 Market and competitor scanning     169

T4 Creativity techniques     177

T5 Innovation project checklist     181

The Fast Track way     187

Glossary     189

Index     199


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