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In this new paperback edition of the classic bestseller, you'll be taken on a hilarious, fast-paced ride through the history of ideas. Author Scott Berkun will show you how to transcend the false stories that many business experts, scientists, and much of pop culture foolishly use to guide their thinking about how ideas change the world. With four new chapters on putting the ideas in the book to work, updated references and over 50 corrections and improvements, now is the time to get past the myths, and change the world.

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On Aug 23 Mahesh Ramakrishnan wrote: No One Knows Whats Possible - Myths of Innovation
The shiny demo of your favorite awesome product is perhaps the very last step of a journey that must have begun way earlier. Reading Scott Berkun’s Myths of Innovation reinforced my experiences and clarified my understanding of how to innovate and sustain teams that innovate. Full Review  >

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On Aug 11 David Santo Orcero wrote:
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On Aug 11 Tushar Joshi wrote: The Myths of Innovation - motivation for exploring patterns and history of innovation
The overall effect of this book is positive and has raised my energy level. I am highly motivated to run my projects with new zeal and commitment after reading this book. Full Review  >

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On May 21 Justin LeBlanc wrote:
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On Feb 10 Luca Conti wrote:
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On Feb 6 Shari Morehead wrote: Innovation is More than Newton's Apple
If you're tired of hearing the overused buzzword, "Innovation" bandied about the office too often, this book is worth the read. Scott Berkun discusses the different myths attributed to innovation through history, and why innovation itself is not the magical solution. Full Review  >

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On Oct 17 Rob Lambert wrote:
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On Aug 25 Mark Hatton wrote:
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On Jul 14 Wayne Werner wrote:
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On Jun 28 Ramanand J wrote: "The Myths of Innovation" by Scott Berkun (O'Reilly Media)
Scott Berkun is an author and blogger, a former Microsoft man. I began reading his blog a couple of years ago, and have found most of his posts interesting and even provocative. In fact, he makes a point of being strident in his views about management, public speaking, and thinking.… Full Review  >

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On Jun 26 Eric Gruber wrote: Review: The Myths of Innovation
Have you wondered how the products we use in everyday life came to be? Was it the effort of one person, or the culmination of efforts by many? That is one of the questions the Scott Berkun book, The Myths of Innovation, attempt to tackle. Full Review  >

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On Jun 3 Chris Kenst wrote: Myths of Innovation (Kindle) Review by Scott Berkun
This is my review of the Myths of Innovation (Kindle version) by Scott Berkun. Summary: Fascinating book not just on the so called myths around inventors and their innovations but also on the challenges of managing creativity. In the beginning Scott provides perspective on famous and historic inventors and inventions.… Full Review  >

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On Mar 12 Clarke Ching wrote: Myths of Innovation
I found it hard, when I first tried reading this book, to warm to it. The essay style didn't work for me. Perhaps I wasn't in the right frame of mind. Perhaps the thought of reading a whole bunch of essays didn't appeal. Who knows? Full Review  >

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On Feb 16 John Sharp wrote: The Myths of Innovations
This new book from O'Reilly Media appears to be yet another book that attempts to cover the topic of innovation but does a better job than most of defining the myths and truths of innovation historically. Full Review  >

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On Feb 12 Jerrin Elanjikal wrote: Tearing Down The Myths of Innovation
Since childhood, we’ve been force fed with false propaganda about creativity and innovation – Edison and his light bulb, Newton and the apple that fell on his head, Archimedes running naked through the streets of ancient Greece shouting Eureka. Full Review  >

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On Feb 7 Brent Lattin wrote: Book Review: Myths of Innovation by Scott Berkun
 Myths of Innovation by Scott Berkun is a catalog of, well, myths about how people come up with innovative ideas or products.  Each chapter covers a different myth, like the "myth of ephinany" (that innovative ideas come like lightning bolts out of the blue) or the myth of the "lone… Full Review  >

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On Feb 6 Jane Dallaway wrote: Review: The Myths of Innovation by Scott Berkun
Over the Christmas break, I downloaded a copy of The Myths of Innovation by Scott Berkun as part of the O'Reilly Blogger Review Program and have been reading it on my kindle, enjoying the ability to annotate and highlight aspects of the text that seem relevant. Innovation is a word I've… Full Review  >

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On Feb 4 Antonis Ventouris wrote: The Myths of Innovation
Time for my second review! This week’s book is The Myths of Innovation by Scott Berkun. To be honest, I haven’t read any other book from Berkun so far (though many people suggest Confessions of a Public Speaker), but it’s more than likely I’ll start from now on. And the… Full Review  >

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On Jan 29 Levon Lloyd wrote: Review of The Myths of Innovation by Scott Berkun
The Myths of Innovation is one of the most insightful books I’ve read in a while. It should be required reading for anyone who works for a technology start-up or manages engineers. Full Review  >

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On Jan 26 Rob Dawson wrote: You Can Create Real Solutions to Real Problems
The Myths of Innovation is a great fun book for helping get yourself started or continue innovating. Full Review  >

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On Jan 21 Jeff Pabian wrote: myths of innovation
I’m going to review the book, Myths of Innovation by Scott Berkun. In Scott’s book, he busts up the “myth of epiphany” by breaking down the history and process of how new ideas become reality. He explains the methods behind innovation, challenges innovation faces and explains how it just isn’t… Full Review  >

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On Jan 3 Fuad Arshad wrote: [Book Review] The Myths of Innovation by Scott Berkun
I spend the holidays reading a very interesting book, The Myths of Innovation by Scott Berkun. The Books walks us through Some of the Common Myths and why they exist. This books walks you thru a variety of myths and explains what is behind some of the most common innovations to date. Full Review  >

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On Jan 2 Michal Konrad Owsiak wrote: The Myths of Innovation by Scott Berkun
Scott takes you in a journey over the ideas you probably well known but was not aware of details. He goes though the history of innovation, shows us some interesting examples and provides with entertainment. Full Review  >

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On Dec 30 Remko Troncon wrote: The Myths of Innovation (Scott Berkun)
By taking some of the great past and present innovations off the divine pedestal they have been put on, Scott Berkun illustrates what innovating is really about in his Myths of Innovation. And although the subject sounds negative, this classic … Continue reading → Full Review  >

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On Dec 23 Gary Gragg wrote: The Myths of Innovation by Scott Berkum
While reading I found it quite clear what my organization does right and what areas we need to work on. Full Review  >

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On Dec 14 Sriram Srinivasan wrote: Book Review: The Myths of Innovation by Scott Berkun
[Disclaimer: I got this book for free as part of the Oreilly blogger review program] From Amazon.com Paperback: 256 pages Publisher: O’Reilly Media; 1 edition (August 23, 2010) Language: English ISBN-10: 1449389627 ISBN-13: 978-1449389628 Copy: Personal Sriram’s Rating: 5 out of 5 Book Description In this new paperback edition of… Full Review  >

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On Dec 12 Marius Ghita wrote: Myths of Innovation by Scott Berkun
Amusing, captivating, inspiring and motivational – those would be the words I’d use to describe the book for anyone asking. The book is so well rounded that I couldn’t complain of any of it’s chapters. While I skimmed the chapters: … Full Review  >

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On Dec 11 Brian Bondy wrote: Review of The Myths of Innovation by Scott Berkun
As a kid I remember feeling uninspired because there were genius' out there, and I wasn't one of them. *How can I ever amount to anything when competing with such people?* Although there are people with amazing mental abilities, most of the people I now consider a genius have no special mental ability, just determination and hard work which enabled their breakthroughs. Full Review  >

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On Dec 9 Raghuram Bharathan wrote: What Innovation is Not
There are several books on successful innovators. They are inspiring no doubt, but do not convey the harsh realities. Behind every successful innovation, there are countless failures, plenty of hardwork and effort, a combination of luck, circumstance and so on. It is in this respect that this book is different. Full Review  >

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On Dec 4 Vishal Biyani wrote: Myths of innovation by Scott Berkun
Disclosure: I was given an early free access to ebook for a review Scott, starts the book with myths of innovation, which are pretty commonplace in business and popular culture. He explains in detail and with examples of Newton, Edison and likes and explains the time and hard work they… Full Review  >

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On Dec 2 Matthew Guay wrote: Review: The Myths of Innovation by Scott Berkun
Have you ever wondered what the famous inventers had that made them different than you? Are the technological marvels of our days something greater than we, ordinary humans we are, could ever be capable of producing? The Myths of Innovation is a fascinating book by Scott Berkun that digs through the history of invention and brings out the common misconceptions about the process of innovation. Full Review  >

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On Nov 30 Mike Erickson wrote: Book Review: The Myths of Innovation by Scott Berkun
So far this is the most 'dog-eared' and marked up eBook I have read! The author has really done his homework on this one. There are plenty of facts to refute many of the myths that are commonly shared and believed regarding innovation. The old saying about genius being 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration is brought to life by the many examples he gives. Full Review  >

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On Nov 27 Aaron Sumner wrote: Must-read book for would-be innovators
Words are cheap. So says Scott Berkun in The Myths of Innovation, Second Edition, published by O’Reilly. It’s easy to call yourself, your product, or your organization innovative, but it takes more than calling something innovative to make it so. Full Review  >

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On Nov 10 David Stein wrote: Review: Myths of Innovation by Scott Berkun
This book is more than what the title eludes. It's not just about dissecting the meaning of "innovation", or busting myths. It's about thought processes, human nature, intentional and accidental evolution of problem solving, and misperceptions about how great things materialize from hard work and difficult choices. Full Review  >

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