I nnovation Engine is about the process of innovation execution for organizations of any type and any shape. It will balance theory and practice with real-life case studies to support the practice.
This book is not about convincing you to embrace innovation as a strategy. It will not create a business case for leaders who are ill prepared for the new fundamentals driven by globalization and automation. The evolution of twenty-first-century intelligent organizations has already started. There are plenty of experts who have spent their entire life researching and telling us about how big bureaucratic organizations are the thing of the past. Today, in the middle of the Knowledge Era, leaders cannot afford the time and tardiness for a ten-year strategic plan to produce results, learn from someone else's emerging business models, or wait for the corporate office to make a decision. Today, the new norm is a swifter and more flexible organizational climate with faster decisions, a broader context, a larger tool bag, empathy for all stakeholders, and deep passion toward the vision. This book's goal is not to convince you to adopt this new norm.
Innovation Engine is about how to prepare and grow your organization in a hyperdynamic and globally connected environment—through foresight and strategic innovation.
It is designed for three groups of readers: