Scores of books about innovation are published every year (or does it only feel that way?). Some of them are even worth reading. Here are some of our favorites from over the years. The ones marked with stars should be in the personal library of any serious innovator.
Innovation Classics: Useful Basics
- Thomas S. Kuhn, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions (University of Chicago Press, 1962) http://tentyp.es/PZHbre
- Everett M. Rogers, Diffusion of Innovations (Free Press of Glencoe, 1962) http://tentyp.es/T6MMjx
- Clayton M. Christensen, The Innovator’s Dilemma (Harvard Business School Press, 1997)http://tentyp.es/RgmLdb
- Roger L. Martin, The Opposable Mind (Harvard Business School Press, 2007) http://tentyp.es/TG9BJj
- Steven B. Johnson, Where Good Ideas Come From (Riverhead, 2010) http://tentyp.es/OG7MNj
Innovation Strategy: Framing, Patterns, and Choices
- James M. Utterback, Mastering the Dynamics of Innovation (Harvard Business ...