Worth a Look: Innovation Orientation

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Best Practices in Management (52)  Change & Innovation (60)  Complexity & Resilience (45)  Nature, Diet, Memetics, Design (55)  Technology (Bio-Mimicry, Clean) (4)  Voices Lost (Indigenous, Gender, Poor, Marginalized) (34)

Voices Lost are a fundamental source of innovation once heard–diversity matters at all levels.  It merits comment that “status quo” bureaucracies are death-beds, antithetical to innovation.  This is why there is a “spike” or “lifeboat” theory of change.  OSS and EIN may one day be recognized as the lifeboat that saved US Intelligence from oblivion.  We are not holding our breath, but the reality is that there is more innovation in intelligence outside the wire–not federal, not expensive, and most certainly not secret–but the White House is too busy to realize it is being fed expensive waste.

Among our favorite readings in Innovation Orientation–we had to stop when we realized just about everything we have ever reviewed bears on this topic–innovation is about considering all information in all languages all the time, harnessing all human minds and the wealth of networks, understanding true cost, and leveraging natural design.  Innovation is about not doing what is bad for everybody, and doing more of what is right for everybody.  Innovation is life lived to its fullest–drones need not apply.  If anyone wants to have a brown bag meeting over Innovation, we’re there.  Ultimately innovation is about a revolution in the mind of man, and as Plato and Durant both testify, that means that how a society handles education of the young determines everything else.  We’ve blown it in the USA–our Nobel triumphs (and occasional silliness) are exceptions rather than the norm.  We need a whole new mind in America.

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Biocapital: The Constitution of Postgenomic Life

Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature

Change Handbook: The Definitive Resource on Today’s Best Methods for Engaging Whole Systems

Cultural Creatives: How 50 Million People Are Changing the World

Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns

Don’t Bother Me Mom–I’m Learning!

Everything Is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder

Free Software, Free Society: Selected Essays of Richard M. Stallman (Hardcover)

Get Back in the Box: Innovation from the Inside Out (Hardcover)

Groundswell: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies

How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas, Updated Edition

Innovation Happens Elsewhere: Open Source as Business Strategy

Innovator’s Solution: Creating and Sustaining Successful Growth

Journal: “Expert Judgement” vs. Public Intelligence

Journal: Systems Design & “Reverse Innovation”

Leadership of civilization building: Administrative and civilization theory, symbolic dialogue, and citizen skills for the 21st century

Mobilizing Minds: Creating Wealth From Talent in the 21st Century Organization

New Age of Innovation: Driving Cocreated Value Through Global Networks

Outsmart the MBA Clones: The Alternative Guide to Competitive Strategy, Marketing and Branding

Panarchy: Understanding Transformations in Human and Natural Systems

People and Organizations: Explorations of Human-Centered Design

Philosophy of Sustainable Design

Porto Alegre Alternative: Direct Democracy in Action

Power of Unreasonable People: How Social Entrepreneurs Create Markets That Change the World

Resilience Thinking: Sustaining Ecosystems and People in a Changing World

Review: Conscious Evolution: Awakening Our Social Potential

Review: Critical Path

Review: Out of Poverty: What Works When Traditional Approaches Fail

Review: The Design of Business–Why Design Thinking is the Next Competitive Advantage

Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Democracy, the Internet, and the Overthrow of Everything

Rise of Global Civil Society: Building Communities and Nations from the Bottom Up

True Cost Meme

Visual Thinking: for Design (Morgan Kaufmann Series in Interactive Technologies)

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