Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Innovation's Dirty Little Secret

Monday, November 4, 2013

Book Review - Innovation's Dirty Little Secret

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About the Book
Most books on innovation make it sound as if successful innovation is the end result of a carefully followed recipe. But the simple fact is that when it comes to any new venture, failure is the surest horse to bet on. Respected pastor and author, Larry Osborne, explains how understanding this dirty little secret behind innovation can bring both stability and creativity to organizations, especially those with teams of people that focus on innovation, creativity, new ideas, and problem-solving. Using the wisdom and principles found in this book, you will be free to lead dynamically without causing uncertainty or insecurity in your organization.

In Innovation's Dirty Little Secret, you’ll learn:

  • How to foster innovation’s most powerful igniters and accelerators while avoiding the most common killers of innovation
  • How to recognize and break through ceilings of complexity and competency
  • The six pitfalls of growth and what you can do to avoid them
  • The three questions every leader needs to ask before launching any new endeavor

About the Author:
Larry Osborne is a teaching pastor at North Coast Church in northern San Diego County. North Coast is widely recognized as one of the most influential and innovative churches in America. Osborne speaks extensively on the subjects of leadership and spiritual formation. His books include Sticky Teams, Sticky Church, 10 Dumb Things Smart Christians Believe, and Spirituality for the Rest of Us. He and his wife, Nancy, live in Oceanside, California.

My Take on the Book
This was a great book that really made me rethink how innovation works and should work in the organizations that I am a part of. The book is short and sweet and definitely practical in nature. The author minces no words in his appraisal of what people are doing and what they should be doing. The examples that he gives are on point and you will find that this book is one that you will want to go back to time and time again so that you can reconsider each of his points as time goes on (or at least I did).

This is a book that I would highly recommend for all, as it will open your eyes to how innovation is something that you will work at consistently so that you and your company can ultimately succeed!

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