We’ve written a book about building an innovation function in established companies. It’s coming out in two days. Grabbing Lightning: Building a Capability for Breakthrough Innovation develops the ideas we’ve alluded to on this blog. We describe the companies we studied and their efforts to develop the Innovation Function. More about it here.
Why did we write this book? Because it became so clear to us, after having studied the twelve radical innovation projects that we discuss in our first book (Radical Innovation: How Mature Firms can Outsmart Upstarts), that companies can get better at this.
Everyone treats innovation like a mystery, like an art form, like an unnatural organizational occurrence. But it needn’t be. So, we wanted to watch companies who were focused on building a sustainable breakthrough innovation competency. That’s what this second book is about. Anyone who’s involved in making breakthrough innovation happen in their organizations over and over, or who wants to, will relate to this book.
We invite you to read it and let us know what you think!