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The sum of creative and logical thinking combined to produce something meaningful and take ideas forward.

Books (19)
  • Zero to One
    In Zero to One, legendary entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel shows how we can find singular ways to create those new things. Doing what someone else already knows how to do takes the world from 1 to n, adding more of something familiar. But when you do something new, you go from 0 to 1.
  • Strategic Intuition
    William Duggan has conducted pioneering research on strategic intuition and for the past three years has taught a popular course at Columbia Business School on the subject. He now gives us this eye-opening book that shows how strategic intuition lies at the heart of great achievements throughout human history.
  • Skin in the Game
    "Skin in the Game” provides a meta guide to risk exposure and how the fragility works. It’s not so much exploration of strategies for dealing with uncertainty, it’s more of a deep intellectual dive into origins of thinking about risks and its impact on politics, businesses, belief systems - across different magnitudes of scale.
  • The Oxford Handbook of Group Creativity and Innovation
    The book covers recent theoretical, empirical, and practical developments that provide a solid basis for the practice of collaborative innovation
  • The Cambridge Handbook of Creativity
    The handbook introduces creativity scholarship by summarising its history, major theories and assessments, how creativity develops across the lifespan, and suggestions for improving creativity.
  • Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalisation of Democracy
  • The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers
    Ben Horowitz, cofounder of Andreessen Horowitz and one of Silicon Valley's most respected and experienced entrepreneurs, offers essential advice on building and running a startup
  • Crossing the Chasm
    Marketing and Selling Disruptive Products to Mainstream Customers. The book illustrates existence of a vast chasm between the early adopters and the early majority in the Technology Adoption Life Cycle
  • Ten Types of Innovation: The Discipline of Building Breakthroughs
    Using a list of more than 2,000 successful innovations the book explores these insights to diagnose patterns of innovation, and to evaluate how firms are performing against competitors. The framework has proven to be one of the most enduring and useful ways to start process of transformation.
  • Outliers
    An intellectual journey through the world of "outliers"--the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high-achievers different?
  • The Race between Education and Technology
    A masterful work by two leading economists on some of the biggest issues in economics: economic growth, human capital, and inequality. There are fundamental insights in the book, not just about our past but also our future.
  • Innovation, Intellectual Property, and Economic Growth
    A comprehensive perspective on the micro- and macroeconomics of innovation. The book breaks new ground in identifying and analyzing the key ingredients driving economic growth.
  • The Tipping Point
    How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference and the science behind viral trends in business, marketing, and human behavior.
  • The Creativity Question
    A collection of essays brings psychiatric and philosophical authority to the discussion of an important topic - creativity. AN enormous amount of seminal works on creativity. Individual papers are all classics.
  • The Unbound Prometheus
    An unbeatable introduction to the economic history of the industrial and technologiocal revolutions in Western Europe.
  • Diffusion of Innovations
    A semi-academic book on the diffusion process (adopt an innovation, then spreading it the word among their circle of acquaintances). The information contained within is paramount to implementing change across a diverse population.
  • Ingenuity gap
    An exploration of a large number of major and increasingly complex problems facing human society. Homer-Dixon fears that it is: "the hour is late," and we're blindly "careening into the future."
Articles (1)
  • Approaches to the “Fuzzy Front End” of Innovation
    In the new product development (NPD) unacceptably high failure rates have often been related to insufficiencies during the early development phases. Nevertheless, only little effort is devoted to the early phases, and managers often indicate the front end as being one of the greatest weaknesses in product innovation
Scientific Papers (8)
  • Possibilism: An Approach to Problem‐Solving Derived from the Life and Work of Albert O. Hirschman
    Albert Hirschman’s originality lies in his general approach to problem-solving which is hidden behind the complexity of his oeuvre. This article intends to disentangle the intricacies of his work and to reveal his specific mode of investigation.
  • Toward a Microeconomics of Growth (Burgess R., Venables A.)
    Empirical investigation of the drivers of growth must shift down to a more microeconomic level. policy choices at the local level affect growth. Both theory and empirics need to downshift to the microeconomic level if we are to make advances in identifying specific means of encouraging innovation and growth.
  • Technology foresight for competitive advantage J.Anderson
    Illustration how Technology Foresight can have a tangible impact on strategic planning and priority-setting of organizations that spend money on science and technology.
  • Team member proximity and teamwork in innovative projects
    The proximity of team members has potentially important implications for the collaborative working of teams. Using data from 430 team members and team leaders of 145 software development teams, the results of the regression models show that team members' proximity is significantly related to teamwork qualility.
  • Flying bicycles: How the Wright brothers invented the airplane
    paper explores the ways in which Wilbur and Orville Wright thought as they tackled the problem of designing and constructing a heavier-than-air craft that would fly under its own power and under their control. They used analogies based on mental models.
  • Micro-Mezo-Macro
    From the evolutionary perspective, one cannot directly sum micro into macro. Instead, an economic system can be conceived as a set of meso units, where each meso consists of a rule and its population of actualizations. The proper analytical structure of evolutionary economics is in terms of micro–meso–macro. The upshot is an ontologically coherent framework for analysis of economic evolution as a growth of knowledge process.
  • Toward a Microeconomics of Growth
    The analysis suggests that empirical investigation of the drivers of growth must shift down to a more microeconomic level. Using examples from India article suggest that in order to engender growth one need think much more carefully about policy choices at the local level.
  • Innovations and growth: two common misaprehensions
    On the super-additive contribution of original breakthrough invention and “mere imitation” and active sharing of IP instead of hoarding it.