I would not read it for its management advice, but more as an entertaining and interesting history of Google. My take away from the event and the book is that if you try to copy Google to become a Google, you are totally on the wrong track.
In this Organizing4Innovation Webinar, Floortje Blindenbach-Driessen, PhD, explains in 30 minutes what it takes to manage innovation in professional service organizations. She points out why organizing for innovation is important, what it entails and how it can be achieved.
In spite of being the largest market for Legal services, the US is also considered one of the world’s largest underserved legal markets. It is estimated that 50% of the middle income households have at least one legal problem, with only 20% seeking legal assistance, and 26% doing nothing at all. The numbers for underserved small and midsize organizations are estimated to be similar. Underserved markets typically offer opportunities for disruptive innovation.
Does innovation happen like magic? No, innovation takes a lot of hard work. However, according to Stefan Thomke, professor at the Harvard Business School, innovation and magic have more in common than you think.
Innovation requires leadership. What does it take to become a great leader? Will a 1-day workshops or corporate leadership training program do? Unlikely. Roselinde Torres, from the Boston Consulting Group, describes 25 years observing truly great leaders at work, and shares three simple but crucial questions innovators may like to ask themselves in order to thrive as leader