Would you like to become more innovative by applying the ideas of 100 prominent TED Conference speakers to your own life? That question was the inspiration for my first book after watching hundreds of Ted Talks about innovation.
What is innovation? And how do you become more innovative? A quick search online delivers hundreds of definitions that may leave you feeling confused. Spend too long soul-searching, and you could run the risk of falling into the analysis paralysis trap.
Measures that delivered success in the past could be responsible for your downfall in the future. But innovation can enable you to turn an idea, or even a friction point, into a solution that brings additional value to the world.
Looking for innovation blind spots and helping your team members find their creative sparks is a notoriously bumpy roller-coaster ride. But innovation is not about ping pong tables and colored bean bags or isolated to a handful of creatives in your company.
If a business is serious about using innovation to create a competitive advantage, they often need to change its entire corporate culture. Serving a diverse online audience will also require a diversity of thought and an inclusive environment rather than just a small team of innovators.
Before trying to navigate uncharted territory alone, you can follow in the footsteps of other innovators and learn from their successes and failures. After watching hundreds of Ted Talks and Tedx talks about innovation being a journey, not a destination, I took the lessons I learned from the talks to write a book that would help businesses innovate.
The book takes you on a journey through each stage of the innovation process and helps the reader learn how some of the greatest innovative minds of our time achieved their successes. After reading this book, you will be ready to follow your own path and create a story of your own.
In a nutshell, Great TED Talks: Innovation features words of wisdom from 100 speakers and condenses their ideas into accessible advice for becoming more innovative in how you approach and organize your life.