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A Thousand Little Lightbulbs : How to kickstart a culture of innovation in your organisation - Simon Banks

A Thousand Little Lightbulbs

How to kickstart a culture of innovation in your organisation

Paperback Published: 6th September 2017
ISBN: 9781925648386
Number Of Pages: 244

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Ever wanted to lead a truly innovative team but weren't sure where to start?
Ever thought that this creativity business was for all the slightly eccentric people who wear t-shirts and headphones to work and eat kale salads?
Ever questioned your ability to think like an innovator?
Ever rolled your eyes at the latest corporate change roll out?
Have you been wanting to read a book that wouldn't bore you to tears?

Finally, there is a book for you!

A Thousand Little Lightbulbs provides a fun, practical, BS-free guide to dealing with your creative OGRE, taking off the blinkers and leveraging the greatest innovation tool in your business: your people. If you're interested in unlocking potential, having a constant stream of fresh thinking and great ideas, and having some fun in the process, this book is for you.

Industry Reviews

"Simon brings his signature spark and energy to awaken business leaders. This book is a manifesto for thinking differently and call to action."

Mark Parsons, Award winning innovation expert, Podcaster, Chief Innovation Officer - QUALITANCE

Thought provoking and helpful guide to creative innovation!


Simon has created an incredibly interesting, entertaining, easy to read and important book about why Australian businesses are lagging behind in terms of creative innovation. He provides an overall background of innovation as well as solid research to back up his arguments and alarming statistics that show the current deficient state of innovation (or lack thereof) in Australian businesses. It is quite shocking and shows that we need to rapidly start changing our mindset if we want Australian businesses to continue competing on the world stage; as we are currently lagging behind. But what I really enjoyed about this book was he also brought it back to the individual and he provides a step by step framework on how to kick start a culture of innovation in the workplace. So that managers, owners, entrepreneurs and individuals can take this framework and use it in their companies. He talks about taming the creative ogre but most importantly that innovation is all about 'People'. It isn't technology or process that drive innovation but people. And we need to be listening to them a lot more and allow their creative mindsets to flow if we want to create businesses that can cope with this increasingly frenetic, disruptive world. Simon writes with lot of humour and tongue in cheek wit which helps to make it an easy and enjoyable read despite the serious subject. He includes anecdotes, life experiences and fun illustrations that are relatable and useful. I would highly recommend this book to business leaders, small business owners, creatives, and actually anyone interested in business that wants to make sure they are not left behind with the same old BAU thinking that is prevalent today. This book is for those who want fresh, creative thinking and innovation at the forefront of their business.



Great book to really kick start a community of innovation.


The book "A thousand little light bulbs" by Simon Banks is a fun to read and engaging book that I expected to provide a thousand ideas on innovation. The book does not do only that, it does a lot more. Through each thousand ideas it opens a path to a thousand more. It is a book to enjoy and engage with to "kickstart a culture of innovation.

Melbourne, AU


A Thousand Little Lightbulbs

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ISBN: 9781925648386
ISBN-10: 1925648389
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 244
Published: 6th September 2017
Publisher: Michael Hanrahan
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.2  x 1.37
Weight (kg): 0.36