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Jeanne Liedtka and Tim Ogilvie educate readers in one of the hottest trends in business: 'design thinking,' or the ability to turn abstract ideas into practical applications for maximal business growth. Jeanne Liedtka's recent book, The Catalyst: How YOU Can Lead Extraordinary Growth, was named a Top Innovation and Design Thinking Book by Business Week. Tim Ogilvie has been hailed a visionary for his pioneering contributions to service innovation, business model innovation, and customer experience design.
Liedtka and Ogilvie cover the mindset, techniques, and vocabulary of design thinking, unpack the mysterious connection between design and growth, and teach managers, in a straightforward way, how to exploit design's exciting potential. Exemplified by Apple and the success of their elegant products, and cultivated by high profile design firms such as IDEO, design thinking unlocks creative right brain capabilities to solve a range of problems. This approach has become a necessary component of successful business practice, helping managers turn abstract concepts into everyday tools that grow business while minimizing risk.
This is an eye-opening book that will reveal the action-based approach to design thinking, the series of inaccurate assumptions made in most business thinking, and how to become better at recognizing and strategizing around opportunities that exist within not only our core business, but other avenues as well. 800-CEO-Read [This] book is rich with information on each tool, taking you through the elements clearly and crisply. If design thinking intrigues you, this would be a good place to start. -- Harvey Schachter Globe & Mail Anyone wishing to get up to speed on design thinking by actually test-driving the methodology on their own will find great value in this tutorial-in-a-book -- Matthew May AMEX OPEN Forum A fine survey of a hot business trend... Highly recommended. The Midwest Book Review
ISBN: 9780231158381 ISBN-10: 0231158386 Series: Columbia Business School Publishing Audience:
For Ages: 22+ years old Format:
Number Of Pages: 227 Published: 7th June 2011 Publisher: COLUMBIA UNIV PR Country of Publication: US Dimensions (cm): 18.3 x 22.3
Weight (kg): 0.82