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The journey from idea to innovation is fraught with risks and uncertainty. It requires a great deal of courage and perseverance from the teams that work on innovative ideas, as well as from senior management to embark on innovations without knowing whether they will be successful. This book by Ravi Arora, who is responsible for the innovation programme at the Tata Group details a new method known as the Innovation Foresight programme. The programme is designed to drive innovations in an organization ensuring that the initiatives enjoy every stakeholders active engagement. Most importantly, it strives to ensure that an organization does not lose sight of innovation opportunities, whether big or small. Written in a narrative framework featuring two young managers Paul and Jiao who have been tasked with driving innovations in their respective companies, Making Innovations Happen is an insiders guide to building a culture of innovation. Ravi's ideas for focusing on a wide range of innovations across the organization while driving quarter to quarter performance are worth serious consideration' - Ram Charan, Adviser to CEOs & boards This book is refreshing and adds a whole new dimension and forces us to think things furthe, - Jean-Philippe Deschamps, IMD In this important book, Ravi Arora provides a colourful provocative new methodology to overcome short-term, incremental approach to innovation' - Julian Birkinshaw, London Business School Ravi's book has key insights on how the innovation process can be engineered to yield better outcomes - Phanish Puranam, INSEAD Outlandish, as an innovation book should be - Roberto Verganti, Politecnico di Milano Ravi's book is the most creative piece of writing on business that I have come across' - Nihal Kaviratne CBE, Director, DBS Group Rather than yet another academic or consulting text on the best practices for innovation, Ravi has crafted a story of great depth that is filled with insights - Langdon Morris, InnovationLabs Ravi has written a thought-provoking book for driving innovation across organizations - Sunil Mithas, Robert H. Smith School of Business I never expected this kind of book on innovation. Ravi coalesces his practical experience on the subject with his wide reservoir of reading - R. Gopalakrishnan, Tata Sons Ravi Arora shows practitioners how every organization can take simple steps to become much more innovative - Ravi Venkatesan, former Chairman -Microsoft India. This is a fascinating and surprising book on innovation. A thoroughly engaging with very insightful points for practising managers - Harish Bhat, Tata Sons I hope this book will do for innovation what one of the pioneering books of this genre, The Goal, did for the theory of constraints - bring it alive to millions of readers - Rishikesha T. Krishna, IIM Indore Innovation Foresight (IF) approach shows a path to achieve a proper balance between predictability and innovation - B. Muthuraman, Former Managing Director, Tata Steel If you've ever grappled with challenges of breakthrough innovations,Ravi Arora's book is for you' - Porus Munshi, Making Breakthroughs Happen Every once in a while, one finds a refreshing perspective, on a subject that very many authors have illuminated' - Chetan Tolia, Tata Power

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Number of Pages:344 Pages

Publisher:Penguin Books

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