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Author Price, Robert M., 1930-

Title The eye for innovation : recognizing possibilities and managing the creative enterprise / Robert Price
Published New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, ©2005


Description 1 online resource (xvii, 329 pages) : illustrations
Contents Habitats for innovation and their inhabitants -- The once and future company -- On the edge of the possible -- Meeting vital needs -- Fostering the courage to innovate -- Building a framework for innovation -- Technology, innovation, and strategy -- Journeys in strategic space -- The care and feeding of strategy-the technology food chain -- Forging a strategic journey: the decision trichotomy -- Collaborate to compete -- The art of acquisition -- "Make": relying on internal resources -- Accepting daring and unusual challenges -- Strategies for the unexpected and the unusual -- When it hits the fan: perilous journeys-innovation in times of crisis -- Innovating beyond the walls -- Extraordinary innovation, extraordinary collaboration
Summary Innovation is synonymous with problem solving, and the basic elements of innovation apply to any business, says Robert M. Price in this essential guide for managers of organizations large or small. Distilling a set of practical principles from his forty years of experience as a pioneer in the computer industry, the author shows that innovation can be learned and practiced by everyone, that it can offer solutions to everyday problems as well as high-profile ones, and that it provides opportunities to solve business problems while meeting a variety of human needs. Former CEO of Control Data, Price weaves the history of this uniquely innovative company with fresh thinking about innovation itselfwhat it means to the people in an organization, the products, and the processes. He avoids simplistic prescriptions and clearly explains seven fundamental principles of innovation beginning with innovators are made, not born. He illustrates these principles with fascinating real-life examples. His book offers both the practical tools and the inspiration to everyone with an interest in effective management practice and in building organizations that creatively and continuously respond to ever-changing social and market needs
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-310) and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Control Data Corporation -- History
SUBJECT Control Data Corporation fast
Subject Technological innovations -- Management
Information technology.
Creative ability in business.
information technology.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Infrastructure.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Corporate & Business History.
Creative ability in business
Information technology
Technological innovations -- Management
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780300130553