Spinelli and McGowan integrate a broad network of international leaders on innovation to demonstrate the tight linkages between innovation and opportunity recognition. Disrupt Together introduces a breakthrough transdisciplinary, team-based approach to innovation that integrates business, design and engineering, and can deliver powerful results for both new ventures and existing companies with case study examples from education, healthcare, branding, and consumer product and service design. Foreword by Steve Blank.
Philadelphia University wanted to create a new undergraduate college that would link programs in engineering, design, and business, offering younger students the kinds of collaborative experiences that are usually the province of graduate students. It was a huge initiative, and it required some careful strategic design.
In recent years announcements of the birth of business anthropology have ricocheted around the globe. This first major reference work on this field, the Handbook of Anthropology in Business is a creative production of more than 60 international scholar-practitioners working in universities and corporate settings from high tech to health care.
Chapter 10: Incorporating Anthropology into the Design, Engineering, and Commerce Curriculum, co-authors: Heather McGowan, Dr. Lisa DiCarlo, PhD. (Brown University), Sarah Rottenberg, (University of Pennsylvania)
Innovation has become a widely recognized strategic tool to achieve bottom-line results and increase shareholders’ value. Most books on innovation address only a single aspect or are tailored to a specific industry. Global Innovation Science Handbook includes chapters on every aspect of innovation from the perspective of different industries, both private and public, making it a complete, authoritative source for learning about innovation. Edited and organized by the former and current Editors of the International Journal of Innovation Science, the contributing authors list is a veritable “Who’s Who” of the global innovation world contributing their work. This book won the Prose Award for Scholarly Excellence in 2015
Chapter 38: Inspiration in Innovation, co-authors: Ellen di Resta and Heather McGowan
Business Model Generation is a handbook for visionaries, game changers, and challengers striving to defy outmoded business models and design tomorrow’s enterprises. If your organization needs to adapt to harsh new realities, but you don’t yet have a strategy that will get you out in front of your competitors, you need Business Model Generation. Co-created by 470 “Business Model Canvas” practitioners from 45 countries, the book features a beautiful, highly visual, 4-color design that takes powerful strategic ideas and tools, and makes them easy to implement in your organization.
I am proud to be one of the early 470 collaborators who championed Alex’s work. I use this extensively in my corporate and academic consulting.