11 Best Innovation Design Books of 2010

I came up with a list of my books of the year for Core77. As with all these things, it’s totally subjective, reflective of many of my current interests and missing out many worthy and useful books. However, I still think it’s a worthy exercise, mainly for allowing me to look back and take stock of themes that have bubbled up through the year and that might be worth keeping an eye on in the next.

I won’t doublepost here, so do check out the full piece on Core77 for commentary on why I chose these books in particular. But here, for the sake of it, is the list itself. Do let me know what you think–and which titles I should be hung, drawn and quartered for omitting.

Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age
by Clay Shirky
Penguin Press

Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation
by Steven Johnson

The Power of Pull: How Small Moves, Smartly Made, Can Set Big Things in Motion
by John Hagel, John Seely Brown, Lang Davison
Basic Books

The Mesh: Why The Future of Business is Sharing
by Lisa Gansky

Macrowikinomics: Rebooting Business and the World
by Don Tapscott and Anthony D. Williams

The Other Side of Innovation: Solving the Execution Challenge
by Vijay Govindarajan, Chris Trimble
Harvard Business Review Press

Different: Escaping the Competitive Herd
by Youngme Moon
Crown Business

Living with Complexity
by Don Norman
The MIT Press

Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard
by Chip Heath, Dan Heath
Crown Business

Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers
by Alexander Osterwalder, Yves Pigneur

by Branko Lukic with text by Barry M Katz
The MIT Press


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