Design of Business: Why Design Thinking Is the Next Competitive Advantage

    By Roger L Martin
Most companies today have innovation envy. Many make genuine efforts to be innovative: they spend on R&D, bring in creative designers, hire innovation consultants; but they still get disappointing results. Roger Martin argues that to innovate and win, companies need 'design thinking'.
    ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Roger L. Martin is Dean of the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management and an adviser to CEOs on strategy, design, innovation, and integrative thinking. In 2011, Roger was named by Thinkers50 as the sixth top management thinker in the world. This is his eighth book; he also contributes regularly to Harvard Business Review, the Financial Times, and the Washington Post, among others.

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... among the most fundamental and comprehensive books ever written about the subject of business design and design thinking. -- Business Design Association, November 2nd, 2009

...for readers interested in the processes of design...there are some interesting bits of detail and discussions on how exactly this is done. - The Financial Times, October 15, 2009

Insightful analysis of a hot management trend, useful for executives of all levels. --BusinessWeek, October 26, 2009

...a tough-minded elegant survey of why design thinking shouldn't be considered some soft thing that's nice for business at the edges but not necessary at the core. --MIT Sloan Management Review, Improvisations blog, October 2009

...offers thoughtful and valuable insight for all managers, and concludes with important instructions for individuals who want to become design thinkers. An excellent book. -Booklist, October 15, 2009


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Pages 191
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Publisher Harvard Business School Press
Published 10/2009
Language English
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