Advance Praise for Innovation Capital:
Marc Benioff, Chairman and co-CEO, Salesforce--
"Innovation Capital shines a unique spotlight on a fundamental building block for achieving success in any entrepreneurial endeavor--cultivating a network of amazing mentors, advocates, and benefactors to help turn your ideas into reality."
Shantanu Narayen, Chairman and CEO, Adobe--
"There's an adage in business that 'the best idea wins.' In truth, it's often the idea with the best champion--someone who can instill belief, rally support, and paint a vision for turning ideas into reality--that wins. Innovation Capital provides a fantastic blueprint for becoming an effective champion of ideas. It's full of valuable lessons from the companies and innovators who have lived them."
Tina Seelig, Professor of the Practice, Department of Management Science and Engineering, Stanford University; author, Creativity Rules--
"This is an important book that should be read by anyone who aspires to lead an innovative organization. It clearly demystifies that path to gaining support for bold new ideas that will ultimately be game-changing."
Ralph Hamers, CEO, ING Group--
"Innovation Capital is that special currency that can be exchanged for true transformation. It's what elevates great inventors into great innovation leaders. This book is a must-read for anyone leading their team through an innovation-inspired change and for startup innovators trying to make a success of their ideas."
Indra Nooyi, former Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo--
"In this book, Jeff, Nathan, and Curtis present a compelling case for how leaders at every level can build and grow their innovation capital to turn new and creative ideas into reality. Whether you're just launching your career or you're an industry veteran, this is a must-read."
Jeff Dyer is the Horace Beesley Distinguished Professor of Strategy at Brigham Young University's Marriott School and an adjunct professor at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Dyer is a coauthor of The Innovator's DNA (with Hal Gregersen and Clayton M. Christensen) and The Innovator's Method (with Nathan Furr). He is widely published in Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and other business journals.
Nathan Furr is a strategy professor at INSEAD. He is a coauthor of Leading Transformation (with Kyle Nel and Thomas Zoega Ramsoy) and The Innovator's Method (with Jeff Dyer) and has contributed numerous articles to Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, Forbes, Inc., and other business media.
Curtis Lefrandt is the CEO of the Innovator's DNA consultancy. Prior to founding Innovator's DNA, Lefrandt worked as a consultant at Innosight, on the iPod team at Apple, in venture capital investing, and as a social entrepreneur.
Dyer, Furr, and Lefrandt are cofounders of Innovator's DNA, a consultancy that enables organizations to build a culture of innovation.
Author social media/website info:
Jeff Dyer: innovatorsdna.com, @Jeffrey_Dyer, innosight.com, @InnovatorsDNA, @innovators_dna
Nathan Furr: innovatorsdna.com, insead.edu, @nathan_furr, @InnovatorsDNA, @innovators_dna
Curtis Lefrandt: innovatorsdna.com, @clefrandt, @InnovatorsDNA, @innovators_dna