Do Bigger Things: A Practical Guide to Powerful Innovation in a Changing World
February 12, 2024
Unleash your potential to do bigger things!
In today’s changing world, where business leaders must navigate industry disruption, entrepreneurs struggle to push beyond initial success, and activists tackle hard challenges like climate change, there is a need for a more powerful way to do innovation. But too many innovators, in boardrooms, start-ups, and everything in between, are still trapped by the limits of common innovation practices. The way we’ve been taught to create and innovate for the past two decades is failing us.
It’s time for a paradigm shift. To unlock the secrets to doing bigger things, this book introduces the pioneering concept of ecosystem innovation. Drawing on their extensive experience with a wide range of actors, from Fortune Global 100 companies to local entrepreneurs in Nepal, authors Dan McClure and Jennifer Wilde present remarkable stories, accessible breakdowns, and actionable insights.
With this step-by-step guide, you’ll acquire the big-picture mindset and capabilities you need to outmaneuver fast-moving competitors, break through the ceiling on innovation impact, and create solutions for problems others feel are beyond reach. Do Bigger Things offers a practical way to set bolder goals, understand harder challenges, design bigger solutions, and drive and deliver on ambitious ideas.
It’s time to shatter the notion that hard problems or game-changing endeavors are beyond your reach, your organization’s capabilities, or your community’s grasp. The time for bigger action is now.
About the Authors
Dan McClure has worked for more than forty years to empower bold innovators: global organizations facing threats of obsolescence, pioneering businesses in fast-changing markets, and passionate activists tackling hard challenges like climate change and humanitarian crisis response. He has been a hands-on thought leader, developing new tools and practices that make it possible for innovators to run into burning buildings looking for exceptional opportunities. His innovation methodologies and agile enterprise design have been applied across diverse fields including international aid, government, finance, retail, media, education, energy, and health.
Jennifer Wilde is an accomplished innovator working on the global stage. She has built an international network of innovation labs, supported innovators from idea to scale, and shaped multimillion-dollar innovation programs. With more than fifteen years of experience in driving change in challenging, volatile contexts, Jennifer has a uniquely practical perspective on what it takes to identify, execute, and succeed with game-changing ideas.
She currently codirects a global innovation consultancy, helping individuals and organizations navigate complex challenges and large opportunities. She enjoys contributing practical insights and actionable strategies to build innovative ventures and support others who want to think big, take action, and achieve their greatest potential.
We have 20 copies available, provided by Fast Company Press. The giveaway ends on Monday, February 19th.