Fearless Innovation: Going Beyond the Buzzword to Continuously Drive Growth, Improve the Bottom Line

Fearless Innovation: Going Beyond the Buzzword to Continuously Drive Growth, Improve the Bottom Line, and Enact Change

By Alex Goryachev

"The pace of disruption only seems to be accelerating. For companies large and small, startups and multinational giants like Cisco, employees must find a way to innovate their companies and stay ahead of the competition. As the head of Innovation Strategy and Programs at Cisco, Alex Goryachev believes that workers can't wait for innovation to come from the top down -- it has to happen at every level of an organization.


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Book Information

Publisher: Wiley
Publish Date: 01/29/2020
Pages: 208
ISBN-13: 9781119579526
ISBN-10: 111957952X
Language: English

Full Description

Is Innovation just an overused buzzword? A waste of time? A mere marketing ploy?

Author Alex Goryachev has a simple, resounding response to such questions: No!

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is driving change at an unprecedented pace, level, and intensity that is impacting businesses across industries, not to mention our everyday lives. We are rapidly blurring the physical and the digital, transforming the way we live and, in some sense, what it even means to be human. Whether we run a startup or multinational, a nonprofit or academic institution, a city or a whole country, we need to embrace this change to not just survive but thrive under these new realities.

In Fearless Innovation, Cisco's Managing Director of Innovation Strategy and Programs explores how, no matter their function, leaders and managers can cut through the noise to understand change and deliver real results.

Goryachev's actionable, consistent, and timeless innovation principles offer a blueprint to driving growth, enacting change, increasing the bottom line, and creating clear measurable value. Featuring diverse case studies of some of today's most innovative organizations, historical observations, first-hand experience, and a look at where innovation is thriving, and why, this down-to-earth guide provides advice and clear steps on how to:

  • Get teams to embrace innovation beyond empty slogans
  • Focus on execution of innovation through leadership and strategy
  • Measure the real effects of innovation to showcase ROI and attract investment
  • Break down org silos by empowering effective, diverse, and inclusive teams
  • Drive co-innovation through win-win ecosystem-wide partnerships
  • Organize innovation teams and orchestrate outcomes by leveraging organizational DNA
  • Communicate the value of innovation to differentiate ourselves from competition

Written for any organization that wants to stay relevant in the 21st Century, and even beyond, Fearless Innovation offers a step-by-step guide for getting past the confusion, overcoming fear, and getting down to business to create an environment of true innovation.

About the Author

Alex Goryachev is managing director of Cisco's global Co-Innovation Centers. He spearheads several award-winning international programs and initiatives to accelerate innovation - whether that impacts operations, businesses processes, or technology. Alex is an award-winning Silicon Valley veteran whose resume reads like a brief history of tech disruption.

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