Innovation Soup: A Recipe for Organizational Success

  • 2h 20m
  • Don Waisanen, Sanjay Puligadda
  • Business Expert Press
  • 2022

Not your average cookbook. This is a research-based recipe for innovation!

This book is for anyone wanting to kick start innovation in their organization. It is ground-breaking in two ways:

  • It is based on data, combining empirical research, literature reviews, business cases, and interviews.
  • It tells a story of two friends in diametrically opposite business predicaments due to COVID. Their story is complex and layered, making for engaging reading.

For too long, innovation culture has been amorphous. InnoQTM, built on years of rigorous research, breaks it into 11 dimensions that can be measured, tracked, and improved. We share real world data and examples showing the power of the 11 dimensions and provide concrete ways to improve on them. The pandemic has fundamentally changed the way organizations do business for the next many years–creating a culture of innovation is now more important than ever.

This book is perfect for leaders, innovators, managers, and students.

About the Author

Sanjay Puligadda, creator of InnoQTM, is Associate Professor in the Farmer School of Business, Miami University, Ohio. He teaches, researches, and consults on innovation and marketing. Besides publishing academic research in the leading scientific journals of his field, he is an innovation consultant, speaker, playwright, and improv actor. He received his PhD in marketing from the Pennsylvania State University.

Don Waisanen is a Professor in the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs at Baruch College, City University of New York. He researches, teaches, and consults on communication and leadership. He is the author of seven books, including Leadership Standpoints and Improv for Democracy. Don received his PhD in Communication from the University of Southern California.

In this Book

  • Description
  • A Tale of Two Companies
  • The Soup
  • The Ingredient List
  • Cooking Together—Collaboration
  • Mix Well—Informal Networks
  • Stir and Let Go—Freedom
  • Let Seep—Empathy
  • Sprinkle in Inspiration—Personal Creativity
  • Look Outside—Market Orientation
  • The Heart of the Soup—Innovation Focus
  • Don’t Forget the Steps—Processes
  • Be Fluid—Flexibility
  • The Gravy—Resources
  • Add Variety—Diversity
  • Getting Help
  • Getting the Ingredients Together
  • Genesis
  • The Road Test
  • Cooking with Gas—The Role of Improvisation
  • Cooking in a Larger Context—Societies, Organizations, and Leadership
  • Some Exercises to Fuel Innovation
  • Epilogue