Seeing Differently

John Seely Brown has long been a favourite author of mine.  His insights on innovation are timeless and this book proves no exception.  First introduced in 1988 and revised most recently in 1997, Seeing Differently is worth revisiting.  Why?  John Ruskin (Modern Painters) in 1888 says it best –

“The greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world is to see something, and tell what it saw in a plain way. Hundreds of people can talk for one who can think, but thousands can think for one who can see. To see clearly is poetry, prophecy, and religion — all in one.”

To do things differently, we must see differently.  Seely Brown shows us how.

Seeing Differently: Insights on Innovation

The Organization of the Future

Happy New Year! This book will inspire you in 2011. The Leader to Leader Institute has always been a source of excellent reads – and this is no exception. Twenty-six essays from some of the recognized thought leaders of our time. Sub-titled visions, strategies, and insights on managing in a new era, the book is filled with practical wisdom that will guide you in purpose and performance.

The Organization of the Future (The Drucker Foundation)