Favorite Books About Innovation, Change, Brainstorming, Creative Problem-Solving

Your Brain at Work: Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long
by David Rock
Hardcover: 304 pages, HarperBusiness (October 2009), ISBN-13: 978-0061771293

Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die
by Chip Heath, Dan Heath (Authors)
Hardcover: 291 pages, Random House (January 2007) ISBN-13: 978-1400064281

Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard
by Chip Heath, Dan Heath (Authors)
Hardcover: 305 pages, Crown Business (February 2010), ISBN-13: 978-0385528757

The Innovator’s Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail (Management of Innovation and Change)
by Clayton M. Christensen
Paperback: 288 pages, Harvard Business Review Press (January 2016) ISBN-13: 978-1633691780

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
by Daniel H. Pink
Paperback: 288 pages, Riverhead Books (April 2011), ISBN-13: 978-1594484803
Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers
by Alexander Osterwalder, Yves Pigneur (Authors)
Paperback: 288 pages, John Wiley and Sons (July 2010) ISBN-13: 978-0470876411

Value Proposition Design: How to Create Products and Services Customers Want
by Alexander Osterwalder, Yves Pigneur, Gregory Bernarda, Alan Smith (Authors), Trish Papadakos (Designer)
Paperback: 320 pages, Wiley (October 2014) ISBN-13: 978-1118968055

The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
by Malcolm Gladwell
Paperback: 301 pages, Back Bay Books (January 2002) ISBN-13: 978-0316346627

A Kick in the Seat of the Pants/A Whack on the Side of the Head
by Roger Von Oech, George Willett (Illustrator)
Paperback – 160 pages; Perennial (February,1986); ISBN: 0060960248;
Paperback – 232 pgs.(December, 1998); Revised Edition, Warner Books; ISBN: 0446674559

Coloring Outside the Lines™ : Business Thoughts on Creativity, Sales, and Marketing

by Jeff Tobe
Hardcover – 134 pages (May 2001); The Business Conference Press; ISBN: 096626892X

Free Prize Inside: The Next Big Marketing Idea

by Seth Godin
Hardcover – 240 pages, Portfolio (May 2004); ISBN: 1591840414

101 Activities for Teaching Creativity and Problem Solving

by Arthur B. VanGundy
Paperback – 416 pages; Pfeiffer (November, 2004); ISBN: 0787974021

Mindmapping : Your Personal Guide to Exploring Creativity and Problem-Solving
by Joyce Wycoff
Paperback – 173 pages Reissue edition (June 1991); Berkley Pub Group; ISBN: 042512780X

The Seeds of Innovation: Cultivating the Synergy That Fosters New Ideas
by Elaine Dundon
Hardcover – 240 pages; American Management Association (June, 2002); ISBN: 0814471463

The Experience Economy: Work Is Theatre & Every Business a Stage

by James H. Gilmore, B. Joseph Pine II
Hardcover – 254 pages; Harvard Business School Press (April 1999); ISBN: 0875848192

Jump Start Your Brain

by Doug Hall, David Wecker (Contributor)
Paperback – 432 pages; Warner Books (January 1996); ISBN: 0446671037

Thinkertoys (A Handbook of Business Creativity)
by Michael Michalko
Paperback – 352 pages (November 1991); Ten Speed Press; ISBN: 0898154081

Who Moved My Cheese?
by Spencer Johnson
Paperback – 94 pages; Putnam Pub Group (Paper) (September, 1998); ISBN: 0399144463

The Mind Map Book: How to Use Radiant Thinking to Maximize Your Brain’s Untapped Potential
by Tony Buzan, Barry Buzan (Contributor)
Paperback – 320 pages; Plume Reprint edition (March 1996); ISBN: 0452273226

WOW! That’s a great idea!

by Ed Bernacki
Paperback – 172 pages; Perspectives (April 2001); ISBN: 0646412248

The Art of Innovation: Lessons in Creativity from Ideo, America’s Leading Design Firm

by Tom Kelley, Jonathan Littman
Hardcover – 307 pages (January, 2001); Doubleday; ISBN: 0385499841

Six Thinking Hats
by Edward de Bono
Paperback – 173 pages (August, 1999); Little Brown & Co (Pap); ISBN: 0316178314

The Big Idea: How Business Innovators Get Great Ideas to Market

by Steven D. Strauss
Paperback – 240 pages; Dearborn Trade (January, 2002) ISBN: 0793148375

BrainStorm: Tap into Your Creativity to Generate Awesome Ideas and Remarkable Results
by Jason R. Rich
Paperback – 187 pages Career Press (April, 2003); ISBN: 1564146685

Your Creative Power
by Alex Osborn
Hardcover; Macmillan Pub Co (June, 1977); ISBN: 0684153149

The One Minute Manager Anniversary Ed : The World’s Most Popular Management Method

by Kenneth H. Blanchard, Spencer Johnson
Hardcover – 111 pages; William Morrow; Anniversry edition (September, 1982) ISBN: 0688014291

SPARK: Be More Innovative Through Co-Creation
by John Winsor
Hardcover – 304 pages; Kaplan Business (November, 2005); ISBN: 1419503162

The Thinker’s Toolkit

by Morgan D. Jones
Paperback -384 pages; Three Rivers Press; Revised edition (June, 1998); ISBN: 0812928083

101 Creative Problem Solving Techniques: The Handbook of New Ideas for Business
by James M. Higgins
Paperback – 223 pages; New Management Pub. Co. (May, 1994); ISBN: 1883629004

How To Get Ideas
by Jack Foster, Larry Corby
Paperback – 208 pages; Berrett-Koehler Publishers; 1st edition (October, 1996); ISBN: 157675006X

Creative Problem Solver’s Toolbox: A Complete Course in the Art of Creating Solutions to Problems of Any Kind
by Richard Fobes
Paperback – 345 pages (March, 1993); Solutions Through Innovation; ISBN: 0963222104