The Myths of Innovation is a great fun book for helping get yourself started or continue innovating. As the title suggests, it dispels many of the myths around innovation, giving the readers insight into some of the hard work that went into the breakthroughs that we know and love. While we can often love the superhuman stories and magical breakthroughs, these stories can make people seem superhuman. The Myths of Innovation presents often unknown details which highlight the background work into well known breakthroughs, bringing the amazing into the realms of what might be possible by normal people.
By doing this, the author helps us to realise that we can all be “innovative”, or more importantly that with hard work we call all find problems that need solving, come up with ideas in the problem space and produce solutions that solve real problems.
On top of well written and interesting content, Scott has included copious references and helps the reader do further research into topics that are of particular interest.
I’d recommend this book to anyone interested in innovation or creatively solving problems, particularly if you have financial motivation for doing so.
[this book was reviewed as a part of the O’Reilly Blogger Review Program]