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Published: May 29, 2007

 
 

Innovation Agility

Reprint No. 07208

Author Profiles:


Kevin Dehoff (dehoff_kevin@bah.com), a vice president with Booz Allen Hamilton in New York, is the global leader of the firm’s innovation business. He has spent more than 15 years helping clients improve efficiency and effectiveness in product development.
John Loehr (loehr_john@bah.com) is a principal with Booz Allen in Chicago. He specializes in product strategy and innovation for automotive, aerospace, and other manufacturing companies.
Also contributing to this article was Booz Allen Principal Kazutoshi Tominaga. 
 
 
 
 
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Resources

  1. Matthew A. Clark, editor, Mastering the Innovation Challenge: Unleashing Growth and Creating Competitive Advantage (s+b Books, 2006): An omnibus of approaches for improving and expanding a product development or R&D core function.
  2. Jon Gertner, “From 0 to 60 to World Domination,” New York Times Magazine, February 18, 2007: Incisive introduction to Toyota’s unique culture and its view of the future, particularly with hybrids.
  3. Barry Jaruzelski, Kevin Dehoff, and Rakesh Bordia, “Smart Spenders: The Global Innovation 1000,” s+b, Winter 2006: What Toyota has in common with Christian Dior (plus Apple, Adidas, Petrobras, Samsung, Google, and 87 other high-leverage innovators). Click here.
  4. H. Thomas Johnson and Anders Broms, Profit Beyond Measure: Extraordinary Results Through Attention to Work and People (Free Press, 2000): Based on methods developed at Toyota and Scania, this book describes how to substitute ingrained awareness for rote metrics.
  5. Matthew May, The Elegant Solution: Toyota’s Formula for Mastering Innovation (Free Press, 2006): Inside look at the creative process that implements 1 million ideas each year.
  6. James M. Morgan and Jeffrey K. Liker, The Toyota Product Development System: Integrating People, Process and Technology (Productivity Press, 2006): For engineers; dense and detailed.
  7. Taiichi Ohno, Toyota Production System: Beyond Large-Scale Production (Productivity Press, 1988): Shusa-style wisdom from one of the originators of the Toyota production system.
  8. For more articles on innovation, sign up for s+b’s RSS feed. Click here.
 
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