The breakthrough Manifesto book


The Breakthrough Manifesto: 10 Principles to Spark Transformative Innovation

Building a better path to breakthrough, by design

Based on more than a decade of work with individuals, teams and organizations, The Breakthrough Manifesto offers both inspiration and practical advice for achieving breakthrough.

About the book

Innovation is a process by which new ideas, services, and sources of value are brought to life. Yet approaches to the pursuit of innovation are often far from novel, relying on stale methodologies applied against well-defined problem sets. Or worse, left to hope or happenstance.

Transformative innovation requires something else. Not just methodologies, but mindsets. Not just focusing on known challenges, but on unknown opportunities. Not just hoping for breakthrough by default, but realizing breakthrough by design. In The Breakthrough Manifesto, a renowned business innovation leader teams up with a social-personality psychologist to offer that something else—a collection of 10 principles to obliterate barriers to change and ignite a whole new level of creative problem-solving. Drawing upon decades of experience working with the world’s leading organizations and their teams, the authors provide practical advice that goes beyond “business as usual” for tackling intractable challenges.

Bursting with behavioral science, stories from the field, and pragmatic strategies, The Breakthrough Manifesto explores why these principles are critical for the current times and how they can spark breakthrough and unlock potential for you and your teams. Whether you’re an executive or manager, product or service designer, educator or student, anyone inspired to change the world or transform their own place in it should read this book.


Additional resources

Download discussion questions and sample methods to try on your own or with your team.

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