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About our Book
Agile Innovation is a revolutionary new approach to collaborative creativity that could transform the way businesses innovate. Business coach and best-selling author Jack Canfield says of this book, "This thought-provoking and inspirational book is a must read for anyone seeking to master the art and science of innovation and accelerated business development. Simply put, it's a map that will lead you and your organization to exponential breakthrough success in the new Digital Gold Rush".
This is Our Vision
We want to change the way people innovate, by offering a powerful new approach that helps businesses learn how to grow a culture of innovation, to inspire engagement, and to promote rich collaboration throughout the organization. Why? Because if you want create jobs and improve the quality of life in any community, innovation is the key competency that must be mastered.
Our book has what it takes to start a revolution in the theory and practice of innovation. Errol Arkilic, CEO of M34 Capital and co-creator of the wildly successful Innovation Corps initiative at the National Science Foundation, adds, "Agile Innovation promises to profoundly transform businesses and institutions. This must-read book is a strategic imperative for anybody aiming to successfully deliver new products or services in a brutally competitive, digitally-accelerated business world."
We wanted to write a book that would change the world, and we'd like to ask for your help by participating in this new revolution and helping us get the word out.
We are thrilled to share with you that Agile Innovation has received over 50 advance testimonials from industry gurus, top venture capitalists, innovation experts and CEOs from around the world. Some highlights:
This thought-provoking and inspirational book is a must read for anyone seeking to master the art and science of innovation…
—Jack Canfield, bestselling author of The Success Principles
In today’s world of always-accelerating global competition, organizations either innovate or die. And as the authors of this worthwhile book make clear, innovation in the Networked Age is a team sport. It’s no longer enough just to think differently. You have to think faster. You have to think more productively. And to do that, you need to think collaboratively. This book is filled with good advice on how to do just that. Read it, then share it with your co-workers!.
— Reid Hoffman, co-founder/chairman of LinkedIn
Agile Innovation promises to profoundly transform businesses and institutions. This must-read book is a strategic imperative for anybody aiming to successfully deliver new products or services in a brutally competitive, digitally-accelerated business world…
—Errol Arkilic, CEO of M34 Capital and co-creator of the Innovation Corps.
Agile Innovation is a tremendous leap forward in innovation thought leadership. This book is an absolute gem.
—Jacob Hsu, CEO, Symbio.com
Today’s corporate leaders must build a culture of agile innovation and this book is the perfect manual for business today.”
— Harry W. Kellogg, Vice Chairman, SVB Silicon Valley Bank
More universities around the globe should be offering courses centered on this book’s valuable content.”
—Dr. Dixon R Doll, Cofounder, DCM Venture Capital, Past Chairman, US National Venture Capital Association
Agile Innovation is a rare and exceptional book. It has the potential to move the entire field forward, through the clarity of its writing and the importance of its message. If you are going to read any book on innovation this year, make it this one.”
—Pascal Baudry, PhD, Founder, WDHB Consulting Group
A True Masterpiece! Agile Innovation is taking us in our journey to a whole new level of innovation.
— Signe GammeltoftFrantzen, Senior Advisor, L'Oréal
This book has received 55 testimonials – READ MORE
Rewards For Participating
There are many ways to participate in this alpha test, using the "rewards" options to the right. At the very basic level, you can simply buy the book show your support…
BUY THE BOOK.As your thank you for your participation, we'll send you a thank you gift - we'll give you three full-length innovation reference textbooks by Langdon Morris: Permanent Innovation, The Innovation Master Plan, and The Chief Innovation Officer – an innovation library worth treasuring. Consider this our way of thanking you for helping us get our book off the ground.
BECOME OUR BOOK BFF. In this alpha test, we are experimenting with the methods and impact of crowd-enabled social commerce. To do so, we need to recruit about 100 volunteer "superfans" - or what we call in this campaign a "BFF" - a Book Best Friend. As part of this, we'll ask you to buy a copy of the book and then blitz it – this means you promise to spread the word about this book, campaign and associated offerings - we'll send you short blurbs, tweets and articles about the book that you could use on your newsletter, Twitter feed, Facebook feed and your blog. Also, we'll ask you to do things like move as a coordinated pack to Amazon to enter reviews, so we can measure the impact of this. The test will last several weeks, and by the end of this, we'll know much better how to make the Crowdlaunch system much more effective.
In return, you will receive the following rewards for your valuable support in behalf of the book:
An autographed copy of the book, with our heartfelt thanks.
Our gift of a complete innovation toolkit and library with books, tutorials, templates and instructional video – worth over $300.
A chance to win a free pass to our $1200 two-day Agile Innovation Workshop, to be held later this year in San Francisco (by the way, if you want to become certified as an Agile Innovation trainer, this is the first step).
Finally, you'll be asked to join our associated affiliate program, which can earn you a $200+ commission for each referral who signs up for one of our Agile Innovation workshops – so recommending our book could lead to a nice check for you as a reward
BESTIES FOREVER. There's one more perk of becoming our book BFF – the authors are the co-founders of Crowdlaunch.it and make this promise to you: if you help us now as a founding Book BFF, we promise to feature your book or new product when you’re ready to launch it! This is because being best friends works both ways – in return for your support now, we commit to apply our resources to help you in the future. That’s right, this is how you can insure that your future crowdlaunch will be featured on the home page and given an “inside track”.
Participating in Crowdlaunch.it is an opportunity to change the world by helping creative, innovative people - like YOU - succeed. The simple reality is that product launches are hard. So your forthcoming book or workshop or teleseminar or art show or dance recital or non-profit or anything else you envision needs a platform to bring it to the world, and this is exactly what crowdlaunch can do - make it easier for you to create your own platform to launch your products. We estimate that it takes somewhere between 100 and 500 BFFs to launch a book successfully, so we're willing to bend over backwards to make this "an offer you can't refuse” - because we really need your help to figure this stuff out.
Why this Matters
More than anything else, innovation is the factor that lifts an economy and creates job. It is the combination of science, technology and innovation that has lifted the economies of third world countries so much that global poverty is now at its lowest level in the history of humanity. Innovation is priceless, one of the great treasures of human knowledge. If every human being read a book about how to innovate better, it would improve the world in a transformational way. Here is your chance to accelerate a transformational shift in the world.
Consider this thought experiment… if we could ensure the sales of 5-10,000 copies in pre-orders for this book, it could propel this book into a bestseller, meaning it will sells maybe 50-100,000 copies. In studies, Agile process has been measured improving software development efficiency by up to 50%. This book is about applying similar processes throughout the organization, to unleash the core creativity hidden deep within companies. If 10,000 of our readers adopted the innovation techniques we teach in the book at their companies - and these new processes increased profitability and effectiveness by just 5% - and with a national average of 20 employees per firm - this would yield a potential of 10,000 new jobs.
This means that by committing $25 now in this crowdlaunch, it is conceivable that you could help cause the creation of a job in the future that would change someone's life for the better. And more than 50 global experts, professors, venture capitalists and CEOs, have provided advance praise for the book and testimonials that this book is a game changer in the world of innovation. The power to make a difference is in your hands right now, because joining this campaign accelerates humanity's journey to a better tomorrow.
About our Team
Langdon Morris is one of the world's leading innovation consultants, focusing on helping organizations implement the world’s best innovation methods and tools to solve very complex problems.
Moses Ma is a technology innovator and thought leader who leads an elite high-tech venture incubator.
Po Chi Wu spent 30 years as a very successful high-tech venture capitalist and entrepreneur in Silicon Valley, and is now Adjunct Professor at the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, teaching innovation and entrepreneurship. READ MORE