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Ninja Innovation [Download] ➽ Ninja Innovation By Gary Shapiro – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Innovate or dieFor thirty years Gary Shapiro has observed the world's most innovative businesses from his front row seat as leader of the Consumer Electronics Association Now he reveals the ten secret Innovate or dieFor thirty years Gary Shapiro has observed the world's most innovative businesses from his front row seat as leader of the Consumer Electronics Association Now he reveals the ten secrets of ninja innovators like Apple Google Microsoft and many othersWhat does it take to succeed Discipline Mission oriented strategy Adaptability Decisiveness And a will for victory In short today's most successful businesses are ninja innovators Drawn from Gary Shapiro's three decades of experience leading the consumer electronics industry Ninja Innovation takes readers behind the scenes of today's top enterprises uncovering their ten essential strategies for successAs head of the Consumer Electronics Association and its influential annual trade show the International CES Shapiro has worked with the most innovative companies in history—Intel IBM and Samsung to name a few—focusing on creating policies and events that produce revolutionary products year after year He has learned the key strategies that have guided these businesses to record breaking profits as well as the traps that have led so many others to crushing failureIn order to stay in front of the pace of innovation Shapiro observes top companies must operate as an elite strike force—just like the legendary medieval warriors known as ninjas Ninjas weren't called upon to do the ordinary; they had to perform truly extraordinary tasks while risking everything As a highly trained martial arts black belt himself Shapiro mines the valuable insights of these centuries old warriors to spotlight the secrets of agility creativity decisiveness and reinvention that are essential for twenty first century leaders seeking breakthrough successTaking readers inside the most cutting edge businesses Ninja Innovation is the ultimate guide to achieving victory in today's innovate or die economy.


10 thoughts on “Ninja Innovation

  1. Dave B. Dave B. says:

    I have to admit I was a little disappointed by this book I attended a conference where Mr Shapiro provided very strong points about innovation and how to run a business with an innovative based mindset This book’s attempt to connect ninja tactics with modern day business innovation falls short because the author spends time explaining federal government deals with large corporations resulting in stunted the innovation than explaining the methodology behind ninja principles The author outlines tactics of the ninja with very little historical context while admitting to the reader that his primary factor for selection of the title was the fact that it would sound cool The easy writing style and my curiosity about CEA was enough to keep me reading until the end The bottom line here is a 200 plus page read to recognize that we should commit without a safety net and we should never rest on our laurels but constantly seek new areas to conuer A good message but not worth the effort of the read


  2. Tiffany Garnett Tiffany Garnett says:

    I couldn't even finish this book It had a few good points then rattled on in the direction of the authors field of work It did not live up to my expectations in the least On the other hand if someone wants to learn about technology and how to succeed in that realm it would probably be far interesting


  3. Kevin Kevin says:

    For a book that I would probably categorize as MBA targeted buzzword laden drivel it wasn’t too bad The author leader of the Consumer Electronics Association Gary Shapiro steps through a few different strategies to help keep your business competitive and on track for success He has some good points to make in the realm of making progress namely that there are benefits from taking certain calculated risks and that there are often great returns to innovation He is at his best when talking about the wonderful outcomes that have resulted from innovation but he views this as something somewhat holy and that essentially the role of everyone should be to do whatever it takes to spur on innovation independent of what that might lead to I did not like his single minded view that innovation solves everything and that there is no such thing as a bad “innovation”Some uotes that I particularly enjoyed were “Eleanor Roosevelt said it well ‘Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people” 80“A simple conversation with any random person is an opportunity to engage another human learn and expand your knowledge base Listen carefully to the words they use Words make statements about a person’s upbringing culture and values Bad grammar is a fair indication of education and upbringing Cursing freuently reflects a lack of control concern culture or all three Using big words when little ones would work fine tells me the person lacks confidence but wants to appear smart” 82Overall there were a number of interesting anecdotes that are useful when peppering your own conversations with examples to further your ideas and positions but there were not too many other big takeaways from this book It was a pretty easy and uick read but the content wasn’t useful interesting or thought provoking enough for me to highly suggest it Overall this is a book geared toward people who are thinking about high level business decisions and provides a few examples of how a number of technology companies responded well to various challenges and has some but not a lot of success in delivering useful enlightening and actionable content


  4. Oriyah Nitkin Oriyah Nitkin says:

    I'm not in business or marketing in any formal capacity and thought this book would be interesting and irrelevant at best Yes it was gimmick y But it was also well written if only in that it was easy to read and interestingand surprise it was also relevant As a particularly non savvy reader it made me think of things I could share with others in life in a effective manner shidduchim Jewish sort of blind dates for marriage being a really obvious example as well as giving me an appreciation for all sorts of goings on around me For example today I stopped at one of those Everything is 5NIS coffeepastry places thinking I'd get myself a slushy iced coffee Suddenly I realized that while one chain is basically everywhere and therefore people will go there out of convenience the other chain is suddenly competing and trying to drum up business with a diverse menu It's enjoyable to have a glimpse into the inner workings of these behind the scene mechanisms I was sure this was a book to pass along but after reading it I can't help but think that it will somehow be handy in the future I should have been taking notes


  5. Dwayne A Milley Dwayne A Milley says:

    Attending the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is on my bucket list I follow CES on Twitter so when I saw a post promoting Gary Shapiro's new book he's the leaderboard the CES I went to the Libby app to see if he has any books already available on audio That's how I came to read Ninja Innovation Written in 2013 it begins with a brief history of the internet which I liked though the tech illustrations in the book are dated Also the ninja illustrations seemed contrived though once i got past that I enjoyed the lessons in the book One criticism the first couple of chapters are so very American focused Shapiro eventually gets past this but it almost made me put the book down For a while i wondered if he thought anyone outside the US can innovate They can His illustrations became global in a positive way Some of the great lessons in this book about which Shapiro elaborates and illustrates well innovation happens in teams of people with collaboration it's not individual Innovation reuires delayed gratification open learning rather than a protection policy Shapiro praised India for making positive changes in this regard I'd love to see what he'd write now about the current US approach in protectionism and reduced trade Ethical innovation means being honest winning isn't the most important thing but working well together even with the competition the importance of being mentored and mentoring The chapter on innovate or die is worth the read as a stand alone chapter Finally he writes with the underlying premise that a company's primary purpose is to create customers from Peter Drucker which is the filter through which he reviews his lessons Overall good book I'm glad I read listened to it and will pick up his new book as well


  6. Chris Miller Chris Miller says:

    There were some really good parts to this book but there were a few that I didn't care for Shapiro makes a great argument for innovating and not letting yourself feel like a victim He offers some really good advice in sections and provides some interesting examples for the concepts he outlinesBut many times in the book he is complaining about the state or federal government and they freuently interfere with business and make bad policy And even though I agree with most of his complaints I do not think they should be such large sections in this book I am not reading a business improvement book to learn what he thinks is wrong with the government Despite the above complaint I did enjoy the book and thought there were many great points made in most of the sections Many are points made in many other self improvement leadership or management books However I did find the tie in with the ancient ninja to be an interesting thoughtI would recommend this book to anyone looking to improve their business and especially young entrepreneurs looking to grow their business I think Shapiro makes some really good points on looking for help and making sure you have the right people around you


  7. Tammi Tammi says:

    If you are looking for a brief history of the Consumer Electronics industry with special focus on the trade shows this is your book If you're actually hoping to learn 10 well thought out strategies presented with actionable items to move your business to success look elsewhere This book is mainly focused on one man's career journey with many anecdotal moments of his successes with a smattering of his failures in the hopes of balancing his self promotion I was especially turned off by his personal attack on someone who dared to cross him at the Chicago trade show He didn't need to add that personal anecdote as it did absolutely nothing to support the actual premise of this book It was bad form to use the context of this book to throw someone under the bus Save yourself some time and read the epilogue which briefly very briefly revisits the original topic of this memoir


  8. Mike Mike says:

    First off this review score may be slanted as I know the author Gary Shapiro's work from CEA and many years of attending CES I definitely do not agree with everything he says but he is good at explaining his point of view and how he gets there This book is now a bit dated in content examples but the basic concepts can still apply today In my job I track new technology and how it could impact the world around us in both good and bad ways to help people better plan for the future This book gives many examples of how those technologies come out of the inventor's head to end users while giving many examples of both failures and successful ideas It does this while explaining how disconnected the reasons for success or failure is often disconnected from the basic ideas that are along for that rideIf you are not a bit of a geek at heart this work may not be of interest to you


  9. Hamed Hamed says:

    If you need the motivation to start something this is one book among too many that you can read If you think this is a new model that describes how innovation should be done save yourself some time and don't read thisThe theme of the book is Care for the customer learn from failures make smart decisions as I did throughout my brilliant career Also he freuently says Unions are bad taxation is bad government intervention is badIf you are looking for the facts in this book this short review pretty much covered it all


  10. Aldene Aldene says:

    Ninja Innovation The Ten Killer Strategies of the World's Most Successful Businesses I really wanted to like this book I even tried to re read it a year later to see if I could get any new information I won this copy and really wanted to say positive things about the book In my opinion it was gimmicky and really driven for larger corporations and people in the technology field Having read many business related books I was hoping to get a few gems but I can't really say I got any I feel really bad being so harsh on the book it just was not for me


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10 thoughts on “Ninja Innovation

  1. Dave B. Dave B. says:

    I have to admit I was a little disappointed by this book I attended a conference where Mr Shapiro provided very strong points about innovation and how to run a business with an innovative based mindset This book’s attempt to connect ninja tactics with modern day business innovation falls short because the author spends time explaining federal government deals with large corporations resulting in stunted the innovation than explaining the methodology behind ninja principles The author outlines tactics of the ninja with very little historical context while admitting to the reader that his primary factor for selection of the title was the fact that it would sound cool The easy writing style and my curiosity about CEA was enough to keep me reading until the end The bottom line here is a 200 plus page read to recognize that we should commit without a safety net and we should never rest on our laurels but constantly seek new areas to conuer A good message but not worth the effort of the read

  2. Tiffany Garnett Tiffany Garnett says:

    I couldn't even finish this book It had a few good points then rattled on in the direction of the authors field of work It did not live up to my expectations in the least On the other hand if someone wants to learn about technology and how to succeed in that realm it would probably be far interesting

  3. Kevin Kevin says:

    For a book that I would probably categorize as MBA targeted buzzword laden drivel it wasn’t too bad The author leader of the Consumer Electronics Association Gary Shapiro steps through a few different strategies to help keep your business competitive and on track for success He has some good points to make in the realm of making progress namely that there are benefits from taking certain calculated risks and that there are often great returns to innovation He is at his best when talking about the wonderful outcomes that have resulted from innovation but he views this as something somewhat holy and that essentially the role of everyone should be to do whatever it takes to spur on innovation independent of what that might lead to I did not like his single minded view that innovation solves everything and that there is no such thing as a bad “innovation”Some uotes that I particularly enjoyed were “Eleanor Roosevelt said it well ‘Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people” 80“A simple conversation with any random person is an opportunity to engage another human learn and expand your knowledge base Listen carefully to the words they use Words make statements about a person’s upbringing culture and values Bad grammar is a fair indication of education and upbringing Cursing freuently reflects a lack of control concern culture or all three Using big words when little ones would work fine tells me the person lacks confidence but wants to appear smart” 82Overall there were a number of interesting anecdotes that are useful when peppering your own conversations with examples to further your ideas and positions but there were not too many other big takeaways from this book It was a pretty easy and uick read but the content wasn’t useful interesting or thought provoking enough for me to highly suggest it Overall this is a book geared toward people who are thinking about high level business decisions and provides a few examples of how a number of technology companies responded well to various challenges and has some but not a lot of success in delivering useful enlightening and actionable content

  4. Oriyah Nitkin Oriyah Nitkin says:

    I'm not in business or marketing in any formal capacity and thought this book would be interesting and irrelevant at best Yes it was gimmick y But it was also well written if only in that it was easy to read and interestingand surprise it was also relevant As a particularly non savvy reader it made me think of things I could share with others in life in a effective manner shidduchim Jewish sort of blind dates for marriage being a really obvious example as well as giving me an appreciation for all sorts of goings on around me For example today I stopped at one of those Everything is 5NIS coffeepastry places thinking I'd get myself a slushy iced coffee Suddenly I realized that while one chain is basically everywhere and therefore people will go there out of convenience the other chain is suddenly competing and trying to drum up business with a diverse menu It's enjoyable to have a glimpse into the inner workings of these behind the scene mechanisms I was sure this was a book to pass along but after reading it I can't help but think that it will somehow be handy in the future I should have been taking notes

  5. Dwayne A Milley Dwayne A Milley says:

    Attending the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is on my bucket list I follow CES on Twitter so when I saw a post promoting Gary Shapiro's new book he's the leaderboard the CES I went to the Libby app to see if he has any books already available on audio That's how I came to read Ninja Innovation Written in 2013 it begins with a brief history of the internet which I liked though the tech illustrations in the book are dated Also the ninja illustrations seemed contrived though once i got past that I enjoyed the lessons in the book One criticism the first couple of chapters are so very American focused Shapiro eventually gets past this but it almost made me put the book down For a while i wondered if he thought anyone outside the US can innovate They can His illustrations became global in a positive way Some of the great lessons in this book about which Shapiro elaborates and illustrates well innovation happens in teams of people with collaboration it's not individual Innovation reuires delayed gratification open learning rather than a protection policy Shapiro praised India for making positive changes in this regard I'd love to see what he'd write now about the current US approach in protectionism and reduced trade Ethical innovation means being honest winning isn't the most important thing but working well together even with the competition the importance of being mentored and mentoring The chapter on innovate or die is worth the read as a stand alone chapter Finally he writes with the underlying premise that a company's primary purpose is to create customers from Peter Drucker which is the filter through which he reviews his lessons Overall good book I'm glad I read listened to it and will pick up his new book as well

  6. Chris Miller Chris Miller says:

    There were some really good parts to this book but there were a few that I didn't care for Shapiro makes a great argument for innovating and not letting yourself feel like a victim He offers some really good advice in sections and provides some interesting examples for the concepts he outlinesBut many times in the book he is complaining about the state or federal government and they freuently interfere with business and make bad policy And even though I agree with most of his complaints I do not think they should be such large sections in this book I am not reading a business improvement book to learn what he thinks is wrong with the government Despite the above complaint I did enjoy the book and thought there were many great points made in most of the sections Many are points made in many other self improvement leadership or management books However I did find the tie in with the ancient ninja to be an interesting thoughtI would recommend this book to anyone looking to improve their business and especially young entrepreneurs looking to grow their business I think Shapiro makes some really good points on looking for help and making sure you have the right people around you

  7. Tammi Tammi says:

    If you are looking for a brief history of the Consumer Electronics industry with special focus on the trade shows this is your book If you're actually hoping to learn 10 well thought out strategies presented with actionable items to move your business to success look elsewhere This book is mainly focused on one man's career journey with many anecdotal moments of his successes with a smattering of his failures in the hopes of balancing his self promotion I was especially turned off by his personal attack on someone who dared to cross him at the Chicago trade show He didn't need to add that personal anecdote as it did absolutely nothing to support the actual premise of this book It was bad form to use the context of this book to throw someone under the bus Save yourself some time and read the epilogue which briefly very briefly revisits the original topic of this memoir

  8. Mike Mike says:

    First off this review score may be slanted as I know the author Gary Shapiro's work from CEA and many years of attending CES I definitely do not agree with everything he says but he is good at explaining his point of view and how he gets there This book is now a bit dated in content examples but the basic concepts can still apply today In my job I track new technology and how it could impact the world around us in both good and bad ways to help people better plan for the future This book gives many examples of how those technologies come out of the inventor's head to end users while giving many examples of both failures and successful ideas It does this while explaining how disconnected the reasons for success or failure is often disconnected from the basic ideas that are along for that rideIf you are not a bit of a geek at heart this work may not be of interest to you

  9. Hamed Hamed says:

    If you need the motivation to start something this is one book among too many that you can read If you think this is a new model that describes how innovation should be done save yourself some time and don't read thisThe theme of the book is Care for the customer learn from failures make smart decisions as I did throughout my brilliant career Also he freuently says Unions are bad taxation is bad government intervention is badIf you are looking for the facts in this book this short review pretty much covered it all

  10. Aldene Aldene says:

    Ninja Innovation The Ten Killer Strategies of the World's Most Successful Businesses I really wanted to like this book I even tried to re read it a year later to see if I could get any new information I won this copy and really wanted to say positive things about the book In my opinion it was gimmicky and really driven for larger corporations and people in the technology field Having read many business related books I was hoping to get a few gems but I can't really say I got any I feel really bad being so harsh on the book it just was not for me

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