Testimonial Johan Vanderplaetse

Each day, we are confronted with opportunities, large ones or small ones, on which we need to act. The problem lays in the sheer number of data that we receive the challenge of prioritizing and the limited time to take the right decisions. This book creates a system to sift through the opportunities, detect the very best ones and thereafter identify what needs to be done to capture the benefits. Dr. Bernd Weis does a marvellous job in offering a systematic approach to innovation, enhancing the chances for success. Good luck with applying these timeless principles and strategies to your business!

Johan Vanderplaetse, Area Vice President, Emerson Process Management
Emerson Electric Russia
Letnikovskaya str., 10/2 (5 floor)
Moscow 115114

Testimonial Romano Valussi

This book offers a fresh and accessible approach to innovation. Innovation may be the hottest discipline around today – in business circles and beyond. And for good reason. Innovation transforms companies and markets as well as persons and societies. For all the enthusiasm the topic inspires, however, the practice of innovation remains stubbornly impenetrable. Bernd X. Weis presents a simple definition of innovation, breaks down the essential differences between types of innovation, and illuminates innovation’s vital role in organizational success and personal growth.

Romano Valussi, GM New Business, Board Member
Via Michelangelo Buonarroti 21
Cologno Monzese – Milano

Testimonial Guenter Mueller

In this book on innovation, it is not just about the formal processes of innovation. It discusses in depth the various contexts and conditions that are observed in innovative organizations and institutions. As the origin of life ultimately remains a myth, one knows that it exists and that the conditions for it were favorable. It is the same with innovation: favorable conditions can be created that enable and support the creative act of human ingenuity. In addition, practical tools that will lead step by step the actual implementation of the idea / invention into a successful innovation. This guide explains more than even more clever words.

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Guenter Müller
University of Freiburg
Institute of Computer Science and Social Studies, Department of Telematics
Friedrichstr. 50
79098 Freiburg

Testimonial Helmut Krcmar

What characterizes an „innovation“? Is every invention „innovative“? Which organizational characteristics are preconditions for an innovation culture? These are the questions, which the key actors have to face in a typical innovation drama in organizations.

The “From Idea to Innovation” provides practical tools, how innovation managers can implement the „new“ in practice. Scenes of a drama and checklists go hand in hand. Another perspective – inspiring and practical.

Prof. Dr. Helmut Krcmar
Technische Universität München (TUM)
Faculty of Informatics, Information Systems
Boltzmannstr. 3
85748 Garching

Testimonial Bonifaz Maag

Organizational culture, structure, processes, individual attitudes, open spaces for ideas (“Freiraeume”), creativity, … Innovations successful in the market only come about when organizations succeed in letting many influential factors constructively interact. It shows time and again, however, that they not always succeed. Often, influential factors conjoin rather by chance than design; some may be missing entirely.

The “From Idea to Innovation” manages to portray the contexts of innovation comprehensively and yet very practically. Thus, it valuably contributes to enhancing innovativeness at all levels – and this differentiates it from the mass of books on the subject.

Bonifaz Maag, Executive Director
Leibnizstr. 11
70806 Kornwestheim

Testimonial Utz Täuber

Strategy, culture and process are the three key elements, with which an organization can regulate innovation. “From Idea to Innovation” focuses on the last two, which in corporate reality committed innovators can actually influence. The book maintains a wonderful balance between theory and practice. With pertinent definitions and the right models, it introduces the reader to the topic quickly and explains the techniques and rules of being innovative. However, the most important and novel component of the book are the tools that assist the inventor in developing ideas into successful products and help him to structure and evaluate the elusive field of innovation.

“From Idea to Innovation” is a reliable companion for the inventor and the decision-maker on the challenging path of innovation.

Dr. Utz Täuber, Head of Innovation Center
Parkstraße 22
65189 Wiesbaden