Creating Breakthrough Products: Revealing the Secrets that Drive Global Innovation (2nd Edition)

Product Innovation

Author: Jonathan Cagan, Craig Vogel

ISBN-13: 978-0133011425

Often times we see a B4B start up doing the same-old, same-old, the café, the English school, etc. Our ideas are small, they've all been done before. How do we strategically bless a community? Develop products and services that develop skill sets for the future? How do we apply technology or social change to our new business? This book will make you think. That's good!

For years, Jonathan Cagan's and Craig M. Vogel's Creating Breakthrough Products has offered an indispensable roadmap for uncovering new opportunities, identifying what customers really value, and building products and services that redefine markets - or create entirely new markets. Now, the authors have thoroughly updated their classic book, adding new chapters on service design and global innovation, plus new insights, best practices, and case studies from both U.S. and global companies. Their new Second Edition compares revolutionary (Apple-style) and evolutionary (Disney-style) approaches to innovation, helping decision-makers choose between them, and make either one work. Cagan and Vogel provide more coverage of “Value Opportunity Analysis” and ethnography, as well as new case studies ranging from Navistar's latest long-haul truck to P&G's reinvention of Herbal Essence. Throughout, readers will find up-to-date insights into identifying “Product Opportunity Gaps” that can lead to enormous success; navigating the "Fuzzy Front End" of product development; and leveraging contributions from diverse places - while staying relentlessly focused on customers' values and lifestyles, from strategy through execution. Using additional visual maps and illustrations, they've made their best-selling book even more intuitive and accessible to both industry and academic audiences.