Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Blurbs: Reviewer Comments on Innovation Zeitgeist So Far

Part of the fun of publishing a book is getting feedback from readers for the back cover or page two in the Kindle edition. So here are the blurbs so far:

"Innovation Zeitgeist is essential reading for any venture capitalist or startup. It forces the reader to consider what they are doing and what they must continue to do that is different than their many domestic or international competitors, a critical issue for successful startups and for high growth companies." Norm Fogelsong, General Partner, Institutional Venture Partners

“Alistair Davidson has produced an insightful analysis of innovation in the digital era.  This book is a must read for executives seeking survival and success in today's challenging competitive arena.” Robert Allio, founding editor of Strategy & Leadership magazine, former Dean of Rensselaer School of Management. Author of “Seven Faces of Leadership”.

“A.T. Kearney's clients are all facing the issue of their business being transformed by digital technology.  Innovation Zeitgeist is a great resource for helping our Digital Business Forum clients understand how important it is to actively scope and manage the changes to their business, organizational structure, acquisition strategy, business model and required innovation approaches.” Michael Roemer, Partner and International Co-head of A.T. Kearney Digital Business Forum

“Mr. Davidson has a knack for bringing the thirty-thousand foot practice of strategy down to earth. His discussion of strategic considerations leads directly to an actionable planning structure. Strategy, then, can form a tactical plan. The benefit of the book is twofold: food for thought and a framework for action.” Bruce Rosebrugh, President, VPQ Scientific

"In Innovation Zeitgeist, Alistair zeroes in on many of the key issues we see our market research service-industry clients facing - rapidly changing customer expectations, the need for rapid service introductions, more competition, a need to rethink business models and the types of innovation pursued." Jim Hollingsworth, VP Finance and Security, Pacific Consulting Group

“Bravo! Innovation Zeitgeist offers deep yet pragmatic ideas to address today’s business challenges. Alistair Davidson’s depiction of trends dramatically altering the competitive landscape such as technology overabundance and customer attention scarcity hits the nail on the head.”  Adrian C. Ott, author, “The 24-Hour Customer”; CEO, Exponential Edge Inc.

"Alistair Davidson has written an ambitious, encompassing, and down-to-earth treatise on the current digital transformation.  It’s the best description yet of the digital transformation engulfing us and what we should do about it, written in plain language and illustrated with his own photographs and questions for the reader after every chapter. An iconic, original contribution to the literature on digital transformation that is hard to put down. There is good advice and commonsense written on every page.  Must reading."  Stanley Abraham, Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship (Emeritus), Cal Poly. Pomona University, author of “Strategic Planning: A Practical Guide for Competitive Success”.

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