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The Dirty Little Secrets of Innovation

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The path to becoming an innovative CIO can be a rewarding one, but it may not be an easy one. While we see hundreds or thousands of volumes, articles, and speeches extolling the virtues and beauties of successful innovation—and of famous innovators—we rarely get insight into the ugly side of innovation. We see the triumphs and successes, but we rarely witness the blood, sweat, and tears; the road bumps and detours; and the failures of innovation and of innovators.

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Mann, A., Watt, G., Matthews, P. (2013). The Dirty Little Secrets of Innovation. In: The Innovative CIO. Apress, Berkeley, CA. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4302-4411-0_11

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