WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING...

OUT ON 28TH FEBRUARY 2020

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“Essential reading in an age of disruption.” 

David Reay, Senior Vice President, Sony Music Entertainment

“A must-read for anyone - in any business sector, at any career level - who is passionate about the serious business of innovation. A practical guide to curating a culture of innovation and navigating against the headwinds of organizational status quo.”  
Simon Collins, Senior Vice President, Mastercard

"Most leaders struggle to get the innovation performance they need. This is the practical playbook they’ve been waiting for.” 

Andy Billings, Vice President Profitable Creativity, Electronic Arts

"In the struggle all organizations face to drive innovation, this book defines the rallying cry you need to bring everyone together and provides an excellent handbook with the essential tools to make it happen."

Alan W. Brown, Professor in Digital Economy, University of Exeter, UK

"Packed full of practical tips to boost your company’s lifespan."

Ash Schofield, CEO, giffgaff

"Innovation begins and ends with the right leadership and culture. It’s so refreshing to see more of the innovation ‘how’ codified with practical examples and tools.” 

Gareth Hussey, Chief Marketing Officer, Tesco Mobile

“This is an invaluable step-by-step guide to sparking, scaling and sustaining a culture of bold innovation.” 

Ash Tailor, Global Brand & Marketing Director at LEGOLAND

“A leader’s lifeline for evoking, embedding and living an innovation culture.”

Laura Ellis, Head of Talent Management, EMEA, Ogilvy

"An indispensable read that unashamedly kicks wide-open the door to real-world innovation. Engaging, accessible and with lots of invaluable tips and insights for leaders at all levels on how to create a culture and climate in which innovation thrives. A great wake-up call for all zombies...now there are no excuses!"

David Riley, Business Psychologist

“A book of some brilliance. Everyone with an interest in pursuing sustainable, profitable relevance should read it. Compelling, fiendishly clever and full of practical ideas and tools delivered with great skill.” 

Jo Wade, Specialist Account Manager, Oncology, Pfizer UK

"Be Less Zombie is an excellent and practical guide for any leaders trying to turn on higher levels of innovation in their organisation.” 

Denis O’ Flynn, former Managing Director, Pernod Ricard UK

“The definitive leadership guide to simplifying, mobilising and humanising innovation.”

Teresa Kotlicka, People & Culture, Sony Music Entertainment

"This book is packed with vital knowledge and essential strategies that you can adopt and apply immediately to help create an innovation mindset within any team or organisation."

Chris Parles, Senior Fellow and Programme Director of Music & Branding at University for the Creative Arts Business School

“Be Less Zombie is more than a book, it is a toolkit for any senior executive who wants to drive positive change in their business. Turner gives you everything you need to create and deliver your own innovation agenda within the limits of your budget and ideas.”

Ben Sullivan, UK/IRL Managing Director, bibliotheca

"Be Less Zombie is a practical guide for equipping leaders and managers trying to turn on higher levels of innovation in their business". 

Samantha Seal, Talent Strategist and Director, on the wing Ltd. 

“At last a book that gives permission to create, collaborate and innovate. Elvin Turner intelligently challenges the status quo with a sprinkling of very good humour. Essential reading.”

Lee Widdows, Associate Head of Fashion, University for the Creative Arts

'Zombie’ companies cling to what kills them: Obsolete and frustrating ways of working that crush innovation and drain people’s motivation.

Be Less Zombie distils 10 years of field research amongst some of the world’s leading innovators into a pragmatic, actionable toolkit.

The book's ‘Turn It On’ innovation framework gives leaders and managers tools, processes and pathways to make bolder and more profitable innovation an inevitability, not an anomaly.

 

This book is for:

  • CEOs who need a better, more continuous pipeline of profitable innovation

  • Senior leaders who need more ideas, collaboration and energy across their divisions

  • Finance executives who want to resource innovation and yet measure it effectively

  • Strategy, change and transformation managers charged with delivering greater organisational agility and differentiation

  • HR executives who are trying to resource and equip leaders and employees with innovation capabilities

  • Organisational development managers tasked with shaping more agile and innovative ways of working

  • Team leaders who need to help their people find new capacity and energy to deliver bolder ideas

  • Individual employees who want their managers to stop blocking their best ideas

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Turner’s research delves beyond the business world. He brings insights from a wide range of unexpected, expert sources including a guerrilla negotiator, a cage-fighter trainer, an X-Factor coach, a senior emergency room doctor, and a fashion designer.

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Designed for managers who need more remarkable innovation with repeatable, scalable approaches, it shows readers how to:

  • De-risk bolder, more profitable innovation

  • Make innovation a predictable and measurable capability

  • Equip managers with essential tools and skills for leading innovation and transformation

  • Help teams find new capacity and energy to deliver today’s business whilst discovering tomorrow’s

Elvin Turner is an award-winning innovation advisor to global corporations, government bodies, not-for-profit organisations, and start-ups around the world. He is also an associate professor at several business schools.

ABOUT THE BOOK

MAKE INNOVATION MORE REMARKABLE, INEVITABLE & PROFITABLE