Brick by Brick: How LEGO Rewrote the Rules of Innovation and by David Robertson, Bill Breen

By David Robertson, Bill Breen

Brick through Brick takes you contained in the LEGO you've by no means obvious. By following the groups which are inventing a few of the world's best-loved toys, it spotlights the company's disciplined method of harnessing creativity and recounts probably the most striking enterprise adjustments in contemporary reminiscence.

Brick via Brick finds how LEGO did not maintain speed with the progressive alterations in kids' lives and started sliding into irrelevance. whilst the company's leaders carried out many of the company world's most generally espoused prescriptions for enhancing innovation, they satirically driven the enduring toymaker to the threshold of financial ruin. The company's near-collapse exhibits that what works in idea can fail spectacularly within the brutally aggressive worldwide economy.

It took a brand new LEGO administration staff – confronted with the becoming rage for digital toys, few boundaries to access, and ultra-demanding shoppers (ten-year outdated boys) – to reinvent the innovation rule publication and remodel LEGO into one of many world's so much ecocnomic, fastest-growing companies. 

Along the way in which, Brick by way of Brick unearths how LEGO:

• grew to become actually customer-driven via co-creating with youngsters in addition to its passionate grownup fans
• seemed past items and discovered to leverage a full-spectrum method of innovation
• Opened its innovation technique through the use of either the "wisdom of crowds" and the services of elite cliques
• stumbled on uncontested, "blue ocean" markets, at the same time it thrived in brutally aggressive purple oceans
• Gave its world-class layout groups enough room to create and path to bring
built a tradition the place profitable innovation prospers

Sometimes radical but continually appropriate, Brick via Brick abounds with real-world classes for unleashing leap forward innovation on your association, similar to LEGO. even if you're a senior government seeking to make your organization develop, an entrepreneur construction a startup from scratch, or a fan who desires to instill a few of that LEGO magic on your profession, you'll the right way to construct your personal innovation virtue, brick via brick.

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