Creative People Must Be Stopped: 6 Ways We Kill Innovation (Without Even Trying) (Google eBook)

Front Cover
John Wiley & Sons, Oct 7, 2011 - Business & Economics - 250 pages
3 Reviews
A framework for overcoming the six types of innovationkillers

Everybody wants innovation—or do they? Creative PeopleMust Be Stopped shows how individuals and organizationssabotage their own best intentions to encourage "outside the box"thinking. It shows that the antidote to this self-defeatingbehavior is to identify which of the six major types of constraintsare hindering innovation: individual, group, organizational,industry-wide, societal, or technological. Once innovators andother leaders understand exactly which constraints are workingagainst them and how to overcome them, they can create conditionsthat foster innovation instead of stopping it in its tracks.

The author's model of constraints on innovation integratesinsights from the vast literature on innovation with his ownobservations of hundreds of organizations. The book is filled withassessments, tools, and real-world examples.

  • The author's research has been featured in the New YorkTimes, Wall Street Journal, London Guardian and San JoseMercury News, as well as on Fox News and on NPR'sMarketplace
  • Includes illustrative examples from leading organizations
  • Offers a practical guide for bringing new ideas to fruitioneven within a previously rigid organizational culture

This book gives people in organizations the conceptual frameworkand practical information they need to innovate successfully.


What people are saying - Write a review

Review: Creative People Must Be Stopped: 6 Ways We Kill Innovation (Without Even Trying)

User Review  - Alicia Durand - Goodreads

Great book and concept. Plus I love the review by my own sweet husband, Peter. I can't wait to really play with the models shared in this great book about innovation and all the ways businesses and people kill ideas before they even get started. Read full review

Review: Creative People Must Be Stopped: 6 Ways We Kill Innovation (Without Even Trying)

User Review  - Dave Owens - Goodreads

Learn more abore about the book at http:// Read full review


Creative People Must Be Stopped
Why Most of Us Are More Creative Than We Think
Individual Constraints
Group Constraints
If Its Such a Great Idea Why Isnt Our Competitor
Industry Constraints
Why My Innovation Means You Have to Change
Societal Constraints
Technological Constraints
Using the Assessment Results

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2011)

David A. Owens is professor at Vanderbilt's Graduate School of Management. He specializes in management, innovation, and product design, and has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Fox News, and NPR's Marketplace. Recently he served as CEO of Griffin Technology Inc.

Bibliographic information