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Hardcover | $8.75 Short | £6.95 | ISBN: 9780262195140 | 308 pp. | 6 x 9 in | 31 illus.| August 2004
Paperback | $4.75 Trade | £3.99 | ISBN: 9780262693370 | 308 pp. | 6 x 9 in | 31 illus.| February 2006

Breakthrough

Stories and Strategies of Radical Innovation

About the Authors

Mark Stefik in an inventor and Research Fellow at the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), where he directs the Information Sciences and Technologies Laboratory.

Barbara Stefik has a doctorate in transpersonal psychology. She is in private practice and helps people to overcome creative blocks.

Reviews

“"A rare balance between theoretical insights and an insider's view of the complex world of invention and discovery." Australian Financial Review”—

Endorsements

“A surprisingly comprehensive survey and synthesis of innovation dynamics, and a book both useful and usable.”
Michael Schrage, MIT Media Lab, author of Serious Play
“The Stefiks focus on one of the most important sectors of innovations, those originating with breakthrough ideas. They deftly examine the kinds of observers that inventors must be–how they think and understand–to find a breakthrough idea and follow it through to a widely used technology. Inventor interviews, which liberally lace this librum, richly reward the reader.”
Peter J. Denning, past president of Association for Computing Machinery and editor of The Invisible Future
“Breakthrough innovations are bridges to the future, and this book helps point the way. Drawing on deep and varied experience from PARC, The Stefiks highlight the secrets-- and the challenges-- of creating new product breakthroughs.”
Tom Kelley, General Manager, IDEO, autho of The Art of Innovation