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I also wanted to share with you what others who have already read the book are saying about Tension.
“The Innovation Institute is a healthcare incubator that fosters innovation by incubating ideas through the various stages of evaluation, development, refinement, and commercialization. We have found many of the concepts discussed in Tension to be evident as we have developed our Innovation Lab and we have developed supporting structures and practices accordingly. Chris Wasden is a leader in healthcare innovation and this book is a must read for anyone looking to advance innovation and harness tension to fuel their creative genius. There are many gems throughout the book from succeeding through failure, to the innovation life cycle, and minding your P’s and Q’s.”
Joe Randolph, President and CEO, The Innovation Institute
“Tensions is a masterpiece. As a venture capitalist focused on financial services innovation I see my portfolio companies finding great opportunities by transforming the maladaptive tensions created by the large incumbent banks into creative tensions that delivers more powerful value propositions that are disrupting the industry. Tension provides an approach that can be used by organizations both big and small to increase their innovative capabilities and capacities.”
Matteo Rizzi ,General Partner, SBT Venture Capital
“The accelerating pace of change in healthcare challenges us to continue to build our managerial and leadership toolkits—to be more agile, to use more gears of mindfulness so that we can lead successfully, and to tap innovationthroughout our organizations. Tension provides a succinct, highly readable and engaging ride through the innovation cycle with lessons for all!”
Vivian Lee, CEO University of Utah Healthcare, Dean of the School of Medicine
“Tension provides the road map of how to release the genius in you that isinnovative.
Chris and Mitch Wasden are at the forefront of the innovationrevolution. “Tension” will help you discover and release the best ideas you have and give you a way to monetize those ideas to build a better business.
If you have never been able to understand or harness the power of innovation, you need to read and study this book. It will flat out make your business better!”
Chester Elton New York Times Best Selling author of The Carrot Principle, All In & What Motivates Me
“Healthcare today benefits from two opposing dynamics; creative innovationand near perfection in consistency. But how to lead these potentially opposing paradigms in one organisations challenges leaders. Tension provides well thought through and clear mental models and frameworks to harness the available energy in my organisation to bring more value to customers.”
Christopher McGowan, Chief Executive Officer, Silver Chain Group
“Tension will put you on the journey from mindless day-to-day process to mindful innovation and how to unleash your personal creativity from your cubicle. It reveals when to ride the innovation cycle vs. operations bike: the prescription offered by two brilliant entrepreneurs. It offers a path to tap the individual creativity inside you and transform your company along the way.”
Francis Gouillart, Co-author of The Power of Co-Creation
“Tension resonated from the first page. Today’s CEOs face the paradox of encouraging creative solutions to advance their companies while continuing to invest in strategies that discourage innovative power. In Tension Chris and Mitch Wasden describe this paradox in terms that will resonate with business leaders and OD practitioners alike. Their research clarifies how today’s business challenges are of our own making and releasing our creative genius is as easy as riding a bike!”
Alida Moose, SVP & Chief Human Resources Officer, Penn Mutual
“Chris Wasden and I established OrthoAccel based on many of the principles found in Tension. These important concepts were relevant then, at the founding stage, and can still be applied today, during a period of significant growth. The chapter featuring, “A Dozen Mindless Myths,” is particularly practical as it challenges the manager to defy conventional wisdom and think on an entirely different level to inspire innovation. This book should be required reading for the growing number of venture incubators and accelerators that will continue to be a key source of innovation for generations to come.”
Mike Lowe, CEO, OrthoAccel
“Tension shows how companies can unleash their creative genius by applying the Innovation Life Cycle. This is a must read for any organization struggling to innovate.”
Dr. Michael Marquardt, Professor and Director of Executive Leadership Program, George Washington University
President, World Institute for Action Learning, Author of 25 books including global best-seller, Leading with Questions
“In Tension, the Wasden’s and their Innovation Lifecycle have achieved a “Tour de Force” at the intersection of individual and collective innovativeactions. Both executives and managers will benefit from reading this conceptually sound and practically based book; for that matter, so would anyone contemplating organizational change through innovation.”
Dr. David Schwandt, Professor and Director of Executive Leadership Program, George Washington University
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