One of the most influential voices in the development of the concept of innovation was Joseph Schumpeter.  In fact, when you read the work of Clayton Christensen, The Innovator’s Dilemma (and others), you’re following in the trail that Schumpeter blazed.  Prophet of Innovation: Joseph Schumpeter and Creative Destruction is a fascinating look at Schumpeter’s life and how he developed many of the concepts that are now at the forefront of innovation strategy.  Thomas McCrawemeritus professor of history at the Harvard Business School—has done a great service to students of innovation by providing such a great resource.

Prophet of Innovation