The Art of Innovation is the world's first management art book.
In times past, creative ideas and the innovations they generated were the domain of just a small number of exceptional individuals. Today we know that creativity is universal, relevant to all people in all parts of an organization, from boardroom to factory floor.
Presented in a unique and artistic way, The Art of Innovation is about how to promote creativity in organizations. It will benefit business practitioners and theorists, and anyone with a special interest in creativity and innovation.
The Art of Innovation is written by Dimis Michaelides, with art by Umit Inatci, and an introduction by Constantinos Markides.
The book can be ordered through Performa Consulting Limited:
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from the introduction by Constantinos Markides...
“…The book emphasizes the importance of putting in place the appropriate structures and cultures for innovation to function in a corporate setting…The arguments are made less with text and more with symbols, quotes and original, high-quality artwork, presented in a stunning graphic layout. This encourages the reader to look at innovation from a very unusual angle and with a very original frame of reference – something we know promotes creative thinking!
…For these reasons and for its highly original layout and presentation, this book stands out in the mass of books on innovation. It deserves attention and it deserves to be read by all practitioners interested in integrating innovation in their organizations.”
what the experts say...
"Through shapes and symbols, pictorials and images, language and ideas, Dimis Michaelides and Umit Unatci make artfully, yet forcefully, the case for imagination in redesigning business processes and leading change. A must-read by anyone interested in creating an innovative organization."
Theodore Panayotou, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Director, Cyprus International Institute of Management
"Innovation has become a buzzword bandied about contemporary organizations but few know how to take innovation beyond window dressing. Dimis does. He provides us with concepts that animate and organize the transformation of creative ideas into innovative products and services, using original art as a powerful metaphor. "
David Magellan Horth, President of the Creative Education Foundation and Senior Faculty at the Center for Creative Leadership
"Dimis Michaelides has created a book that is beautifully prepared, artistically presented, and an exquisite production of innovative accomplishment. I am proud to be included as part of his amazing work! "
Sidney Parnes, Author, Professor Emeritus - State University of New York
Co-founder of the Creative Education Foundation
"A standing reproach to all those who doubt that business can be artistic."
Christopher Hitchens, Author and Contributing Editor to “Vanity Fair”
"Dimis Michaelides makes a valuable contribution to the lexicon of business books on creativity and innovation by approaching the issues from a fresh perspective. This beautiful book will inspire and stimulate you."
Paul Sloane, Author of “The Leader’s Guide to Lateral Thinking Skills”
"This is a creativity and innovation book that attracts immediately - the unique combination of word and image is a special treat. Buy the book!"
Kobus Neethling, Author and President of the South Africa Creativity Foundation
about the author and the artist.....
Dimis Michaelides, the author, is unorthodox in every sense of the word. Having survived senior executive management positions in several large organizations such as the World Bank, Zeneca and the Popular Bank group, he has come to the conclusion that organizations must innovate or die. Through his company, Performa Consulting, Dimis brings his unique talents as a speaker, facilitator, magician, musician, manager and art lover to inspire people in organizations.
Umit Inatci, the artist, is a painter who brings together East and West in a distinctive style which incorporates languages and symbols of his own creation. Umit has held numerous solo shows, won many prizes, and has published 17 books on art and politics. His works are displayed in private and public collections around Europe.