Scott Berkun, author of “the myths of innovation”, has responded to my post last week commenting on his book. In fairness to Scott, I am posting his reply here rather than leaving it buried in a blog comment. I have also included some additional commentary. First, here is Scott’s comment (paragraph breaks inserted for easy reading).
Working my way through this summer’s reading list, I enjoyed some great books and a few not so great. One book in particular stands out as a major disappointment. Scott Berkun’s “the myths of innovation,” is that book. This book has received a lot of good commentary in the blogosphere. So, you might ask why I found it so disappointing.
In all fairness, this book is a pleasant read. It is well written, and Berkun’s style connects with the reader. So, what’s wrong with it?
It's the magazine's tagline — and it's how Fast Company approaches business leadership and innovation. So I'm not surprised that ex-Microsofty Scott Berkun's new ChangeThis e-book piques my interest; it's entitled How to Manage Smart People.
In an 18-page PDF, Berkun, who worked as an Internet Explorer program manager, offers several tips and tactics for working well with extremely talented people. Here's the short form: