YourStory has interviewed dozens of authors of books about startups and innovation; here is our pick of top five author interviews of 2015, with direct insights and tips from the experts. Click through on the list below to each interview, and follow through to see the reviews of their books as well.
We thank all the experts and authors of the world for documenting and analysing the creative journey of innovators, and for spreading the startup movement far and wide! We wish the authors and readers a Happy New Year, and look forward to more books and interviews in 2016!
Rowan Gibson is the author of the bestseller The Four Lenses of Innovation: A Power Tool for Creative Thinking. He has co-founded the site InnovationExcellence.com, and has addressed a range of companies including Accenture, Apple, Bayer, Credit Suisse, Dow Chemicals, Haier, Heineken, IBM, Microsoft, Philips, P&G, Siemens, Telefonica and Volkswagen.
Peter Fisk is author of the bestseller Gamechangers: Are You Ready to Change The World? He heads the company GeniusWorks, and his earlier books include Creative Genius, Customer Genius and People, Planet, Profit.
Rob Thomas is the co-author of Big Data Revolution: What Farmers, Doctors and Insurance Agents Teach Us About Discovering Big Data Patterns. He is Vice President of Product Development for Big Data and Information Management at IBM.
Bernhard Schroeder is the author of Fail Fast or Win Big: The Startup Plan for Starting Now. He is Director of Programs at the Lavin Entrepreneurship Center at San Diego State University. He was earlier with integrated marketing communications agency CKS Partners, and has been a brand expert for Apple, Nike, GM, Amex, Yahoo, ESPN and Amazon.
Sankar Krishan is the author of The Power of Mobile Banking: How to Profit from the Revolution in Retail Financial Services. He is also Vice-President and Partner, Financial Services with Capgemini, a leading global firm in digitisation and SMAC (social, media and cloud) across operations, technology and consulting services.
See also the YourStory interview series Startup Hatch, with founders and directors of incubators and accelerators in India.