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Roy Sharples, founder and CEO of Unknown Origins, is on a mission to save the world from banality by unleashing creative power. He has a global track record of innovation delivered by building beloved brands, bringing new products and services to market, creating and developing start-ups, and leading large businesses across global regions. Before founding Unknown Origins, Sharples was Managing Director, Global Industry Product Marketing, at Microsoft. For more information, please visit

Creativity Without Frontiers: How to make the invisible visible by lighting the way into the future by Roy Sharples (2021)

The Innovation Stack: Building an Unbeatable Business One Crazy Idea at a Time by Jim McKelvey (2020)

Influencers and Revolutionaries: How Innovative Trailblazers, Trends and Catalysts Are Transforming Business by Sean Pillot de Chenecey (2020)

How Innovation Works: And Why It Flourishes in Freedom by Matt Ridley (2020)

Superhuman Innovation by Chris Duffey (2019)

Testing Business Ideas: A Field Guide for Rapid Experimentation by David J. Bland  andAlexander Osterwalder (2019)

Mapping Innovation: A Playbook for Navigating a Disruptive Age by Greg Satell (2017)

Ten Types of Innovation: The Discipline of Building Breakthroughs by Larry Keeley, Helen Walters, Ryan Pikkel, and Brian Quinn (2013)

The Other Side of Innovation: Solving the Execution Challenge by Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble (2020)

Innovation is Everybody’s Business: How to Make Yourself Indispensable in Today’s Hypercompetitive World by Robert B. Tucker (2010)

Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? by Seth Godin (2010)

Making Ideas Happen: Overcoming the Obstacles Between Vision and Reality by Scott Belsky (2010)

Rework by Jason Fried (2010)

Exploiting Chaos: 150 Ways to Spark Innovation During Times of Change by Jeremy Gutsche (2009)

Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Chip Heath and Dan Heath (2007)

Think Better: An Innovator’s Guide to Productive Thinking by Tim Hurson (2007)


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