Tuned In: Uncover the Extraordinary Opportunities That Lead to Business Breakthroughs

Craig Stull, Author, Phil Myers, Author, David Meerman Scott, Author . Wiley $27.95 (203p) ISBN 978-0-470-26036-4

This well-reasoned and useful guide argues that successful innovators can develop products that “resonate” by connecting deeply with consumers. This simple idea is delivered in a conversational tone and illustrated in well-structured chapters laying out a six-step “Tuned in Process” and examples that span borders and industries. From anecdotes about countryside hotels that sprouted up to provide respite for Japanese salarymen to Nalgene plastic bottles, which escaped the laboratory to achieve cult status and ultimately mass market consumer appeal, fascinating case studies abound. However, as appealing as the concept and the many examples are, the enthusiastic presentation begins to grate; the repeated invocation of the “Tuned in Process” may tire readers looking for more subtlety and fewer sound bites. Still, there is sufficient fodder for anyone who wants to shake the sleep out of an organization and renew a focus on creating the kind of value that customers are willing to pay for. (June)

Reviewed on: 04/07/2008
Release date: 06/01/2008
Genre: Nonfiction
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