Literature List

Literature List

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The Innovator’s DNA: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators

Dyer, J., Gregersen, H., Christensen, C. (2011). The Innovator’s DNA: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators. Harvard Business Review.

This research identifies five skills that distinguish ordinary managers from innovative executives: associating, questioning, observing, networking, and experimenting.

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Curious?: Discover the Missing Ingredient to a Fulfilling Life

Kashdan, T. (2009). Curious?: Discover the Missing Ingredient to a Fulfilling Life. New York, NY: William Morrow.

Dr. Kashdan explores the relationship between curiosity and happiness. By being “curious explorers,” we can increase productivity, improve our health and relationships, and more.

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Curious: To create desire for something new and change (Neugier: So schaffen Sie Lust auf Neues und Veränderung)

Naughton, C. (2016). Curious: To create desire for something new and change. Germany: Econ. (currently only available in German)

Dr. Naughton explores why curiosity is one of the more important human characteristics, common barriers to curiosity, and how curiosity can be learned and enhanced.

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Curiosity and Exploration: Facilitating Positive Subjective Experiences and Personal Growth Opportunities

Kashdan, T., Rose, P., Fincham, F. (2004). Curiosity and Exploration: Facilitating Positive Subjective Experiences and Personal Growth Opportunities. Journal of Personality Assessment, 82(3), 291-305.

This study shows how curiosity affects psychology by using a new tool to measure it along two dimensions: exploration (seeking something new) and absorption (engaging in an activity).

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