The following is our best of the best innovation book reading list – the top recommended books on the topics of Business Innovation, New Product Innovation, New Service Innovation, Business Model Innovation, Strategic Thinking, Organizational Culture and Innovation, and Business Creativity.

Best Business Innovation Books

Soren Kaplan

Blue Ocean Strategy
Renée Mauborgne & W. Chan Kim

Competing for the Future
Soren Kaplan & C.K. Prahalad

The Lean Start-Up
Eric Reis

The Innovator’s Dilemma
Clayton M. Christensen

The Innovator’s Solution
Clayton M. Christensen

The Innovator’s DNA
Clayton M. Christensen

Best New Product & Service Innovation Books

Crossing The Chasm
Geoffrey A. Moore

Best Open Innovation Books

The Open Innovation Revolution
Stefan Lindegaard

Best Business Model Innovation Books

Business Model Generation
Alexander Osterwalder

Open Business Models
Henry Chesbrough

Seizing the White Space
Mark W. Johnson

Best Organizational Innovation Books

Innovation to the Core
Peter Skarzynski

What Matters Now
Soren Kaplan

Best Strategic Thinking Books

The Art of the Long View
Peter Schwartz

Strategic Thinking
Simon Wootton

Ahead of the Curve
Steven Stowell

Best New Ideas & Creative Thinking Books

Creative Whack Pack (set of cards)
Roger Von Oech

IDEO Method Cards (set of cards)

Michael Michalko

Corporate Creativity
Alan Robinson & Sam Stern