Exprovement — Exponential Improvement Through Converging Parallels by Hersh Haladker and Raghunath Mashelkar
My take on the book:
Intrigued by the term “Exprovement”? Then you should delve into Hersh Haladker and Raghunath Mashelkar’s captivating book, “Exprovement,” which sheds light on this intriguing concept and demonstrates how to achieve exponential, rather than incremental, growth by drawing parallels from seemingly unrelated fields.
By venturing beyond their current domain and industry, leaders can uncover exceptional solutions to complex challenges by seeking inspiration from seemingly incompatible areas.
The book is meticulously structured into eighteen chapters, each dedicated to a compelling case study from diverse industries, ranging from retail and energy to manufacturing, healthcare, and entertainment. The authors skillfully weave examples of industries and specific companies that have successfully implemented the concept of exprovement, achieving remarkable breakthroughs.
A central theme throughout the book is the emphasis on how innovative solutions often arise from cross-functional collaborations. The authors encourage readers to embrace open-mindedness and explore unconventional ideas, even if they appear incongruous within their respective industries.
To illustrate this concept, the authors present the intriguing example of McLaren, a racing team that drew inspiration from the aerospace industry to enhance the fuel efficiency of their cars. They also delve into the case of Pixar, a company that leveraged insights from behavioral psychology to create more engaging animated movies.
The book concludes with a comprehensive notes section, providing additional bibliographic references. Highly recommended for entrepreneurs and individuals seeking to foster innovation within their respective fields.