The entire book was free for 2 weeks until February 11th. But you can still download a PDF excerpt. Here's a description of the book...
“Our dilemma is that we hate change and love it at the same time; what we really want is for things to remain the same but get better.” - Sydney J. Harris
Tired of false starts? Unfulfillment in work or relationships? Repeating the same patterns over and over again? Being passed over or pigeon-holed? Feeling overwhelmed and stressed about the challenges you are facing?
It’s time for a change.
For many, the word ‘innovation’ has taken the route of such other buzz words as ‘strategic’ and ‘visionary’... qualities that at their heart are very good things, but have been used so much, and often times frivolously, that these words have lost their meaning. Everyday Innovation takes the complication out of innovation by demystifying & redefining how we approach change in our own lives and in the lives of those we touch each day... laying the foundation for real, everyday improvement in your life.
Chris is a systems, process, and people innovator driven by a passion to help people learn how to innovate everyday, handle change better, create space through technology, and maximize relationships. He is founder of Go Intentional (http://gointentional.com), an innovation consulting firm based in Atlanta, GA which is focused on helping people and organizations become better through intentional innovation.
With nearly two decades of experience in innovative positions, Chris has served businesses & non-profits over that time in executive leadership, technology advancement, content creation, and organizational processes. He has also led the development of multiple enterprise-level web applications that serve to help organizations move faster/better/stronger or build relationships and engagement with their communities.
Chris currently lives in Suwanee, GA with his wife, Andrea, and three kids, Josiah, Micah & Emerie. He enjoys reading and writing – especially with a good cup of coffee on a quiet morning. He’s been known to burst into a spontaneous dance party in his living room, and enjoying subjecting himself occasionally to getting beaten by his kids at their favorite video games.
"This book will help you take the practical steps to get you moving in the right direction. Chris Ediger simply defines the concepts of innovation and change and helps us to see how we can become innovative individuals even if we’ve never seen ourselves in that light. The book is very easy to read and includes frequent calls for action and exercises to help the reader comprehend and put to practice each stage of learning. It empowered me in several areas of my life to take simple steps that have reaped huge rewards." – Craig Webb
"Everyday Innovation takes the complication out of innovation. Chris Ediger provides a simple, proven path to follow. I've quickly begun using the book as a template to moving forward in several "stuck" areas of my life and work." – Brian Jennings
"According to IBM, 'There are no more static or predictable patterns in business anymore: Continuous change is the new norm. To stay relevant in a fast-changing world, business leaders must continually change and innovate as well.' In Everyday Innovation, Chris Ediger takes each reader through a more thorough understanding of themselves, everyday processes, and how to insure that we can navigate innovation in all aspects of our lives. Business leaders should not only take the time to read this book, but make it a must read for their management team." – RC Canfield
"A quick and easy read. None of the business jargon we all hate. This is practical, useful, and may just be the kick in the pants you need to make positive breakthrough changes in your life. If you don't do read this for yourself, read it for your family." – Alec Hendryx
"Everyday Innovation offers a simple and easy process to innovation. Innovation and change doesn't exactly come easy for me, but Chris Ediger provided a useful tool to evaluate each area of my life. This book has been a catalyst for evaluation and change. Quick read and simple process!" – Chase Baker
"This book is simple yet powerful. I would highly recommend this book to entrepreneurs, leaders, and really anyone looking to add some spark and innovation in their life. It is an easy read and worth every penny (if not more)." – Michael Williams
"Unbelievable book that will help you not only examine, but empower you to leverage change. If you dare read the book be ready to change because this book inspires you to be the change that you are looking for in your environment!" – DJ Dangerfield