Dilemma and Solution\n\nThe Innovator\u2019s Solution: Creating and Sustaining Successful Growth\n\nBy Clayton M. Christensen and Michael E. Raynor\n\nHarvard Business School Press, 2003, $29.95\n\nIt was only in 1997 that this book\u2019s predecessor, The Innovator\u2019s Dilemma, became a best-seller and made Clay Christensen an academic star\u2014but it seems like an eon ago. And in a sense, that was indeed a different age. Innovation has taken a backseat now that survival is the game. It\u2019s therefore unlikely that The Innovator\u2019s Solution will re-create the splash of its predecessor. And yet, it\u2019s just possible that Christensen and his coauthor, a former student who is now a Deloitte consultant, have anticipated the next wave, during which interest in innovation will revive.\n\nIf so, this book addresses an important question that its precursor left maddeningly unanswered, namely, how to innovate successfully. The authors have spent several years researching what they call "the black box" of innovation. They found that innovation\u2019s key is the process by which organizations shape new ideas and shepherd them up the decision-making line. Dilemma demonstrated that companies tend to reject disruptive ideas\u2014those that don\u2019t appeal to established customers or markets\u2014in favor of sure bets and predictable outcomes. In Solution, the authors focus on the issues that managers must consider when thinking about how to grow new businesses, and thereby either overtake the market leaders or fend off would-be disrupters. \n-Edward Prewitt\n\n\n\nThe Pursuit of Happiness\n\nThe Art of Happiness at Work\n\nBy His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Howard C. Cutler\n\nRiverhead Books, 2003, $24.95\n\nSince we spend so much of our time at work, it\u2019s only natural that we strive for balance between the hours of 9 and 5. In The Art of Happiness at Work, psychiatrist Howard Cutler presents the unique perspective of Tenzin Gyatso, His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, on the interface\u2014or clash\u2014of work and personal happiness. The 1998 collaboration between Cutler and the Dalai Lama, The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living, was a more general look at how people can approach all of life\u2019s challenges. This follow-up book deals exclusively with the topic of work. Ultimately, the Dalai Lama\u2019s approach to happiness at work, which is explained in a series of conversations with Cutler, is much like his approach to happiness and fulfillment in life. Acting with kindness and compassion in everything we do and doing what we can to help others\u2014those are the cornerstones of the art of happiness, both in life and in work. \n\n\n-Lafe LowLearn More About New BooksLooking for a book review or excerpt you saw in a past issue of CIO? Visit our online Reading Room at www.cio.com\/books.CIO Best-Seller List\n\n5 The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You\n\nBy John C. Maxwell\n\nThomas Nelson, 1998\n\n4 Fish! A Remarkable Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results\n\nBy Stephen C. Lundin, Harry Paul and John Christensen\n\nHyperion Press, 2000\n\n3 Now, Discover Your Strengths: The Revolutionary Program That Shows You How to Develop Your Unique Talents and Strengths\u2014And Those of the People You Manage\n\nBy Marcus Buckingham and Donald O. Clifton\n\nThe Free Press, 2001\n\n2 Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done\n\nBy Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan\n\nCrown Publishing Group, 2002\n\n1 Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...and Others Don\u2019t\n\nBy Jim Collins\n\nHarperCollins Publishers, 2001\n\nSource: Sept. 4, 2003, data, compiled by Borders Group, Ann Arbor, Mich.