About Peter Andrews

Peter Andrews has written articles about science, innovation and computers.  He has worked as a speechwriter, a radio producer, a research chemist and a consultant.  He loves exploring the interface between technology and society.

His current quest is to make fiction writing a bigger part of his life.  Toward that end, he is involved in an online writers group (short stories), a drama group (plays), a quixotic attempt to get a screenplay produced and a bit of blogging.

If you want to read short fiction by Peter Andrews:

On the Premises/”Waverley“/story free online/

Reflection’s Edge/”Crossing the Blood Brain Barrier“/story free online

Reflection’s Edge/“Peter’s Shell”/story free online
Burst /”Ice Parrots of the Himalayas“/story free online/
Sniplets/”Single Pickle Day”//(published as Audio), not available for free online/ link brings you to the fan page (after free login) from which the mp3 can be purchased
Staffs & Starships/”Last Contact”/in print, not available for free online/
Dreams & Nightmares/”Monetizing Helen”/ in print, not available for free online/
M-Brane/ “The Charisma Plague”/ in print, not available for free online/
Bards and Sages/”Zombie Chic”/available in October ’09, not available for free online/can be purchased on Amazon

Hypersonic Tales/”Phase Six“/story free online/

Amphetamine Press/”Zeitgeist Rangers”/available in an anthology by the end of ’09, not available for free online/Issue canceled!  Will update later.

Electric Spec/”Civil Complaint“/available free online/

For a perspective on writing (primarily nonfiction) see my Web site.

…and then there’s the nonfiction.

Innovation Passport is now available, and IBM even posted a link with a 35% discount (free shipping for US).

What people are saying about Innovation Passport:

Finally! A book that lays out a thorough yet workable path to collaborative innovation! With a highly readable style and using great examples, Frederich and Andrews describe the process by which IBM makes collaborative innovation work from a process, company and customer standpoint. By following the guidelines in this book, those with aspirations of collaborative innovation can learn from the lessons of IBM and maximize their probability of success. A+!

Gregory S. Dawson (PhD) — Assistant Professor at W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University and former Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers

This book is one of those books you rarely encounter. It communicates extremely well the deep understanding of collaborative innovation in practice with generalized insights that could be useful to any innovation practitioner in any industry.

IBM, one of the world’s longtime leading innovators, has established an innovation system that is not always simple, a system that delivers and supports many types of innovation, applied to many different industries all over the world. This innovation system is collaborative and dynamic, allowing for the organization to constantly create new programs and adapt existing programs to the changing environment. IBM has been developing innovation processes that are flexible, yet are well defined and well communicated, supporting internal and external collaboration, yet encouraging individuals to excel and drive innovation to the limits. All these are perfectly reflected in the FOAK program that IBM has been running for more than a decade with much success.

Dr. Iris Ginzburg, CEO, Demaya Innovation Practices

Read this book if you want to gain critical insights into what it takes to commercialize innovations. It contains the collective wisdom from more than a decade of IBM’s experiences that are equally valid for conglomerates and entrepreneurs. However, if you want to know how to mitigate the risks of commercializing your innovations, adopt it as your guidebook.

Alex Todd
Founding CEO, Trust Enablement Incorporated

The pathways that usher innovative ideas to technologies that are practical and successful are many. They also are gutted with roadblocks, potholes, even sinkholes into which great and worthy ambitions can disappear.
Mary Jo Frederich and Peter Andrews, in their chronicle of a long-time innovation-nursery at IBM to nurture collaborative efforts with both in-house and external stakeholders, provide what amounts to a valuable how-to manual for taking, as their subtitle says, “research to reality.” For research managers and potential collaborators aiming to make their innovative ideas real, the book can serve as a stem-to-stern guide.
Sociologists and historians of science, and others who study the process of innovation and technology development, also will find in this chronicle both fascinating strategic approach to fostering innovation as well as the sort of detailed case studies that can provide ground proof for theories about technology development.

Ivan Amato
Senior Correspondent
Chemical & Engineering News

If you only read one book about innovation or product development, make it this one.

Working side-by-side with some of the most talented minds in the world—in one of the world’s most successful innovation companies ever—has given the authors a unique end-to-end perspective on innovation. In this book, they deconstruct the process of innovation, making it accessible to anyone, regardless of company size. No matter how much you know about innovation, applying the concept in this book will help you bring more innovations to market faster, with greater purpose, and with a better chance of marketplace success.

Mike Wittenstein, Chief Experience Officer, STORYMINERS
Author of the upcoming book, “Go Away! How to Stop Your Company’s Processes from Dictating Your Customer’s Experience”

The authors’ painstaking chronicle of how IBM maximized its collaborative innovation provides a useful model that can be reviewed and followed by anyone in the business looking to increase his or her own organization’s innovativeness.

Lisa R. Braverman, PhD
Dean of Continuing and Professional Studies and Center for Innovation Management
State University of NY-FIT

Frederich and Andrews have written an excellent, comprehensive treatment of one of IBM’s most successful research initiatives, which makes a significant contribution to the literature on collaborative innovation. If you are interested in innovation, this book should be part of your library.

Dean R. Spitzer, Ph.D., author of ‘Transforming Performance Measurement’

Mary Jo Frederich and Peter Andrews are both “first of a kind” in their own special ways as they tell this compelling story about IBM innovation behind the scenes. If you want the insider’s view of how to innovate and collaborate with a diverse group of talented professionals, Innovation Passport is for you.

Kevin Clark
President and Founder, Content Evolution LLC

A great read for all of us who have struggled with incubating new ideas into commercial solutions. Innovation Passport opens with a fourteen year chronology of IBM’s First of a Kind (FOAK) Program and describes how its adaptive lifecycle evolved over time. This novel cross industry program created a repeatable process which nurtured “game changing” ideas from research to reality with corporate oversight and disciplined governance by IBM’s executive leadership board. This book is full of lessons learned, real world examples and strategies to achieve predictable success across industry verticals including but not limited to Global Health and Healthcare.

Richard S. Bakalar, M.D., former Chief Medical Officer, IBM Corporation


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