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[Book] The Innovation Delusion

The Innovation Delusion: : How Our Obsession with the New Has Disrupted the Work That Matters Most
by Lee Vinsel and Andrew L. Russell
Currency (Penguin Random House)
September 2020, 272 pages

It’s hard to avoid innovation these days. Nearly every product gets marketed as being disruptive, whether it’s genuinely a new invention or just a new toothbrush. But in this manifesto on the state of American work, historians of technology Lee Vinsel and Andrew L. Russell argue that our way of thinking about and pursuing innovation has made us poorer, less safe, and—ironically—less innovative. 
 
Drawing on years of original research and reporting, The Innovation Delusion shows how the ideology of change for

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