The Innovation Biome (available on Amazon) is among the most authoritative books about how companies can consistently create great products and offerings that enhance societal value. The book explains how world-altering innovations are created and provides practical framework that organizations can use to enhance their rate of innovation.

The only way to create a sustained culture of innovation is by understanding and adopting the timeless, common principles that drive it. The Innovation Biome is the culmination of deep research into the building blocks of innovation and identifies the attributes that are common across the greatest developments. If you understand the attributes that drive innovation, then you can establish conditions that let them thrive, increasing your organization’s rate of innovation.

A natural biome is a specific environment that provides the settings that allow some creations to thrive while others perish. An innovation biome is an organizational environment that provides the conditions for innovation to flourish. Without the presence of the right biome, innovation efforts are a shot in the dark—a condition many organization are familiar with. Through a series of compelling stories and the application of principles based on sound research, the book helps you develop your own Innovation Biome.

Once you weave the principles shared in The Innovation Biome into the fabric of your organization, the process of innovation becomes sustained and independent of any individual or technique and your organization can attain the elite and enviable level of sustained value creation and gain the rewards that go along with being a company that releases one great hit after another.

Praise for The Information Biome

“The Innovation Biome is a must-read regardless of the stage of your career. Managers and leaders will gain new insights into methods and tools that unlock innovation in their organizations. Employees at every level will benefit from the wide range of inspiring success stories, and learn the elements necessary for achieving true breakthroughs.”

JOHN CONNORS, Board Director, Nike; Managing Partner, Ignition Ventures; Former CFO, Microsoft

“From Roger Bannister to the smallpox vaccine, Kumar Mehta will help you think deeply about innovation (and how you can find your breakthrough).”

SETH GODIN, Author of Linchpin: Are You Indispensible?

“An important book that lays out the foundational elements necessary for innovation and the steps required to making innovation a sustained activity for growth. A must-read for executives who want to build value through innovation.”


“When Kumar Mehta shared the ideas in this book with our team at HBS, it felt as if we were welcoming a new member to our group. He intrigued us with his concept of ‘the next big thing’ and then hooked us with his guiding focus on customer experience, and the concept of the ‘experience delta.’ Readers will sense his deep experience behind every page, as well as his deep passion to teach what he knows on this important subject.”

DEREK VAN BEVER, Director, Forum for Growth and Innovation, Harvard Business School

“This is a rare pearl in a sea of books about innovation. This book builds on the science of innovation to provide organizations an essential guide to cultivating an enduring innovation biome that leads to sustained value creation.”

JORDAN USDAN, Senior Director, Corporate Strategy & Development, Microsoft

“This is a very important book. There is no shortage of books, even very good ones, written on innovation, disruption and change written by business professors offering a prescription for success. Kumar Mehta’s The Innovation Biome is so much more than that. It is written from the inside by a skilled innovator who has been an instrumental player at all levels of technology from major companies (Microsoft) to his own successful startups. It is filled with compelling examples and lessons that can only be learned by being in the middle of disruption, not by studying it. The reader immediately senses he is on a journey narrated by an expert in this confusing world of change. It will easily become a standard in business schools (and far more) replacing the books written by those schools’ own faculty.”

JEFFERY COLE, PhD, Center for the Digital Future and Director of the World Internet Project, University of Southern California

“As a global impact investor, we look at innovation broadly, from healthcare to education to transportation. The Innovation Biome brings a unique historical perspective on the full spectrum of innovation that goes far beyond the typical understanding of venture capitalists. Kumar Mehta succinctly lays out the building blocks required for innovation. He provides a pragmatic roadmap for CEOs who want to foster an innovation culture that continuously delivers inspiring offerings for customers.”

WILL POOLE, Cofounder and Managing Partner, Capria Ventures; former Senior Vice President, Windows Client Business, Microsoft

“The concept of an ‘Innovation Biome’ is in itself exciting and yet, at the same time, so logical, so intuitive, so obviously right that you wonder why it has not already entered the innovation lexicon. Corporations— and organizations in general—so often get in their own way, and nowhere more so than in pursuing the golden goose of innovation. Here is a primer for every CEO for how to get out of his or her own way and let loose the creative impulses that already exist at every level in their organization. Read and learn!”

SIMON CHADWICK, Managing Partner, Cambiar Consulting

“The Innovation Biome concisely and coherently brings together a number of key themes on the topic of innovation and delivers a practical framework that leaders can apply.”

BERT VALDMAN, President and CEO, Optimum Energy