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  • Crashing Augusta
  • The Fugitive Game
  • The Watchman
  • We Shall Not Fail
  • I Hate People
Chinese Brand Knockoffs
Posted by Jon Littman on March 21, 2011 in Innovation, Stories, Storytelling

We’ve all read about Chinese counterfeit brands. But what’s the reality? On my recent trip to Hong Kong and Shenzhen, I decided to see for myself. Here’s my latest piece in the Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jonathan-littman/chinese-brand-knockoffs-h_b_838218.html  

China Branding
Posted by Jon Littman on March 14, 2011 in Innovation, Performance, Storytelling

Would you eat a plate of pigeon heads? Do you know the lucky number in China? The worst possible gift to hand your host? My first trip to Asia has opened my eyes to how much more I need to know about China. Though I’ve had the good fortune to travel widely in Europe, Latin […]

The Path To Enchantment
Posted by Jon Littman on March 7, 2011 in Innovation, Publishing, Storytelling, Uncategorized

Read Guy Kawasaki’s new book. Now. This is a man who breathes buzz. Others talk about how to create product lust, marketing momentum, and runaway sales.  Kawasaki is the original Apple evangelist, and in his latest book, he’s compressed a quarter century of wisdom. When Kawasaki’s publisher first sent me Enchantment, Changing Hearts, Minds and Actions, […]

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In the News

Amazon Review: Crashing Augusta

5.0 out of 5 stars sports writing at its best, December 15, 2010

By Harvey L. Myman (California) –

This review is from: Crashing Augusta: Real life tales of sports, men, and murder (Paperback)

“If you wondered whether smart, literate sports writing still exists, look no further than this powerful book from Jonathan Littman. And while his prose alone is worth the price of admission, the true strength in the book is found in Littman’s reporting. He takes the reader inside of the greatest institutions and events in sports, from the Super Bowl to the Masters, revealing often dark corners that will never be explored by the ESPN hype machine or the beat reporters who are beholden to the teams and the leagues. He also explores the worlds of steroids and the amazing subculture of the world’s fastest runners. This is, quite simply, a remarkable book that should be required reading in graduate journalism classes.”

— Harvey Myman, president of Rocket Science Productions and former Assistant Managing Editor at the Orange County Register.

Innovation Interview

Posted by Jon Littman on September 20, 2010 in Innovation, Performance, Storytelling, Uncategorized

“WE’VE ALL SEEN HOW A FEW MASTERFUL CEOs seem to single-handedly orchestrate company-wide innovation,

among them Steve Jobs, Richard Branson and Tony Hsieh…

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Fast Company: The 10 Faces of Innovation

By: Tom Kelley with Jonathan Littman

In an exclusive book excerpt from the general manager of Ideo, we meet the personality types it takes to keep creativity thriving–and the devil’s advocate at bay.