Innovate Like Edison: The Success System of America's Greatest Inventor

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Penguin, 2007 - Business & Economics - 299 pages
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Michael Gelb, bestselling author of How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci, and Sarah Miller Caldicott, translate the genius of Edison into a revolutionary new success system for innovation.

Thomas Edison is the greatest innovator in American history. Edison’s focus on practical accomplishment set the stage for America’s global leadership in innovation. Now, for the first time ever, Innovate Like Edisontranslates the best practices of this supreme American inventor into contemporary terms to help today’s leaders harness their own innovative potential.

With their unique insight and expertise, Michael Gelb and Sarah Miller Caldicott introduce a carefully researched, easy-to-apply system of five success secrets inspired by the creative methods of Edison himself. Presented in a step-by-step fashion, Innovate Like Edisonprovides the tools and strategies you need to compete and win in the business world and in everyday life. Whether you’re an amateur or an executive, Innovate Like Edisonis an indispensable tool that will enable you to revamp and revitalize your own creative genius and thrive in today’s culture of innovation.
 

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An easy and delightful read. Much of the chapter summaries are anecdotal and generic interpretations of Edison's intense work ethic and optimism. A great leadership read for finding good habits and learning how to persist in a business with constantly changing idea-shifts.

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THREE Competency 1 Solutioncentered Mindset
47
SEVEN Competency 5 Supervalue Creation
173
PART THREE Expanding Innovation Literacy
225
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Michael J. Gelb is an internationally renowned pioneer in the field of organizational innovation and has written ten previous books, including the international bestseller How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci. His clients have included DuPont, General Electric, Merck, Microsoft, and Nike, among others.
Founder of the consulting firm StarWave Associates, Sarah Miller Caldicott holds an M.B.A. from Dartmouth s Tuck School of Business. She is a twenty-year marketing veteran and a great-grandniece of Thomas Edison.

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