By Craig Hickman
A compelling novel of industrial intrigue, suspense, and transformation from a seriously acclaimed authorIn a thrilling departure from his writing on management, company tradition, and strategic switch, Craig Hickman, the writer of such titles as growing Excellence and brain of a supervisor, Soul of a pace-setter, provides us a compelling story of company intrigue and innovation. A suspenseful company novel that engages the reader on each dramatic point whereas educating very important classes on the way to be a more suitable innovator and artistic problem-solver, An Innovator's story specializes in the pains and tribulations of a newly promoted vp who has been thrust right into a international of company turnaround, duplicity, and espionage. Readers examine by way of her instance as she discovers and applies 4 various degrees and 5 severe levels of innovation, whereas suffering to comprise containing the wear performed via stolen enterprise secrets and techniques, computing device hacking, and high-level corporation officials who're no longer really what they appear to be.
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And S. Kaplan. Creative Destruction: Why Companies That Are Built to Last Underperform the Market—and How to Successfully Transform Them. New York: Currency-Doubleday, 2001. qxd 11/6/01 1:55 PM Page 52 C RAIG H ICKMAN As Taylor continued reviewing her notes, she highlighted the quotes from Clayton Christensen. ” In other words, if management defines the future too much in terms of the present, they will eventually get blindsided; on the other hand, if management spends too much time inventing the future, they will inevitably neglect the present.
My people found Dieter,” Bamus said, after they’d climbed onto their stools and set their drinks on their small round table. “He’s living in the Jardims area of São Paulo. There was nothing in his apartment. We’re still trying to retrieve whatever we can from his computer. qxd 11/6/01 2:13 PM Page 58 C RAIG H ICKMAN “Give us some time. We’re still going through his computer files. He was using AOL to access the Internet, but I doubt he’d use AOL’s e-mail service or his own computer to contact Taylor.
He took Angela in his arms and hugged her. It was the first time he really considered that their lives might be in danger. And that meant Taylor’s, too. qxd 11/6/01 1:55 PM Page 49 11 CHAPTER aylor arrived at the Four Seasons resort hotel at the foot of the Santa Ynez Mountains in Santa Barbara, California, Monday afternoon and checked into her room. The red roof tiles, ivory adobe, and graceful archways of the classic Spanish Colonial resort were perfect, she thought, for the sort of creative thinking and accelerated solutions she wanted to achieve in the next four days of the retreat.
An Innovator's Tale: New Perspectives for Accelerating Creative Breakthroughs by Craig Hickman