By Craig Hickman
A compelling novel of commercial intrigue, suspense, and transformation from a severely acclaimed authorIn a thrilling departure from his writing on management, company tradition, and strategic switch, Craig Hickman, the writer of such titles as developing Excellence and brain of a supervisor, Soul of a pacesetter, offers us a compelling story of company intrigue and innovation. A suspenseful company novel that engages the reader on each dramatic point whereas instructing vital classes on the right way to be a greater innovator and inventive problem-solver, An Innovator's story makes a speciality of the pains and tribulations of a newly promoted vp who has been thrust right into a international of company turnaround, duplicity, and espionage. Readers study by way of her instance as she discovers and applies 4 diversified degrees and 5 serious levels of innovation, whereas suffering to comprise containing the wear and tear performed by means of stolen enterprise secrets and techniques, laptop hacking, and high-level corporation officials who're now not particularly what they appear to be.
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Even though the revenue and profits only had to be booked by the end of the quarter—shipped to retailers, not necessarily sold to consumers—it would still demand a superhuman effort and a lot of inspiration. Otherwise, they’d all be working for Nibblers at this time next year. That is, if they were all lucky enough to keep their jobs; Taylor knew Nibblers’ reputation for big layoffs after an acquisition. What made matters even tougher was the fact that Taylor needed her people to think and imagine differently than they ever had before.
Look, you know where I stand on this. I’ve always been loyal to this family, and I’m not going to stop now. ” A heavy silence hung in the air. Nathan Goodrich had been a lifetime friend of the Carter family’s, and he knew that everyone in the room considered him to be a man of loyalty and integrity. He’d been in the trenches building this company with Charlie for over 30 years and what he said mattered. Mark Carter finally spoke. “You know we agree with you Nathan, but the longer we wait, the more we risk.
Taylor wanted to talk with him about Dieter but decided to wait until she checked the e-mail account again. Yesterday, when she’d looked, there was still no message. It had been five days and she was worried about him. If she didn’t hear something by tomorrow, she decided, she’d talk to Tom about it. But for now, she needed to turn her full attention to the retreat and the overview she would be presenting in just a few hours. Tonight she would ask 24 people—people with families— to put their personal lives on hold for the next 90 days in order to come up with a handful of breakthrough innovations that could generate $50 million in revenue and $10 million in profit within three months.
An Innovator's Tale: New Perspectives for Accelerating Creative Breakthroughs by Craig Hickman