Book Excerpt: The Elegant Solution

THE ELEGANT SOLUTION Toyota’s Formula for Mastering Innovation Authors: Matthew E. May SALIENT POINTS + The Elegant Solution It’s about finding the “aha” solution to a problem with the greatest parsimony of efforts and expense. The quest for elegant solution shape true innovation. + Three Principles and Ten Practices In the case of Toyota it is an amalgam of three principles and ten practices the drive or fuel the innovation. + The Art of Ingenuity It is all about applied crea...

Book Excerpt: Mavericks At Work

MAVERICKS AT WORK Why The Most Original Minds in Business Win Authors: William C. Taylor & Polly LaBarre SALIENT POINTS + Rethinking Competition Most of the prevalent strategies in business are about mimicry. Maverick leaders think differently. They don’t just strive to build high-performance companies. They create a competitive edge around an edgy critique of their industry. They espouse a fresh view on the world that jived up with customers and energizes the employees. They ...

Book Excerpt: Powerful Times

POWERFUL TIMES Author: Eamonn Kelly SALIENT POINTS >> Making Sense of a Tranformative Era Learning and understanding the current of underway changes and uncertainty will equip us to face and cope-up with the future as it unfold. >> Predicting the Present The seven “dynamic tensions” – multiple, confusing and contradictory forces are largely fueling the transition from our present to our future. This require us to adopt a “both/and” rather than “either/or” logic. >> ...