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A Little Book of Big Ideas
“To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. Not to dare is to lose oneself.” - Soren Kierkegaard
At every corner, opportunity screams. It screams for more value, caring and laughter. It screams for more meaningful and exciting organizations and experiences. And it’s screaming for you to let go of your past and grab onto your future!
This book was born in 2009 as the Great Recession battered organizations, alienated workers, and created a collective sense of frustration and paralysis. But it's not a book about that time.
Opportunity Screams is about the future.
It's about your future. It's an ambitious, slightly outrageous, book that teaches you how to create the keys necessary to unlock hearts and minds in today's idea economy. It's about openness, curiosity, optimism, and learning through doing.
It's both a manifesto and framework for success.
It's filled with insights and inspiration, examples and ideas. You'll learn from philosophers and playwrights, like Goethe and Shaw. You'll be inspired by entrepreneurs like Disney and Jobs.
Enlightening words from economists and management gurus, including Peter Drucker, Tom Peters, Michael Porter and John Kay, are sprinkled throughout.
A host of stories about organizations and individuals will provide insightful lessons; including well-known brands like Southwest Airlines, Volkswagen, Muhammad Ali and Jamie Oliver. And less familiar ones like New Pig, Blendtec, Gary Vaynerchuk, and Hugh MacLeod.
Leaders don't need more tips and techniques.
Or complex frameworks; they need concepts that work, and occasionally a little help to keep them going. Opportunity Screams delivers just this. It is constructive, energetic and positive.
In an inspiring and informative approach, the book explains how to get unstuck and create more joyful and exciting realities for your people, your customers, your communities, and your brand. Realities that are driven by a burning integrity of purpose and inspired imaginative vision.
More importantly, it's a way for you to evaluate impact. And make no mistake: impact is what it's all about in today's marketplace exploding with options. You can't just have your finger on the pulse of the marketplace. Today you have to be the pulse!
Thinking has to be focused, not diffused.
For decades, information was power. Not any longer. Not when everyone is drowning in it. Today, power comes from the ability to screen, interpret and translate the flood of information into actionable ideas.
We need others to take our blinders off, mainly because we don't realize we're wearing any. Opportunity Screams demystifies the complex, chaotic marketplace of products, services, ideas and tools. It's a lens, a wake-up call and an action plan for bringing life to ideas and ideas to life.
It will change the way you think about your purpose and your work. And it will change you and your future.
All authors want you to feel and think differently after reading their work. I want you to act differently, to do something. Otherwise, I've failed.
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