A 5-part process that will transform your organization -- or your career -- into a non-stop creativity juggernaut
We live in an era when business cycles are measured in months, not years. The only way to sustain long term innovation and growth is through creativity-at all levels of an organization. Disciplined Dreaming shows you how to create profitable new ideas, empower all your employees to be creative, and sustain your competitive advantage over the long term. Linkner distills his years of experience in business and jazz -- as well as hundreds of interviews with CEOs, entrepreneurs, and artists -- into a 5-step process that will make creativity easy for you and your organization. The methodology is simple, backed by proven results.
- Empowers individuals, teams, and organizations to meet creative challenges posed by the marketplace
- Turns the mystery of creativity into a simple-to-use process
- Shows how creativity can be used for everything from innovative, game-shifting breakthroughs to incremental advances and daily improvements to business processes
- Offers dozens of practical exercises, thought-starters, workouts to grow "creative muscles," and case studies
Disciplined Dreaming shows even the stuffiest corporate bureaucracies how to cultivate creativity in order to become more competitive in today's shifting marketplace.
- #4 New York Times Best Seller (Advice, How-To and Miscellaneous)
- #8 New York Times Best Seller (Hardcover Business)
- #2 Wall Street Journal Best Seller (Hardcover Business)
- #9 Wall Street Journal Best Seller (Hardcover Nonfiction)
- #9 Washington Post Best Seller (Hardcover Nonfiction)
- #1 USA Today Best Seller (Money)
- #10 Entertainment Weekly Best Seller (Hardcover Nonfiction)
- #10 Publishers Weekly Bestseller (Hardcover Nonfiction)
NEWS & OPINION: Inc. Leadership Forum (and Special Offer!)
Posted March 20, 2012, 5:03 PM with category of Management & Workplace Culture
On June 6-8 2012, Inc. Magazine will be hosting its Inc. Leadership Forum in Miami, Fl.
NEWS & OPINION: 2011 Business Book Awards: The Short List
Posted January 4, 2012, 7:40 PM with category of Management & Workplace Culture
What was the Best Business Book written in 2011? Watch this 90 second video and find out more.
Ok, so we didn't tell you what the best book was.
NEWS & OPINION: Introducing the Candidates: Creativity/Innovation, Marketing/Sales
Posted December 22, 2011, 3:22 PM with category of Management & Workplace Culture
Over the course of this week, we will be introducing, by category, the candidates for the 2011 800-CEO-READ Business Book Awards. Even though only one of the candidates can win the big prize, good business books deserve an audience, and perhaps one on this list will be the winning book. .
NEWS & OPINION: Rounding Up the Best of 2011
Posted November 29, 2011, 5:14 PM with category of Management & Workplace Culture
Posting the strategy + business list before the Thanksgiving break reminded me that we haven't seen quite as many "best of 2011" business lists at this point of year as we have in years past. Beside the Goldman Sachs/FT award and s+b's list, The only two I've seen have come from booksellers—Amazon and Hudson.
Amazon's Best Books of 2011 were announced earlier this month.
NEWS & OPINION: Amazon's Best of 2011 ... So Far
Posted June 27, 2011, 7:20 PM with category of Management & Workplace Culture
Amazon's books editors have announced their "2011 Best Books of the Year So Far" list. I don't recall them putting out a mid-year list in the past, but it's a great idea and they've picked some very worthy titles.
Their top ten in the Business & Investing category are:
Onward: How Starbucks Fought for Its Life without Losing Its Soul by Howard Schultz, Rodale Press
Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions by Guy Kawasaki, Portfolio
Tribal Leadership: Leveraging Natural Groups to Build a Thriving Organization by David Logan, John King & Halee Fischer-Wright, Harper Paperbacks (the paperback release of the authors' 2008 book)
In The Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives by Steven Levy, Simon & Schuster
Poke the Box by Seth Godin, The Domino Project - Powered by Amazon
Disciplined Dreaming: A Proven System to Drive Breakthrough Creativity by Josh Linkner, Jossey-Bass
We First: How Brands and Consumers Use Social Media to Build a Better World by Simon Mainwaring, Palgrave MacMillan
The Thank You Economy by Gary Vaynerchuk, HarperBusiness
Beyond Wealth: The Road Map to a Rich Life by Alexander Green, John Wiley & Sons
Endgame: The End of the Debt Supercycle and How It Changes Everything by John Mauldin, John Wiley & Sons
On that list, Disciplined Dreaming author Josh Linkner contributed a manifesto to the February issue of ChangeThis, and we have a manifesto from Simon Mainwaring coming on July 6.