Midnight Lunch: The 4 Phases of Team Collaboration Success from Thomas Edison's Lab

By Sarah Miller Caldicott
How Thomas Edison's system for collaboration can benefit any team

Thomas Edison created multi-billion dollar industries that still exist today. What many people don't realize is that his innovations were generated through focused approaches to teamwork and collaboration. Authored by the great grandniece of Thomas Edison, "Midnight Lunch" provides an intriguing look at how to use Edison's collaboration methods to strengthen live and virtual teams today. Edison's four phases of collaboration success offer a simple yet powerful way to see how different combinations of live and digital resources can multiply results and deliver outstanding ROI now. Shows how to draw together individuals from diverse disciplines, ensuring multiple perspectives and rapid problem-solving Explains how to mix specialists and generalists on the same team, preventing groupthink and discouraging a culture of "superstars" Reveals the steps needed to reskill team members for collaboration in the digital era

Team members from any field can take "Midnight Lunch" to their project meetings, engage instantly, identify action steps based on the book, and generate high-impact results.


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Sarah Miller Caldicott is the author of three books, Innovate Like Edison, the e-book Inventing the Future, and her newest, Midnight Lunch: The 4 Phases of Team Collaboration Success from Thomas Edison's Lab. CEO of the innovation consulting company, Power Patterns, and a great grandniece of Thomas Edison, Sarah is committed to translating the innovative methods of Edison for the digital age. In Midnight Lunch, she focuses on contemporizing Edison's collaboration process, and offering a concrete methodology for implementation. Read more

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Midnight Lunch: The 4 Phases of Team Collaboration Success from Thomas Edison’s Lab by Sarah Miller Caldicott, John Wiley & Sons, 284 pages, $21. 95, Hardcover, December 2012, ISBN 9781118407868 Midnight Lunch is a book about collaboration, and about contemporizing the prolific Thoman Edison’s belief that collaboration is key to innovation. The title itself refers to the late night gatherings of team members at Edison’s famous laboratory in Menlo Park, New Jersey—collaborative sessions that spawned inventions and innovations that every schoolchild in America grows up learning about. Read more


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Publisher Wiley
Publish date 12/10/2012
Pages 284
ISBN-13 9781118407868
ISBN-10 1118407865
Language English

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