Two Simple Concepts for Getting the Most from Absurd Ideas

Barbee’s fifth article in a series focused on innovation was recently published through PwC’s strategy+business network: Two Simple Concepts for Getting the Most from Absurd Ideas.

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Two Simple Concepts for Marketing Leaders

Very pleased that PwC’s strategy+business network just published another article in a series of innovative ideas on their website: Two Simple Concepts for Marketing Leaders.

Two Simple Concepts for Marketing Leaders

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Two Simple Concepts for Better Leadership

PwC’s strategy+business network just published my most recent article, Two Simple Concepts for Better Leadership – take a look when you have a moment:

Two Simple Concepts for Business Leadership

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Training Magazine Embraces Innovation in the Organization

Training MagazineMost of us work for someone in an organization.

Training Magazine (a 50-year-old professional development publication) just released an article that brings techniques for offering innovation inspiration to both large numbers of employees and executive leadership groups.

Since companies can no longer rely on acquisitions for sustained growth, they must instill a renewed spirit of innovation down into their organization.

Take a look at Training Magazine’s article, Innovation Means Never Stop Learning, for a few tips on sustaining innovation—what I like to elevate as “The Learning Organization” in my book, 63 Innovation Nuggets. You can learn more about this book here as well.

Innovation and Growth: “Darden Ideas to Action” features Barbee’s new book, 63 Innovation Nuggets

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Darden Ideas to Action,” a valuable thought leadership publication featuring University of Virginia Darden School of Business faculty research, analysis and commentary, has included excerpts from 63 Innovation Nuggets in its newest article, Active Innovation Leadership: What if Your Organization Isn’t Loaded With Geniuses Like Steve Jobs?.

Barbee states, “I was inspired to write 63 Innovation Nuggets (for aspiring innovators) because throughout my career I observed many different people who could stretch themselves beyond their self-perceived limitations and attain a far greater level of innovation than they initially thought they could.” So even if you are not Steve Jobs, you can still learn to be more innovative with the right tools. For example, learning how to observe and learning how to transfer what you have observed or learned is key to becoming more innovative—and we can all achieve that with determination and practice.

The full text of both “Observing as an Art” (which is Nugget No. 19) and “Transferring Innovations” (Nugget No. 23) are included in the article. For more innovative nuggets, you can order Barbee’s book on Amazon or read more about it here.

 

President stresses “innovation” in State of the Union.

The President’s State of the Union address was especially poignant for me after just returning home from the week long INNOVATION seminar I taught at UVA’s Darden School of Business.

In his speech, President Obama mentioned Steve Jobs and my ears perked. Specifically, Obama said that we, as a country—and whether Democrat or Republican—“should support everyone who’s willing to work; and every risk-taker and entrepreneur who aspires to become the next Steve Jobs.”

Indeed! This is exactly what the basic tenet of my book, 63 Innovation Nuggets (for aspiring innovators), encourages.

“After all, innovation is what America has always been about,” Obama continued. And he is right. Innovation drives much of what we all do in this county to make our lives easier, more meaningful, profitable, interesting, competitive …. the reasons behind innovation are countless.

It is heartening to hear our President talk about passing an agenda that will help start-ups and entrepreneurs succeed by providing financing, tax relief, and more support for research. You can read the entire address here at The New York Times.

We live in exciting times, and the fact that innovation continues to play an essential role keeps driving me forward in a meaningful way. This is what inspired my book in that innovation is teachable.

It’s time now for the presidential candidates to step up!

Record-setting national introduction book signing on Sanibel

On November 7th, 2015, author George Barbee attended his first national book signing at the Sanibel Island Bookshop for his newly published book, 63 Innovation Nuggets (for aspiring innovators). The event was a success and landed him at the number one spot on their best sellers list.

Bestseller List

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63 Innovation Nuggets for aspiring innovators – a new book by George Barbee reveals how we (and the organizations we work for) can become more innovative. © 2015 Innovation Etc. Publishing Company

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