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!
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.
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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A new book offers bite-sized chunks of insight into where new ideas come from.
We are very pleased to announce that FORTUNE magazine writer, Anne Fisher, recently favorably reviewed 63 Innovation Nuggets (for aspiring innovators) in her online piece titled “63 Ways to Be More Innovative at Work” (Nov. 4, 2015).
Fisher, author of two books herself and columnist for FORTUNE since 1996, writes, “Barbee’s ideas are deceptively simple, but each one could pack a real punch.”
Whether you pack this book in your travel bag or keep it by your bedside, you’ll find yourself drawn into its practical wisdom again and again. You can read the entire article online at FORTUNE.
PRESS RELEASE OCTOBER, 2015:
Innovation is a subject that fascinates and beguiles us at the same time. It defines individuals as well as companies. And without it companies and individuals are doomed to failure.
Business executive and Faculty Fellow at University of Virginia’s Graduate Business School, George Barbee, has written an illuminating as well as easy to absorb series of ”Innovation Nuggets” that will help any struggling entrepreneur, front line manager, or senior executive gain a fresh perspective on this topic.
Gleaned from his forty-five year career leading innovation with major companies like Gillette, GE, PepsiCo, and PriceWaterhouseCoopers, 63 Innovation Nuggets (for inspiring innovators), will inspire your audience to develop their own innovation talents as well as innovate new products and services.
Thanks for giving this book your consideration. We have marked off special nuggets in each section that we feel are especially useful in today’s marketplace.
We have included George’s contact information on the press release so you can contact him directly for an interview, discussion of a byline article, or to pick his brain on an article you are currently working on or considering. You will find him engaging and prompt in his responses.
Thank you for your time.
Welcome! I am very pleased to announce that “63 Innovation Nuggets (for aspiring innovators)” is available through Amazon in hardcover (and as an ebook soon)! You can also order a hardcover at Barnes&Noble. The collection of nuggets in this book broaden the concept of innovation from the historically narrow view around new products emanating just from R&D.
My innovative global leadership stretches across consumer products, entrepreneurial financial services, and global professional services, so it’s natural for me to feel that today’s innovation emanates from a diverse array of individuals across a wide range of functional areas including finance, technology, manufacturing, marketing, engineering, and sales. Continue reading