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.

 

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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Anne Fisher, FORTUNE, reviews 63 Innovation Nuggets (for aspiring innovators)

A new book offers bite-sized chunks of insight into where new ideas come from.

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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.

 

New Press Release!

PRESS RELEASE OCTOBER, 2015:

Media ConnectDear Colleague:

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.
Sincerely,

David Hahn
Managing Director,
MEDIA CONNECT