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Everything Connects: How to Transform and Lead in the Age of Creativity, Innovation, and Sustainability
Faisal Hoque with Drake Baer
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Pub. Date: February 21, 2014
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Leadership. Creativity. Innovation.
When you put it all together, EVERYTHING CONNECTS.
The constant cascade of new technologies and social changes is creating a more empowered population. Workforces are increasingly dispersed, demanding of self-expression, and quite possibly disengaged. Within this topsy-turvy context, leaders must spark creativity, drive innovation, and ensure sustainability.
What are the remedies? The newest problems of the world find solutions in the oldest and time-less practices such as mindfulness, authenticity, and perseverance—because Everything Connects.
Everything Connects is a kaleidoscopic view of the way humans—by being able to think out of the box—have been able to achieve greatness for themselves, their organizations, and the world at large. It is your step-by-step guide for working with yourself and others—for meaningful success.
Using real-life practical experiences, serial entrepreneur and thought leader Faisal Hoque teams up with journalist Drake Baer to provide a personal and professional playbook that shows how to:
• Holistically connect the “when” and “what” with who you are
• Inspire and lead inside and outside of your organization
• Generate ideas, grounded decisions, and long-term value
Part philosophy, part business, and part history, Everything Connects offers the wisdom of 2,500-year-old Eastern philosophies and the interconnected insights of Leonardo da Vinci. Couple that with Fortune 100 corporate cross pollination for creativity and startup thinking for how to adapt with ease, and you’ll quickly discover that Everything Connects.
This isn’t just a quick fix for your next financial quarter; this is how you succeed in the long run. It is a systemization of the best practices of spirituality and entrepreneurship—loaded with knowledge, humor, and humanity.
“Everything Connects shows why sustainable innovation begins with you—yes, you.”
—Dr. Vijay Govindarajan, professor, Tuck at Dartmouth, bestselling author of Reverse Innovation
“Everything Connects is as much about business as it is about life.”
—Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, New York Times bestselling author and the #1 Leadership Thinker in the World
“By marrying the power of creativity and innovation, there is very little we can’t accomplish. Everything Connects shows where and how this is happening and inspires us to join in this new era.”
—Professor Mohammed Yunus, Nobel laureate and founder of Grameen Bank
“If the industrial era was about building, the social era is about connecting. Everything Connects is a guide to—and a celebration of—that connecting process.”
—Nilofer Merchant, bestselling author of 11 Rules for Creating Value in the Social Era
“Brilliant! This book helps connect the dots in ways you’ve never imagined. It’s full of powerful and useful ideas on how to unleasd innovation in your organization.”
—Frank Sonnenberg, bestselling author of Managing with a Conscience and former head of marketing, Ernst & Young’s Management Consulting Group
“Everything Connects provides you with a beginner’s mind, helping you to see your company free of misleading preconceptions.”
—Jason L. Baptiste, founder of Onswipe and author of The Ultralight Startup
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About the Authors
Faisal Hoque is the founder of MiND2MiND Exchange, B2B ForeSight, and other companies. He is the author of several books and regularly contributes to Fast Company and Huffington Post. Formerly of GE and other global brands, Hoque’s work has also appeared in The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, and Forbes. The editors of Ziff-Davis Enterprise named him one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Technology. Follow him @faisal_hoque or visit faisalhoque.com.
Drake Baer is a contributing writer for Fast Company, where he covers the intersection of psychology and work. Though he now interviews the foremost minds in business for a living, he’s spent years exploring the world.
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