Organizing Genius by Warren G. Bennis audiobook

Organizing Genius: The Secrets of Creative Collaboration

By Warren G. Bennis  and Patricia Ward Biederman
Read by Walter Dixon

Gildan Media 9781596597396
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From Publishers Weekly University of Southern California business professor Bennis and Los Angeles Times reporter Biederman examine six "Great Groups" whose work affected and sometimes changed the modern world. They are the Disney organization and its animated films; the Xerox Corporation's Palo Alto Research Center, which designed the first user-friendly computer; the Clinton presidential campaign of 1992 for what the authors deem a remarkable victory; Lockheed's Skunk Works, where the U-2 spy plane and the Stealth bomber were developed; Black Mountain College in the foothills of North Carolina, which lasted only from 1933 to 1956 but attracted many major artists; and the Manhattan Project, whose scientists created the atomic bomb. All of these groups, the authors stress, consisted of enormously talented people with a sense of mission, who worked under a strong leader and were imbued with pragmatic optimism. Each segment is so well told that it has lessons for all.

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From Publishers Weekly University of Southern California business professor Bennis and Los Angeles Times reporter Biederman examine six "Great Groups" whose work affected and sometimes changed the modern world. They are the Disney organization and its animated films; the Xerox Corporation's Palo Alto Research Center, which designed the first user-friendly computer; the Clinton presidential campaign of 1992 for what the authors deem a remarkable victory; Lockheed's Skunk Works, where the U-2 spy plane and the Stealth bomber were developed; Black Mountain College in the foothills of North Carolina, which lasted only from 1933 to 1956 but attracted many major artists; and the Manhattan Project, whose scientists created the atomic bomb. All of these groups, the authors stress, consisted of enormously talented people with a sense of mission, who worked under a strong leader and were imbued with pragmatic optimism. Each segment is so well told that it has lessons for all.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Aimed at people suddenty entrusted with a corporate project that involves getting people to work together creatively, a skill rarely imparted at B-school…Smoothly written [and] perfectly targeted to the harried captain of industry.” New York Times Book Review
“Bottom line: A fascinating look at collaborative genius, as well as take-home lessons that may teach and inspire.” Training and Development
“The most riveting management book ever.” Global Business Network
Organizing Genius, the latest insightful and fascinating offering from Bennis and Biederman, reveals how there is rarely only one face to success. What may seem be be independent achievements are almost always a collection of extraordinarily interdependent minds.” Dr. Stephen Covey, author of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

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Author Bio: Warren G. Bennis

Author Bio: Warren G. Bennis

Warren Bennis is Distinguished Professor of Business Administration at the University of Southern California and a consultant to multinational companies and governments throughout the world. Author of over a dozen books, including the bestsellers Leaders and On Becoming a Leader, Bennis’ insights have fundamentally shaped the way we think about leaders today.

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Author Bio: Patricia Ward Biederman

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 7.10
Audience: Adult
Language: English