A Passion for Ideas: How Innovators Create the New and Shape Our World

A Passion for Ideas: How Innovators Create the New and Shape Our World

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The creation, implementation, and sustainability of new ideas is the lifeblood ensuring the growth and viability of any organization. Without continuing innovation, competitive advantage and global market share are endangered. Once-thriving organizationscan find themselves unprepared for the future.

A Passion for Ideas gathers together a stunning list of today's thought leaders to shed light on how "the new" is discovered. Via interviews and essays, an exciting and diverse international group of innovators-representing not only business, but also science and the arts-share their insights and help us to understand the process of creativity and construction and the methods to move organizations forward in an ever-changing climate.

A Passion for Ideas is divided into five sections: The New & the Known, Us & Them, Freedom & Organization, The Individual & the Environment and More & Too Much. Each section illuminates how we can develop ideas and theories and fashion them into adaptable plans of action.

Unique in its scope, A Passion for Ideas features contributions from business pundits such as:

Peter Senge, Director of the Society for Organizational Learning

Daniel Leemon, Executive VP and Chief Strategy Officer for The Charles Schwab Corporation

Ron Sommer, Chairman of the Board of Deutsche Telekom AG.

The book also widens its scope to incorporate other prize-winning innovators in the fields of art, music, and science, such as: Gerd Binnig, Nobel Prize winning physicist
Hal Prince, an award winning Broadway producer and director
William McDonough, the first and only recipient of the Presidential Award for Sustainable Development, the U.S.'s highest environmental honor
Mary Frates, founder of the Oklahoma Arts Institute

A Passion for Ideas is one of the most definitive collections of organizational thought development pieces ever assembled. Whether the reader is the owner of a mom 'n' pop store on Main Street, U.S.A., or the CEO of a multinational conglomerate, A Passion for Ideas will help shape and evolve any organization, well into the twenty-first century.