Think Outside the Building by Rosabeth Moss Kanter audiobook

Think Outside the Building: How Advanced Leaders Can Change the World One Smart Innovation at a Time

By Rosabeth Moss Kanter
Read by Rosabeth Moss Kanter

PublicAffairs, Public Affairs, Hachette Book Group 9781541742710

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Runtime: 11.89 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Business & Economics
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

One of the leading business thinkers in the world offers a bold, new theory of advanced leadership for tackling the world's complex, messy, and recalcitrant social and environmental problems.

Over a decade ago, renowned innovation expert Rosabeth Moss Kanter co-founded and then directed Harvard's Advanced Leadership Initiative. Her breakthrough work with hundreds of successful professionals and executives, as well as aspiring young entrepreneurs, identifies the leadership paradigm of the future: the ability to "think outside the building" to overcome establishment paralysis and produce significant innovation for a better world.

Kanter provides extraordinary accounts of the successes and near-stumbles of purpose-driven men and women from diverse backgrounds united in their conviction that positive change is possible.

A former Trader Joe's executive, for example, navigated across business, government, and community sectors to deal with poor nutrition in inner cities while reducing food waste. A concerned European banker used the power of persuasion, not position, to find novel financing for improving the health of the oceans. A Washington couple enticed global partners to join an Uber-like platform to match skilled refugees with talent-hungry companies. A visionary journalist-turned-entrepreneur closed social divides by giving fifty million social media users access to free local education and culture.

When traditional approaches are inadequate or resisted, advanced leadership skills are essential. In this book, Kanter shows how people everywhere can unleash their creativity and entrepreneurial adroitness to mobilize partners across challenging cultural, social, and political situations and innovate for a brighter future.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

In this season of public appetite for big solutions to big problems, Kanter's Think Outside the Building is both a clarion call and a map for new leaders to step up. Deval Patrick, former governor of Massachusetts
“This is the best book on leadership written in this century. It may change the world—at the least make it better.” Congresswoman Donna Shalala
Think Outside the Building is an excellent and inspiring guide for anybody who is trying to make change in the world. Drawing on the stories of dozens of effective efforts, Rosabeth Moss Kanter has created a guidebook that, with wisdom and optimism, extracts the essential techniques for success--especially for new initiatives with a mission to improve society. Nicholas Lemann, Joseph Pulitzer II and Edith Pulitzer Moore Professor of Journalism and Dean Emeritus of Columbia University School of Journalism
Drawing on fifty detailed case studies and hundreds of interviews, Rosabeth Moss Kanter distills her experiences with Harvard's Advanced Leadership Initiative in this informative and fascinating volume. Both an 'inspiration and a guide to action,' this book challenges the reader with narratives describing extraordinary new approaches to old institutional and societal problems; Kanter has penned essential reading for twenty-first century leaders. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Alphonse Fletcher University Professor, Harvard University
Kanter's book lays out the next big step in innovation: the bold leadership to imagine new solutions to big problems of communities and the world. Her brilliant new book is a compelling read, full of fascinating stories and breakthrough ideas. Indra Nooyi, former chairman and CEO of Pepsico
I feel so strongly about this book and its message that I want everyone who aspires to make a difference to read it. It is the quintessential guide for answering the question we all eventually ask: Have I accomplished my purpose in life? As a graduate of West Point and an Airborne Ranger infantry officer I learned to ask, 'If not me, who?' Here are the personal tools for getting it done, showing us how small pebbles can make big waves. Robert A. McDonald, 8th US Secretary of Veterans Affairs; retired chairman, president & CEO of Procter & Gamble
“Stimulating…Buoyed by strong writing and an encouraging tone, Kanter’s thorough and thought-provoking guide will be a boon for veteran leaders who want to put their well-tested skills to new-and socially constructive-use.” Publishers Weekly
Striking...This realistic and hopeful manual shows how accomplished individuals can tackle problems whose victims often lack resources to take action. Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Stimulating...Buoyed by strong writing and an encouraging tone, Kanter's thorough and thought-provoking guide will be a boon for veteran leaders who want to put their well-tested skills to new-and socially constructive-use. Publishers Weekly
“This realistic and hopeful manual shows how accomplished individuals can tackle problems whose victims often lack resources to take action.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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Author Bio: Rosabeth Moss Kanter

Author Bio: Rosabeth Moss Kanter

Rosabeth Moss Kanter holds the Ernest L. Arbuckle Professorship at Harvard Business School and is chair and director of the Harvard University Advanced Leadership Initiative. She is the author of numerous books, including The Change Masters, named by the London Financial Times as one of the most influential business books of the twentieth century; and Men and Women of the Corporation, which won the C. Wright Mills Award for the year’s best book on social issues. She was the top-ranking woman—No. 11 overall—in a 2002 study of Top Business Intellectuals by citation in several sources. She was named one of the “50 Most Powerful Women in Boston” by Boston magazine and in 2010 was named one of the “125 Women Who Changed Our World” over the past 125 years by Good Housekeeping magazine.

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Available Formats : Retail CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Business & Economics
Runtime: 11.89
Audience: Adult
Language: English