By Craig Hickman
A compelling novel of industrial intrigue, suspense, and transformation from a seriously acclaimed authorIn an exhilarating departure from his writing on management, company tradition, and strategic swap, Craig Hickman, the writer of such titles as growing Excellence and brain of a supervisor, Soul of a pacesetter, supplies us a compelling story of company intrigue and innovation. A suspenseful company novel that engages the reader on each dramatic point whereas instructing very important classes on the best way to be a more beneficial innovator and inventive problem-solver, An Innovator's story specializes in the rigors and tribulations of a newly promoted vice chairman who has been thrust right into a international of company turnaround, duplicity, and espionage. Readers examine via her instance as she discovers and applies 4 assorted degrees and 5 serious phases of innovation, whereas suffering to include containing the wear and tear performed by means of stolen company secrets and techniques, laptop hacking, and high-level corporation officials who're now not fairly what they appear to be.
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Though thrown, Taylor had anticipated Carly making the connection. Trusting another member of the executive team besides Goodrich wasn’t going to be easy. “Yes,” Taylor said. “Dieter talked to me about it a couple of weeks ago. I’ll tell you the same thing I told him. We can’t fire an employee on the basis of suspicions. ” Taylor composed her thoughts carefully and deliberately. ” Carly sat back in her tan chair and rubbed her neck below her short sandy, grey hair. “I’ll prepare the paperwork based on his leadership and team commitment ratings and his reluctance to receive and embrace developmental guidance.
I guarantee you she’ll add fifty million dollars in sales and ten million dollars in profits before our next board meeting,” Goodrich said. His chest rose in a posture of certainty. He had just promised more than he ever should have—he’d told Taylor she’d have six months to increase sales by $40 million and profits by $8 million—but these were desperate times and he believed she could do it. And he was willing to do whatever it took to support her. “I could probably string Bamus out for another three months, but after that, I think they’ll withdraw the offer.
Qxd 11/6/01 1:50 PM Page 31 7 CHAPTER aylor entered the Kinko’s Copy Center near her condo a little before midnight and went to the service counter to request Internet access. Ever since her latest meeting with Goodrich that afternoon when she’d learned about the new requirements—$50 million in sales and $10 million in profits in three months—for keeping Carter-Crisp off the market, she’d thought of little else. She didn’t want Nibblers to acquire Carter-Crisp anymore than Goodrich did. She’d worked for huge companies like Nibblers before, and she hated the office politics and aggressive style they often fostered.
An Innovator's Tale: New Perspectives for Accelerating Creative Breakthroughs by Craig Hickman