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  • Published: 28 October 2008
  • ISBN: 9780452289826
  • Imprint: Plume
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320

Innovate Like Edison

The Five-Step System for Breakthrough Business Success



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Michael J. Gelb, author of the international bestseller How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci, and Sarah Miller Caldicott, a descendant of Thomas Edison, introduce a revolutionary new system for successful innovation.

Bestselling author Michael J. Gelb and Sarah Miller Caldicott introduce a carefully researched, easy-to-apply system of the five success secrets inspired by the creative methods of Thomas Alva Edison. The greatest innovator in American history, Edison set the stage for America’s global leadership in innovation by his focus on practical accomplishment. Now Gelb and Caldicott apply the best practices of this American genius to contemporary business situations to help today’s leaders harness their own innovative potential. Innovate Like Edison is a blueprint for success that will enable executives and entrepreneurs to revitalize their own ingenuity and thrive in today’s culture of innovation.

  • Published: 28 October 2008
  • ISBN: 9780452289826
  • Imprint: Plume
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320

About the authors

Michael J. Gelb

MICHAEL J. GELB is a world-renowned innovator in creative thinking, accelerated learning and leadership development whose clients include Microsoft and Nike. He is the author of the international bestseller HOW TO THINK LIKE LEONARDO DA VINCI.

Praise for Innovate Like Edison

“People who haven't considered Thomas Edison since high school will see him in a new light, so to speak... The point of Innovate Like Edison is to inspire people to start acting, well, more Edison-like, more spunky and spirited.”—Bruce Rosenstein, USA TODAY   “Prolific author Gelb (How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci) and Caldicott, great-grandniece of Thomas A. Edison and head of her own innovation and marketing consulting firm, here divulge five ‘success secrets’ inspired by Edison's creative thinking methods, also presenting examples of how these approaches can be applied in any organization or by any listener…. Impressive.”—Dale Farris, Library Journal   “Translates the inventor's focus on practical accomplishment to help business people harness their innovative potential.”—Shannon Maughan, Publishers Weekly

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