My Photo

« Why aren't you working Dave? | Main | A Child's Plea for Help »


Steve Sherlock

Dave, I loved Tom's earlier work "The Art of Innovation" and am several chapters into this one. We can compare notes when I finish.

Steve Sherlock

Oops, not the same author in above comment but from the same firm (IDEO) ... too early this morning to comment properly

Rosa Say

Dave, about this part:
"...because those who work for these leaders are desperately in search of - as in crawling across the hot desert floor in search of a tall, cool glass of water - other leaders who get it, other companies that are doing it and other ways to operate a company better."

I find that happens with MWA too - a lot. I wrote it with managers in mind, hoping to give them a resource, and I hear from their staff most of all, sharing sentiments which are usually something like, "If only you were my boss..."

Yet the possibility for better is there, waiting for us to seize it, so I love books like this which push possibility under a brighter spotlight.


I'm sure at one point Rosa, over the last 5 or 6 years I mentioned that one of the reasons that MWA* resonated with me so much is for the very same reason it resonates with the staff people you speak of here.

*Well, MWA and the hundreds of other management books that I sought out like exposed diamonds in a mine.

Of course the very fact that the staff people share their sentiments is proof alone that the world yearns for managers that get it.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)