Soundview Executive Book Summaries


Three New Soundview Summaries for May 2011

There are three great new summaries now available at Summary.com:

The Power of Professionalism: The Seven Mind-Sets that Drive Performance and Build Trust by Bill Wiersma

In this groundbreaking book, Wiersma outlines the seven key mind-sets of trusted professionals, offering a blueprint for both individuals and organizations interested in fostering a culture of professionalism. Professionalism is the ladder upon which all other organizational virtues rest. That’s why organizations whose members view themselves as professionals will outperform, outsmart, and outlast organizations that don’t.

Flash Foresight: How to See the Invisible and Do the Impossible by Daniel Burrus & John David Mann

From small businesses to multinationals, individual careers to entire industries, Flash Foresight looks at how Daniel Burrus’s seven radical flash foresight “triggers” have transformed dozens of careers, fortunes, and lives. Flash Foresight provides an easy-to-implement blueprint for applying the same strategies to your own business, enabling you to see the invisible and do the impossible. Today, as the pace of technological change accelerates almost beyond the point of comprehension, Flash Foresight is an imperative.

Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation by Tim Brown

The myth of innovation is that brilliant ideas leap fully formed from the minds of geniuses. The reality is that most innovations come from a process of rigorous examination through which great ideas are identified and developed before being realized as new offerings and capabilities. This book introduces the idea of design thinking‚ the collaborative process by which the designer’s sensibilities and methods are employed to match people’s needs with what is technically feasible and a viable business strategy.

To learn more and to get your copies of these great new titles, visit Soundview’s Web site Summary.com.

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