Archive for December 18th, 2006

Mavericks at Work. Wm. Taylor & Polly LaBarre.

Mavericks at Work. Wm. Taylor & Polly LaBarre.2006. ISBN 9780060779610.
Why the Most Original Minds in Business Win. Great easy read by two
seasoned Fast Company journalists. A range of topics are covered well :
Strategy, HR, OpenSource, Shared values. Companies include Pixar,
Southwest Airlines, IBM. Yahoo. Whole Foods, DPR Construction, Jones
Soda, Cirque du Soleil, Cranium, Starbucks, eBay, Disney. They looked
at examples in pretty well every sector you can think of and found
something different to write about. Lessons learned, many. Example,
hire the greatest, even slow the company growth to wait for the best and
they are not necessarily “stars’ as we would think of them. For every
hire , ensure that the infrastructure is there for them to do their
best. Voted one of the Best Books for 2006. If you want to be one of
the winners, this is a book for you to read.