Practically Radical: Not-So-Crazy Ways to Transform Your Company, Shake Up Your Industry, and Challenge Yourself

Practically Radical: Not-So-Crazy Ways to Transform Your Company, Shake Up Your Industry, and Challenge Yourself

by William C. Taylor


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061734687
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 07/31/2012
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 705,816
Product dimensions: 5.38(w) x 7.78(h) x 0.76(d)

About the Author

William C. Taylor is a cofounder of Fast Company and coauthor (with Polly LaBarre) of Mavericks at Work: Why the Most Original Minds in Business Win. A graduate of Princeton University and the MIT Sloan School of Management, he hosts a blog on being "Practically Radical" on HarvardBusiness Online. He lives in Wellesley, Massachusetts, with his wife and two daughters.

Table of Contents

Introduction: A Game Plan for Game Changers xiii

Part 1 Transforming Your Company 1

1 What You See Shapes How You Change-The Virtues of Vuja Dé 3

2 Where You Look Shapes What You See-Of Big Dots, Pit Stops, and Hot Spots 42

3 Radically Practical (I)-Five Truths of Corporate Transformation 82

Part 2 Shaking Up Your Industry 93

4 Are You the Most of Anything? Why Being Different Makes All the Difference 95

5 Different on Purpose-Motivation, Inspiration, and the Heart of Innovation 136

6 Radically Practical (II)-Five New Rules for Starting Something New 172

Part 3 Challenging Yourself 183

7 Leadership Without All the Answers-Ambition, Humbition, and the Power of Hidden Genius 185

8 Hidden Genius at Work-From Shared Minds to Helping Hands 215

9 Radically Practical (III)-Five Habits of Highly Humbitious Leaders 243

Appendix: Practically Radical Workbook-Exercises to Reshape Your Company and Recharge Yourself 255

Acknowledgments 265

Notes 268

Index 284

What People are Saying About This

Daniel H. Pink

Practically Radical is the most powerful and instructive change manual you’ll ever read. It will persuade and inspire you to change your business, your work, and maybe your life.”

Guy Kawasaki

Practically Radical is packed with big ideas, hands-on advice, and inspiring case studies to help you succeed. It’s a game plan for entrepreneurs and executives who want to change the world for the better.”

Arianna Huffington

Practically Radical inspires leaders to aim higher—to produce lasting change by advancing deeply held values. The ideas are fresh, the advice is stuff you can actually use, and the results will be tangible. Read this book—then roll up your sleeves and get to work!”

Anne Mulcahy

“We all understand the need for change and transformation in the business world. Rarely do we address the implications of implementing change in organizations. Practically Radical takes on this challenge as a handbook for successful transformation. A great tutorial for implementing your change agenda.”

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