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Michael Gelb, bestselling author of How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci, and Sarah Miller Caldicott, translate the genius of Edison into a revolutionary new success system for innovation.

Thomas Edison is the greatest innovator in American history. Edison’s focus on practical accomplishment set the stage for America’s global leadership in innovation. Now, for the first ti
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Hardcover, 320 pages
Published October 25th 2007 by Dutton Adult (first published October 1st 2007)
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Robert
I'll briefly paraphrase Innovate Like Edison here. --- Edison was incredibly brilliant. Here's something Stephen Covey wrote about. Edison wasn't just incredibly brilliant, he was sooooo coooool. Here's a quote from Malcolm Gladwell's latest book. Edison was supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! That's from Mary Poppins.

Innovate Like Edison is a sycophantic, superficial history of Edison mixed with cursory highlights from the business and self-help literature. The fawning descriptions of Edison we
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Chuck
Lots of interesting and inspiring material with a few dry spots. Enjoyed it much and a worthwhile motivational book.
Martinemarinar
I loved how Edison framed his work, balanced work with play, and read everything. This book is really a blueprint for critical . I am trying to incorporate a few changes at a time. I want to embrace keeping a journal-so far I am wildly unsuccessful.
David Moore
"People who are having fun are more efficient, productive, and innovative." That quote sums up a lot of this book...
Lori Grant
A should-read book on creative frameworks in self development for knowledge workers, managers, executives, and entrepreneurs.
Susan
Great insight into Edison's methods and personality. I am going through the blueprint now.
Serri
Interesting but read too much like a textbook.
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Michael J. Gelb, is the world’s leading authority on the application of genius thinking to personal and organizational development. He is a pioneer in the fields of creative thinking, accelerated learning, and innovative leadership. Gelb leads seminars for organizations such as DuPont, Merck, Microsoft, Nike, Raytheon and YPO. He brings more than 30 years of experience as a professional speaker, s ...more
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