June 29, 2006

News & Opinion: Concluding notes: trailblazers from all walks

By: 800-CEO-READ @ 7:15 PM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy

Side note: click here if you missed John's first, second , third , fourth , fifth and sixth entries.
There are a whole bunch of innovators out there, thats for sure. What I tried to do was give a good cross-section of the trailblazers from all walks of business and success: a winning NFL football coach, a Commander in the U.S. Navy, a CIA analyst, a guy who builds roller-coasters, plenty of consultants, some top business professors, a few designers, The Human Victory cigar Dr. Doug Newburg, many others. What I tried to do was stay away from people who are always in the news and whose insights you can read about any day of the week in any number of publications. The Google founders are certainly innovators and are very successful but if you want to know about them you can pick up any business magazine or newspaper. Not so for Frances Hesselbein, Former CEO of the Girl Scouts of America and winner of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. I felt that she has some very insightful things to say that you couldnt read anywhere else. In the best of all possible worlds, Im hopeful that the insights in The Success Effect with emerge and resonate with avid business book readers. Thanks for having me. Its been a blast.